Droid: Create Photo Album Folders In Gallery From the Handheld

If there is a way to create photo album folders in the Gallery app on the Motorola Droid handheld, I cannot find it. It is useful to have different picture folders separated for different occasions. Of course you can do this by attaching the device to your computer and create folders that way, but I’d like to be able to do it from the Droid itself. Luckily I found a way.

1. Download and install Astro File Manager (free) from the Market.

2. Open Astro File Manager and navigate to /sdcard/DCIM/Camera.

3. All of your photos and movies will be displayed. Here you can create new folders to organize them in by pressing Menu > New.

New folder option in Astro File Manager

4. Select Directory.

Select Directory option

5. Give the folder a name. Tap Create when you’re done.

New Directory screen where you can provide a name.

6. The folder is now created, but for it to show up in Gallery, the folder must have photos in it. To move folders into the folder you’ve created, follow these steps in Astro File Manager:

  • Tap and hold the photo you wish to move until a menu appears. If you wish to move multiple photos, tap Multi on the toolbar on the top of the screen, select the photos you wish to move, then long tap on one of the photos.
  • Tap Edit.
  • Tap Move.
  • Tap and hold the folder you wish to move it to (the folder you created. Holiday in this example).
  • Tap Edit.
  • Tap Paste, and the photo will be moved to the new folder.

7. Now in Gallery, your photos will be organized the way you want them to be with different photo albums.

Gallery photo album folders


  1. katie says

    Downloaded the app and got to the pictures and made the folder but whenever I try to put them in the folder it wont work.. I hold it down And click edit and then move And then it just does nothing…. help?!

  2. claireee says

    i looked into foozer…people talk about losing pictures…is that something i should be worried about.

  3. claireee says

    i can not figure this out. i get to selecting my multiple pictures and never get an edit button so i hit move and absolutely nothing happens at all. i am going nuts and have tried both ways you say but still cant figure it out:(

  4. Esteban says

    Hi Guys! Have you tried with an app called Foozer!? I recommend to try it and forget to use an file manager to creat new albums, thats hard work ;)

  5. Esteban says

    Hi!! An easy way to create new albums or to move photos, I suggest you try an app called Foozer Free, is available on Market!! You can do all that Gallery can, plus creation of albums, hide, share, move photos!

    Bye bye

  6. Milos says

    why when I open astro and go into the DCIM there but I do not have the sdcard and i have : mnt / sdcard / DCIM and I have further on. 100MEDIA thumbnails and do not know why, please help

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