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Good Photo Transfer Program? Android Google Pixel

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Good Photo Transfer Program? Android Google Pixel

I have an android phone and I'm transferring photos to my computer, but it's also including screenshots and all sorts of crap. I'm spending hours going through photos when I shouldn't have to.

Any good programs for photo transferring?
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I use ES File Explorer to select photos and transfer over cell data or wifi by SCP to my desktop.

I also use the built-in andriod backup to auto backup my photos to Google Photos when connected to wifi.

But I get the feeling you mean you want to automatically transfer photos you want, without having to select which photos you want to transfer?
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Yeah, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking for. What are you currently doing?

Pixels keep their pictures/videos taken with the camera in the DCIM folder. Screenshots go in Pictures/Screenshots. So it should be simple to just copy over those folders to your computer.

AFAIK, Samsungs are the only ones that change this behaviour. They keep the Screenshots folder under DCIM
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Dave98 wrote: Yeah, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking for. What are you currently doing?

Pixels keep their pictures/videos taken with the camera in the DCIM folder. Screenshots go in Pictures/Screenshots. So it should be simple to just copy over those folders to your computer.

AFAIK, Samsungs are the only ones that change this behaviour. They keep the Screenshots folder under DCIM
Google photos gives you the option of selecting what folders to backup.
Here's the thing though, these are compressed images, which is perfect for most people, but if you wish to backup your uncompressed file, then a direct transfer from internal SD to PC is your only choice (you can use ES like someone said, or hookup a data cable for faster transfer)
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treasureseeker3 wrote: I use ES File Explorer
Gee wrote: Just ES File Explorer
ES Explorer is a malware that's been banned from Google Play store for more than a year already and shouldn't be recommended.
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Years ago, ES File Explorer came as stock on an Android device I had. (Android 2.2 I think).

Since I had one device that used it and couldn't find another to do SCP/SFTP when I needed it, I continued to install ES File Explorer on my devices. So I have now used it for close to ten years.

Go ahead and recommend another method to the OP

PS - I just checked Google Play store and ES File Manager/Explorer is still available
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tntdeal wrote: ES Explorer is a malware that's been banned from Google Play store for more than a year already and shouldn't be recommended.
Absolutely correct. I have a modified apk that removes all the malware
treasureseeker3 wrote: Years ago, ES File Explorer came as stock on an Android device I had. (Android 2.2 I think).

Since I had one device that used it and couldn't find another to do SCP/SFTP when I needed it, I continued to install ES File Explorer on my devices. So I have now used it for close to ten years.

PS - I just checked Google Play store and ES File Manager/Explorer is still available
It shouldn't be available on the Play Store.

There are a lot of good alternatives, Solid Explorer is a good choice, but not free. File Explorer is also very good, but no matter how many I try, I always come back to ES File Explorer.
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I just connect my phone to my desktop with usb cable and transfer everything from the DCIM folder.
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Exact same issue tonight

So some programs recognize that you want to transfer photos / video files to the computer (that you've taken) and really nothing else. When I transfer files currently, it's grabbing everything, including content I don't want (to used to operate the phone)
What I'm left with is a huge list of files that I have to sort through and delete.

This use to be easy, what the heck happened lol
GateGuardian wrote: I just connect my phone to my desktop with usb cable and transfer everything from the DCIM folder.
I can't do that because the folder is littered with empty image folders.
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Still having a lot of issues transfering photos from this phone to my desktop for storage.

DCIM, Photos ... Transfer

Still getting dead folders, the trash can, doubles of photos, different file names ...

Are there any nice programs for photo / file transferring?
I'm willing to pay at this point lol
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treasureseeker3 wrote: But I get the feeling you mean you want to automatically transfer photos you want, without having to select which photos you want to transfer?
Sort of, ya. So when I plug my digital camera into the computer, it would normally pick up the entire folder, find the photos and transfer them to me. I've had previous phones do the same thing.

That's where I'm having difficulty, because if I look for the raw data in the DCIM folder, it's filled with stuff.
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