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Gallery app not displaying pictures [released]

asked 2013-12-28 14:24:34 +0300

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updated 2014-03-06 09:54:30 +0300

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It appears that the native gallery app is not showing some of the older pictures taken with camera. The picture thumbnails are displayed as should be, but when clicked only the "desktop" background is shown without the photo. Is there something that can be done to fix this?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by molan
close date 2014-09-24 15:25:56.714191


I can confirm this. This broke after I updated to Files are ok but gallery shows that their width and height are zero. New images taken with the camera are ok.

Juho ( 2013-12-28 23:24:48 +0300 )edit

This occurred to me when updating from to and you had pics in gallery in the first folder "kuvat" taken prior the - update. Videos, facebook pics and ambiences are not affected. These unseen pics can be modified etc though

andreas1 ( 2013-12-31 09:13:07 +0300 )edit

Same here, I've captured some pictures with the previous versions camera. Now only the thumbnails are shown, but when I click a thumbnail, it will only show the background.

Jukka L ( 2014-01-02 10:06:44 +0300 )edit

I confirm this, exactly same scenario as andreas1.

Tofe ( 2014-01-02 15:12:31 +0300 )edit

After this started to happen to me too. I can see old pictures in Gallery app, but new ones I take won't show up. I can see the pictures with file manager though and even open them in Gallery app from file manager.

The user rights of the picture folder and pictures seem to be same than previously.

I have mounted SD card as a part of my /home/nemo folder following this thread:


I had to redo the symlinks after Sailfish update.

Oh, it seems that new pics rights are a bit different:

-rw-r--r-- 1 nemo privileged 913K 2014-03-20 12:03 20140320_004.jpg

before it was

-rw-r--r-- 1 nemo nemo 542K 2014-02-27 20:24 20140227_005.jpg

hopey ( 2014-03-20 12:09:50 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-02 19:52:53 +0300

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I got the same problem.
To fix the images, I just copy all the pictures again.
I think you can do that different ways.

I did from cli for Jolla folder.

cd /home/nemo/Pictures
cp -a Jolla Jolla_new
rm -rf Jolla 
mv Jolla_new Jolla

Then pictures are displayed well again. You can do that for Camera folder or other pictures folders.

I don't know if there is any db index for pictures and if this index got any problem. So the copy do the workaround instead of fix it. I tried moving the pics but pics are not displayed.

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Thanks, this did seem to do the trick, and the pictures are now visible.

sremes ( 2014-01-02 20:05:30 +0300 )edit

That worked for me too -- except I did have to do it for the "Camera" folder, not the "Jolla" one, which was empty. Many thanks !

Tofe ( 2014-01-02 20:51:11 +0300 )edit

Had a similar problem with a folder of pictures imported from Lumia 820. I can confirm this solution worked for me.

JarnoF ( 2014-02-03 09:03:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-13 12:15:40 +0300

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This would seem to be now fixed by Jolla. When the ~38 update came initially, the pics were not shown but some days ago the same update came again ~38 and after that, pics are shown the right way.

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