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Ambiences disappear after deleting images [released]

asked 2015-03-22 19:26:59 +0300

peter.woelflingseder gravatar image

updated 2015-09-25 11:35:48 +0300

After moving a bunch of holiday pictures to my private storage I realised that almost all of my ambiences had disappeared because the referenced image was not on the phone any more.

As ambiences are "created" in gallery app, I expected them to remain on the phone, i.e. that images are not simply referenced but copied to some dedicated ambience folder. Basically this is also what gallery app suggests on UI with its different sections pictures, videos, ambiences.

It is almost impossible to find all referenced images of ambiences before moving images away from the phone, so hopefully this will be improved.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by peter.woelflingseder
close date 2016-09-14 00:17:50.901981


I confirm the same broken expectations. Particularly considering that creating an ambiance creates a copy of the image in a different resolution and form factor.

pichlo ( 2015-05-15 13:10:12 +0300 )edit

I noticed today also that you can only create one ambience per picture. That is very confusing, especially now with the new UI without an easy switch for muting the volume. It seems that the preferred way of handling situations is to have different ambiences like "Silent" or "Work". I tried to create a duplicate ambience to act as the silent one but failed.

Semilia ( 2015-10-01 15:28:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-09-14 00:17:28 +0300

peter.woelflingseder gravatar image

I just found some time to test this with new release It is working now as expected:

  • ambiences do not get lost when images are deleted
  • it is possible to create several ambiences from the same image
  • these ambiences can be edited independently
  • it is not possible to delete an ambience if it is active.

Great work!

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