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Samsung Galaxy S – Hide Photos from Camera Gallery

samsung galaxy sIf you own a Samsung Galaxy S smart phone, then you need to be careful as due to Super AMOLED 4 inch screen whatever you open, your device can gather good number of eye balls and also your friends can view your images very easily. So, have you ever though of hiding them in a place from where your friends will never be able to dig them out? Then let’s check out how you can do so. With the help of a simple app, you will be able to hide the pictures in your Samsung Galaxy S. The name of the application is FotoSafer which basically allows you to pass code the photos with encryption to a folder in your favorite location in the phone. This application is very easy to setup in your phone and also the best part of this app is when you open the photos you will be asked with the password. This app is very easy to setup. From there you can browse your Gallery for pictures and encrypt them with the app, effectively hiding them from the Gallery or Camera Review feature.


The free version allows you to encrypt just 20 photos but in the paid version which will cost around 1.5$ it will offer unlimited decryption. Both of these versions are easily available in the Android Market Place and can be downloaded.

There are couple of tips regarding the media hider which are stated below:

  • First, you need to create an empty file with the name “.nomedia”, make sure that you include the period before the n in whichever folder/s which you don’t want your pictures and videos to be scanned in and then in the android media manger you won’t add those to your library.
  • There is also an app called HideItPro which has no “hide” limit and can hide pics, videos and applications.

So, by following the above procedure you will be now able to save the important data as well as files like images, songs and other medias like videos easily.



  1. Jimmy

    May 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love both these appps, brilliant

  2. rinkesh

    June 26, 2011 at 4:12 am

    phenominal. thanks buddy.i suggest 2 ev1 if u need than select it

  3. Cirtex Review

    January 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Superb app. I surely needed this one, to hide a few photos from my camera gallery. I had to shift the photos always before deleting them. This app would now prevent me from doing that, for good.

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