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Why does my tablet create two thumbs of each pic?

by bli47 / August 4, 2014 6:43 PM PDT

I have an ASUS tablet with Android 4.2.2 and a 32Gb micro SD card. The internal storage is 4 Gb.
I have created a folder on the microSd to place pics in to be seen on the tablet. But, whenever I open "Gallery" or "Photos" on the tablet, I get a screen with two thumbnails of each pic. When I then open the pics to look at them individually, I seem to have two of each. In the folder on the micro SD there is only one file. I have looked thru settings, I have deleted all pics and made a new folder, all with the same result. Who recognizes this and knows how to get rid of this problem?
Thnx for helping!

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There's one big clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2014 6:11 AM PDT

" I connect my tablet to my laptop and "

Blammo. Windows Explore will make thumbnails. These are usually hidden but as you connected and looked around, well, I'm unsure if you know Windows that well to know that it does this to speed up browsing. If it didn't, folk would lambast Windows for it's lack of speed even more.

Said things may be hidden from the default settings.

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2014 3:28 AM PDT

Because we need a pre-scaled image for speed, the apps usually create one for the screen, one for a file browser and so on. In my app development, if I do it properly I have 4 images per image (mind you this is transparent to the app user.)

So no, it sounds like it's doing what it should.

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To Bob 's answer
by bli47 / August 8, 2014 2:26 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

Thnx Bob for your answer! But how do you explain that when I connect my tablet to my laptop and open the microSD on the tablet from my laptop I now also see two folders Documents, two folders Photos, even two similar Android folders............and not all folders have duplicates.....
When I open each of a pair of folders, one folder is empty, the other contains the stuff I put there.
Pretty confusing to me.
Oh and correction to my first post, the Asus has 16GB on board and a microSD of 32 Gb

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Because that's how many image cache systems work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2014 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: To Bob 's answer

You are essentially looking under the hood and seeing all the stuff we usually don't see (in apps.) So without looking at the code that is in play it would seem rather confusing. But as an app author and decades of programming behind me, nothing sounds wrong.

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