Download All Photos

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    wirelessguy

    I second this request!

     

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    acbusk

    I third this!

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    FrankBaasner

    I support this request as well!

    > Ref. "Bulk export and import of high-res photos" in the gayagps.com Feature Requests, Aug 28, 2017

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    catalano.cosmo

    Hell yea.  Even loading direct to Google Photo's or similar cloud application would be helpful.   Either that, or seriously improve the Gaia photo sharing/viewing experience.

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    Zjnelson

    'save as image' by right clicking the photo works and the image is geotagged but you need to get to the 'large image' with the s3.amazonaws.com/.. url and you must do this one by one. extremely tedious. I'm half way through 130 images and a few hours deep into what I thought would be a single click download.  For data collection of photo points I can't recommend for android users because lack of batch download. My pixel camera saves geotagged photos. I can download these to my computer and use the 'geotagged photos to points' tool in ArcGIS to create a point feature class with the photo as the attachment. What initially drew me into Gaia was what I thought would be an easy way to add notes to the way point associated with the photo and download a nifty feature class-like file with photo attachments. I was surprised at how wrong my assumptions were but that's on me.  Gaia.com's slide show function with map location below the photo is cool idea but I can't get photos in the folder sorted by 'date taken', so the slide show jumps around in time and space rather than following the tracklog linearly and chronologically. I must be doing something wrong there, but I would think the default would be to run slideshow by date taken or by spatial proximity.  Oh well. I guess I was trying to use this app for something it wasn't designed to do. To recap, if you are an android user like me be forwarned that you will not be able to simply download photos that are acquired in Gaia GPS. if  you need to do something with photos other than view them on Gaia's website and you are on android, just use your camera roll. Apparently with iOS photos can also be stored in the camera roll but not for android. 

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    lynnette.batt

    I use this professionally and a bulk download option -- with photo name to link back to waypoint -- is critical. Photo feature is useless if photos just sit on Gaia server. You can set it to save to your ipad photos library but then it doesn't have the same name as the waypoint so no way to link it back to the location on a map. 

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    groxby

    Yes, this feature is critical and much needed for me to use this program professionally.

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    yell

    Does the Gaia GPS development team ever respond to threads like this? I feel like I can't use the app to preserve memories without this feature. I've got tons of photos spanning multiple hikes that feel locked up within the app and I want to import them all into my main Photos library...

     

    Any updates?

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    FrankBaasner

    It seems that Gaya doesn‘t care about their customers. No response, no feedback, no support. I am not using this program to take pictures anymore. Question is, do I need this particular app at all?

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    catalano.cosmo

    This app had great promise, but it's lacking some key features and no sign of any development (or response to customers).  Sad.

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    FrankBaasner

    Gaia Support Response August 2017 (since then nothing happended):

    Ashli Baldwin(Gaia GPS Support)

    Aug 18, 14:30 PDT

    KR,

    I can make an internal feature request for you. 

    Additionally, you can always make public feature requests on the Gaia GPS Community Forums.

    That will let other users vote and comment, and you can follow the progress of ideas.

    Ashli Baldwin
    Gaia GPS

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    yell

    Is appears this feature has been requested by multiple people for some time. It would be really helpful to know if it's coming, and if so, if there's an ETA.

    At the moment, like a few others have stated, I no longer feel comfortable using the app to preserve memories and that's a major drawback.

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    Nathan

    Hi all,


    Nate here. I wanted to jump in and address some of your concerns.

    1. First, I'd like to point to this recent forum post by Andrew, the company founder, where he discusses our upcoming product roadmap and the bandwidth of our small but growing team: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360009507793-What-s-the-status-of-the-feature-requests
    2. One of the most pertinent updates is the hire of a new developer for gaiagps.com, whose main priority will be to make working on gaiagps.com/map a better overall experience.
    3. @yell, you mentioned that you'd like your photos saved to your main photos library. This is definitely possible if you are using an iOS device. In your Gaia GPS app, open the settings menu, then tap 'Other' and select 'Save to Photo Library'. This will save every photo you take in Gaia GPS to your iPhone's main camera roll as well.
    4. Another feature we have slated for this year is a bulk photo 'add' feature in the app. This would allow you to take all of your photos outside of the app, then quickly import them at the end of your hike. We think this is good because
      1. Most people prefer to take photos in their devices main camera app and import them later
      2. Your photos would already be stored in your main photo library, allowing you to export or share them as you please.
    5. Finally, while I don't have an ETA on a bulk photo export option, I definitely see why it'd be helpful, and it's something I'd like to see as well. We hope to be able to tackle more requests as our small team grows. We're even considering hiring a junior developer even though we just finished a round of hiring!
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    nicholashallahan

    This also would be quite useful for me!

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    whitekg

    @Nathan,

    Has this happened yet?  I am also in the same boat.  When will we know if this update has occurred (batch export of photos with points)?

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    Nathan

    @whitekg
    The option to import or export photos in bulk is not available at this time.

    Whenever a feature request is completed, the new feature is typically announced through social media, on the Gaia GPS blog, and anyone following the feature request on the Community Forum will also be notified.

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    nicholashallahan

    One thing I like to use Gaia for is to get GPX and reference photos to map OpenStreetMap. If the bulk download also included GPX, it would be helpful in JOSM.

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    markrnb

    Can pictures be saved on an android phone?

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    Robyn

    Hey markrnd,
    Currently, photos taken within the app on Android are only saved in the Gaia GPS app and not the phones Photo Gallery. You can export photos from the app by:

    • Open the app> Saved> Navigate to the waypoint that has a photo> Tap on the thumbnail of the photo under the waypoint preview screen>  Export> Choose  GPX> Email the file to your self 

    It will contain a large and scaled JPG file of the image and a sperate GPX for the waypoint.

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    sports

    Thank you Robyn.  Your instructions saved me.  I used the Android app for the first time on a three day backpacking trip.  The first day I took a few dozen photographs from within the application.  Fortunately, that night I discovered I could not access the photographs from outside the application and I took the next two days of images using the stock camera application.  I thought that perhaps I'd need to resort to screenshots to at least save a low resolution version of the pictures.  But upon returning home I spent perhaps 45 minutes finding this thread and your instructions.  I've just spent another hour exporting my photographs one-by-one.  Now I need to extract them all from the emails I've sent myself.  What a horrific pain.  I truly hope GaiaGPS fixes this major flaw in the functioning of the application.

    Meanwhile, please make a big, bold, sticky, somewhere in a prominent location that cannot be missed, that alerts Android users to this flaw, and what they can do if they've already taken pictures from within the app.

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    curtis.degasperi

    I was completely dumbfounded that the photos I took through the app weren’t being stored with my other photos. After an hour of hunting and pecking I still don’t know how to retrieve my photos. Very disappointing!!!!!

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    jmlflg888

    I really need the GAIA GPS app save waypoint photos to my Google Pictures much like it does for iPhones (saving to the camera roll). Not only can I only access the photos from the app, but I also can't access them from gaiagps.com because the sync is not working correctly and gaiagps.com says that it cannot access the original image. I don't have time for this ridiculousness because I'm trying to use this app professionally and I'm paying for a premium subscription. Until Gaia fixes this, I'll be looking for another GPS app that is more compatible with the Android platform. It's really disappointing because I loved using Gaia when I had an iPhone. Step it up Gaia.

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    jmlflg888

    I really need the GAIA GPS app save waypoint photos to my Google Pictures much like it does for iPhones (saving to the camera roll). Not only can I only access the photos from the app, but I also can't access them from gaiagps.com because the sync is not working correctly and gaiagps.com says that it cannot access the original image. I don't have time for this ridiculousness because I'm trying to use this app professionally and I'm paying for a premium subscription. Until Gaia fixes this, I'll be looking for another GPS app that is more compatible with the Android platform. It's really disappointing because I loved using Gaia when I had an iPhone. Step it up Gaia.

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    MattParkerf724a91109634030

    OMG, I wish I had read this prior to my latest trip. I took pictures along the route with GAIA thinking it would be cool to look back at the track and see the pictures along the way, but I didnt know that I would not be able to get these photos out of GAIA later! Oh I hope the bulk download fix is coming soon...

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    catalano.cosmo

    It's been two years since this feature was requested.  A year ago, the company founder released some comments on what some future efforts were planned for the product--including improvements on the Android side and the mapping in gaia/com.  There have been no detectable improvements as far as I can tell (and certainly no response to this particular request).  I'm not sure why I continue to use this app or pay for a "premium experience", except the alternatives are either significantly more expensive or even more underwhelming than Gaia.  This app had such promise as a decently useful tool that just needed a more thoughtful and focused approach--and I was willing to become a paying customer to make it happen--apparently I've wasted my money.

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