Photo Albums on Mac to Galaxy S6?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jahall05, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. jahall05 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I have a Mac running OS 10.10.3 and I haven't been able to figure out how to move albums to my Galaxy S6. I only see the actual photo files, not the albums. It would be much better for me to be able to move the actual albums rather than photo by photo. Is this possible?

  2. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2013
    I just use Google Photos but you have apps like dropbox and Flickr at your disposal as well.
  3. jahall05 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2013
    What I ended up doing was using Android Transfer. I exported each album as a folder and then moved the folder to the appropriate folder on the S6.

    Thanks for the feedback though!
  4. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011
    I no longer use a Mac but I wonder if you have explored these possibilities as more automated ways of doing what you want (i.e. avoiding manually exporting albums to folders)?:

    1. Picassa desktop. If I remember correctly, this used to be able to read and selectively sync iPhoto libraries to Picassa web. You could then view these via the Google+ app. I can't remember if this was able to sync iPhoto albums or if it was limited to just events, and I don't know if it still works now iPhoto has been replaced with Photos app.

    2. DoubleTwist. I used to use this for syncing stuff between Mac and Android, but can't remember if it supported photo albums.

    3. Automator. I'm wondering if it is possible to setup an automator action to export your Photos albums to Dropbox (or something similar). The dropbox folders could then by viewed on your Android phone.

    Although I no longer use a Mac, I'm interested in what is the best way to sync Mac Photos app/iCloud Photos with Android because I have friends who might benefit.


    One more question. I seem to remember iPhoto was able to upload (maybe even sync) albums to Flickr. You could then use the Flickr app to view your albums on Android. Are you able to do this with the new Photos app?

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