Where does Photos app store photos?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by jsherk, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. jsherk

    jsherk
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Thanks Received:
    1
    I just jailbroke my iPad 1 (iOS 4.3.2) and can connect with WinSCP.

    I want to upload some photos... is there a breakdown of where apps keep their files? Specifically, where does Photos app keep the photos!

    Thanks
     
    #1 jsherk, Apr 28, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 30, 2011
  2. f4780y

    f4780y
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7,114
    Thanks Received:
    648
    Try var/mobile/Media/Photos/Thumbs/Fxx

    Where xx are sequential numbers. Don't think it's as easy as just dumping stuff in there though!

    var/mobile/Media/DCIM is the location for the camera roll, so may be easier to manage manually...
     
  3. jsherk

    jsherk
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Ok, I guess I will have to play around and see what works! If I put them in the DCIM folder, how would I access them from the iPad?

    Thanks
     
  4. f4780y

    f4780y
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7,114
    Thanks Received:
    648
    Take a screenshot (press home and power together). Then go look for it in the photos app. Then go look for it in a folder under the DCIM folder... Voila!
     
  5. jsherk

    jsherk
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Thanks Received:
    1
    That's pretty cool (the screenshot thing)!

    It creates a new folder in the DCIM folder called 100APPLE and puts the screenshot in that folder!

    I tried copying some of my pics into that folder and also created a new folder and tried copying pics in their as well, and I even tried renaming them like apple IMG_0002.png but Photos will not recognize them!

    I guess the app must have some kind of database and if the photo is not listed in the database then it just ignores it!
     
  6. f4780y

    f4780y
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7,114
    Thanks Received:
    648
    Yup, you can find the database in the photos folder...
     
  7. jsherk

    jsherk
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Do you mean the PhotoData folder? I see an .sqlite file in there, so that's probably it!

    Thanks
     
  8. graywolf

    graywolf
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,652
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Or, just use ifile. (from Cydia) you can navigate to the picture and press the little blue arrow on the right of the picture. Then scroll to the bottom of the Thingy that pops up and tap "add to camera roll". Then it is saved to your photos and accessible by the photos app.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. jsherk

    jsherk
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Thanks Received:
    1
    I will give iFile a try and see how it works!

    Thanks
     
  10. graywolf

    graywolf
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,652
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Always happy to help. That's why I am a member. :)
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
import photo ifile
,
where are photos stored in ipad
,
where are photos stored on ipad
,
where does ios store photos
,

where does ipad store photos

,
where does ipad store pictures
,
where does iphoto store photos jailbroken
,
where does the ipad store pictures
,
where ipad store my photo
,
where ipad store photos