Images?

Game images come initially from the web, they can come from the camera or a phone picture


loading is shown whilst an image is loading


Missing images are indicated by noimage


When an image is downloaded from the link, its source is remembered,
this can be edited from the Edit Details Screen, Images Menu




Where are they?

They are stored on either the SD card or the phones internal storage area


Change the location in the Settings Screen


They are numbered according to the Game ID as shown on the Edit Details Screen

this is also the ID seen in Exports


When the images are on the SD card, they be externally accessed and edited




Missing Images

no image

Missing images are indicated by noimage

loading image

Loading images are indicated by loading

Loading images usally resolve into an image or the missing symbol, if the image is downloading this may take a bit longer


Sometimes the image remains as 'Missing' even when you have requested a re-download, in these




Changing Where Images Are Stored

moving images screen

The 'Images Location' setting controls where images are stored

images location setting


Pressing this setting always to change from the 'SD Card' and the 'Internal Phone Storage'

you will be asked to confirm the change of location:

change location to sd dialog   change location to phone dialog


when images are stored on an external SD card they are kept the /gameshelf/images folder

when images are stored on an phone they are kept the /data/gameshelf/media folder


Images can take up a lot of space, it is recommended you keep them on the SD Card




Taking a Picture of Your Game

camera screen

From the Edit Details Screen, via the Image Menu

you can take a picture with your phone's camera


The picture stored will be a reduced size version of the picture you take

If you need to adjust the picture afterwards, see the editing section




Using an Existing Image as the Game Image

gallery screen

From the Edit Details Screen, via the Image Menu

you can choose a picture from the gallery to be your Game image


The picture will be an exact copy of the picture you select

If you need to adjust the picture afterwards, see the editing section




Showing Images in the Games Screen

Games screen

The 'Show Images in List' setting controls if images are shown in the Games Screen

This also includes the Filtered Screen and the Search Screen

images in list setting


Missing Images will not be downloaded automatically

you can use the Reload Missing Images menu option to download them


Showing Images can sometimes slow down the displaying and scrolling of the list




Seeing the Images from the Gallery Viewer

gallery screen

The 'See Images in Gallery' setting controls if images are visible to the Gallery Viewer

images in gallery setting


You can choose if the images used for Game covers are visible to the phones gallery viewer

The gallery viewer should pick the changes up automatically, but you may need to restart it on some phones

Hiding the images from the viewer may speed up some viewers if you have a lot of images for the app

sync gallery

Use the 'Sync With Gallery' setting to re-sync the images with the gallery manually

sync gallery




Accessing and Editing Images

gallery screen

Images can be accessed from

  • the inbuilt Gallery Viewer
  • directly from a file explorer
  • directly from a computer (if stored on the SD Card and the card is made available)


Images are numbered according to the Game ID as shown on the Edit Details Screen

this is the ID seen on the files and also in the Exports


The images can be hidden from the Gallery Viewer using the 'See Images In Gallery' setting

images in gallery setting

Pressing this setting, toggles if the gallery can see the app images,

the Gallery app may need restarting to pick up the changes



Various apps offer the ability to edit image files,

most will provide functions such as rotate, auto-contrast and crop

You can start an image editing app directly from the Image Menu on the Edit Details Screen


note that the Gallery Viewer will save new images with a -1 or -2 etc suffix when accessed directly;

in these cases delete the un-suffixed file and rename the suffixed file to have no suffixes


eg. an original file '789.jpg', when edited via Gallery Viewer, creates a file '789-1.jpg'

delete the original '789.jpg' file and then rename '789-1.jpg' to '789.jpg'

the Game Library App will use the '789.jpg' file next time it displays the image




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