Sort photos by date taken not date created in OneDrive
When sorting photos by date, the app sorts by date file was created in OneDrive as opposed to the date when the photo was taken.
When looking Photos menu, it list files by upload date or date created in OneDrive, from the user perspective, the date uploaded to OneDrive it's absolutely irrelevant.
This has been around since before 2015, isn't it time to change how Photos menu lists the content or at least give user the option to choose?
This bug defeats completely the Photo menu purpose, the one place to see all your mixed by date pics!
I have already created 3 support tickets regarding this annoying issue because it drives me crazy. Microsoft is aware of the issue but seems to do nothing to fix it. Only useless changes and eastereggs are made in the app. Please OneDrive team, change your priorities and fix the sort issue!
I cannot believe that in the 21st century the person who built this app could conceivably think that sort by oldest would use the date a photo was uploaded rather than date the photo was taken as what the user would require.
It’s also obvious that nobody at Microsoft intends to do anything about this issue.
Please prove me wrong!
I won’t hold my breath.
Matt Jenner commented
The ability to use EXIF data to filter by date taken is pretty much a given these-days, even Windows Explorer which has had the functionality for years both displays and allows you to sort by this property (AND by picture rating but that's ANOTHER story...).
It's pretty inexcusable that OneDrive can't do this even though it's clearly trying to be good at displaying picture data. The file created time simply is not a good indicator of the order to show photos, the files are often exported in parallel from Lightroom for speed and the file creation time simply does not provide a useful sorting criteria.
In the case of photo data I would either:
a) Have a discrete "order by date taken" option in the sorting (defaulting to this for a folder with exclusively photos).
b) Have the EXIF data "date taken" value override file created date where it exists and sorting by date created would mean (in the case of photos ordering by the date taken).
This really isn't a difficult problem to solve technically as I'm 90% certain you'll be reading the image metadata anyway on upload. The question is whether it's fixable in the iOS app or somewhere more centrally in how onedrive's API presents file data to the app, but please triage this appropriately and prioritise this in the product backlog as it REALLY makes onedrive look bad when sharing a folder of photos with friends (which is effectively promoting onedrive) and the photos are all jumbled.
I just added 14,000 photos to my new one drive account, just to find out that the app sorts the photos by the upload and date and not the date that they were taken. I wouldn’t think this would be a difficult thing to fix, as it is working well on the web version. This is basic functionality in managing photos. Thank you for your help in fixing this.
My date critical images are all jumbled since last month after having no problems for years