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How can we improve the OneDrive mobile app on iOS?

A sort by date taken option

Since the last update my date critical images are jumbled up because there is no sort by date image taken within the IOS app four years and no problem until last month

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  • Matt Jenner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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).

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