When sorting photos by date, the app seems to sort by date modified as opposed to the date when the photo was taken. When looking at pictures, it is more helpful to sort by the date the picture was taken. It would be helpful if the app could read the meta-data of when the picture was taken and sort that way instead of by when the file was created or modified.
Wanted to provide an update: we’ll consider this for our roadmap going forward, but don’t have any further specifics we can share at this time.
Wolf Klein commented
To compare photos or videos with the ones on iPhone it's quite confusing if they're uploaded by order of date of uploading instead of being made.
when i change the meta-data of my photos it seems to work. With videos its just not possible.
I do not understand why photo is possible and video not.
Oliver Sedden commented
This 1 feature is literally preventing me from moving my whole family onto OneDrive with MS365 and away from iCloud - but can’t when our combined 20k photos and videos would be uploaded in a completely random order (I tried uploading the first 10% and about... 5% were uploaded to the correct date - the rest all got dumped under “June 2020” when I uploaded them). Really poor Microsoft; understand what your users want and develop that! Consumers want great photo cloud solutions - not filemanager features!
March last respond... any changes MS?
Any updates? This takes long ms
I agree and also sorting by name is not also like Windows Explorer when the file name is numbered
Sorting in Windows explorer:
File name 1
File name 2...
File name 10...
File name 99
File name 100
Sorting order in One Drive
File name 1
File name 10
File name 100
File name 11
File name 111
I agree. I would like for my photos to show in the same order that they do in the album on my phone/when they were taken. It is impossible to find any photos that I want to show to people because they are all jumbled.
Pretty pitiful that Microsoft would even think to not have photos sorted by date taken? Not even logical!
Rob F. commented
Wow...four years later and still not able to sort photos by date taken. This is a pretty basic feature for managing photos and a big deal breaker for many users contemplating a move from other platforms.
Make exif Data available as metadata columns!!
What does “take a look” mean?
Jamie Woodhouse commented
I've just ported all of my photos and videos over from Google. OneDrive Photos shows them as if they were all taken today - so completely jumbled my entire photo collection.
A much more sensible default would be to show photos by date taken - as Google Photos does and as suggested in the original comment. Great if you can get this fixed as I've seen it's been raised many times over the years.
Tuukka Rantamäki commented
Any news on this one? This is the main reason I consider switching away from OneDrive as my central image gallery. Nobody is interested when image file was created or modified - date taken is all that matters, really.
José Moya commented
This is specially important since many apps don't keep file dates when transferring from camera to mobile (samsung "Files" app when working with usb) or from mobile to camera (windows when reading an android device as multimedia device).
Metadata sorting and filtering is a real need to use OneDrive to organize and share photos. For example, Location, people and type of object (buildings, flowers, body of water) all allow files to be organized for ideal sharing, viewing, albums, downloading, creation of slideshow or online booklet.
Bas Roovers commented
Any update on this. Newly uploaded files with "old" date taken are now shown on top. Very annoying, please change or add ability to change.
Johan Appelgren commented
That photos are sorted by upload time makes features like "this day" completely useless. Who is interested to know what photos you uploaded on a particular date? The all photos view and sort is also made meaningless by this if you want to find photos from a specific time or event.
Ann Mathews commented
This is the main problem with One Drive that is causing me to look into other options for storing my photos. I had thought OneDrive would be so great, but when I pull a couple hundred vacation photos out of of over a 1000 photos taken with multiple devices and put them in an album to share, but can't sort them by the date taken, it's virtually useless to me for photo sharing. I don't want to share an album that has photos from my camera, then photos from my phone, then my husband's phone. I want to share photos from the same day consecutively. Don't get why this is challenging because I'm pretty sure I had this option on a Kodak site in 2002.
Add to that the default view: thumbnail or list
- Android App
I have to say I agree with anonymous and also be able to see all photos that are on my device or phone I should say please help improve this as it is annoying to go back and forth between all the folders.
Thank you for your time.