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.
One Drive is basically unusable for photo management. If the date taken is not maintained and reflected, how is one to upload hundreds or thousands of photos taken on our phones and be able to access specific photos in the future? It is a jumble of photos in no meaningful order. This problem also extends to folders changing dates when they are copied onto One Drive (or on the computer itself). There should always be a way to sort by date created.
If photo/video was upload to OneDrive, no possibility to somehow affect the sorting in the albums, because OneDrive recognize or no recognize creation date randomly for each file.
Any sorting can be broken just after moving photo from one folder to another.
Please, fix it, this feature looks good in Google Photo, for example.
Carlos R. Laguna commented
Si fuesen documentos, es práctico y lo esperado poder oreensrlosnpor fecha de modificación.
Pero cuando se trata de fotos, lo importante es cúando fueron tomadas y por ello tienen que ordenarse por fecha de creación
Your roadmap is so long that it takes more than 5 years to implement such a simple feature.
I would love for my pictures to show original date taken/created when moving pictures from one folder to another in OneDrive.
Any progress on this yet?
I am currently scanning loads of old photos from the 70-80-90s , I am not scanning them in chronological order, so I need to put them in albums and sort them later. This seems impossible without any way of sorting pictures within an album. The test albums I made are sorted completely random. I will stick to google photos until there is some sorting function.
Christian Vogl commented
In practice, nobody cares when a photo was moved !!!! Rather, it is and remains important when a photo was taken! It would therefore make sense to change the sorting accordingly. Even with the date shown in the photo, only the day on which the photo was taken is important and not the date of the change!
More than 1.5 years later... Any news on that?
Honestly the whole sorting and filtering in Onedrive is just a bad joke. So sorting by date created is a basic and a MUST. And sorting and filtering by any metadata should be out of question in the late 2020s.
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. 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.