Allow sorting of onedrive photo albums
Allow the new OneDrive photo albums to sorted alphabetically and the sort order fixed
Wanted to provide an update here: we are planning improvements for our photos experience; but don’t have a timetable to share just yet about this particular ask.
M Sandford commented
It's extraordinary that Microsoft "haven't got time for this". Arranging my photos in the order I choose is fundamental to creating an album. It has been since I used to send my film off to be developed and pasted the resulting photos in the way I wanted to tell my story. Microsoft, you are so last millennium.
Please get this done.
Please fix this feature now. Your customers will NOT wait 5 years! This is an essential function. Your cloud competitors are still much better in those foundational functions.
When are you going to quit thinking about it, and do something about it. Unbelievable that you have not done something about this. Five years!!!!!!
Fred Brigham commented
Derek Mitchell commented
would be nice
Hugo Giguere commented
This is absolutely a necessary feature, either on onedrive web than on IOS.
I think this is really embarassing for the product like OneDrive not to support such a basic feature as sorting order of different types... Albums become very difficult to use without it.
What if you have 10000 dog photos, you only want an album to contain photos with tag = "mutley" and star = 5 and location = "showgrounds" and share that. That album it itself contains 200 pictures.
All the old photos are first and you have to scroll to the bottom to see the latest. Come on Microsoft this is basic basic stuff.
John Pearson commented
I'm pretty happy with my work-around for this problem. I use the Files/Folders part of OneDrive for everything, including Photos/Videos. In the Folder you can sort in the standard ways including manually, and "save" the order. Folders can also be arranged in a hierarchical system by year/month, by subject, or however else you want to organize them. Another advantage of this approach is that you can do all the organization on your computer, and synch it to OneDrive using the built in OneDrive method, or a 3rd party app, like Syncovery. Here's an example of using a Folder for pics and vids. I've deliberately used the manual sorting method in this case:
(displayed using the Tiled method)
Attached is a screenshot illustrating the arrangement of that folder within a chronological hierarchy.
Given this, OneDrive would work for me except that it first presents a low-res version of the image, and a bit later fuller resolution. This is ok for most people, but if you are picky... I've turned to SmugMug recently for photo presentation of select images, but still use OneDrive for backups of everything.
So in conclusion, I don't need the Photo Album feature of OneDrive, given all the functionality that the Folders provide for photos and videos.
i thought i would try the onedrive photo album feature to share my mother's 82nd birthday. it was a small party due to the covid virus going on so this sharing the virtual album with others would make her happy. there isn't any way to sort the onedrive photo album pictures to tell a story. I won't think about using the photo album feature again for future events in our family. :(
once again, microsoft is not focused on users, only business, and is missing out on an opportunity to be 'best in show'.
still not available wtf
This should be a basic feature, without a "sorting by name"-function the photo album feature is quite useless. many (older) photographys don´t come with correct date and time, the only way to sort them is manually by name. I don´t understand why this hasn´t been fixed in such a long time. I´m paying for M365 but still have to use third party products to share my photo albums. This is realy disappointing.
people have been asking for this since OneDrive launched. Without someway of.. 1) sorting and 2) grouping or nesting and/or tagging albums, OneDrive photos is all but useless with any more than a few albums. The only consolation for MS is that Google Photos is not better in this regard. If you want a solution that works across all your devices then I recommend Mylio.com
R. Gilliom commented
I think you need to add some zeros before the number of the file in the album: 001, 002, 013, 022, etc. I've also had this problem on my MacBook Air, where they actually ignore the zeroes that I add to my filenames and folder names , so that their order becomes 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2, 3, etc. What is this, the Dewey decimal system?
This is basic and essential. It's based on metadata which is available... what is MS thinking here for years??
For Albums, we need basic sorting functionality that has been around for many years in so many apps. By Date Taken, Created, Modified, Alphabetical, Size, and Manual. Also allow Ascending and Descending for all the sorting options.
This is really the most basic thing a photo app has to offer... oh my god. I'm really considering to move to google... crazy
Seriously? The company who has done so much cannot sort the files by filename even when it is numbered as 1, 2,3???
The file names are sorted but guess what... it sorts like this..
SERIOUSLY MICROSOFT? Please fix this issue. It is embarassing. :-)
It's stupid that the folders aren't in alphabetical order