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.
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
Any timetable yet?
Thomas Fleißner commented
Please extend search function and sorting function to the albums. So the creation of albums is pointless because you can not find anything anymore.
Petr Matějka commented
This is really sad. Going back to Google Photos I guess...such a basic feature.
Ann Lund commented
This is terribly frustrating not to be able to sort photos in albums. I travel a lot, and it makes no sense to have photos of my airport departures end up in the middle of my album completely out of order. I want my photos to tell a logical story and it is impossible without the ability to sort. This is absolutely crazy not to have this fundamental capability. I will need to find another alternative to Microsoft and feel let down by them. Other products will certainly have better function for my needs.
Having just started posting photos on the cloud I did not believe they could not be sorted into order when the file was renamed it this day and age. You have a "sort" option but it does not sort when a file is converted into an Album.
Can this be looked into to be changed?
There seems to be two different issues here: firstly the inability to sort photos within an album, and secondly the inability to sort a number of albums. I would vote for both of these options, and I agree that it is hard to believe that this feature exists for folders but not for albums.
Rod Marr commented
I agree it's surprising that what is essentially a fundamental capability that something termed an Album should have. I love OneDrive for storage and tight integration across all of my devices - Win 10 and mobile. However, not being able to visualize photos in a way that tells a story, means we need to ultimately seek alternatives that readily do. So Microsoft is at risk of missing the opportunity for me to be sending a OneDrive album link to friends and instead I may end up sending a competitors.