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.
Klavs Højberg-Pedersen commented
This is really a simple thing. Please fix it!
Is there an update on this? I asked customer service and they said they were working on an update. Is this true and is it due soon?
6 years and no solution yet. What a disappointment.
Bilder in Alben sortieren commented
Mir würde es helfen, wenn in der Gesamtübersicht der Fotos in jedes Foto ein kleiner Hinweis eingeblendet werden würde. In dem Hinweis steht dann das Album, ist dem dieses Foto bereits aufgenommen wurde.
Noch besser wäre es, wenn es einen Schalter gäbe, mit dem ich alle Fotos, die bereits in einem oder mehreren Alben einsortiert sind, in der ersten Gesamtansicht ausblenden könnte.
Moved from other service and I'm very surprised that this feature is not available (sort by taken date) on android. Please kindly add it as it will improve albums management a lot.
essential feature - sort photos by Capture Date
This should be basic functionality of a photo management and sharing site. The fact that you ONLY use the date modified to sort photos, especially in the All Photos feed is crazy. I have meticulously ensured that the Date Taken field is as accurate as can be, yet all of my photos on OneDrive are jumbled.
I chose OneDrive years ago because I loved the functionality. Unfortunately, this feature is a deal breaker. Please fix Microsoft.
I agree with everybody here! Who would think that OneDrive would have a photo album app that was so devoid of basic features, such as changing the order of the pictures?
Wow! This request is nearly 6 years old now!
BTW: I'm supporting it completely. It's such a basic feature...
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'.