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.
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.
Ted Lipscomb commented
Microsoft WAKE UP commented
I am absolutely stunned and appalled at how idiotic this is... you're telling me that I can't SORT MY PHOTOS IN THE **** PHOTO ALBUM?? Is this truly the quality of Microsoft's work that we've all learned to trust?? This is beyond ridiculous, why am I paying for this?? Even someone learning coding for their first time in junior high would be able to code this feature in... my god.
Colin PAGE commented
It is crazy not being able to put albums in order. My albums are marked 1,2 3 ... and are listed in no order at all.
Erik Bouman commented
Any idea when this is coming? I am a OneDrive user for years now. Don't you think this is taking a bit too long?
This is an basic and elemenatal feature of a photo app! Please add this soon! (Sorting A-Z, Custom Order).
I want to manually sort the photos in an album, as I now can in a OneDrive folder of photos (rearrange and save sort order). This is the most basic and essential of functions for a photo album! I'm not even sure what the work-around is -- download the album, then upload it to a folder, and then rearrange it??
A possibility that I can add the Albums which people shared with me into my album would be great.
Then One Drive is using a order in my Albums which I do not like and it does mix up my Albums. I would prefer to change my Album order for example to A-Z.
I use OneDrive in work and I have started using it a Home but it is incredibly frustrating not being able to simply sort photos in Albums. So much so, it is making me think of moving back to Apple. It makes absolutely no sense to have the oldest photo listed first in an Album and then having to scroll through thousands of photos to get to the latest.
I have given up on albums and just use the folders. That is OK for my primary use case of posting photos from single events. If I wanted to organize by themes, in which one photo could be in multiple albums, it would be nice if the Albums worked properly.
You can sort and rearrange photos in a regular file folder, but not in a photo album. And even if you go ahead and rearrange your photos in a file folder and THEN create a photo album from that file folder, alas, all changes are lost. Beyond frustrating. Hard to understand how MS has not fixed this yet.
In this era
Now You just think about it,
where all want to focus on things on his place
This is a basic function to sort our photos
I think you add the option of a sort which is work like windows folder sort option.
OneDrive - you are so far behind the competition when it comes to file handling! It's so annoying! and the worst part is you guys don't even appear to be concerned about this at all! Unless you guys are prepared to commit resources to improving this product (which doesn’t appear the case yet - people have been asking for this very basic feature since at least 2015!!), thinking best thing to do is take my subscription elsewhere! Very disappointed.
"Thinking about it"... Mac iPhoto has the best setup: you can set up an album with the recently uploaded group of pics, create an album for Any special events/trips/Whatever You Want, And name these albums Whatever You Want so they sort in Whatever Order You Want!!! I thought OneDrive was the answer to my cloud storage problems but apparently I was Wrong!! :(
At the very least Albums should show by the date of the photos like in the Windows 10 photo app, not by album creation date.
I am currently reorganizing my photo collection and new albums I created for older photos show up first.