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Allow sorting of onedrive photo albums

Allow the new OneDrive photo albums to sorted alphabetically and the sort order fixed

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  • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Barry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • pearsonjc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • dbatl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Afflospark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Susan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "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!! :(

  • Stef commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Wilf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to sort the albums, and move them around in relation to each other in any fashion I like, would be a really welcome feature.

  • Brian Simpson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Its baffling that Microsoft cant add this simple feature. In the big picture (no pun intended) this matters very little. I just want to sort my photo albums the way I want to dammit!

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Concur, this is such a basic function how can they not have it? Rhetorical. Have been researching and apparently there should be a "Rearrange' function under "Sort' but not in my Onedrive. I have taken a load of site photos for work and need to put them in a logical order for the engineers to view but can't because MS don't believe in providing the customer what they want...

  • Simon Foley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The lack of this feature has made me totally re-think my planned use of OneDrive for my photos and go elsewhere!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have suggested that a sorting function be added to OneDrive several times before. Please write some code...that's all it takes.

  • Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to sort uploaded photographs in OneDrive would be an extremely useful feature. No matter how I name albums etc. I am unable to display as I would wish. It would be ideal to sort by year/month if possible and allow the user to display albums in the order of their choice.

  • Jim Cofer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, PLEASE add this feature! No cloud storage service that I know of does this, and it's something I REALLY, REALLY want. What's more, it seems like this is a thing that could be accomplished with a few lines of code.

    I proposed this at a different site, and someone alleging to be a OneDrive developer called it "stupid" because "everyone should use EXIF". This is great IF YOU WANT TO DISPLAY THE PICTURES IN THE ORDER YOU TOOK THEM. But not everyone wants to do it that way. Two scenarios:

    a) You go on a road trip to the beach. As soon as you arrive, you run out to the beach and take some photos. But then you realize you want some photos of the rental house, so you take those. When showing them to friends as an album, maybe you want to show the photos of the rental house FIRST, then show the pics of the beach.

    b) You go a famous museum, and take some pictures of a famous painting. You then go to other parts of the museum and take photos there. On your way back, you notice that the crowd has thinned out quite a bit near the famous painting. So you take several (much better) photos of the painting. When it comes time to display them in a OneDrive album, you'd like all the photos of the "famous painting" to be together, not spread apart by EXIF date.

    The first scenario happens to me all the time. I get to where I'm going and take pictures of the beach\casino\cruise ship, THEN I decide to take pictures of the hotel room\rental property\stateroom.

    The second scenario happened to me at The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with "The Nightwatch".

    I can't possibly be the only person who doesn't take pictures in the specific order I want to display them later on. We NEED this feature in OneDrive!

  • Reinhard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    when will this function be available?
    this is important for a lot of people, I suppose.

    So many comments and votes - and no development since more than two years! ??

    Come on Microsoft - this is obviously a big deficiency and you do not need a
    "Customer Experience Improvement Program" to discover this!

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