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    21 comments  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Wanted to provide an update: we’ll consider this for our roadmap going forward, but don’t have any further specifics we can share at this time.

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    3 comments  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Technically its VERY simple to do this, providing EXIF data exists and the date taken field is populated (and not by 1970-01-01) it could be parsed and used as the sorting data in preference to the file created date.

    This functionality has existed in Windows Explorer for years and should be "relatively" trivial to do on OneDrive if the data is parsed and exposed to the rest of the app on upload.

    Possibly it might create a little extra processing lag during upload, but I think it's worth doing, even if there's a secondary process that loads the metadata after the initial upload completes (not familiar with Onedrive's internals so I'm guessing).so that this data is available later for sorting when the folder is viewed.

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    2 comments  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I have a suggestion for an evolution on this - In my opinion, this should only affect the files downloaded by/shown to the other user, NOT the original files - those would stay intact with full metadata when viewed by the owner.

    Ideally I'd love it for the exact fields specified as sensitive to be customisable, for example:

    - Remove Location
    - Remove all Except Copyright data
    - Remove All Data

    For examples, take a look at the export functionality in lightroom, specifically at the section where they talk about exporting metadata.

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    0 comments  ·  OneDrive on iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    60 comments  ·  OneDrive on iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Matt Jenner commented  · 

    I actually have problem with the opposite issue to the commenter below (dated 2019-03-22), my photos are NOT displaying in date taken order despite preserving the image metadata. The fix for BOTH these issues I think would be to use EXIF date-taken information as a priority over file created but if date-taken was 1970-01-01 (YYYY-MM-DD) or EXIF data was missing, use file created date.

    Or simply provide two sorting options, one for date taken (probably using the logic above) and one for date file created.

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    The ability to use EXIF data to filter by date taken is pretty much a given these-days, even Windows Explorer which has had the functionality for years both displays and allows you to sort by this property (AND by picture rating but that's ANOTHER story...).

    It's pretty inexcusable that OneDrive can't do this even though it's clearly trying to be good at displaying picture data. The file created time simply is not a good indicator of the order to show photos, the files are often exported in parallel from Lightroom for speed and the file creation time simply does not provide a useful sorting criteria.

    In the case of photo data I would either:
    a) Have a discrete "order by date taken" option in the sorting (defaulting to this for a folder with exclusively photos).

    OR

    b) Have the EXIF data "date taken" value override file created date where it exists and sorting by date created would mean (in the case of photos ordering by the date taken).

    This really isn't a difficult problem to solve technically as I'm 90% certain you'll be reading the image metadata anyway on upload. The question is whether it's fixable in the iOS app or somewhere more centrally in how onedrive's API presents file data to the app, but please triage this appropriately and prioritise this in the product backlog as it REALLY makes onedrive look bad when sharing a folder of photos with friends (which is effectively promoting onedrive) and the photos are all jumbled.

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    The ability to use EXIF data to filter by date taken is pretty much a given these-days, even Windows Explorer which has had the functionality for years both displays and allows you to sort by this property (AND by picture rating but that's ANOTHER story...).

    It's pretty inexcusable that OneDrive can't do this even though it's clearly trying to be good at displaying picture data. The file created time simply is not a good indicator of the order to show photos, the files are often exported in parallel from Lightroom for speed and the file creation time simply does not provide a useful sorting criteria.

    In the case of photo data I would either:
    a) Have a discrete "order by date taken" option in the sorting (defaulting to this for a folder with exclusively photos).

    OR

    b) Have the EXIF data "date taken" value override file created date where it exists and sorting by date created would mean (in the case of photos ordering by the date taken).

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    Matt Jenner commented  · 

    The ability to use EXIF data to filter by date taken is pretty much a given these-days, even Windows Explorer which has had the functionality for years both displays and allows you to sort by this property (AND by picture rating but that's ANOTHER story...).

    It's pretty inexcusable that OneDrive can't do this even though it's clearly trying to be good at displaying picture data. The file created time simply is not a good indicator of the order to show photos, the files are often exported in parallel from Lightroom for speed and the file creation time simply does not provide a useful sorting criteria.

    In the case of photo data I would either:
    a) Have a discrete "order by date taken" option in the sorting (defaulting to this for a folder with exclusively photos).

    OR

    b) Have the EXIF data "date taken" value override file created date where it exists and sorting by date created would mean (in the case of photos ordering by the date taken).

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