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.
An error occurred while saving the commentJohn 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.