Picture ordering in gallery

asked 2014-02-19 14:16:11 +0300

eesko gravatar image

The odrer in which galley sorts pictures that I have copied to my phone does not seem to follow any reasonable logic.

I would expect the pictures to be sorted according to EXIF date, if present but this is clearly not the case. The sorting is also not based on the file name.

Could be based on the file creation date which is a bad idea or file modified date which would be ok to use if EXIF data is missing.

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I noticed this too Often when taking a photo and going back to look at it i have to scroll past a number of pictures to see the taken one. It is not always the same pics either. Taken date should be the primary sort.

bockersjv ( 2014-02-19 14:28:23 +0300 )edit

I just restored a backup on my new phone, had to install the utilities and clear the media cache because the phone's conception of image dates was wrong, and after everything kinda showed up ok, the image order is still very odd. Also quite different from what I had before.

How has this remained an open issue for over six years?

Edit: leaving my comment, though I could almost remove it. Restarted the gallery app and now the pictures are in what looks like the original order. Very strange!

mjtorn ( 2020-05-02 13:56:28 +0300 )edit