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Sort photos by date taken

Sort photos by date taken

Saepl
Explorer | Level 3

He would be very nice to be able to have your photos sorted by date taken and not by date added to dropbox. The reason for this is because I want to use dropbox for my photo back up but having all the dates show up as the date I added them is not really the right way for them to be displayed

19 Comments
Walter
Dropboxer

This idea will need some additional support before we can share it with the team.

 

I just updated the status here so that other users can back it up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Helen44
New member | Level 2

Or just by name ( I assume this chance is related to the dropbox app. It’s useless with the current sorting on metadata)

SimonSimon
New member | Level 2

Agree !

Dropbox is not great for photos.

It renames them all which is unnecessary and makes it almost impossible to later on identify and recover specific photos you may have lost. 

PLEASE vote for suggestion for camera uploads to have an option to NOT rename files! Thank you.

es8
Helpful | Level 5

yup. may not be best for photos but dropbox works really well for other areas comparing with other service providers (at least for me).

kevinfreels
Helpful | Level 6

"If you rely on feedback to make all of your decisions, a leader you are not." -- Me 

Snowdog63
Explorer | Level 4

If I go out & take a bunch of photos, say several hundred, and then I sit down a few days later & maybe crop or adjust a handful of them, I see no earthly reason why I would suddenly want the adjusted ones to be chronologically out of order with the rest. It makes no sense at all. A few months ago, any photos I'd adjusted would appear in my camera uploads with a "_1" at the end of the file name, alongside the original with the file creation date as the file name for both. I quite liked this duplication because it allowed me to keep a copy of the original.

Now, I don't get the originals & the adjusted ones are all out of order, named by the date I modified them. I'm not really sure how this is an improvement, as I now have to go through manually & rename the adjusted ones to sort chronologically again.

I use Adobe Bridge to organise my photos, so it's easy for me to see the correct date & find the photos that need renaming, but it's still an unnecesary chore. 

Esbozo
Explorer | Level 4

For some time now, as a paid user myself, I have seen Dropbox lagging behind. Anchored in the past.
Google Photos is not only light years ahead, but Dropbox doesn't even have an alternative for photo management. Even Onedrive has better image management.
I no longer bring up issues such as integration with M1 chips and many other things.
Dropbox is becoming that old thing that refuses to evolve. And it won't take long for customers to leave.

Megan
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
kevinfreels
Helpful | Level 6

Since when was organizing files by date an "idea"? 

What we're asking is that you FIX something that has BROKEN at some point that probably hasn't  been noticed by many users. The fact that the file attributes get modified - or are ignored - wasn't a problem in the earlier implementations of dropbox.  This isn't a request for some fancy new feature. 

RobinWragg
Explorer | Level 4

Please fix this, this is clearly a bug. The mobile app sorts photos correctly by Date Taken, but the website sorts photos by date added to Dropbox. It makes the Photos web feature unusable for me.

 

You have the functionality already, please just copy it across to the web version.

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