I am missing the feature to sort photos only by "photo taken date/time".
In Dropbox I created a folder to store all my photos for a recent trip. It includes not only photos from my camera but also photos shot by friend´s cameras.
After uploading I could not find any feature to sort the photos by creation date/time.
Instead I only see the sort option "upload date", or "file name". Since I uploaded only once, the upload date is the same for all photos. Hence useless.
The sort option "file name " is also fairly useless when uploading phots from different cameras onto one folder as each camera will have its own file naming sequence.
I am now left with a long series of phots sequenced in random order, and quite difficult to present to someone.
Any help here or suggestions ?
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I have found the same problem but only with the app. If you look at your photos using the Dropbox website you can sort by ascending/descending but the difference is that it uses the photo creation date, not the date uploaded. Why they could not make the app work the same way I cannot understand. I have reported this to the developers 6 months ago but nothing has changed yet. So frustrating as I have all my photos neatly uploaded into a different folder for each subject (I.e. Holiday destination) but when you view them they are in a useless sequence.
Thanks for your reply. The previous upload had been thru the Aperture on my IMAC.
After your recommendation I directly uploaded a photo I had taken on my IPhone.
Same result, even when viewing thru Dropbox Desktop application on IMAC.
The creation date in Dropbox is identical to upload date and not when photo was taken.
So I guess manual renaming of photos is the workaround.
This is a drag considering I just uploaded 592 pictures from the lacrosse season and just paid for more room so that I could send to the team. Unfortunately like others, the photos are all mixed up and not in any date order from the season and I cannot sort them that way. Will dropbox be making a fix to this at any point?
Not likely, since they've removed more photo features than they'e added. Dropbox simply isn't the best tool for photo mangement.
Use one of the many third-party utilities available that can use rename files based on a photo's EXIF data. Run it against the folder containing the photos within your local Dropbox folder, and Dropbox will simply sync the changes.
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