Is it possible to re-arrange order of photo files in Vista Photo gallery??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by 1206nick, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. 1206nick

    1206nick Guest

    Hello, can anyone help?

    Is it possible when viewing photos in Vista photo gallery to display m
    picture files in an order other than by name, date taken or file siz
    etc.. ie the options offered under 'the sort by' feature.

    I would like to customise each folder to display the photos in an orde
    of my choosing but this does not appear possible for the photo galler
    in vista or the live photo library i have just downloaded an

    Anyone out there know any better??

    Thanks in advance
    1206nick, Feb 13, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Have you tried adding tags to your photos then grouping by tag?
    Dave, Feb 13, 2008
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    sublover Guest

    get into your Photos and put special Photos in a new Folder (Re-Name th
    New Folder) and keep going on like that untill you have all your pics i
    their proper folders and when you open your Windows Viewer they shoul
    appear as you titled them you`ll have to open all your folder
    separately to view them of cours
    sublover, Feb 13, 2008
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    1206nick Guest

    Thanks for your replies guys...

    I hadn't tagged the pics as i thought this would be as time consuming
    as individually renaming and numbering each picture so that they fall
    into my desired order.

    I was hoping there was some speedy way I could rearrange the order of
    the photos in the folder using the mouse by dragging and dropping the
    photos in my own order of preference. (like what you can do in Windows
    Explorer in the my pictures folder).

    I'd like to do this in the Vista Photo gallery.
    1206nick, Feb 13, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    I agree tagging does take time initially but a good tagging routine will in
    the long run save you a lot of time. can still use the grouping option, arrange the pictures
    into your folders as your use to with windows explorer (I highly recommend
    to keep all your folders under either your user picture directory OR if you
    have multiple users and you want to let them have access to them store them
    under the PUBLIC PICTURES directory.

    Then you can now Open Photo Gallery and use the GROUP BY FOLDER option.

    Also you might want to check out a dedicated photo manager program, I
    personally use ACDSee I jave over 7 thousand
    photos and this program works fantastic for me.

    Hope this helps
    Dave, Feb 13, 2008
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    1206nick Guest


    I keep all my pics in the my documents > pictures folder in Windows
    explorer and i don't have multiple users on my PC.

    In this folder I have, for example, a folder called holidays and in
    this are many subfolders, eg New York, Thailand, Eygpt etc..

    In explorer i can open the folder 'holidays' and then the subfolder
    'Eygpt' and then arrange the pictures in a desired order of my choice.
    For example put all the pictures of ancient temples at the start and
    then all the pictures of the river Nile next, regardless of the names
    they have or the date they were taken on. I just re arrange the files
    using the drag & drop feature and realigning to the grid.

    When i use the photo gallery I have very limited options to display my
    photos. I will open folder 'holidays' and then folder 'Eygpt', but
    unfortuantely the contents of the folder can only (as far as i can see)
    be organised into an order based on name, date or size etc..

    I would like them to be displayed in my personal order I organised them
    into back in the original folder in explorer.
    (documets>pictures>holidays>Eygpt Folder).
    Alternatively i would want to be able to re-arrange them into this
    order in the gallery if there is no function to display as they are in
    the folder..

    I hope this makes sense. is this what you were talking about.

    Thanks again
    1206nick, Feb 13, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    I understand now what you want.........sort of arranging the pictures in
    Explorer the way you want THEN doing a batch rename, I see no way you can
    arrange the pictures from within Photo gallery by drag and drop.

    That doesn't mean it can't be done I just don't know as I rarely use Photo

    Sorry I couldn't help more
    Dave, Feb 13, 2008
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    Eister Guest

    I tried too....dragged and dropped the photos in the order I wanted, but
    they always revert back to their original position!
    Under "sort" options I could not find a way to remove all. So the only
    solution I could see was to just leave the sort by # and then name all
    the files with the same name, but add a different # to each photo in the
    preferred order.
    Too bad they didn't allow the ability to remove all the auto sort
    options...that would have solved the problem for people like me who
    didn't do the original picture download correctly. :eek:
    Eister, Aug 22, 2009
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    Dave T. Guest

    Not easily in photo gallery. Instead, open your picture folder in
    windows explorer. You are allowed to move them around here. One way to
    do it from here is to put the pics in the order you want, and then
    select them all. Right click and select "rename". Give them a group
    name, such as "Christmas 2008". Click OK and they will be named in the
    order you put them Christmas 2008(1), Christmas 2008(2), etc.

    Dave T.
    Dave T., Aug 22, 2009
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    nesierfnews Guest

    Rearranging photos was possible in Windows XP :) just drag and drop
    then rename to keep them in that order in casw you choose to sort b
    name. Have not found a way to do this in Vista or Windows 7 :cry
    nesierfnews, Nov 11, 2009
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    Bob Guest

    In Details view:

    View>>Sort By. (If needed, then click More)
    Bob, Nov 11, 2009
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