I have collected 185 photos for my son's high school graduation. Many of them I scanned from old photos, the rest are digital. I painstakingly put them in chronological order and named them, scan1, scan2, scan3...etc. When I imported them into PS 9 they were all out of order. I saved them to an album so that I could re-order them, but I don't see "reorder by title" as an option. Is there a solution? I was hoping to create a slide show and photo book, but they need to be in chronological order. The ones I scanned are all dated the same even if some were infant pics and some teenager - so that doesn't work. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Unfortunately there is not a "sort by filename" option when looking at albums.
When in "Album Order", you can drag and drop images to put them into the order you want.
Are all these images in the same folder?
If so, try the following.
1) if there are other unwanted images in the folder then tag all the wanted ones
2) switch display to "Folder Location" view [top right]
3) select the folder and the tag (if tagged in 1 above) - that should show you all the wanted images in filename order
Now to get them into an album
4) create a new Album
5) select all the images displayed in 3 above and drag them to the new album
6) now switch display mode back to "Thumbnail View" and select the album - the images should be in the right order
If any of the above is unclear, come back.
Brian, Thanks for your response, but I am unclear on how to proceed. The file I imported to Photoshop has only the photos in it that I want for the slideshow, in the right order labeled 1,2 3 etc.. Are you recommending that I tag each of the 185 slides? If so, how would I tag them that would put them in the right order?
If the folder only contains the images that you want then you don't need to tag them.
Switch to "Folder Location" view - you will see the Display option on the top right of the window
Now select the folder on the left and all the images should show on the right.
I would recommend saving the images in an album - the easiest way to do that is to click on "Create Instant Album" which should appear to the top right of the images.
Whenever I am setting up a slide show, I always create an album with the images in before passing them to the slideshow editor.
When you return to thumbnail view, selecting the album should show you the required images in the order you want.
You can edit the album details to change the name if you want to.
Hope that helps,
I have done the things you recommend below, but for some reason when I brought the photos into Photoshop they were reordered. It looks like it has sorted them by date, although it’s not consistent. Because many of the photos were scanned on the same day, they all have the same date – even though many are over 15 years old.
If the only way to change the order is to move them around in album view, I’m going to have to use another program for my slideshow. I already spent three days getting all the photos in chronological order from infancy through 18 years old and there are close to 200 photos. There is no way I can rearrange them all on the screen. I have them in a folder all labeled with numbers in the correct order so I’m not going to start over again.
I’m disappointed as I really like creating slideshows in Photoshop because it gives me more options for effects and transitions, but it doesn’t seem like it will work in this case.
Thanks for your suggestions, Anne
A thought has just crossed my mind.
When you renamed the images to get them in order did you zero fill the sequence number?
Did you use scan1, scan2 .... scan10
or scan001, scan002 ....... scan010
If you used the first format, you will not get the names in the right order because it uses alphabetic order so you will get scan1, scan10, scan100, scan2 ......
If you used the second format, the folder view should give you the correct sequence.
For a slideshow, I would normally create an album and then add images, moving them around as necessary. I would never bother to rename the images - too much work that way.
You are right!! That is how I named the slides. Normally, I would agree about moving them into an album and then move them around as necessary, but it just seemed overwhelming to do that with 200 of them.
I’ll rename them as you suggest and I think that will work, I’ll let you know.
Thanks very much for your patience and your help.