There is not sort for Date Created any more.
However you can sort the by date in windows explorer and rename then in a batch.
they automatically get sequential names.
Date sorting has been returned in 2015, thankfully.
That would be list view only (found it)?
Of course. (I still consider Icon view useful only for storyboarding, where you move things around freely and don't really need any kind of auto-sorting ability.)
List view doesn't include the date unfortunately. To be honest I am also confused now I see the forum name - the product I am talking about is Premiere Elements... now is that different to Premiere Pro? I don't see a forum for Premiere Elements - only Photoshop Elements or Premiere Pro...
I suspect that your thread (posts original to 5) existed in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum and that the answers that you received were addressed to some version of Premiere Pro.
At this moment, I am looking at and replying to your thread in the Adobe Premiere Elements Forum to where someone moved your thread once you mentioned the words Premiere Elements.
Before we go further, what version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Do you use the Elements Organizer in your workflows?
And, please clarify....
a. your prime interest is getting a given bunch of files in a given serial sequence on the Timeline
b. establishing the order of the files displayed in the opened project's Project Media or Project Assets?
Please review and consider and then I will offer a reply specific to Premiere Elements in the Adobe Premiere Elements Forum.
Thanks to whoever switched to the right forum - I didn't see the dropdown to select any forum, I only saw the 'popular' ones. Learnt my lesson there!
To answer your questions:
I have Premier Elements 10
On Windows 7
Basically I am trying to add a slideshow of pictures, but I want them to be in date order. But I dont see how I can see the date of the pictures I have imported to allow me to put in the right order, short of looking for each picture on its own and then dragging it over one by one. I've been importing the media directly into Elements rather than via the Organiser - dont know if thats the right way to do it?
Back to post 1;
Sort your images in Windows explorer by date then rename to whatever name you want.
Your images will be sequential which you can sort in Elements ones imported (image, image(1), image(2) etc.
Thanks Ann. However, surely there is a better way than me renaming all the photos in explorer and then importing them in... if I have hundreds of photos, it will take forever.
If your interest is in date order, you do not really want to be importing files randomly and directly into the Premiere Elements 10 Editor Project Media area and Timeline. You already know the sorting options that you face
Create an Elements Organizer Album whose contents can be ordered by
Album order...... (you move the thumbnails around in the order that you want....independent of file name and date)
Date (Oldest) ...automatic
You import the Album into Premiere Elements 10 Editor, and whatever order is in the Album will exist for the files on the Timeline.
You select the Album contents, right click anywhere in the highlight, and the select Edit with Premiere Elements Editor. Default transitions are automatically placed with the Timeline files.
Create a folder on the computer hard drive and place all your files in it. Order the files in the folder, and then import the whole folder into Premiere Elements 10. When you drag the folder to the Timeline, the folder's contents open to the Timeline in the order that existed in the folder. There are no default transitions placed automatically with this choice. The ordering in the folder typically reverts to alphabetically unless you rename the file with a numbering scheme which would be related to date order, using file names such as file 0001.jpg, 0002.mpg, etc.(This is essentially the scheme that was suggested to you in post 1.)
Unless you have a problem with default transitions placed, I would go with Suggestion 1. But, see what works best for you.
Looking forward to your results.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions or need clarification on the matter. Answers are in the details, so please include the details.
You could create more than one Album for the different time periods involved in your dating in Suggestion 1. You would not have to do this all in one Album.
More later if interested.
Brilliant - thankyou so much!
Thanks for the follow up.
Glad the suggestion(s) worked for you.