I am using Windows 10. Whenever I import Lightroom seems to automatically change the sort order to capture time. I prefer file name sort order. So I have to change it back whenever I import. To my knowledge, there isn't a way to set a "default" sort order that will be permanent..
For me, the default sort order is by "added order" ...which is useless. If it was sorted by default by "capture time", I could accept that, as were I to be using two cameras, it would be useful.
My question isn't "which is best", or why, but simply how to change the default setting. I can't believe that it isn't some kind of setting people have access to. At a minimum, the default should be "whatever it was set to the previous time". If that's how it is supposed to work now, on a MacBook Pro, using Sierrra MacOS, it is broken.
It's not that big a deal - it's just annoying, and one more useless thing to deal with before I can start working with imported images.
What I tend to see on my Win10 installation is this:
The Import dialog defaults to "capture time", which is reasonable.
The Library grid seems to default to "added order", maybe, or something I don't find useful. However, the grid does remember the sort order for each folder and collection. So I just need to correct the sort once.
Well, it's not really a "problem" but it is rather annoying. I'm used to it more or less, but I'm trying to show others how to use Lightroom, and they just don't "get it" when the photos appear all scrambled. It's easy enough to fix, but it would be better if Lightroom would just remember your last settings, and start up using them.
I agree. I prefer to have my images in filename order. I have to remember to change the sort order after every import. If you'd like to make a feature request, here is the forum where you can do that: