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1.5K Points

Tue, Oct 9, 2012 6:34 PM

Lightroom: Sort folders in ascending or descending order

Would like to see ability to sort folders in ascending or descending order just like the images.

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62 Points

8 y ago

You are not alone George.
It seems such and obvious function.
Whenever LR adds another folder, say after an import, in Library module it appears at the bottom. Provide a reverse sort order and the new folders will always appear at the top.
Doesn't take a genius to work which would be more useful for day to day usage.

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186 Points

5 y ago

This is what? 4 years ago and nothing happened :'( 

I would like to see an option to change the sort-order of the "Folders" per Drive.
Why?

I have for example two drives in that Folder-Panel. The first is my local drive, the second is my NAS
Workflow is: 
a) Import Files local, edit them, export them.
b) Job finished? Drag-and-Drop them to the NAS. For this i select the Folder of that Day (or that Month) and drag it to the NAS-Drive.

Now imagine you took photos since 2001 that are in your LR catalogue. The List is getting so long, that an easy drag-and-drop isn't possible (without scrolling you wont's see the newest folder on the NAS)

If i could reverse the sorting-order of folders on that NAS, my drop-destination would be almost always on top of the Drive's folder-list.

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158 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Reverse sort order of folders in Elements Organizer.

The list of folders in the left hand pane of elements organizer are sorted alphanumerically.

If I had two folders named (2012 holiday, 2011 holiday, 2010 holiday), they get listed as follows:
2010 holiday
2011 holiday
2012 holiday

I would like to be able to reverse the sort order so that the list would be as follows:
2012 holiday
2011 holiday
2010 holiday

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112 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Add option to switch sort order of Folders panel.

In LightRoom I am using a dated folder structure with subfolders for each year. Because I am also using LR to organize and edit old family photos, my folders go way back to the early 1900's.LR arranges them from oldest first to newest last, but I would prefer them to be the opposite-- newest first to oldest last. Is there a way to reverse LR's chronological order?... if not, Could LR add an option to enable switching the sort order of the Folders panel?

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272 Points

3 y ago



I use the YYYY-MM-DD format for folders in import. Thatmeans, I get in the library module in the folder panel the first folder oft he yearon top and the actual folder below. As the year goes by, the today folder isthe last one and vanishes outside the window. Why isn ́t there a possibility tosort these folders in a reverse order: the actual date on top, the oldest onbottom. LR has this function in the gridview: you can sort picture „A-Z“ od „Z-A“.Why not in folders ? It ́s boring at the end of a year to scroll down and downto find the newly imported pictures. What do you think ?
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Classic - Folder Panel Reverse Sort Order

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938 Points

I have recently been thinking the same.

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1.8K Points

The OS have this capability, but not Lightroom. I used to have the same folder structure as you, but got tired of the long list of folders in Library. With the date format YYYY-MM-DD you will have a very long list of rows in Library, on subfolder for each date. If you change to YYYY/MM/DD, your list of rows can be reduced to 1 row per year, 1 row per month. Days will be subfolders in each month and months are subfolders in the year folder, like this; 2018/07/20. You can collapse or expand the folder tree as you like.

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1.8K Points

Here is a photo of parts of my Library folders structure Bildemapper is my Root folder/main destination folder (TO in import window). The sub folders are handled by Lightroom import > Destination panel.

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938 Points

I use the YYYY/MM/DD structure but even then, with year folders going back to 2002, there is a good deal of scrolling and collapsing/expanding needed to move through them.

Some possible options the developers might consider adding.
  1. A reverse sorting option for folders
  2. A Favourites panel that would allow only folders marked as favourites to be included
  3. An ability to pin folders and filter by All/Pinned/Unpinned

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1.8K Points

Saying this about Folders, I will also say I like most to work with collections. Then, if I need to go to the folder of one photo, I just right click and chose Go to folder in Library. It is safer to work with Collection.

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166 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Folder sort in inverse order.

Would this community support request to enhance LR folder view to be sorted in descending order? I believe, that quite common practice to organize folders is to use the date (e.g. YYYYmm...) in the begining of folder name. The only problem with it, LR puts the latest folders at the end of the list (since it always sorts in ascending order) and you have to scroll down the whole list to get there.

Adobe, please, implement that small, but useful feature!

Thanks

121 Messages

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1.5K Points

I asked for this 7 years ago as you can see it was ignored. Adobe only really uses ideas from professional photographers who Adobe considers to be industry influencers.

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1.4K Points

BTW, on your merged topic there was a question about which version of Lightroom this applies to. I can also add that it applies to Lightroom CC Desktop version as well (and to web version too btw). Not just the Classic.

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82 Points

2 y ago

Lightroom Classic 9.1 Folder sort in reverse order

Could this be implemented for Lightroom Classic version 20 - my future grandson would be happy when he will start with Lightroom in the year 2035

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800 Points

2 y ago

Is there a workaround to this problem? How do others manage their photos? I was forced to migrate from Picasa to Lightroom 6 stand alone (last available version) and my images go back decades so any time I want to access recent images I am forced to scroll for an extremely long way to find them as all the folders are by date as I had them in Picasa and the newest dates were at the top.  Now it is very painful. Is there a better workflow in Lightroom to access newer folders first in navigator?

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60 Points

1 y ago

I find this a problem also but have created folders for each decade with individual years inside them. This reduces the amount of scrolling needed to get to recent dates.

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60 Points

1 y ago

LR sucks!.....im writing a new app like LR with all the features we need, and it will be FREEWARE!

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136 Points

8 m ago

I am using Lightroom Classic 10.1 on a Mac. This is probably an easy question, but can the folder list on the left be changed to show folders in Descending Order? I sort my photos in 12 folders per year (YYYY / YYYY-MM) . Omitting many folders for brevity, my hierarchy is currently displayed as

  • Master Photo Storage
    • 2002
    • 2003
    • ....[etc]...
    • 2019
      • 2019-01
      • 2019-02
      • 2019-12
    • 2020
      • 2020-10
      • 2020-11
      • 2020-12

I would like it to display as

  • Master Photo Storage
    • 2020
      • 2020-12
      • 2020-11
      • 2020-10
    • 2019
      • 2019-12
      • ....etc
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Sort the folder list in reverse alphabetical order?

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103.7K Points

As you can see from the merged thread, it isn't possible to change the sort order of folders in the Folders panel.

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530 Points

This should not be a difficult task for Adobe. People have  been requesting it for almost a decade. What gives???

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136 Points

Thanks for merging me in.  I search for previous posts, but couldn't find this thread amid all the threads talking about sorting photos in the grid display.

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4K Points

8 m ago

I support this feature request. In the meantime, as a workaround you can rename your year folders as follows: "0 2021", "1 2020", "2 2019", etc. and they will sort as desired. If you're using "Organize by Date" in the Destination panel in Import, highlight the year folder that's appropriate (rather than your master photos folder), and choose a date format that does not include a year folder (e.g. "2021-01-20") - or leave it as before, and after Import drag your shoot folders into your renamed year folder.

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3 m ago

Please implement reverse sort for dated folders. It is ridiculous that this hasn't happened already.