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Bogger and Google Photos sorting by date/time
May 23, 2019
6:35 pm
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MItch Montgomery
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My photos are sorting correctly within Google Photos.  When I go to Add Photo into the blog, the album I am selecting them from is not not sorting in date order – they seem to be random.  Is there a way to get the album to sort in date photo taken order like in Google Photos for adding to the blog?

May 24, 2019
11:21 am
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Do you mean the photos within an album are not sorted? Or the list of albums is not sorted?

If you open an album using Blogger, the photos inside should be in date order. But, if you’re talking about the list of albums – then yes – they are a total mess. This is why it is SO important to give your albums titles that are clearly recognizable. 

Blogger’s list of albums comes from Google Album Archive instead of directly from Google Photos. All of your Google Photos albums should be there – even in date order with the most recent at top, but they will be interspersed with lots of other auto-created albums from various parts of your google account and I can’t make head or tails of how they are sorted. There’s nothing we can do about it except complain to Google.

May 24, 2019
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The photos in the album are not sorted.  This just started happening a few days ago.  Using Google Chrome browser on a Macbook Plus.  See example uploaded:  Left side is the sort in Google Photos (correctly sorting most recent first based on my settings).  Right side is Blogger – primary sort seems to be oldest first, but the photos starting a few days ago are all jumbled up.  They were uploaded/synced every day/throughout the day and taken on an iphone.

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May 25, 2019
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Yikes. I have not seen that. Hopefully it is a glitch that will just clear itself up. You could try clearing the cache for Chrome, that often fixes weird stuff like this. Here are instructions for clearing cache – I would not clear cookies or passwords and forms, just cache.

and – reboot the computer just for good measure 🙂

May 25, 2019
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Thanks.  Clearing cache and reboot did not work.  I tried it on the computer we normally use for Blogger as well as a different computer (Both Macbook Plus) and also using Chrome & Safari browsers…all do the same thing.  Hopefully, it is a glitch or unanticipated consequence of programming changes that they notice and fix soon.

May 29, 2019
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Just a “you’re not alone” note …

I just added photos to my blog from a photo album and noticed a few pictures out of order. No clue what is causing it. I will report it and see if I get any response.

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