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Photo Order in Google Albums
September 22, 2020
4:21 pm
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Ron Slovikoski
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We use Google Photos to back up 2 iPhones with unlimited storage option.

We also upload photos taken with our SLR’s from our PC.

We create albums and select photos to include from all sources.

We use Picasa to organize our photography collections on the PC, and download Google photos from our iPhones to collect all desired photos for our photography work.

Google sorts the album photos by date, whether date taken or edited.

Is there any way to control Google’s album photo order other than manually sorting them?

Currently we are building Picasa albums to our required order and exporting them with the leading numbering option then uploading them to Google and sorting on name.

We build photo books on Shutterfly and import our book pictures from Google albums.  The ending order in Shutterfly is seemingly almost random, with very limited ordering options there.

Will our Picasa export process work when we finally get to Shutterfly and sort on Name?

September 22, 2020
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In Google Photos you can sort photos within albums by opening the album, clicking the 3-dot menu in upper right, then Edit album. Click the up/down arrow icon and you will see: Oldest first, Newest first, Recently added, Custom.

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I’m afraid that’s it. There is no option to sort by file name. The filenames do still exist however, and when you transfer them to Shutterfly – if Shutterfly has the option to sort by filename that should still work.

Does that help?

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September 22, 2020
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I’ll let you know tomorrow after I export the first chapter of our book from Picasa, upload the numbered files to GP, import them into Shutterfly and sort them by file name there. If all goes well we should be able to lay out the book pages just as we ordered the photos in Picasa. 

September 24, 2020
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I’m running Chrome on my W7 PC and don’t see the Custom option for sorting the album photos.

What am I missing?

September 25, 2020
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You need to click the 3-dot menu at upper right and choose Edit Album, then you’ll see the options.

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