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Sorting Order For Uploaded Photos In Galleries Went Haywire

 
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Kathrin Gerner
59 posts
Mon Jan 14, 19
11:01 AM
Hi there,

I just uploaded the first batch of images in a new category for this year and strangely enough the photos in all the sub galleries are appearing in a completely random order. I have to manually select each gallery and rearrange them for filename ascending.

Any idea why this happens now? I used to upload the photos via Chrome but switched to Opera now, my this be an issue?
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Mon Jan 14, 19
12:11 PM
If you are using the uploader in the admin, the photos are going to be sorted in the order they are UPLOADED. So it will be in the order they are on your computer when you select to upload them. Maybe you need to check the order when selecting the photos in the upload dialog. Might have to change it to sort by filename.

Or if you are upload with FTP, it could be the way you have your file names.

When naming your images, you will want to use leading zeros in the numbers. For example: 0001, 0002, 0010, 0012, 0100, etc. When you names them like 1,2,3,10,11,20,21,100,101,etc, the server will most likely order them as 1,10, 100, 101, 2, 20, 21 ? which we don't want.

So for that reason, your image file names should have leading zeros. If the image filename also has a letter, you will still want to use leading zeros

Img_0001, img_0010, etc?
 
 
 
 
 
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Kathrin Gerner
59 posts
Mon Jan 28, 19
9:50 AM
Hi Tim,

thanks for the reply. I am uploading through admin and all the photos are named like 123_45678. However the system for example sorts 181_3714 before 181_0786. Why? They are definitely not sorted like that on my computer, everything is by filename.
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Mon Jan 28, 19
12:09 PM
I just tested by renaming a bunch of photos like 181_0786, 181_3714, 181_2115, etc... and uploaded them by selecting all, and also within subfolders ... on 3 different sites, using the uploader and also FTP and all were uploaded in the correct order. I also did the rearrange by file name and put them in the correct order as well.

Are you sure you don't have some that are 4 characters like 181_1234 and some that are 5 like 181_12345?

The way you are naming them works for me.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
Kathrin Gerner
59 posts
Mon Jan 28, 19
1:04 PM
Yes I am sure, in this batch there are only 4 digit names.

Is there a possibility that this is based on the browser? I recently switched from Chrome to Opera and can't recall having this issue before. How can a different browser affect that?
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Mon Jan 28, 19
1:16 PM
I don't think it would be the browser but I guess possible. I did test in Opera too and all uploaded in order.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
Kathrin Gerner
59 posts
Tue Jan 29, 19
5:58 AM
Well then what is wrong and how can I resolve that?

Edit: I also checked with Safari and the result is the same.
Edited Tue Jan 29, 19 6:13 AM by Kathrin Gerner
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Tue Jan 29, 19
8:05 AM
I have no idea what it would be. I did a lot of testing and everything works as expected for me. Photos are uploaded in the order they are selected.

You can email me the link to your Sytist admin with the username and password and the name of a gallery doing this and I can take a look.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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