Sort not working properly with flagged photos

Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Sorting isn't working properly with me on Lightroom Classic 11.2.

Lightroom Classic 11.2

MacOS 12.3 on M1


I have a specific folder with about 500 images. There are around 30 flagged images with some having virtual copies and proof copies. Filters are off and no matter how I sort the folder these flagged images stay at the top and do not go to the spot they should. For example, if i sort by filename they stay at the top. Same if I sort by Capture Time.


Please forgive me if there is some setting to pin flagged photos to the top but this isn't something i've ever heard of.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
It's diffcult to see because you edited the screenshot, but it looks like your photos may be stacked. A stack only sorts as a whole. Images inside a stack do not sort.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Troubleshooting steps:

 

1. If File Name isn't currently being displayed under thumbnails in Grid view, go to View > View Options and set Expanded Cell Extras to include File Name. Then do View > Grid Style > Expanded Cells.

 

2. Make sure the toolbar is showing at the bottom by doing View > Show Toolbar. 

 

3. Do View > Sort > File Name.

 

4. Post a full-resolution screenshot here of the entire LR window.

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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Screenshot attached, blacked out photos.

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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It's diffcult to see because you edited the screenshot, but it looks like your photos may be stacked. A stack only sorts as a whole. Images inside a stack do not sort.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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Ahh, thank you! This was it, it looks like those at the top somehow all got put into a stack.

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The first 33 photos shown in the grid are in a stack (or perhaps multiple stacks, your editing has obscured the stack badges).  You can tell from the dark arrows on the side, indicating that there are more photos in the stack preceding that photo:

johnrellis_0-1648322324749.png

 

and from the darker grey border around the thumbnails:

johnrellis_1-1648322362369.png

 

A stack sorts with other photos by the top photo in the stack -- the photos inside a stack never change their order.  That's why the file names of the stacked photos are out of order:

johnrellis_2-1648322465459.png

 

Do the menu command Photo > Stacking > Collapse All Stacks, and then the visible thumbnails will be properly sorted.

 

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