Whenever I import images into LR, they show up in reverse order. So if I want to rename them when I export, they end up in reverse order in the destination folder, which is annoying for example when dealing with images from an event. Also, when I am working on a timelapse and would like to use the export to also fix any numbering issues, this creates a problem. I end up having to reverse the direction of the video to have it turn out right in the end. Is there a way to just import in the correct order?
Dang, no replies.
"No Replies"- yes look likes the original post was overlooked!
Anyhow- All Operating Systems do not have an inherent Sort Order. Files are imported and stored randomly (on disk-drive or in the Cloud) with no respect to a Sort Order.
It is software that can Sort files as you want to see them. You might want 'by Date', 'Capture Time', 'File Size', etc. Even File Browsers (Windows File Explorer, Mac Finder) can show files sorted in varying ways.
In Lightroom-Desktop v4.1 (used on a PC or Mac) the Sort Option can be changed from the icon below the window, (a Down-Arrow beside the 3 lines) and you can 'Reverse' the Sort Order there also-
Oh lol, new to the interface. Does this also happen in Lr-Classic as well or no please?
It does! With many more Sort Options.
Oh ok, Thanks so much WobertC. Really appreciate it, take care during these unprecedented times.
If you scroll up down you see the previous replies?
Except the default setting in Lightroom is by "capture date." The photos are numbered inherently from 001 to, say, 350, so the number order is there, and the capture date in the exif data is pretty clearly in chronological order. So when Lightroom imports all the photos in the opposite of the order it says it's supposed to, when literally everything about the files can't make it more clear what the order is, it sparks athe (as yet unanswered) question. Okay, sure, we can manually reorder them with the selections...but why does Lightroom always import them backwards? Seems like a pretty simple concept to me.
Facing the same issue. I am able to import my image that I am creating for my site octave, but when I export the image it is showing in reverse order. Stuck in this problem. How can I export the images in sequences.