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Manually organizing photos in Albums Lightroom CC

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May 24, 2018

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How do I manually organize photos that I have placed into an album? I would like to organize the photos in the order I would like viewers to view them, before uploading the link to the web. I have tried dragging the photos to another location within the grid and/or within the filmstrip, but LR does not allow me to move them by dragging (like for instance in Powerpoint). Is there a way to place the photos in a specific custom order ? Also, if I select to "sort in reverse order", then upload that link to the web, when I click on the link that takes me to the webpage the images have reverted back to their original order. Is there a way to prevent that? I'm trying to create a custom order for images that I can then, easily upload to web in a way that retains my custom order. Any Advice??? Thank you:)

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You can do this on either Lightroom CC iOS Sort by Custom (and Android I would guess) or at http://lightroom.adobe.com

If you change the order there it should reflect in any shared links.

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Manually organizing photos in Albums Lightroom CC

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How do I manually organize photos that I have placed into an album? I would like to organize the photos in the order I would like viewers to view them, before uploading the link to the web. I have tried dragging the photos to another location within the grid and/or within the filmstrip, but LR does not allow me to move them by dragging (like for instance in Powerpoint). Is there a way to place the photos in a specific custom order ? Also, if I select to "sort in reverse order", then upload that link to the web, when I click on the link that takes me to the webpage the images have reverted back to their original order. Is there a way to prevent that? I'm trying to create a custom order for images that I can then, easily upload to web in a way that retains my custom order. Any Advice??? Thank you:)

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Correct answer by selondon | Adobe Community Professional

You can do this on either Lightroom CC iOS Sort by Custom (and Android I would guess) or at http://lightroom.adobe.com

If you change the order there it should reflect in any shared links.

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You can do this on either Lightroom CC iOS Sort by Custom (and Android I would guess) or at http://lightroom.adobe.com

If you change the order there it should reflect in any shared links.

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May 24, 2018

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How do I do it?  If I select "sort by custom" in Lightroom CC (on my Mac laptop), it still does not allow me to drag the images and rearrange them. I imagine I must be missing something, but I can't figure it out. After selecting "sort by custom" what is the next step to actually rearrange the order of photos? Thank you.

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May 25, 2018

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Hi Michelle, I mean on Lightroom CC Mobile....

iOS (iPad or iPhone If you have one) or possibly Android.

Also at Lightroom CC Web (link above)

It cannot currently be done in Lightroom CC Desktop as far as I know.

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Jun 01, 2018

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Thank you! I'm now organizing on my phone and watching them update in the new order on my laptop!

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Sep 11, 2018

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Hi, it can be done in Lightroom CC Desktop (Mac) by going to the lower left of the screen -just to the bottom of the Film Strip is a button of three lateral lines of descending length next to a downward arrow (hard to describe, I wish I could add a photo, but you've seen these in the Adobe world for 'sort' before, I'd imagine) --click on that downward arrow and you'll get a pull-down to select your choices regarding film strip sort options.  I know the original post was solved by doing iOS, but I add this just in case iOS isn't present for other users.

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Oct 15, 2018

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I'm having the same problem. Just purchased Lr to replace my old Photo Elements Premiere. So far I hate it. Even after clicking 'custom order' I can't figure out how to move (Drag) photos around in album???  I need this to work on PC w/Windows 10....Have no interest in using my phone for arranging photos. Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Dec 11, 2018

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what is the logical reasoning for not including drag and drop custom organization into the newest release? I know often these tech giant companies want to reinvent the wheel but this is huge disappointment. Sorting by date, filename, etc... sometimes does not make sense  and custom organization is 100% necessary. for instance I'm on a deadline now and just figured ut after dumping hours into importing from several different camera sources that I now cannot organize may images HOW I NEED THEM ORGANIZED! This should be a simple fix to include this back in... I'd put this fumble right up there next to apple recently dropping cover flow in Mojave aka the raw image killer.

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Jun 24, 2019

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The question is still not answered... HOW can you arrange your pictures in a custom order? I want to do it in Lightroom CC on my Windows 10 PC. Is this really possible on phones but not on a PC?! I can click on custom order, but then nothing happens and I can't re-arrange the pictures manually.

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Jul 11, 2019

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The only way you can do it is in Classic and then syncing up to CC and Adobe.com.

Agreed - what a half baked software...

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