Photoshop always opens images in wrong tab order

Participant ,
Nov 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018

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I remember this issue was being discussed many years ago, but I don't see that anything changed.

If I open a sequence of numbered images in Photoshop, they always open in a reversed order. Which means that the last image will always appear in the foremost tab in Photoshop. I would expect some kind of option to arrange that in >Windows>Arrange, but it's not there. This is strange and counter intuitive. I often need to perform repetitive actions on series of images and this problem is driving me nuts, and slows down the workflow... Is there any way dealing with that?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018

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I don’t know the answer to your question off hand. However, you mention repetitive Actions on a batch of images. Perhaps you could use the Batch script along with your Actions to simplify the process?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018

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Benjamin Root  Hmmm....  that name rings a bell.     So where have you been?

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Participant ,
Nov 18, 2018 Nov 18, 2018

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Thanks Benjamin

of course I use Batch actions when I can, but in many cases I need to eye control each image before applying the actions, or before saving and closing them. And I prefer to go over them in the correct order. What happens now is that every time I close an earlier image, it switches back immediately to the last image, and not to the next in sequence, as one would expect...

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LEGEND ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Yes, I have to agree this can be annoying. It’d be nice if there was an option to arrange the tabs by filename (alphabetically/numerically).

Feature requests can be made at feedback.photoshop.com. If you post a feature request,be sure to post a link here so we can “me too” the request.

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Participant ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Thanks! Actually somebody has already posted the same question, so I marked Me Too myself there: Photoshop CC2019: Images opening in the wrong order | Photoshop Family Customer Community

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Contributor ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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because in each tab it opens the first one that ir managed to import first and so on. if you need specific order of tabs , open images in photoshop saperately.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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I've just had an idea.   Find the images in Bridge, and drag them into the order you want the tabs to appear.  Open with Photoshop, and they will open the rearranged order.    A bit of messing, but it works.  The problem is that if you are going to drag to rearrange them in Bridge, you might as well drag into the required order inside Photoshop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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What are these guys making, Trevor.Dennis​?

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Participant ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Well, that could work, but not when they are hundreds... and I am not using Bridge at all. maybe I should start...?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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soom1976  wrote

I am not using Bridge at all. maybe I should start...?

I'd hate to be without it.  Everything from basic Digital Asset Management through to some very useful tools

We use it the same was you can use Lightroom to select sets of images for interclub competitions.  You give images star ratings and sort them accordingly.  For me, anything with one star goes to the Recycle Folder.   I love Bridge.

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Participant ,
Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018

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Thing is that I am already using PathFinder for most file operations, and I don't really need Bridge. I can invoke all the batch actions directly from Photoshop anyway. I am also not a photographer, so I don't use ratings, etc. (I do animation). Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely have to try Bridge for the purpose of opening files in correct order.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Hey that’s an idea. I wonder if one simply reversed the sort order in Bridge, if the files would open in the correct order in Photoshop? Hmm...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Benjamin+Root  wrote

Hey that’s an idea. I wonder if one simply reversed the sort order in Bridge, if the files would open in the correct order in Photoshop? Hmm...

Yep.  If you open from Bridge, they open in the order they appear in.

Jane, I had the camera there to get pictures for poster for one of our sponsors, who help pay for the equipment.  The lad in the background is covered by another picture, so this is how the images appeared on the poster.

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Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

Jane, I had the camera there to get pictures for poster for one of our sponsors, who help pay for the equipment.  The lad in the background is covered by another picture, so this is how the images appeared on the poster.

Trevor, the compostion of the pictures looks nice, and do you get to use those tools for whatever you want to make whenever you want to make them?

soom1976 , yes use Bridge! You can do so much with it, including batch renaming pictures, ranking, keywording, filtering, and more.

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Nov 23, 2018 Nov 23, 2018

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jane-e  wrote

Trevor.Dennis   wrote

Jane, I had the camera there to get pictures for poster for one of our sponsors, who help pay for the equipment.  The lad in the background is covered by another picture, so this is how the images appeared on the poster.

Trevor, the compostion of the pictures looks nice, and do you get to use those tools for whatever you want to make whenever you want to make them?

We do work for schools, community organisations, elderly etc. but we have free use of all the equipment for our own projects.  As well as the fully equipped wood shop, we have an engineering shed with lathe, mill, sheet metal machine and a decent welder.  Some of the lads just come along for a natter, and to be insulted — you miss the banter when you retire.  I'm secretary, but as you can imagine, I take pictures and produce graphics, but I have been doing that for community organisations since I moved here 14 years ago.

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Enthusiast ,
May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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I noticed the same when using batch. I had a list folder of photos with random numbers going up to 1048 orso.

I noticed it started with the files with 4 digits, then 3 digits, 2digiats and then 1 digit. Nowhere did i found why that is.

 

I used OSX function to rename everyhting, so i made suffix with 5 digits. Now the order is correct

 

PS in CS 2018 if i drag it inside the app. The order is correct. This is on OSX though

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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