Adobe ACR please enable sort by create date ability in filmstrip not only filename

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Like most professionals I shoot
two cameras simultaneously. Once my selects are tagged in Bridge or anywhere, I load them all into ACR to make adjustments and process them out. Because ACR displays alphabetically by filename, there is no way for me to edit chronologically and I have to edit each scene twice, one from each camera because they are displayed at different places in the filmstrip. So, images from the same scene or shoot may be hundreds of images apart. Even when the camera file name counter rolls over, images are out of sync.

 

Let me break it down. Scene 1, outdoors, daylight, ocean scene, boats across the water. Camera B, same shot, different lens. Scene 2, boathouse, indoors, sailors celebrating award, on-camera flash, tungsten filter both camera A and B, as before. Move to scene 3, different environment, same settings both cameras. Now figure that's 1000 images shot over the course of a day between two cameras. Many different scenes, shot on both cameras at the same time of day.


Those images (selects) are loaded into ACR. ALL of Camera A displays, THEN ALL of Camera B in the filmstrip based on filename. I can't modify image settings in batches or scenes simultaneously with Camera A and B because they are in completely different places in the filmstrip. This is inefficient and wastes time and kills consistency. I literally have to edit both sets from scratch or try to find the the same scene somewhere in the filmstrip manually.

 

Adobe, please give us a simple ability to sort via create date/time in ACR filmstrip!!



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Ian Wagreich

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Brian Pierce

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or just use Lightroom... 
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Ian Wagreich

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LR is a fine option but for the volume I shoot and the short turn-arounds I need to make, it takes away valuable time to ingest and select. And my endpoint is not LR so it would only be used as a temporary place to process before moving to the archive. The fewer keystrokes, the more I can process. Thanks for your suggestion.
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Brian Pierce

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I think you need to examine your workflow. Lightroom is ideal for high volume, short turnaround. 
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Why not use the Batch Rename facility in Bridge to put the date/time onto the start of the file name, then put all the files from both cameras into the same folder and sort by file name. E.g. YYMMDD-HHMMSS-original filename.