Elements organizer photo display

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Rodger

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Rodger

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This is a suggestion for multiple picture display in Photoshop Elements. When tagging travel pictures I typically change the time on pictures so they sort in a logical way for best displaying the pictures. To do this I display multiple pictures at the same time so I see how they line up. When I change a date on a picture Elements always puts that picture at the top line of the multi picture display. This typically means that I have to scroll up one or two or more times so I see how the pictures line up as a result of the time change. When I am processing many pictures like I am now (3000+) that means that I am scrolling up hundreds of times as I work through the pictures. This is a slow process and should be unnecessary.  If the picture whose time was changed sorted to the middle line of the pictures that were display vice the top this would not be necessary. Even better if tuning this in the preferences menus was possible people could set it however works best for them. Thanks for you consideration.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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When tagging travel pictures I typically change the time on pictures so they sort in a logical way for best displaying the pictures.
That's not logical. The 'date taken' info is very important and should not be lost if you want your own custom sort order. The organizer provides the way to create albums, which are similar to  'playlists' for audio files. The albums do not contain any photo file, they are only links to the real media files. The advantage is that your sort order is totally free and does not lose the date/time info; you can have the same picture in several albums for other purposes: no duplications. Once you have created an album, you chose the 'album order' instead of date, file name or batch import sort order. You can then move around your thumbnails to show them in the order you like.