Using Photoshop Elements, I have more than 100 Album tags. Using iTunes I uploaded thousands of images with their Album tag into my iPhone (7Plus, OS 11.2).
The iPhone or iTunes orders the albums seemingly randomly.
I can manually reorder them in the way I like, but as soon as I update the order is destroyed. I like to reorder them so that first I have albums of certain people, then albums of holidays and trips (alphabetically or according to date) and then some albums with odd type of contents.How can I set the order of albums or order them alphabetically and keep that order even after updating with iTunes?
I had this problem also on my iPhone 5S with previous OS versions.
- no picture files in the albums (no duplication)
- nothing which can be written in the files themselves; only saved in catalogs.
- If you have set a 'custom' order in an album by moving them around the browsing space, that order is saved in the list.
- If you include a stack or version set in an album, only the 'top of stack' will appear in the album. If you change the 'top of stack' in the browsing space, that will be applied in the album too.
The usual way to output sorted albums with custom 'album order' is to sort your album (select the album order) and to export the set of files while renaming with a common starting text string. Most outside sofwares will be able to recover the order based on file names.
(Sorry, I don't know anything about Macs, Itune...)
Sounds to me like you're looking for places to store lots more of your photos. Are you running out of drive space? Maybe a second external drive might be better than an iphone which isn't the safest place to store photos - even if sharing them. An iphone can reduce your resolution and photo quality.
A phone is a phone. But yours is a walkie-talkie and a camera, with about 4 watts output but at its antenna it only puts out a lousy 2.5 watts output, because it has resistance from an overloaded memory which is probably alienating your photos anyway.
I was into ham radio before computers and I know how too much resistance can take away power output, and this is why my vote is that you opt for an external drive, and keep your phone working like a phone.
Just for your information, did ya know that the PCI and IDE boards of the motherboard in a desktop is nothing more than a PBX phone system with a 2-way radio repeater and switching system? Yep, I was very knowledgeable when taking technology at the University. At 11, I was converting telephones into a remote-switch for my B&W TV which was converted into a rock n' roll light box.
Find a nice external drive, like a Seagate that advertises 7200 or 8400 rpm with a real disc instead of cheap silicon memory (which advertises a mobile drive) which is only an over-sized thumb-drive. Even thumb-drives will lose their charge after leaving them alone for too long. Then, you can keep it plug in a real drive and disconnect its USB to guard against viruses. Then you will be happier knowing that updates won't mess with your software and won't upset ya.
I keep a huge SQL database with a million records on one external drive. I don't let it mess with software and it doesn't overload my network. Best of all, no viruses.
I have a new thingy:
There is another forum that is PS discussing something close to yours, although it's not for PSE it's for PS-CC. They are suggesting what we mentioned, Creative Cloud to resolve this issue by copying files into a mobile. Ask them how successful it was for them. Also, one is saying something about Light Room (not sure you have this one, but I do) that this happens with Light Room Ecosystem. You might take a look here.
If all of you find a solution, report back to this forum okay. We need all your input. Here's the link to that forum. Don't link both forums. Just toggle back and forth for now please.
My error, I had the wrong link. I am running several web-tabs here (6 forums at once).
Here's that link. this is a good one.
Please forgive me for thinking that we are simply not on the same page.
Let me explain what one of my most used activities on PSE is.
I like to carry with me albums of many events in our family life. For that I always buy an iPhone with lots of storage space. My last iPhone is an iPhone 7 Plus with 128GB storage.
Using iTunes I can transfer images from my PC to my iPhone.
PSE supports this transfer because iTunes recognizes the Albums tag of PSE. Thus iTunes transfers the selected albums to the iPhone and organizes them into iPhone albums which are exact copies of the PSE albums on my PC. Therefore I can have thousands of images on my iPhone, nicely organized into albums so that I do not need to swipe for hours until I find (or not...) the image I am looking for. With the albums on my iPhone I can find for sure any image within 30 seconds flat even if the order inside the albums is not calendary as in PSE.
Here are two screenshots, one from PSE showing a part of my album hierarchy and one from my iPhone showing the same albums.
None of the proposed transfer/copy methods will preserve the albums tag or store/display the images in identical albums and I have to copy each album manually in an identical directory hierarchy in the cloud/dropbox/etc. That is very time consuming and becomes a drag if one needs to do that for each new album!!!
I hope I made myself clear what the advantage of PSE albums in connection with iTunes image transfers can be for people wanting the same functionality as I do.
Please forgive me for thinking that we are simply not on the same page.I am definitely on another page...
Using iTunes I can transfer images from my PC to my iPhone.No, I am pretty sure that PSE completely Ignores iTune.
PSE supports this transfer because iTunes recognizes the Albums tag of PSE.
But iTune can undoubtedly fetch the PSE albums information on your drive and copy the files in the albums elsewhere with its own organization system (which I don't know)..
Since the information about the files indexed in PSE albums is ONLY stored in the PSE catalog database, that means that iTune can read and understand the PSE album information in the catalog database; that provides a list of files with their location on the drive(s). From then on, iTune can copy the real files and store them in its own albums implementation.
Nothing has been changed in the way albums are implemented in PSE. The only conclusion I can draw is that a change in iTune made the behaviour change you are now seeing.
I had shown this before, as you may have missed. Adobe has another thread where two people are talking about your same problem. Ask them how successful it was for them. Also, one is saying something about Light Room that this happens with Light Room Ecosystem. Look for them at this link.