Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

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Omniturtle
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Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

Post by Omniturtle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:16 pm

TLDR: Can we please have a way to sort the image thumbnails in the main view randomly?

For people with very large libraries of images with useless file names ("picture122894.psd"), the current sort options leave us only seeing ~10% of the images, while the reminder sit ever beyond view.

An excellent solution for this would be a Sort by: Random option, that sorts the files by a different random number generation each time its selected. For example, with a library with 5 images, the first time you sort by random you'd get

Code: Select all

3.jpg
2.jpg
5.jpg
1.jpg
4.jpg
and if you then sort by something else and sort by random again, you might get

Code: Select all

1.jpg
4.jpg
5.jpg
2.jpg
3.jpg
This has been suggested and discussed once before, but I very much feel this would be a major addition for people with extremely large libraries of badly named images. It would shuffle and randomize the images seen, and be tremendously useful.

Thanks!
Last edited by Omniturtle on Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Raggard
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Re: Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

Post by Raggard » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:03 pm

This would be useful to me as well.

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Picca
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Re: Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

Post by Picca » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:10 am

I came here to suggest a slideshow overview mode like a lot of other similar software has (especially on OSX), but the ability to sort the main view randomly would accomplish the same thing, while not creating a whole new interface, so I guess I'll just add my "me too" to this.

FOTerminite
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Re: Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

Post by FOTerminite » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:14 pm

Hi,

When I rate images, I'd like to view the images in a random order.

I was wondering (unless I didn't notice a feature) if its possible to add a random scrolling feature as opposed just just going through files by name/date order, if that is what is being suggested here? I'm not sure if that's what this threads about.

I know we have a slideshow feature but its very impractical for controlled random image scrolling.

Ideally, but impractically, you'd be able to randomly go through each image once so you'd end up viewing all files. Ideally, you also be able to go backwards in the reverse random order. However, I imagine that dealing with all the file path data could be too much. I've been looking for this feature for a long time and no photo viewer has it.

Hope my idea makes sense to impliment :D

Thanks

Omniturtle
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Re: Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

Post by Omniturtle » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:33 pm

Just came back to this thread and realized the way I described it may have been a little over-verbose, so I edited a TLDR to the beginning to better explain my suggestion.

Janakatta
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Re: Request: Sort by Random/Sort by Shuffle

Post by Janakatta » Tue May 12, 2015 5:24 am

I would like this too.

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