Questions about sort by Date

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Post by fg » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:10 am

I would appreciate very much if you can introduce the "EXIF:date taken" to the sorting criteria, by the way date and 'Exif:date modified' are often the same.
If you introduce 'EXIF:date taken' you can sort your images so as to have near original and modified images.
Thanks for your work, you program is very useful and the best you can find!

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Post by NikoJorj » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:41 pm

xnview wrote:Ok, it's normal, the date used for sort is 'EXIF: date modified'
OK, I now understand better tyhe problem! I thought all that time about a sort by date taken...
So, could I second the feature request of fg?

Thanks for all your help, and all your work! :D

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Post by fg » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:02 pm

Would be useful even in 'slide show' window ...


Post by Mathias » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:48 pm

I would agree with fg and NikoJorj: Sorting by creation date (both File Creation Date and EXIF:Daten Taken) would be very useful for sorting pictures in their "natural" order, i.e. the order they taken.

BTW, does the sorting order apply to renaming and display in the same way? I'm a bit confused about some of the earlier posts, where it says that the date taken is used. I think it would be helpful to label the sort options more clearly, e.g. File:Date:Creation, EXIF:Date:Modified, etc. Just to avoid further confusion.

Nice work otherwise! Very helpful tool.



Post by Mathias » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:55 pm

... one more thought on the sorting issue:

Since video files (*.avi) don't comprise EXIF data, the sorting by EXIF function doesn't work for directories comprising both videos and stills, i.e. videos are always put first or last.

Since the file creation date is identical to the EXIF:date taken in most instances (and is also available for all file types), wouldn't it be useful to "back down" to the system date for sorting, in case EXIF data is not available? Just a thought!


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Post by muvo » Thu May 17, 2007 4:56 pm

Same here. I want to sort the photos by EXIF Date taken or Date digitalized (basically they are same). But no matter what I select (date or EXIF date), they give me the same sort in XnView. Both of them are sorted by Date modified, i.e., the date and time I edit and save the photo.

Simply put, I just want to sort them by EXIF Date taken, in other words, in the order they are taken, or "natural sort". Unfortunately it's still not implemented in version 1.91.


Post by boulga » Wed May 23, 2007 6:33 pm

juste pour confirmer que j'ai le même souci : le tri par Date EXIF ne fonctionne pas :

Alors que dans l'onglet EXIF associé à mes photos les informations apparaissent correctement :
"Date de modification" = "Date|heure d'origine" = "Date|heure numérisée" = <date>,
le tri sur la date EXIF se base apparemment sur les dates systeme (indiquées dans l'onglet Propriétés), comme le tri par Date (tout court)...

... ou bien c'est la sélection de ce critère dans le menu qui pose problème :
Lorsqu'on choisit le critère Date EXIF dans "Affichage>Disposer par" ce critère ne reste pas sélectionné (pas symbole tick devant) !

En espérant que ce petit souci pourra êtree résolu,
un rgand bravo pour xnView !


Post by boulga » Wed May 23, 2007 6:45 pm

euh sinon pour un tri par date d'origine fonctionnant aussi bien pour les photos que pour les vidéos est-ce que l'attribut (non EXIF) de fichier "Modifié" ne pourrait pas être utilisé ?

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