Sort by EXIF date

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iainf

29 Jan, 2019 05:28 PM

Hi
Wanted to raise this issue again.

It seems that this has been raised by users on and off since 2012 with promises to "pass it on to our developers" but as far as I can see nothing has happened. As I understand it PathFinder can show the EXIF data including 'date taken' but doesn't have any way to sort on this data.

NeoFinder (a media browser) manages this fine and it wouldn't seem on the face of it (speaking out of ignorance I admit) that this would be difficult to implement.

As has been mentioned before this would be extremely useful in managing photos in PathFinder.

I'd be grateful for an answer as to whether the 'developers' have actually looked at this and if this will ever be implemented in PF.

Thanks

Iain

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 30 Jan, 2019 01:00 PM

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    Hi Iain,

    Thank you for the feedback. 

    I can ping our developers with this issue request once again. 
    It's just that it doesn't have that much demand as other requests or bug reports do. 

    Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 30 Jan, 2019 01:00 PM.

  3. iainf re-opened this discussion on 31 Jan, 2019 10:55 PM

  4. 2 Posted by iainf on 31 Jan, 2019 10:55 PM

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    Hi Jordan,

    thanks for getting back to me.

    You will have the best overview of what your users are requesting.

    However (;0)), it is frustrating that when I download photos from my
    phone to my Mac or NAS they are not in chronological order unless I sort
    by name (since the creation date is the date of import not the date
    taken). In addition if any of the photos have been renamed the ability
    to sort by name to get chronological order is lost.

    Requests to sort by EXIF date are not uncommon in other app forums and
    as far as I can see you already have the data (as it can be displayed on
    request)

    I'd be really grateful if consideration could be given to implementing
    this. You might be surprised by how many people would consider this a
    selling point significant enough to take up PathFinder who hadn't in the
    past!

    Cheers

    Iain

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 01 Feb, 2019 11:43 AM

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    Hi Iain,

    I see how useful it can get. 
    I'm sorry that I can't be of much help here, it's up to developers to decide on further implementations. 
    I will pass down the actual importance. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 01 Feb, 2019 11:43 AM.

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