Picasa Tip: Sorting Pictures in Reverse Chronological Order

Picasa gives you three options for sorting pictures in folders, Name, Date, and Size.  To see these options, right-click on the folder and choose ‘Sort Folder By.’  I usually choose Date and that shows my pictures with the earliest pictures first and as you scroll down you see later photos.

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How to Reverse the Normal Order

Hopefully, if you’ve read our Picasa book, or watched the Videos, you already knew how to do that!  What you may not know is that all three of those options can be reversed.  Name, instead of meaning A-Z, can be sorted Z-A, Date can change from chronological to reverse chronological, and Size that normally sorts ascending (from small to large) can be changed to sort descending (from large to small.) How?  By holding down the shift key when you click on any of the 3 options.

Reverse Chronological Order in Web Albums

In Picasa Web albums, you need to open the album in question and click on the Organize button on the menu directly above the pictures.  Then you’ll see a ‘Sort Photos by…’ drop-down list.  You have a choice of Date (oldest first) or Date (newest first.)

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Chris is a teacher. Although she comes as close to an expert as possible in many areas of computer usage, she can still remember what it's like not to know these things! That means she can communicate with students in a way that teaches and doesn't demean. She really enjoys teaching one-on-one and for groups of people, but she reaches a worldwide audience with her tutorial videos on the GeeksOnTour.com website. She currently travels the country in an RV with her husband, Jim. As Geeks on Tour, they present computer seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and Senior Centers all over the US.

One thought on “Picasa Tip: Sorting Pictures in Reverse Chronological Order”

  1. The real trick would be how to reverse-chrono sort the albums themselves, so that they start with the intuitive upper left and then sequence right and down. They don’t give you that option for albums, as you’d expect, the way they do for pics, as you wouldn’t normally expect. Minor beef, but if anyone there ever tweaked the site code for the option, it’d be handy. (And yes I know I could create bogus album dates to force it but of course that’d be a pain and also screw up true album dates.)

    Don’t know how it works in G+, but they can have my Picasa when they pry it from my cold fingers 😉

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