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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