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iPhoto albums on iPad2

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giampaolofromtrieste Calculating status...
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May 2, 2012 4:29 AM

After the new upgrade, the albums made aren't sorted by date. I can see albums made on 2012 mixed with that one made on 2010. Why?!

iPad 2, iOS 5.1, iPhoto iOS
  • MilwaukeeBraves Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to giampaolofromtrieste)

    When iPhoto for iOS imports your Events they are not sorted by date. They are sorted alphabetically. When you think about it, that really makes sense. This way you can control the order in which Events appear by changing the name of the Event. Also, I am constantly combining Events in iPhoto on my Mac because I have so many of them. So now I have Events with photos taken on different dates. That would be a problem for the app to determine which date to use when it was imported into your iPad/iPhone. I like the way Apple designed it.

  • MilwaukeeBraves Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    May 3, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to giampaolofromtrieste)

    You're right that iPhoto for Mac app sorts Events by date. I'm pretty much aware of that because I often merge Events with photos taken on different dates. In that case, the merged Event is displayed according to the earliest dated photo in the Event (the Event title becomes the range of dates in the merged Event).

     

    But this is not how it works in iPhoto for iOS. iPhoto for iOS sorts the Events you import via iTunes alphabetically and not according to date. You can test this by going into your Mac's iPhoto app and temporarily title four existing Events as A, B, C, and D. Now import them via iTunes onto your iPad and launch iPhoto for iOS. You should see that the Events are displayed alphabetically and not by date. This is how it worked in version 1.0 and in the latest version 1.0.1. Give it a try and let us know if that works.

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