In order to upgrade from iOS5 to 6 i had to go from iTunes 10.6.2 to 10.7; since doing so first of all only half of my photos would sync at all (1,898 out of 4,7xx) and finally (after removing all of my music) it transferred them all only to re-sort them all by date instead of name...
Is this a bug or a 'feature'? (I seem to remember iTunes 10.6.3 introduced a similar bug, despite claiming in the release notes that it was fixing one)
If it is the latter then it is a rather annoying one, and i wish to know how to return to sorting by name.
If you're going to change something as major as the way all photos are ordered, then why not provide an option for it? One dropdown box in settings? a toggle? anything!
Instead of being able to group similar photos with a naming convention, my photos are now being ordered effectively at random. (and there is no way i'm going to through nearly five thousand photos and mess around with the date data just so i can fix what Apple have broken.)
So does anyone know how to fix it back to name sorting? I can't downgrade iTunes as it won't recongise my library file now that it's been modified by a newer version... I'm not using iPhoto to sync (or at all for that matter), just choosing a folder within the sync options in iTunes, so it isn't that messing with it...
I've tried unsyncing and resyncing photos, i've tried removing and rebuilding the 'ipod photo cache' (i had to do this a number of times just to get them to sync in the first place) and nothing is working.
Oh, and yes i have seen the Apple support article "iOS: Understanding photo sorting" (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4221) and it is incorrect. It claims that under iOS4 and upwards photos are sorted by date, which is simply not true.
My iPhone photos were sorted by name for the whole time i had iOS5, and either iOS6 or iTunes 10.7 has changed this.
For reference, I'm using a blacbook running Snow Leopard, iTunes 10.7 (now) and an iPhone 4 running iOS6 (now).