Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to Matchwinner)
ATV has never provided photo sorting, and iPhoto has always sorted by date. How would you even sort photos alphebeticly? By file name? That would really not be reliable since there is no way to even know if the file relates to anything about the picture.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to Brian Cook4)
this answer is zero% helpful...why do you defend the rubbish apple produces???
with older ios version it worked...and that should be normal...sorting files by name, date, etc. is not new....even Bill was able to do that...apple produced a lot of very poor things after Steve had gone...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to Matchwinner)
Sorry, if you have a hard time adapting to reality. Lets try reviewing my actual words, instead of inserting a lot of hyperbolic fiction. Were do you see me defending Apple. I explained to you the reality of what the product offers. The reality here is YOU have made a bunch of unfounded assumptions on how the product works out of ignorance.
1. One ATV has never had sorting options. I displayed the photos in what ever order iPhoto provided them to it.
2. Neither ATV or iPhoto has ever sorted by file name, and it would be absurd to do so. First off images stored directly in iPhoto do not even have file names. They are not stored as files. Just as image byte arrays in the iPhoto repository. Even for imported photos that do have file names it makes no sense to sort by them since the file name could be anything, and is not directly related to the photo's content. Which is why iPhoto NEVER used file names to sort by.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to Matchwinner)
To be honest, I've forgotten whether the photos are ordered alphabetically or by date.
I usually put photos in an album and sort them by Date (iPhoto > View > Sort by) and then arrange them in the order I want (more often than not that's the same order as by date, but not always) which then changes the Sort by option to 'Manually'.
Once they are in the order I want them, I batch change (iPhoto > Photos > Batch Change) both the title and the date (the date only if I have re-ordered them myself). The title I will set to say 'John's 5th Birthday' and iPhoto will append 001, 002 etc in the order I have set them manually. Batch changing the date will also put them chronologically into the order I have chosen.
If I change the date on an album of photos, I tend to set it appropriately. Sometimes it may just be one or two photos that need changing, if for example someone else has given you a couple and the date on their camera is slightly out from yours. Other times I might be quicker just changing them all, so the 30 photos from John's birthday started at noon on February 1 and finished at 3.00 pm will be set to noon on February 1 with each photo adding 6 minutes.
So for me it doesn't matter whether photos are sorted alphabetically by title or chronologically by date, they always appear in the order I want them.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
thanks a lot for your answer.
I do the synchronisation in a different way...not using iPhoto or Aperture...I just synchronize apple tv with the finder...I store all photos in harddisk//...pictures/abc_projects/001_xyz.jpg and so on...in the past that works..
Today I have two different problems...
First: with apple tv 2 the projects do not get in an alphabetical order
Second: with apple tv 1 the projects are still in an alphabatical order but the pictures are not
(Third: all mobile devices have the same problem like "second")
with former versions from ios (or whatever) both worked...today not...the question for me is...do anyone find a workaround or not....and/or can we put some pressure on apple do solve the problem...I mean...almost evrybody has the need to rearrange its photographs...
I am happpy to hear your comments on that
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to Matchwinner)
Since I don't use the folder method for photos I can't verify how the Apple TV works with them, however I'm a little unsure about your observations with the Apple TV 1, it hasn't had an update in a few years.
Assuming your observations are correct, all I can suggest is that you let Apple know about your concerns, If you believe that Apple's product may be enhanced in anyway you can leave feedback here.