The Photos application packaged with iOS 4 always sorted the photos by the "date taken" from the EXIF data.
The Photos application packaged with iOS 5 uses some other sorting scheme. Possibly "none".
Can anyone shed any light, or is this a bona fide bug?
I found this discussion by Google search. I must say I originally have bought the iPAD (2) as photo displaying device. First shock was to find out that it was not possible in the photo app to make one's own custom order by simply rearranging pics in albums by touch screen operation. What? "Custom sort" is a feature of even the most basic photo management programs.
Then I slowly got used to the time stamp (photo taken on....) order. WIth iOS 5 everything seems messed up now.
I mean this is the lamest software fail I have come across in a long time. Does any at Apple think about what they do? I read that there are people here who have thousands of photos ordered since the iPAD came out.
Now not only do they give a choice of how to order the photos, they also change the way the crap software "itunes" syncs them automatically and without any user option.
This is beyond useless, beyond useless. Apple needs to finally give the user a "custom sort" option. Let them quickly sort photos as you can sort the aps on the iPAD desktop. Easy with your finger.
Until then, the photo app is the user- unfriendliest piece of software I know.
User friendly? Hardly! Sorry, but this is so frustrating...