Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 12:37 PM (in response to Donot Haveone)
Another way to put it: it seems like changing sort order within the album is working like "Reset manual sort"--restoring a previous order, using as a default base the order in which photos were added to the library or the album (not sure which), and there is no way to say, "start with this order and then let me adjust a little bit manually".
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to Donot Haveone)
There's no need to go to the View menu to change the order to manual. Once you have the album sorted the first time by date just drag the photo(s) to the position you want and you're done. The sort order will automatically be changed to manual and the photos will stay in the order you placed them.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 4:30 PM (in response to Donot Haveone)
Thank you. I figured I had to be overthinking something because I know it had been simpler when I'd managed it before!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 5:50 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Another thank you.
I could not figure out how to manually movie my photos & videos. "Manually" & "Reset manual" were greyed out in Smart Albums. So I deleted Smart Albums and just made an "Album." "Manually & "Reset manual" magically appeared un-greyed.
Took me awhile to figure out that you can only manually move the last picture or video.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 12:37 PM (in response to CMCSK)
I sort by date, then rearrange manually, but when I close iPhoto and then open it up again, the photos in that album are out of order, into what seems like a random order (i.e., not in date order, file name order, etc.). The same thing happens if I use the view menu and select sort manually--the photos go into this weird, random order.
It is very upsetting, since I spent a good deal of time putting photos in a particular order, but they won't stay that way! Any suggestions? I already tried rebuilding iPhoto library, but that did not help.