11 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2013 11:42 PM by HGN
HGN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Running a slide show on Apple TV from an iPhoto album with pictures in chronological order, they come out sorted after orientation and not chronological. I believe this msut be a bug with the software?


Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (90,135 points)

    Photo order for iPhoto photos is determined by either the date or the file name (I can't remember which). You can re-order the photos by using the batch command from the photo menu in iPhoto.

  • HGN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem is that I have sorted the pictures in my iPhoto album in chronological order, but they don´t come out on my TV screen in the same order, when I open this album (or any other album) from AppleTV

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (90,135 points)

    Just sorting them isn't any good, they simply go into a custom view for the iPhoto application, they need either their dates changing or their filenames changing, sorry I can't recall which one, I tend to do both in any case by default.

  • HGN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, I´ll try. Any quick way to rename a bunch of photos so that they appear in the same order as in the iPhoto album (i.e. chronological)?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (90,135 points)

    The Batch option mentioned previously can change the name of a bunch of photos at once and append an incremental number to each one. It's rather useful, even aside from using photos with the Apple TV.

  • HGN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Renamed the picture files to date and time taken, then sorted after title, and it worked, problem solved! (But I do not understand why it has to be done this way, this info is in the file already)

  • rick486 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The above solution is waaaaay to convoluted to solve a problem that was created in (I believe) the upgrade to iTunes v 11.x.  I have posted a fix which enables you to sort your photos in the usual manner:  alphabetical name, numerical name.  You will have to go back to an earlier version of iTunes.  Frankly, I couldn't see any improvment in the later v. of iTunes, other than they screwed up the order of my photos on ATV (1st gen).

     

    Search for my post "Fix for Photos Out of Order on ATV"  --- just click on the link here.  I am now using iTunes v. 10.1.1 and do not intend EVER to upgrade. 

     

    Steve Jobs -- RIP  --- your company needs you despirately!!

  • Robertj446 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    None of this is a real answer to the original question above from HGN. Whatever sort sequence is used in Iphoto is lost when viewing in Apple TV. Pretty lame for Apple. I don't need a convuluted Microsoft type fix in order to get it working. That's why I have Apple Products.

    Also bringing Itunes into this thread is a bit confusing as well. This has to do with Iphoto and Apple TV. All you need to do is fix the code somewhere so Apple TV recognizes the sort used in Iphoto.

    Please just fix it.

  • HGN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Good news is that the latest update ( afew weeks ago) of iPhoto fixed the issue! So no need for renaming of files or going back to earlier versions of iTunes

  • Robertj446 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great, have you tried it HGN? I'm running Iphoto 09 version 8.1.2 and if the new and updated version fixes it I would purchase the upgrade.

    However it just seems too good to be true given it seems to be an Apple TV problem. If the sort function works in my current version of Iphoto what keeps them from being resorted in Apple TV just because it's a different version of Iphoto? The theme of this thread has been Apple TV resorting randomly no matter if the files are coming from Iphoto or Itunes.

    Thanks!

  • HGN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I have tried, but I do have to admit that in my first question i forgot to mention that the photos were exported from iPhoto to iPad, then shown on TV via ApppleTV, with a slideshow running on the iPad. The error happened when exporting, so the order in the iPad album wasn't the same as in the iPhoto album. That bug was eventually fixed a few weeks ago, so now I do not have to rename the photos to date and time, just sort them by date taken in iPhoto, and the order in the iPad album is correct, hence the slideshow order running through AppleTV is OK.