Related Article

Organize and find your photos

Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Question:

Question: Change photo view from old to new

Hi

How do I change the default view from Old to New?


Thanks in advance

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

Posted on

Reply
Question marked as Solved
Answer:
Answer:

Do you mean the sort order of the photos? Do you want to sort the photos descending by date, not ascending?


You can only rearrange the sort order for albums you create yourself. I am using a smart album "My All Photos" that is showing all photos, and it can be sorted descending.

To create the smart album use the command "File > New Smart Album". Set the smart rule to "Date captured is after 1.1.1". This should be showing all photos and videos in your library.

User uploaded file

Then ctrl-click or right-click the album in the sidebar and change the sort order to Newest first.

User uploaded file

Posted on

Page content loaded

Question marked as Solved

Apr 22, 2018 3:02 AM in response to Newbie 2 mac In response to Newbie 2 mac

Do you mean the sort order of the photos? Do you want to sort the photos descending by date, not ascending?


You can only rearrange the sort order for albums you create yourself. I am using a smart album "My All Photos" that is showing all photos, and it can be sorted descending.

To create the smart album use the command "File > New Smart Album". Set the smart rule to "Date captured is after 1.1.1". This should be showing all photos and videos in your library.

User uploaded file

Then ctrl-click or right-click the album in the sidebar and change the sort order to Newest first.

User uploaded file

Apr 22, 2018 3:02 AM

Reply Helpful

Apr 23, 2018 11:22 AM in response to Newbie 2 mac In response to Newbie 2 mac

You're welcome.


The default is indeed cumbersome, with more than 40000 photos in my library. Most users will probably want to see the newest photos first and not the oldest ones over and over again.

But I set the system preferences > general to always show the scroll bars and to jump to the spot that is clicked. This way I can jump quickly to the bottom of the view, to the most recent photos, simply by clicking the end of the scrollbar.

Apr 23, 2018 11:22 AM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: Newbie 2 mac

Question: Change photo view from old to new