Chronology Sort in preview window (for corrects sequences)

Bug #774476 reported by Noran on 2011-04-30
This bug affects 1 person
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Rapid Photo Downloader
Damon Lynch

Bug Description

Actually RPD sequences photos in alphabetic order (per import) because the sort order in preview window is alphabetic.
I'd like to choose chronology sort (based on metadata) in preview window in order to have a correct sequencing (for each import)

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Noran (xeoslaenor) on 2011-04-30
description: updated

For performance reasons, it makes no sense to sort based on metadata values.
Reading metadata while performing a file system scan is far too slow. A much
better alternative is to sort based on the filesystem time stamp.

There is already code to sort based on time stamp:

It might not being called on your system if the scan processes are not
finished terminating at the time the UI is updated. I'll look into it.

Damon Lynch (dlynch3) on 2011-04-30
Changed in rapid:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Damon Lynch (dlynch3)
Noran (xeoslaenor) wrote :

The main problem comes when I (re)import all my photos (some have been modified). there is no creation date on linux so the only solution is to use metadata.
I suppose you use modifed date and I believe it works like that on my installation.
Is it possible to have a checkbox (which is disabled by default of course and with slow mention near it) to enable this behavior ?

Damon Lynch (dlynch3) wrote :

Sorry I don't want to add that feature. Every small feature like that adds complexity to the code and user interface, and in this case it's not worth it.

Changed in rapid:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 0.4.1
Noran (xeoslaenor) wrote :

Ok I understand

I've found a workaround for have good sequences number.
My pattern for file rename is DSC_YYYYMMDD_HHMM_SEQ.EXT

So if I reimport (two times so) my photos and rapid have a filename order in preview, I can have what I wish (good sequences for reimport).
The prerequisite for that is to add to View menu the possibily to sort by Name (in addition to By Modified Time).
I will create a new ticket for this.

Thank you for your great work and your time spent

Damon Lynch (dlynch3) on 2011-05-20
Changed in rapid:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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