Photos won’t let me sort photos

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Photos sucks. It seems that iPhoto wasn’t too bad af­ter all; it had its faults, but at least I could sort my photos how I wanted them. In my case I have thou­sands of photos grouped into al­bums, these may have been taken over long pe­ri­ods of time, so the date I took the pic­ture is ir­rel­e­vant.

With Photos, I can’t do this. Im­ages have to be sorted by date, which is no good to me. There is a work­around but it in­volves drag­ging all photos into the or­der I want them. I don’t get why there’s no ‘sort by ti­tle’ op­tion. Am I miss­ing some­thing here? Steve Rodgers No, you’re quite right that it’s not there. Sort­ing op­tions, in­clud­ing by ti­tle, will be added to Photos in the ver­sion bun­dled with El Cap­i­tan later this year. For now, you could try to fight the app’s cur­rent lim­i­ta­tions, per­haps by cre­at­ing sep­a­rate Smart Al­bums for each let­ter of the al­pha­bet and match­ing all photos whose ti­tle be­gins with a par­tic­u­lar let­ter or phrase.

I agree that it can be very an­noy­ing when a fea­ture you used gets taken away. In this par­tic­u­lar case, though, it’s miss­ing be­cause Ap­ple has re­built its photo li­brary soft­ware from scratch, and the fea­ture will re­turn in a few months time – that is, as long as you are will­ing and able to up­grade to a new ver­sion of OS X.

Photos cur­rently has much less flex­i­bil­ity than iPhoto for ar­rang­ing pic­tures within al­bums. You’ll need OS X 10.11 to re­gain some sort­ing op­tions.

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