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  • Resolved Dumel

    (@dumel)


    Is it just me or does 1 come before 2, and 2 before 3? Or does alphabetical order not include numbers – because strictly speaking numbers are not in the alphabet. How do I sort according to file numbers, because choosing the alphabetical sort order only changes the expression in my face – not the actual sort order?

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  • Plugin Support elviiso

    (@elviiso)

    Hi @dumel

    To sort the gallery based on the file numbers in ascending order, you can select “Title – alphabetically” on the Gallery Sorting options as shown in the image linked below: https://prnt.sc/2146i35

    To sort the gallery based on the file numbers in descending order, then you can select “Title – reverse” instead.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards,
    Elvis

    Thread Starter Dumel

    (@dumel)

    Hi @elviiso
    You would think that it would work that way, and I first thought that the problem was that FooGallery thought that the correct order would be 1, 11, 2, just to give an example, as I thought perhaps it only looked at the first character. But that wasn’t the case. I then renamed my whole gallery to have 3 digit numbers as a prefix so I had 001_IMG123.jpg, 002_IMG126.jpg, etc. Even that didn’t want to sort alphabetically. I then dragged my images around in Lightroom to achieve the right sort order and then exported them with a sequenced number as prefix. This meant that the files were exported in that order, which created a sequential modified date, and now I am able to sort by Date Created (https://snipboard.io/fBevuy.jpg), showing the oldest one first as that would have been the first file that was exported. How is that for jumping through hoops because the sorting doesn’t work?

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