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Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
 

Photo Sort Order


Is there any easier way to re-arrange your images, other than using the drop-down option after clicking on Photo Sort Order? New images appear first by default, but I'd like to get all my photos together by theme. It takes forever trying to re-arrange photos using the drop down, and multiple images can end up with the same sort number, so I'm never sure what order the images will appear unless I view my gallery.


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7/4/2006 3:04:40 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Hi SB... There isn't another way, in the Premium Galleries... not sure about the higher galleries/web pages. New images appear first because their Photo ID (assigned at time of first upload, by BP) is a higher, fresher number---fresher Photo ID's display first, in descending numerical order. Which means if you set 2 different images in your gallery to be "Sort Position #10" in the drop-down, the image with the higher Photo ID will display first, of those two.
Opting to arrange your photo gallery by theme will definitely take some initial setup time on your part, as well as ongoing maintenance to continually reshuffle as you add new images--you may not find it worth the effort in the long run. (Also, some BP members suggest the opposite approach--keep your newest work, regardless of theme, on Page 1 of your gallery, as a kind of courtesy to visitors who may regularly stop in to see what you're up to... if your gallery is by theme, and you just shot 3 great tulips buried on page 7, you may find "regulars" who watch your gallery are constantly missing your new stuff, since many folks may not have the time to sift through more than 2 or 3 pages of a big gallery, if they are watching several other folks' work.)


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7/5/2006 8:46:56 AM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
  Thanks for the information, Christopher.

You have a great gallery, really unique images.

I noticed that we have the same camera, so I have another question for you. Do you have trouble with the white balance feature? I've found that the daylight and cloudy day settings are way too intense. The warm color cast is so strong, that it's difficult and sometimes impossible to correct in Photoshop. The incandescent and flourescent settings are OK. I'm now using the Auto setting for cloudy days and warming them up (if needed) in Photoshop.

I was just wondering if anyone else with the same camera had the same problem.

Sam


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7/5/2006 9:21:13 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Hey, S B., I'd like to see BetterPhoto make an easy Drag'n'Drop kind of a system, for easy re-arrangement. Like the way you can arrange images in Picasa. Also, I'd like to be able to tag images as separate categories and have an option to have BP sort the images by category. Maybe Premium galleries should allow to have like a break or something between each category, and an option to just sort without categories.

Ariel
ScrattyPhotography


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7/5/2006 10:14:19 AM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
  That would be nice. The option to sort by tag information would be great.


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7/5/2006 11:11:49 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Thanks, SB, for your kind words. I've been enjoying the Sony H1 for 10 months now. I've used most of the various white balance modes (very seldom fluorescent) and haven't noticed a particular cast... (unless of course, I forgot to change it from the prior setting, for new photos!) Or else perhaps, what I'm looking at in the result, is satisfactory to me so far? I'll have to pay more attention to it, now that you've brought it up. (I also have my contrast/color/sharpness settings all on Normal... have you ramped yours up at all?) PS--I primarily use Daylight and Tungsten.


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7/5/2006 12:45:31 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
  I've noticed a little difference when the saturation setting is set to normal instead of increased, but still a warm color cast. I just tried reducing it lower than normal and that did seem to help reduce the warm cast. I guess that's just the way this particular camera needs to be set to shoot on cloudy days.

I'm hoping to upgrade to SLR someday. I wasn't quite ready to spend that much money when I bought this camera, but I wanted the 12X optical zoom feature.


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7/5/2006 1:15:16 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  According to a computer analysis study performed on DigitalCameraInfo, the colors (of these three cameras) are least accurate on the S2 IS, followed closely by the H1, and are very accurate on the S5200.

Ariel
ScrattyPhotography


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7/5/2006 3:24:22 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  I'm in the same boat, SB. This Sony is my first camera, and I didn't want to spend so much (then, around $800+) to get into the Rebel XT. Funny thing is, now I'm seriously considering an upgrade to the Canon 30D at the end of this summer!


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7/5/2006 6:25:15 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
  I'll probably go with a Canon as well. The image quality is really good.

The price has dropped on the Rebel XT, but I might go with a 30D. I'm not quite ready for a 1DS Mark II (about $7,000.00 body only) unless I win a lottery!!


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7/5/2006 8:38:56 PM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  It took a little while but once it's done it's easy to maintain. I set up a numbering system for my premium gallery. I set everything 10 apart just in case I want to add more subsections later...
So basically I have 1 is my winners/finalists, N&L as group 11, Flowers as 21, Ecomuseum as 31, etc. etc... I went in and assigned numbers to my pics. That took about 20 minutes maybe... Now as I add pics I usually only re-arrange my new entries 2 or 3 times a month. They stay at the beginning of my gallery until I assign them a number (to the right category)...
Am I making any sense?
Keep in mind if you go in to sort order and don't assign a number it will wind up at the end of your gallery (which can be annoying!)
Hope this helps!
D.


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7/6/2006 3:31:09 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
  I don't have time to try it right now, but I think I understand. First I would need to come up with categories, then number each category the way I want it to appear, and re-number everything according to category.

Your gallery is arranged very well. Your big cat and domestic cat photos are beautiful.


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7/6/2006 4:48:24 PM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  Thanks S. Let me know if you run into any trouble.


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7/6/2006 4:51:56 PM

 
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