OneDrive Photo Albums
Why I am saying that OneDrive photo albums are HORRIBLE
I am writing this 2/9/2019, and possibly by the time you read it Microsoft will have fixed this and what I am saying here will be wrong. I hope so.
OneDrive is a nice system for backing up all documents on a Windows based machine, and is also useful for sharing documents with others. For photos, Microsoft added a feature called ALBUMS. You can take a set of photos and make an album with them. However – and I still find this hard to believe – it is not possible to re-order the photos in an album. This makes the whole idea of an album almost useless for my purposes. I can’t imagine why Microsoft would even add the photo album feature to OneDrive without providing the ability to re-order the photos in the album.
OneDrive does allow you to set the order of the documents in a folder, and this is very nice. It is possible to sort the contents of a folder by filename, sort by date, or even create a custom sort order. You may notice that many of my photos have a name that includes Photo 101, Photo 102, etc at the start of the filename and then other characters. That is because I can create a collection of photos in Lightroom, arrange them in my desired order, and then export them with the photo sequence number at the start of the original photo filename. Then when I sort the photos by filename, they will display in the order I want. I also can move them around later for fine tuning if I want.
I can do this with the contents of a folder in OneDrive. I can’t do it with a Photo Album. It makes no sense.