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Google Drive: How to sort images by date

Dozens of Kodachrome film negatives are piled up in a wooden drawer, each of them protected by a white 'transparency' frame.

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Imagine you’re going for a hike. You’re enjoying the view from the top of a mountain. You start the ascent. You’re heading back down again. You arrive at the trailhead ready to embark on an adventure.

Wait, something’s wrong. You probably wouldn’t tell a story in this order. And you probably wouldn’t want to look at a slideshow if the images aren’t in chronological order.

Luckily, there’s a solution to your problem. Assuming you use Google Drive, all you have to do is launch imageSort, enter the name of the folder where you keep your image files, and after a few seconds, they will be sorted by date.

In case you want to revert to the previous state, simply reenter the same folder name and the original filenames will be restored. Just make sure not to delete the spreadsheet titled original_filenames_do_not_delete.

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