Lightroom enables you to control how the image thumbnails are sorted in the Library Content area and the Filmstrip. The most common way to sort is by Capture Time, but you can also sort by Added Order, or Edit Time, or by applied attributes such as Rating, Pick (flag), and Label Color or Label Text. You can change the way the thumbnails are sorted at any time.
Choose a Content Sorting Option
Under the View menu, choose a sort option from the Sort sub-menu. Or if you’ve chosen to display the Sort tools in the Toolbar, you can choose an option from the Sort drop-down list.
Lightrom displays the image thumbnails accordingly in the Content area and Filmstrip.
In the example shown here, the images are sorted by capture time.
Change Sort Direction
After you choose how you would like to sort the thumbnails in the Content area and Filmstrip, you can also choose whether to display them in ascending or descending order.
- Under the View menu, choose ascending or descending from the Sort submenu. Or if you’ve chosen to display the Sort tools in the Toolbar, you can click the Sort Direction icon.
The image thumbnails are displayed accordingly in the Content area and Filmstrip.