Feature request: Pick flag + sort by capture time

Hi team,
Any chance a pick flag function could be added? Currently I'm having to set a star rating on my selects so that when I import to LR I know which images I prefer (I only delete out rejects... I always import selects and non-selects). I then have to change the star rating to pick flags as star ratings are quality-related not a 'select' notifiier.
Also, would it be possible to sort images by capture date and time as opposed to filename in grid view? I often have images that aren't named sequentially in the same folder but need to work through them by capture date. I can't seem to find this functionality, but please correct me if I've missed it!
Thanks, Kimberley.

Dear Kimberley:

Unfortunately, Lightroom flags (both 'pick' and 'reject') are internal to Lightroom catalog database. These flags are not exported to XMP files and not imported from XMP.

To sort files by capture time use 'EXIF timesamp' in Sort order pull-down menu in Sort&Filter panel: https://www.fastrawviewer.com/sites/fastrawviewer.com/files/sort-menu.png

For more details see Sorting and FIltering manual section:https://www.fastrawviewer.com/usermanual14/sort-and-filter

Please note: if you sort files based on in-file metadata (EXIF timestamp, XMP rating), all metadata for all files in folder should be read during sorting (or filtering). This may take some time esp. if you use slow media (USB-connected flash, magnetic/mechanical HDD, common home NAS storage). This metadata reading is performed in background, but files may re-sort during metadata read.

If you preserve file date/time while transferring files to computer, it is much faster to use Modification time sort order instead of EXIF timestamp.


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team

Oh what a shame about the pick function but thanks for explaining.
Thanks for the sorting/filtering info, I'd actually hidden that panel from view so was unaware of it, thank you!

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