Forum Question: How Do I Reverse the Order Of Images In Photo Stream?

I am using the iPad with Pages and Keynote and I need to add images from camera roll and photo stream. These images are usually the last images saved or taken (screenshots). Adding the images is simple but a bit of an annoyance to have to scroll down every time to the bottom of the pop-up window to add the latest image to the document especially when there are hundreds of images in photo stream.
Is there a way to re-order camera roll and photo stream to have the last saved images at the top of the pop-up window and therefore save a bit of time and annoyance?
Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Phil Andrews

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Reverse the Order Of Images In Photo Stream?”

    8/31/12 @ 2:36 pm

    I know what you mean. In iOS there is no way to change the sort order. On Mac, you can change the sort order of other albums, but not of Photo Stream. Frustrating.
    On Mac at least you have one option: Create a Smart Album that includes the last X days of photos. Not exactly your Photo Stream, but it may be close enough. Then you can sort that album using View, Sort Photos. And that will work in places like the Media window in Pages — the smart album will appear, and it will be sorted the way you have it set in iPhoto.
    I also noticed that you can click in the list of photos in that Media window and press then End key on your keyboard (FN+right on smaller keyboards) to jump to the last photo. But it is kind of awkward to have to click in the area first to do that.
    You could always avoid the Media window completely and just drag and drop from iPhoto into your document. That might help.
    But for iOS, there’s no good way to get around it. The smart folder you make on your Mac can be synced with Photos on your iPad, and the sort order is right. But new photos added to Photo Stream won’t appear there until you sync back and forth to update the smart album.
    I guess you could use the Photos app, create a new album, then add some photos from your Photo Stream. Do that first, with the photos you want to use, and you might have an easier way to quickly select the photos when the time comes.

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