Chapter 9: Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
Group By options, shown in Figure 9-5, control how Windows Photo Gallery groups
related sets of pictures and videos in the All Pictures, All Pictures
➝ Pictures, All Pic-
➝ Videos, and any other views you select. By default, pictures and videos are
automatically grouped, which typically means they’re grouped by month and year
taken if your gallery includes media taken over several years, or day and month taken
if your gallery includes media taken only in a particular year. The grouping options are
similar to those you can select by browsing the Navigation Pane. You can group pic-
tures and videos by date taken, month taken, year taken, rating, tag, and folder. Addi-
tional options not in the Navigation Pane include file size, image size, and camera.
If you select Group By
➝ None, you’ll get one long list of pictures and videos, which
by default is sorted by date taken. By default, groups are organized in ascending
order, which means that with time-related groupings the newest groups are listed
first. You can also organize groups in descending order, which means that with time-
related groupings the oldest groups are listed first.
Sort By options, shown in Figure 9-6, control how Windows Photo Gallery sorts pic-
tures and videos within grouped sets. By default, pictures and videos are sorted in
ascending order according to the date taken. You can also sort within groups by date
modified, file size, image size, rating, caption, and filename.
Figure 9-5. Grouping options