Fix\Update the sorting algorithm for sorting by filename
It appears that the sorting algorithm galleries when sorted by filename is not a very flexible one.
From the looks of it, it's getting done like this:
The only way around it, as suggested by SmugMug support is to number them iwth prepended 0s such as 001.jpg, 002.jpg, 003.jpg. This can be a real pain trying to rename hundreds, or even thousands of already numbered files and mixed file types.
If done correctly with the right algorithm, you can use either technique of numbering the files and get the same results being flexible for everyone. Or at least gives us the option of using either style.
Some coding examples on how this can be done in a variety of languages: http://www.davekoelle.com/alphanum.html
Hope to see this soon!
Windows 7 is now "smart enough" to recognize full numbers when ordering, instead of going digit by digit. So, "Picture 999" comes before "Picture 1000". This is not the case on SmugMug.
Filenames are now sorted in natural language order and are no longer case sensitive. So Charles.jpg and cat.jpg will be together in the Cs and 9 will be before 10. You may need to re-apply the sort to your galleries.
Why not naming files like this?
You could set up photoshop to do that trough automations...
Terry Mercer commented
Great point... and suggestion...
don't think there's much you can do about this.. sort by filename is based on ASCII character code set which causes the sort order you see with numbers. Unless you expect SmugMug to develop a completely customized sort program. All they're doing is using the same file sort algorithm used across industry.
I'm a computer programmer, so I understand why the algorithm originally worked this way. But it's old-fashioned. My mother would never understand how "1000" could come before "999". It's just not people-friendly.