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Kindle Fire - uploaded JPEG photos not in order

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Initial post: Nov 21, 2011 7:26:30 AM PST
patricia says:
I uploaded a series of 30 JPEG photos into my Kindle Fire from my computer. They are in order as trip1, trip2, etc. But when I view them with the Picture Viewer that the kindle came with, the pictures are out of order! I even tried to open the pictures in the internal storage drive, under the photo folder. In the folder, they listed in order, but again, when I click to view them, they are out of order again. I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 4:44:34 PM PST
I've had MP3's do that on a pc. They look right in the folder but when played they are in a different order or sometimes the order is upside down. Drives me nuts!

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 7:19:50 AM PST
Prevere says:
I've been trying to figure this out for the past couple of days. I finally figured out that the pictures are ordered according to "date created." I had loaded a folder of pictures from a European Trip onto the Kindle Fire. I had them numbered in a manner for them to show in proper order, but all of my "title" pictures, (pictures for which I had added the names of the cities), were appearing first, followed by photos from my camera, then by photos taken with my wife's camera. This was the order I had cropped them or otherwise adjusted them. (When you touch the screen of the Kindle Fire then touch the grid in the upper right had corner you will see the photos in separate folders arranged by "date created.") As a workaround, I edited the two pictures I want to appear first, and they now appear as the last two pictures in the folder. (When I right click each picture and then click "edit," the picture appears in the paint program of my PC. I put a tiny dot in each picture and saved it to the same folder on the Kindle Fire.) I do not want to do this for the entire file of pictures. (We took to many pictures, but I like them all!) If anyone discovers a way to re-order the pictures in accordance to how each file is numbered, please provide that answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 3:52:55 AM PDT
J. Rodriguez says:
Just like Prevere said, the pictures are put in order according to the date modified. Make sure that the "date modified" is in the order that you want your pictures (Displayed in order from earliest date to latest, ex. 3/11/2012 5:50pm, 3/11/2012/ 7:00pm, 4/2/2012 1:00pm). An easy way to change the date modified without having to do something in "paint", is to just click on the picture, and on the bottom of the window where it says date taken, author, rating, dimensions, etc...; change something then click save, of course making sure that you're doing this in the order that you want your pictures to come out.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 1:18:38 AM PDT
S. A. Hughes says:
This is ridiculous. This is does not make sense. Amazon needs to fix this. Simply adding a feature to order by name/date etc would fix it. But if you are going to default to something, make it 'name' as this is something people can manage relatively easily.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 1:29:42 AM PDT
@S.A. Hughes: If you want to be certain that someone from Amazon hears your feedback, send an email to or if you have a Fire - we are mainly Kindle owners here, not from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 9:53:00 AM PDT
S. A. Hughes says:
thanks for your advice. I will do that.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 4:00:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2013 4:29:02 PM PST
R. Dietz says:
After two days on this non-user friendly Kindle Fire HD, Amazon's selling device, I CORRECTED THE PHOTO ORDER PROBLEM. All you have to do is put your photos in the order that you want them, and then go in and change the date on each one in the order that you want them to come up. You have to do this in Picasa or your photo management system. Pick a date similar to what is on your first picture and then modify the day of the month in a sequential order. On older pictures you will have some date span room, with recent pictures you may have to go back a few months. This is very time consuming and I would suggest you keep a record of which picture you are completing. (see rename section below) With my 160 pictures that took me three beers. HA! When I downloaded them to my PC desktop and opened them they were in the wrong order as Picasa sorted them differently. I was disappointed, BUT . . . after downloading them to the Amazon Cloud they showed up in the correct new date order in the Kindle Cloud.
Then all you have to do is put your finger on each one on your Kindle and download each one from the Cloud into the Device, that is, if you want to view them away from the Internet cloud availability. You want to set up an account on Amazon that is your Amazon Cloud Drive. You can manage the pictures there also. I deleted all of my Cloud pictures at this site. I maybe could have downloaded to the Kindle from the Amazon Cloud, but I did not find that function. There is a lack of adequate information about how to use Your Amazon Cloud. Two other downloads that I found handy to put on your PC desktop when working with your Kindle. The first, you can install a Amazon Cloud Drive "drag and drop" box for photos you want to download. Just drag the photo(s), up to 25 of them, and drop them into the download box. EASY. The second, you can also install a Kindle app that is called "Send to Kindle" on your PC computer. To use this app you just do a right click on your document and that brings up a colorful "send to Kindle" option. Click it and it is done. TOO EASY! This can be used for anything that can be printed. HANDY. Complete books worked for me. These may show up in DOCS.
Lastly, you may want to RENAME your pictures once you have them in the order that tells the story that you want. In your photo storage program, again mine is Picasa, go to edit/rename/ then type in a new name for your pictures like "Panama" and then all your pictures will be renamed and numbered in the order that you have them. This is important to do prior to downloading them or burning a disc. DO THIS BEFORE YOU CHANGE THE DATES FOR KINDLE. The date order then will be used by Kindle to arrange the order of your pictures. GOOD LUCK. I spent three days learning
this . . . but then I am slow!!!

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 4:00:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 4, 2014 4:11:38 AM PDT
J.P. says:
There is a (slightly) easier way to do this. The Kindle seems to keep the photos in the order on which they arrive in the device, and this becomes the "modified" date for each file. If you use the lead to manage the photos, you can set up a second folder and then move the photos across in the order in which you want to view them.
Unfortunately it's not quite as simple as drag-and-drop, if you move 20 photos then it seems to take some photos from the end first e.g. numbers 18, 29, 20, then 1-17 in order.
So you might have to move 1-20, then move 18-20 back to the original folder, then back again! Still better than modifying properties though?
I hope this helps someone else! Cheers, J.P.

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 9:22:57 AM PST
Marty says:
Not sure if all steps I did were necessary, but this is what I did, and it worked. I created a folder of the photos I wanted, renamed them in numerical order even though they were all in numerical order (there were only 7). Used my USB/Kindle cable, went to 'Open Windows Explorer'. Clicked on my pictures link, found the folder I wanted, copied it, clicked on Kindle and pasted. It worked ;-) Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 12:23:10 PM PDT
love2read says:
When I post pictures from my KindleFire to Facebook, they seem to replace previous pictures sent - and all the old likes and comments are now attached to the new pictures (which rarely are relevant!) Is there a setting or something to change?
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