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  • Sorting order in Icon view

     Jeff Schaap updated 3 years, 1 month ago 16 Members · 22 Posts
  • Jim McNally

    June 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I prefer to work in Icon view over List view in my bin. However my footage is completely random in the Icon view and makes it difficult to find shots. Is there a way to keep the sort criteria determined in the list view to reveal in the Icon view?

    Jim McNally
    The Commercial Factory

  • Alex Hawkins

    July 12, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Hi Jim, I see you got no joy on your post.

    I too, tend to browse through clips in icon view and have exactly the same problem.

    I do not know how to fix it.

    Alex Hawkins
    Canberra, Australia

  • Jim McNally

    July 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Alex,

    Yes, I never did get an answer regarding this. It’s inconvenient at best to have the thumbnails dumped into the bin randomly as they are. I’ve heard of some using Bridge to do their sorting but I think the back and forth between programs would be a little painful on certain projects.

    Jim McNally
    The Commercial Factory

  • Rupert Howe

    September 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Jim,

    I just replied to Alex in the “Icon view out of order” thread, so I won’t repeat it all here.

    But briefly it seems the only way to control initial order in Icon View is to have the Bin in Icon View before importing – ie putting the files into the desired order before dragging them in.

    Hope that helps,


    Rupert Howe
    Production Workflow Consultant
    Support Partners (UK) Ltd

  • Jim McNally

    September 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    That’s perfect! Thanks Rupert, that makes life so much simpler now.

    Jim McNally
    The Commercial Factory

  • Richard Cooper

    June 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    OK So this is a silly bug!… but I just figured a quick solution.
    Open the bin in list view so they are in order. Then create another empty bin and set that on into ICON view, then just select all in the original bin and move the clips over into this new bin and they will stay in the correct order. And a bonus… they will maintain this order now even when you go back and forth from icon to list views.
    A Pain for sure, but not as painful as it could be.

    Good Luck!

    Richard Cooper
    FrostLine Productions, LLC
    Anchorage, Alaska

  • Simon Ray

    July 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks so much for taking the time to put this up Richard – a huge help!

  • Elliott Balsley

    November 23, 2013 at 5:44 am

    This issue used to cause me great frustration too. I don’t know when it was fixed, but in my Premiere 7.1, there is now an icon at the bottom of each bin in icon view called “Sort Icons”. Hooray!

    Elliott C. Balsley
    DIT, Colorist, Cinematographer

  • Art Henares

    May 6, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Wow I can’t believe it took me a year to find this thread but thank you!!

  • James Drake

    October 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    that was exactly the solution I was looking for. Thank you so much!

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