My photos file names have the date in them e.g. 2015-05-15-123.jpg so when I do a Search in the iOS app for say 2015 I get all photos taken in 2015 but they are shown in a flat list. Is there a way to group them by Album instead?

  • Is this question specifically about using the iOS app?
    – Barry
    May 15, 2015 at 14:25
  • Yes, it is about using the iOS app May 15, 2015 at 14:31

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I have checked with version 4.0.1 of the iOS flickr app. I am sorry to say, but it is not possible to group yearly search results by album with this version. Here is a screenshot of my search results:

ios flickr app screenshot

By the way, the file names of the uploaded are irrelevant for flickr, as they take the date info from metadata within the photo, via EXIF data.

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    Thanks. That's a bummer. My folders are organized using Year/Event/bunch of files in folder(s). The Windows Uploadr auto creates a album for each leaf node/folder. Basically, I was hoping to get the best of both worlds i.e navigate Flickr like a traditional folder hierarchy or using the metadata. Looks like my only option is to browse the timeline view, identify the date I need and then pick any photo, click the Info icon, see what Album it is filed under and go to that Album. Kinda cumbersome. May 15, 2015 at 15:48

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