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While there are various tools available for image organization in Synology Photos, I find myself in need of a solution that allows for quick sorting, deletion and categorization. I would greatly appreciate your valuable input and suggestions on how this process could be improved.

I am taking the assumption that we often use our NAS as a backup solution without deleting/sorting pictures before running backups, especially if Synology does not use folders/albums we've created in our phones or especially if our NAS storage has a lot of free space. After all, all this free space is accommodating us to give us more time sorting our media at a later time.

I've been really inspired by the features apps like Slidebox can provide (check ‎Slidebox - Photo Manager). This would allow a media-by-media sorting feature. Each time a media is sorted, the next unsorted image will appear. Here's what I have in mind:

Configurable Buttons: One way to streamline the sorting process is to have configurable buttons that allow users to assign images to user-defined folders instantly. These buttons should be easily customizable so that each user can tailor them to their specific sorting preferences. For example, one user might have buttons labelled "Personal," "Work," "Nature," while another user might prefer "Family," "Travel," "Art." Each media appear in full size and we simply click on the album we want this photo to move to.

Shortcut for Sending to Trash: Another essential feature would be a shortcut that enables users to quickly send unwanted or irrelevant images to the trash folder. This would save time and effort by eliminating the need to manually select and move images to the trash folder or to confirm deletion every time I delete an image.

Intuitive Drag and Drop: A drag-and-drop functionality would allow users to move images to designated folders effortlessly. This intuitive approach can make the sorting process more fluid and user-friendly.

Undo button: If a mistake is made once or twice, using the undo button will restore the position of the previous actions.

I believe that implementing these features would significantly enhance the efficiency and user experience of sorting unsorted images. However, I would love to hear your thoughts and any additional suggestions you may have.
 
Hi there, welcome to the forum!

While I have no personal recommendation to your workflow, you could suggest this as a feature request directly to Synology

 

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