First of all, thank you in advance for your time and willingness to respond to my questions. I am new to Omeka and I have some questions about image sequencing on Omeka. We have collections in which we would like the images to be viewed in a specific order (mostly, chronologically by date of works). We have a few questions as to how we can control the order of the images viewed. As far as I can tell, two factors govern the order in which a user sees your images: the file name and the order of uploading the files. My first question is the following: what predominates: file name or order of uploads? Do we need to just focus on one and not the other?
I have an additional question. At our work, we have a collection of 200+ images of Raphael that I would like to make into a collection. What if I go to the trouble of renaming all the original Raphael images so they will show sequentially and I later find another 25 that I want to add to the collection. I don’t know at this point if I should use the reorder plugin or I can figit the numbering by interjecting an additional letter. Let’s say the original was raph001x.jpg. The added file could be raph001xa.jpg.
So, to summarize, we are trying to understand how Omeka sequences images and how we can control the order in which images are viewed by users. We would like to display the images in a specific order and interject new images into the existing order. I hope that was clear and again, I thank you for your help in better understanding how Omeka image sequencing works.