Does the order in which I upload my pictures matter?

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Is a synth going to turn out differently if I upload the pictures in a different order?
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Great question!-- in our early internal builds, there were some random effects from photo order (which was actually not fully controllable), but for the build we're releasing the order in which you add things doesn't matter. The image filenames are always sorted lexicographically (meaning as they'd be if you click by name on the file explorer). That order is assumed to be the 'time' or narrative order. If the photos came from a single camera, they generally will be, since cameras give photos names with increasing numbers in them that sort as you'd expect. In the viewer, you can use the period (',') and comma (',') to move respectively forward and backward through photos in their time order. This is good for action sequences, It's not the same as the spacebar, which moves you through a spatial tour, and 'z', which moves you to previous images you've visited kind of like 'undo'.