Copy and Move pictures between Picture Libraries
We would like to be able to copy and move pictures to Picture Library within Modern sites.
We have one picture library for external and archived images, and another to act as an image bank with more controlled metadata and versioning (the official images). We cannot move pictures between them efficiently!
It seems that modern Copy To and Move To supports only Document Libraries.
And there is no Site content And Structure tool available any more.
SharePoint Migration Tool also seems to support only Document Libraries.
So please give us a tool to copy/move efficiently dozens of images to and from a Picture Library.
Oh, and please add here a Picture Library category. That would be nice.
This is a fundamental requirement for modern companies. We could do it in Classic but you can only move the images one at a time ( I haven't checked if metadata sticks though) Come on MS
It never once occurred to me when I chose to invest time and effort into building a customized Picture Library view that basic tools like copy and move would not be included in the program. What in the world was the program designer thinking? Obviously no-one on the team was experienced with working with pictures. Disheartening to see that it has been over a year since this complaint was made and there's been no improvement.
Jamie Liao commented
It would be great to be able to move pictures between two different picture libraries. And it would be great if the metadata can be kept regardless of it being a document library column or a site column!
The business knows how useful it is to be able to do that between two document libraries so it is hard to explain why we cannot do that for pictures!
Thank you very much for your consideration.
Necesitamos que nos ayuden a resolver este problema y podamos mover y copiar entre bibliotecas de imágenes y que las imágenes guarde y mantengan las etiquetas y los metadatos. Gracias!
This seems like such a basic feature that I am surprised it is not possible, especially given that I can apparently move an image from a picture library to a document library with no issue. Why the lockdown on picture libraries? What's the point?
I cannot see any reason why it is not possible to do this. It is such a basic requirement for managing images
I agree: Important: the function should also include copying/moving files from document libraries to picture libraries, not only between picture libraries. Thx.
Ben Daneker commented
I agree exactly with what the previous user said. "Sick joke" is an accurate description of every UserVoice I have ever interacted with and voted up. This and many other UserVoice entries represent absolutely basic features but most go unaddressed for years!
Seriously disappointed with SPO.
Microsoft can't keep promising a mansion and delivering a mobile home
The number of basic things I've discovered that can't be done in SharePoint and Teams is starting to become absurdly comical. Redirection to UserVoice is a sick joke being played on me over and over again.
Please help solve this problem. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/move-images-between-picture-libraries/e40bef6b-0872-4ab4-bcb7-9b8095f8d5cc?page=1 This post is more than a year now.
We have similar situation and the same problem. I cant copy and move to from one picture library to another picture library. And when you copy the picture through Windows explorer, the metadata is not being copied.
Important: the function should also include copying/moving files from document libraries to picture libraries, not only between picture libraries. Thx.
Kirsty Patterson commented
I can't believe that the option is available with Document Libraries and not Picture libraries. We would like to be able to organise our Picture Library without and can't at the moment.
Pablo Destefanis commented
It is unbelievable that we still have these half-assed implementations...
Ben Bennett commented
To add some weight to this, when using move/copy to a document library, you lose all the picture library metadata. I've even tried moving files on my pc between two synced picture libraries, and the metadata disappears. I need some way of moving pictures from one picture library to another without losing the metadata.