The classic question is whether to store images in a database or on the file system. In my case I feel it is probably best to store it on the file system.
However the specific order of the albums and images is very important. Originally I thought that I could do this by displaying images in the order of their last modified date and then artificially change that value to modify the order. However that method is flawed as adding new images to an album will reorder all the images as the modified time is changed unwillingly.
Can anyone give me advice on how I can keep track of the order without using a database?
(Not 100% sure if this question belongs here or maybe on stackoverflow, but I'm taking my chances and if I'm wrong feel free to correct it.)