iPhoto – organize pictures

Last night we spend some time organizing files (using the Finder) and photos (using iPhoto). In both cases I emphasized the importance of knowing what you want to move and where you want to put it. Knowing this you can open the proper windows with the files (that you want to move) and the folder (that is the target for the move).

This morning I found this video describing how to organize photos in iPhoto. I think it illustrates what we did. Notice that the author goes one step further by creating a folder and moving his albums into folders.

iPhoto - New Folder

This could be helpful once you create many albums and want to organize them into manageable categories. – Happy Viewing

iPhoto – Import

We took a brief tour of iPhoto. Here we will repeat the steps we took.

  • locate photos in a folder on your Desktop
  • Import the photos into iPhoto.
  • Move them into an Album.
  • Run a Slide Show.

Open a Finder Window and locate the pictures that you want to import.

Pics in finder

Open iPhoto. For reference click on “Last Import”. Here you see the last set of photos that you imported into iPhoto.

IPhoto Last Imort

Now to import a new set, click File -> Import to Library…

Imort to iPhoto Library

Select the Folder where your photos are located and click Import.

Import pics

When you return to the “Last Import” button in iPhoto you will these photos.

This movie will show you how to move photos out of your “Last Import” folder and into an Album.