Create an Album and Add Photos to It
Create albums to organize your photos, make them easier to find, and make collections to use when you create a slideshow, HomePage, or Book.
You can put the same photo in any number of albums because iPhoto just "points" to the original photo stored in the Library (like aliases on your Desktop), which means you don't end up with multiple copies of the same photo taking up space on your hard disk.
To create a new album
To add photos to an album
Drag images from the viewing area and drop them on an album icon.
To rename an existing album
Double-click the album name to highlight it and type a new name.
To delete photos from an album
If you delete a photo from an album, it will not be deleted from the Library; the photo in the album "points" to the original photo in the Library. But if you delete a photo from the Library, it will disappear from the Library and every album that contains it.
To duplicate an album
You may want to experiment with different arrangements of photos for a book project or a slideshow. You can duplicate an entire album. In the duplicate, you can rearrange the photos, delete some, add others, and it won't affect the original album or add to the
Create Smart Albums
Creating albums and dragging photos into them is a great way to organize your photos, but it gets a lot better than that. iPhoto lets you create Smart Albums that automatically find and organize photos that match certain conditions you've set. For instance, you can create a Smart Album that contains only photos to which you've assigned a five-star rating (see the
A Smart Album can be identified in the "Source" pane by the "gear" icon on it, representing automation.
To create a Smart Album
The new Smart Album icon is selected in the "Source" pane and the viewing area shows all photos in the Library that match the Smart Album conditions.
To edit a Smart Album's settings