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Create an Album and add photos to it

Create Albums to help organize your photos, make them easier to find, and sort them in any order you wish.

You can put the same photo in any number of Albums because iPhoto actually just with sixteen copies of the same photo taking up space on your hard disk.

  1. To create a new Album, click the "Add" button in the lower-left corner of the iPhoto window, circled below.

  2. In the "New Album" dialog box that appears, enter a name for the Album and click OK. Your new Album appears in the Album panel of iPhoto's main window.

  3. To add photos to the Album, drag images from the viewing area and drop them on the Album icon.

    Figure 17.17

To rename an existing Album:

Double-click the Album name and type a new name.

To delete photos from an Album or from the Photo Library:

If you delete a photo from an Album, this will not delete it from the Photo Library (remember, the image in the Album "points" to the stored image in the Library).

But if you delete a photo from the Photo Library, it will disappear from every Album that contained it.

  1. Select the Photo Library icon, or select an Album from which you want to delete one or more photos.

  2. Click the "Organize" view button if it's not already selected.

  3. Select one or more photos to delete.

  4. Press the Delete key.

To duplicate an Album:

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.

  1. Single-click an Album in the Album pane to select it.

  2. From the File menu, choose "Duplicate," or press Command D.

  3. Double-click the new Album icon in the pane, then type a new name over the default name assigned by iPhoto.

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