13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2013 1:35 PM by Jeff Nitschke
VirgC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you make a photo album into an event?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, iPhoto issues
  • 1. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    You can go from an event to an album. But, I don't think it works the other way.

     

    Sorry

  • 2. Re: iPhoto
    VirgC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Jeff.  Somehow with a new iPhoto upgrade, I lost about 20 events, but was able to reconstruct them into albums.  At our local Apple store I was told I could make them into new events, but I agree with you, and don't seem to be able to do it.  If I figure out how to do it, I'll let you know!

  • 3. Re: iPhoto
    Mike Osborn Level 4 Level 4 (1,205 points)

    The iPhoto gurus hang out in the iPhoto forum.  You might try asking this question over there.

  • 4. Re: iPhoto
    VirgC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Mike--I'll give it a try.

  • 5. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    If you select the album then select photos in the album it will then let you create an event:

     

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  • 6. Re: iPhoto
    VirgC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Jeff--I am getting the message that my initial event will be lost (photos cannot be in more than one event).  I guess my bigger question is where did the original event go? I can't find it anywere.

  • 7. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    I wonder if possibly during your iPhoto update if some how events got merged. If that is the case the events can be split out into new events.

  • 8. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    Here is an example of splitting an event:

     

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  • 9. Re: iPhoto
    VirgC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, they are not there within (other) events, but do show up within all my photos (15,000+) which is how I found them to make into albums.  I appreciate your help!

  • 10. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    I may be getting a bit closer. If you right click on a photo you can see which event it is in

     

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  • 11. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    It may be that you have 1 big event

  • 12. Re: iPhoto
    VirgC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think you have something here--the event says they are "from MobileMe".  With the latest upgrade of iPhoto, we could no longer share photos via Mobile Me Gallery; these may be all the ones I did share that way (even though I had specific events for these in my photo library as well).  Now to just break down this giant event into the 20 "missing" ones.  Thanks!

  • 13. Re: iPhoto
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    Not a problem. Glad you got this sorted out.