6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 7:08 AM by LarryHN
robert_coady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently went on vacation taking loads of pics. Which is the most efficient way to organise my photos into albums/sub  albums or folders/sub folders? then I want to burn onto a dvd?

the structure will be:

heading

          sub heading 1

                              sub sub heading a

                                                            photo1

                                                            photo 2

                                                            photo 3 etc

                              sub sub heading b

                                                            photo 12

                                                            photo 13

                              sub sub heading c

                                                            photo 23

                                                            photo 24

          sub heading 2

                              sub sub heading h    

                                                            photo 31

 

                        

 

 

etc.

once  I import my photos in, I will organise them into albums or folders. I dont know the difference between albums and folders


macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: iphoto photos
    gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (11,610 points)

    Hi robert,

     

    In iPhoto, you have Events and Albums - no folders. Events are created automatically when you import folders, and are set up based on the way you have your preferences set up. Albums are what you create. So, you create an Album, and then open the Event that has photos you want in the Album, and you drag the photos to the Album. If you want them all in the album, you select all and drag. If you want selected ones, you click on one, and then hold down the Command key and click on the next one, etc.

     

    For example, at Christmas, both my husband and I take photos with our respective iPhones. I also take pictures with my camera. When I import these, they make 3 separate Events. Oftentimes, there also will be photos from Thanksgiving or Halloween on one or more of the cameras. But, for my Christmas 2013 album, I only want the Christmas photos. So, I go to each Event individually, select the Christmas photos I want in my Album, and move them in. The Events stay out there with all of the photos that were imported with that particular Event. The Albums, are "subsets" of various events that I have compiled with the photos I want.

     

    Hope that helps. Holler back with any questions!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • 2. Re: iphoto photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    In iPhoto events are a way to view the photos in your library

     

    You can also build albums to organize photos - and you can have folders to organize albums - albums hold photos and folder hold other folders or albums - so with folders and albums you can do exactly what you want - also with smart albums you can automatically populate an album according to the rules you set up

     

    LN

  • 3. Re: iphoto photos
    gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (11,610 points)

    Thanks Larry,

     

    Didn't realize that one could actually create Folders to put your Albums in! I think I'm going to do some organizing in my iPhoto library!!!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • 4. Re: iphoto photos
    robert_coady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Larry,

     

    Can u burn folders from iPhoto?

  • 5. Re: iphoto photos
    gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (11,610 points)

    Hi robert,

     

    Not sure if Larry is here tonight, but looked up "burn" in iPhoto help, and here's what it had:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 12.57.39 AM.png

     

    So, looks like the answer is yes.....

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • 6. Re: iphoto photos
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)
    Can u burn folders from iPhoto?

     

     

     

    No - but you can open a folder (this will display all of the photos in all of the albums in the folder) so you can see the photos, select them all and export to a desktop folder - in the finder right click on that folder and burn it to disk - as covered in the iPhoto help quoted by Gail

     

    LN