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How do I "move forward" photos in a photobook (after removing a photo from being placed)

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Sep 13, 2013 7:56 AM

New to iphoto and Mac.  I've created a Book from 3 projects.  As I'm reviewing the photo book, there are photos I've decided I don't want and they have become Unplaced. 


I'd like the remaining photos to be "moved forward" automatically - can this be done?


Same question when changing a layout from say 2 photos per page to 6 photos.  All I end up with is a bunch of empty slots and I don't want to manually move forward a bunch of photos.


Any tutorials or resources you can suggest would be helpful.  I've tried googling this problem, and am faced with too many answers about people and deleting the photo libraries etc.

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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    I'm not at all sure I understand your question - there is no way to move photos forwards or backwards


    If you have a three photo layout and only two photos then change to a two photo layout - same for a 6 photo layout with only 2 photos - use the two photo layout


    For tutorials see - and -



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
    I think what I'm looking/hoping for, is that iphoto could (at least in the beginning stages) "repaginate" my album if there are photos I want to remove.  Just like when making a word document, when you delete some text, the rest of the text moves up and the document gets shorter.


    That is not a feature of iPhoto - suggest to Apple - iPhoto Menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback


    As i answered


    there is no way to move photos forwards or backwards




    so I created an album and iphoto slotted photos in there.  On further review - there are certain photos I just don't want (i.e. not nice enough, detract from overall book etc.).  If I remove something at the beginning, it's alot of manual work to move other photos forward.



    Same question as above - same answer as above




    The other situation is, when iphoto inserts the photos, it might not necessarily keep certain photos together (in this case, it's my parents' trip to Ireland) and we have a preference to keep photos from the same venue together on a page, not split by a page-flip.  This is where I'd want to change a layout from say 2 photos to 6 photos and would like to automatically move the previous pages photos forward to be placed in the new empty slots.


    And for the third time - exactly the same question - and of course exactly the same answer


    I reallly think this is a very clear statement



    there is no way to move photos forwards or backwards




    Am I asking too much?



    You can ask - but what you want is not a feature of iPhoto - suggest to Apple - iPhoto Menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback.


    As to your use of the existing features - totally your choice - some people use certain features and other do not - do what you please


    I generally find that if I am careful in selecting photos then Autoflow is a good start - but not always - just depends


    And I usually fill holes with additional photos that I did not originally choose or change the number of photos in the layout I use for that page




  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)


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