5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2013 9:05 PM by LarryHN
Busy Mom of 4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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.


iPhoto '11
  • 1. Re: How do I "move forward" photos in a photobook (after removing a photo from being placed)
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 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 - https://ssl.apple.com/findouthow/photos/ and - http://support.apple.com/videos#iphoto

     

    LN

  • 2. Re: How do I "move forward" photos in a photobook (after removing a photo from being placed)
    Busy Mom of 4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I should have been more specific, let me try again.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Am I asking too much?

     

    I had some hope for the Autoflow...but I don't want to put all unplaced photos at the end.  Honestly, that's a functionality I don't envision using much.

  • 3. Re: How do I "move forward" photos in a photobook (after removing a photo from being placed)
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 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

     

     

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    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

     

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    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

     

    LN

     


  • 4. Re: How do I "move forward" photos in a photobook (after removing a photo from being placed)
    Busy Mom of 4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - I thought there would be some tricky sneaky way to do this, that someone in Apple world would have discovered.