Avid photographers tackle dozens of albums in the Photos app for macOS, which can be an organizational nightmare. Here’s how to get started organizing your photo albums.
Apple’s inclusion of cameras on the iPhone and iPad makes it very easy for anyone to take photographs whenever they want. Although it has nearly eliminated the consumer compact camera market, what continues to exist is the need to manage all the images produced.
With users potentially creating thousands of photographs each year on their mobile devices, which can be synced with the Mac’s Photos app, this leads many to create albums, subcategorising the image collection into a more manageable state.
However, after managing the images in the albums, the problem becomes managing the albums themselves. Over time, users may end up with tons of albums in their library, and the default ways Photos handles them may not be as desirable.
This guide will explain some of the ways you can start organizing the albums themselves.
Put pictures in albums
The first thing to learn when managing pictures in Photos is to put them in albums first. In short, you have to create the album and then insert the image.
How to add images to an album in Photos for macOS
- Select the Images you want to add to the album by clicking on them.
- Click the right mouse button images, select Add to, then or an existing album oa New album.
- If a new album is created, a new album will appear in My Albums on the left side of the Photos app. Click the first name And rename it appropriately.
How to remove pictures from an album in Photos for macOS
- Select the Image or Images you want to remove.
- Click the right mouse button the image, select Remove photos from album.
If you have a lot of albums, you’ll need to further manage how they’re organized, so you can easily see and access the images you want as quickly as possible.
By default, the My Albums section of Photos lists albums in the order in which they were created. The most recent album is displayed at the top of the list, while the oldest albums are displayed at the bottom.
How to change the order of My Albums in Photos for macOS
- Right-click on My Albums, To select To sort in the context menu.
- Select one of the three options: By name, earliest first or newest first.
Newest First and By Name may be the most useful options of the trio, but bear in mind that By Name may be the most customizable.
For example, the creative naming of an album could alter its position in the list within the sorts. Alternatively, you can prefix album names with a number.
You can also manually reorder the albums and folders in My Albums by dragging them up and down in the list.
If you have a large number of albums and they are classifiable, consider creating a folder within My Albums to put the albums in.
How to add and use folders in My Albums in Photos for macOS
- Right-click on My Albums and select New folder.
- Give the folder an appropriate one first name, such as “Pets” for a folder containing pet albums.
- Drag and drop the albums in the folder.
After adding albums to a folder, you can treat them the same way as albums in the My Albums folder, including sorting and repositioning albums in the list.
Keep in mind that, as with the photos themselves, any changes you make to albums, folders, and album orders in Photos for macOS will also affect the app versions for iPhone and iPad.