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If your iPhone has become your primary camera, you probably have dozens if not hundreds or thousands of photos, documenting all kinds of events and activities, and sometimes you like to show your friends photos from certain events without having to navigate through all the other photos in your Camera Roll. The simple solution is to create an album. Just go into Photos and open up your Camera Roll or any other album containing the photos you want to add to your new album. Tap the Edit button in the upper right-hand corner and then just tap each photo you want to add to your album. Once you've selected your photos, tap Add To.
Now if you've previously created an album on your device you'll have the option here to add to one of those existing albums, but the album has to have been created on your device, you can't add to albums that you've synced from your computer. So in this case I haven't yet created any albums on this device, so I only have the button to create a new album. So I'll tap Add to New Album, I'm asked to give it a name, and now I have a brand-new album containing just the photos that I had selected. And the next time I want to share these photos with someone, I can open up this album instead of browsing through my entire Camera Roll.
I can continue adding to this album at anytime. I can go back to my Camera Roll, tap Edit, select a couple more photos, tap Add To and you'll notice this time I can choose to add to an existing album. Select that, select my Japan album and you can see now those photos have been added. I can also delete photos from an album by tapping the Edit button while in the album, selecting a photo and then tapping Remove.
Notice that this only removes the photo from the album and not from the device itself. If you want to get rid of a photo entirely you have to go back to the original in your Camera Roll and delete it from there. Be aware though that editing a photo in an album changes the original in your Camera Roll, so just keep in mind that you're not editing a copy of the photo in your album, you're editing the one and only original. You can also delete an entire album all at once by going back to your main album listing, tapping Edit and then tapping the red button next to the album and then hitting Delete. But you'll only be able to delete albums that you've created on your device.
To remove albums you've synced from your computer, you have to go into iTunes, select your phone or iPod, then go into photos and unsync the album from there. But that's how to create and work with albums directly on your iOS device.
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