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We can use folders which is another organizational tool in iPhoto's library to help us organize all these wonderful albums that we start creating. And that really does happen. People like album so much that what happens is the whole library pane here begins to fill up with albums. And you begin to have a hard time finding one album from another. You can organize all of these albums within folders and this is a simple task that I'm going to show you right now. Let's make a few more albums just for the fun of it. Right now we only have two and that's not really an organizational challenge. So we'll make one for kitchen stuff, so as I did in a previous movie I selected some shots I go to Plus, call it Kitchen, Create. Let's go back to Events here and now this make a living room album. I'm holding down the Cmd key as I Click on these shots. Go to the Plus key, call this Living Room, make sure that the box is checked so your photos go in there and then let's go back one more time to the well, and we have a few bedroom shots here. So why not make a Bedroom album also? Okay. So now I have a Bedroom, Living Room and Kitchen album. A logical organizational structure would be to put all three of those in one folder. I go up here, and I go to New Folder, right there you will see that a new folder appears in the Library pane. I'm going to give it a name. We'll call it House, keep it simple, simple names are sometimes better, don't you think? Now I'm going to select my three albums, Kitchen, I'm going to hold down the Cmd key. Now I'm going to take these three albums. I'm going to put them in the House folder and I drag them up and I put right on top until I get the black rectangle and then I let go the mouse button and just like that now I have a House folder that I can open and with in it I have the kitchen the living room and the bedroom, nice and tidy, when I don't need to see those shots any more I can close it up or if I Click on the folder itself then I can see all of the shots in that folder. So now if you have hundreds or even thousands of photos in your iPhoto library you have tried to organize things by creating albums and so forth, but now you are ending up with dozens of albums. You can see that folders that help you organize those albums so that this Library source pane here becomes manageable. It's not too bad. Give it a try.
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