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Creating folders

From: iPhoto '08 Essential Training

Video: Creating folders

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.

Creating folders

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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iPhoto '08 Essential Training

71 video lessons · 11589 viewers

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  1. 8m 32s
    1. Welcome
      2m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 17s
    3. iPhoto overview
      5m 15s
  2. 9m 33s
    1. Interface changes
      2m 2s
    2. Importing photos
      37s
    3. Events
      1m 18s
    4. Using the Web Gallery
      2m 18s
    5. The Adjust palette
      2m 12s
    6. Other editing tools
      1m 6s
  3. 24m 37s
    1. Launching iPhoto for the first time
      2m 47s
    2. Setting up overall preferences
      5m 18s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 7s
    4. Importing photo files
      2m 41s
    5. Importing movies
      3m 14s
    6. Changing the viewing mode
      6m 30s
  4. 26m 47s
    1. Setting up Events preferences
      4m 2s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Auto-splitting an event
      2m 48s
    4. Merging events
      2m 4s
    5. Changing the key photo
      2m 13s
    6. Renaming your photos and events
      2m 34s
    7. Creating albums
      2m 40s
    8. Creating folders
      3m 12s
    9. Creating Smart Albums
      4m 34s
  5. 26m 31s
    1. Understanding metadata
      1m 3s
    2. Understanding EXIF and IPTC metadata
      2m 11s
    3. Using photo info
      3m 7s
    4. Rating your photos
      4m 19s
    5. Finding photos by rating
      1m 27s
    6. Hiding photos
      1m 41s
    7. Flagging photos
      4m 12s
    8. Adding keywords
      5m 44s
    9. Finding photos by keyword
      2m 47s
  6. 29m 28s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 32s
    2. Rotating photos
      1m 17s
    3. Cropping photos
      2m 7s
    4. Straightening photos
      2m 23s
    5. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      4m 37s
    6. Removing red-eye
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching photos
      2m 33s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 50s
    9. Duplicating photos
      2m 13s
    10. The Revert to Original command
      3m 16s
  7. 47m 11s
    1. Setting up an advanced editing environment
      5m 13s
    2. Adjusting levels
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      4m 2s
    4. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      3m 13s
    5. Adjusting saturation, temperature, and tint
      3m 39s
    6. Automatic color cast correction
      3m 0s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      5m 55s
    8. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 7s
    9. Editing in an external editor
      4m 16s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 24s
    11. Working with RAW files in an external editor
      6m 17s
  8. 38m 28s
    1. Creating a Web Gallery
      7m 24s
    2. Managing your Web Gallery
      2m 33s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      9m 53s
    4. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    5. Emailing photos
      6m 47s
    6. Exporting an HTML Web Gallery
      5m 27s
    7. Sharing photos over a network
      2m 5s
  9. 28m 31s
    1. Printing photos
      4m 49s
    2. Ordering prints
      2m 31s
    3. Building a photo book
      9m 52s
    4. Creating greeting cards
      4m 54s
    5. Creating a calendar
      6m 25s
  10. 18m 19s
    1. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a photo DVD in iDVD
      5m 39s
    3. The iPhoto Library
      4m 3s
    4. Creating custom title slides
      3m 24s
  11. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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