HOWTO |organise your photos
1 Create an album
Choose File > New Album and name it. The window will show your photos as moments (taken around the same place and time). Click a photo to select it for inclusion in the album, or put the pointer over a moment’s title row and click Select Moment to mark all of its contents.
2 Add photos to an album
While marking photos for inclusion, click Selected (top-left) to review your choices. Click a photo again to remove the tick and exclude it. When you’re satisfied, click Add (top-right) to see the album’s new contents. Click Albums or the back arrow in the toolbar to see all albums.
3 Create a Smart Album
Pick File > New Smart Album to set rules that automatically gather photos from your library. Click the + to add more criteria, and choose whether any or all must match. Later, in the Albums view, click the cog next to a Smart Album’s name to modify its criteria.
4 Organise your albums
In the Albums view, those you’ve created can be dragged around to rearrange them. Folders can be used to group albums (and other folders). Choose File > New Folder to make one. When a folder is selected, the Play and Share buttons will act upon its entire contents.
5 Play a slideshow
Select one or more albums or folders, or open an album and select some of its contents (hold ç to select more than one item), then click the Play button in the toolbar to choose a presentational theme and music (including from iTunes) to accompany your slideshow.
6 Mark a favourite photo
To mark a photo as a favourite and have it appear in the Favorites album, put the cursor over it and click the heart at its top-left, or select several photos and click the heart on one to mark them all. Or, while viewing a single photo, click the heart in the toolbar or press the . key.
7 Show more information
Select Window > Info to see metadata for the selected photo, such as camera settings and where it was taken (if recorded). You can add a title, description, and keywords (press ® after each), all of which Smart Albums can inspect. You can also manually identify people.
8 Quickly find people
The Faces album shows people detected in your photos. Double-click and name one. You’ll see other photos thought to be of them, and be asked to confirm or correct. When done, the person’s face appears larger in the album and acts a shortcut to all photos of them.