Keeping events special
Q What has happened to iPhoto? I used to have all my pictures organised using named events and this worked very well, particularly given that it was easy to merge multiple events together, if they spanned several days (holidays, for example). Now in Photos all my pictures appear in one long list, with no way of naming the occasion. Where are my events? Anne Channing
A They are gone. Apple decided that there was too much overlap between events and albums, and since they couldn’t very well have a photo app without albums, it was events that had to go.
You’re making this sound worse than it is though. The ‘All Photos’ album is just a giant scrolling list of every picture, sorted by date, true. But the Photos view (at the top of the sidebar) will break this up with date headers, so that all the pictures taken on the same day are grouped together. If they were taken on a camera that records the location, this will also be shown in the header. For holidays that’s probably all you need, but if you want to group your images more precisely, you can just drag them into a new album and name it as you would have previously named the event.
You can also use keywords and smart albums to create albums that automatically update as you add new pictures. And on top of all that, when you migrate from iPhoto, the Photos app creates a separate album for each of the events you had previously, listed under ‘iPhoto Events’.
Don’t worry, your old iPhoto events are preserved when you migrate to Photos.