How to Re-order Photos in iPhoto

If you have ever tried to move photos in iPhoto you’ve probably found it to be a frustrating experience. The photos simply jump back to their original location in an Event making it difficult to change the order of the photos.

Fortunately there’s a way around this limitation in the Events library. In the guide below I will show you how to use albums to rearrange your photos in iPhoto however you like without affecting the original photos.

How to Organize Your Photos in iPhoto

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1. Click Events in the Library section.

2. Click Edit and Select All from the menu. This will select all of the events in your iPhoto library.

Note: You can also open a specific event and do the same thing.

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3. Click File > New and then Album from the menu.

Note: iPhoto will create a new album which contains all of the photos in the events you selected.

4. Enter a name for the new album (optional) and hit Return to save the changes.

Note: The new album will appear under Albums on the left pane.

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5. When you open the album you will be able to rearrange the photos however you want.

Note: Rearranging your photos in the new album will not affect the original files stored in the events library, it just makes it easier to organize photos in iPhone.

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Software/Hardware used: iPhoto ’11 running on Mac OS 10.6.8.