MacMost Now 485: Creating iPhone Photo Albums

Learn how to create and modify photo albums that will then appear on your iPhone in the Photos app. You can create them using iPhoto on your Mac, or folders with subfolders on your Mac or Windows.

Comments: 26 Responses to “MacMost Now 485: Creating iPhone Photo Albums”

    Charles Jones
    9 years ago

    Gary,
    I really appreciate all of your videos. I am new to the Mac, and find your videos very helpful in my training.
    Thanks again
    Charles

    Mel
    9 years ago

    WOW, this was my exact question! I had 360 events and did NOT want to load every photo. I am creating albums to sync now! I think I have a dozen! SO much better than all 8000 pictures!

    Tom Dolan
    9 years ago

    I created an album in iPhoto, then tried to sync it to my iPhone4, but the “apply” button was grayed out (and stayed grayed out). I recreated the album in a folder in my Mac’s “Picture” finder. I was able to synch it to the iPhone but all the shots went directly to the Photo Library album and erased the stuff that was there previously. This has happened before. I’ve never been able (in the six months I’ve owned the phone) to add an album of my own, with its own name and listing.

      9 years ago

      That’s very odd. It seems like something is wrong. I’ve never had a problem or heard of a problem like that.

    jenni
    9 years ago

    Can you delete a phote album? If so can someone please tell me how to do it. Thanks

      9 years ago

      Yes. Just do it in iPhoto and then sync. Or, use iTunes to select only the albums you want to sync. Watch the video.

    Janell
    8 years ago

    I really need some help I have no clue where you are getting the pictures from in itunes I don’t know where to find them can you help?

      8 years ago

      what are you trying to do, exactly? You use iPhoto, not iTunes to get pictures to and from your iPhone. But you set which pictures sync from iPhoto in iTunes.

    Janell
    8 years ago

    so to do so do you have to have a mac computer? If not how do I get iphoto?

      8 years ago

      What do you have? If you have a PC, you can do it with Windows, sure. It is a different process as there is no iPhoto for Windows. But in iTunes you can select a folder of photos to sync.

        Janell
        8 years ago

        Yes I have a PC do you know the Windows process? Sorry I’m such a pain I’m new with this iPhone thing!!!

          Janell
          8 years ago

          OK I think I have that figured out just now how do I get albums off my phone?

            8 years ago

            Do you mean remove albums that you synced from your computer. Or transfer photos you have taken with your iPhone? If the first, then sync, select only the albums you want in iTunes, and sync again. If the second, then Windows should prompt you to transfer photos like any other camera. But I don’t know the details.

    bruce b
    8 years ago

    Followed advice but the album I created in iphoto doesn’t show up on iphone

      8 years ago

      Must have forgotten a step. Check your settings in iTunes carefully and sync again.

    Calvinator
    8 years ago

    I get all the way to choose folder, ‘apply’ and then, ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO REMOVE TO APPS INCLUDING BACKGAMMON FROM YOUR IPHONE?
    I’ve never ‘clicked’ with Apple’s logic; nothing they make me do makes sense. The fact that manuals don’t exist keep me up at night.
    How can I get photos onto my iPhone without removing my apps from the phone (makes sense, right?)
    THANKS, Gary… as always, I appreciate your efforts is keeping us sane,

      8 years ago

      You need to look in the apps section. There you have set which apps to sync, and which not to sync. So you must have Backgammon on your phone, but set to not sync in iTunes. In other words, one of the syncing instructions you are giving is to remove Backgammon from your phone. So change that to have a checkmark next to Backgammon.
      Or, if Backgammon isn’t even on your Mac, then add it by downloading it from the App Store. Or, Control+Click on your iPhone in the left sidebar and select “Transfer Purchases” to move it directly from your iPhone to your Mac.

    John Winecoff
    8 years ago

    Is there an iphoto version for Windows XP?

    John Winecoff
    8 years ago

    That’s too bad. I’m a photographer and I just bought my first iphone. I really wanted numerous albums to show off my work.

    Thank you for your quick response.

      8 years ago

      There are many Windows program that will let you manage your photos. Not sure which ones do what, but I know there are many.

    John Winecoff
    8 years ago

    No problem organizing on my computer. When selecting different folders to sync in itunes, the pics still get dumped into “Photo Library” album. Making different albums is where I’m stuck.

      8 years ago

      I think on Windows you just put the photos in different albums. But look in your iTunes settings for “Photos” for that iPhone. The options should be spelled out there.

    Michelle
    7 years ago

    hi, i can sync an album but when i sync another album the previous one disappears. any ideas what’s happening??? thanks in advance

      7 years ago

      So you check both albums to sync, but you only get one?

    fazal
    7 years ago

    thank you very much
    it really helps

    warm regards

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