My apologies if this has been asked and answered, but I’m new here…
I’m trying to get a grip on how the iPhone handles image files I take with my iPhone.
I have begun transferring (but not deleting) my pictures from my iPhone to iPhoto so that they can be backed up, tagged (keyword), etc. But I would very much like to create and use additional photo albums to categorize my images.
It is my understanding I cannot actually create photo albums on the iPhone, but that I can create them within iPhoto. However, those created albums are “smart” albums; they merely point to a given image within the iPhoto library and do not actually place the given photo(s) within only that specialized category.
Is this correct?
If so, does this mean that the only way I can really create photo albums on my iPhone is to transfer my images from the iPhone to iPhoto. Delete the images from the Camera Roll on my iPhone, then sync back the images from iPhoto to my iPhone and the syncing process will bring over those specialized categories?
Thus, on my iPhone I would end up with the albums Camera Roll (for any new images snapped), a album with all my images from iPhoto and the specialized albums that merely point to the images in the all encompassing library.
Am I getting any of this correct?