How to use iPhoto to organise photos in Mac?

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The volume of photos that need to be organized and backed-up these days is increasing since everyone with a digital camera or smartphone is going click-crazy. Professional photographers put in a lot of effort in organizing their photos in their computers or external HDDs so that it is easy to locate a picture.

Organizing your photos properly and neatly is just like organizing your bookcase, so that when you need a particular photo, you will be able to locate them easily. Haphazardly stored pictures in folders pose a problem sometimes. You will have to open every folder to see which image suits your requirement while searching for a particular photo.

To avoid this, understand how you can easily organize your photos in a Macbook. With every Mac computer comes a basic iPhoto editing and organizing program.  

Arrange photos by keywords:

This is the feature which makes it easy for you to search for photos or albums using keywords. These keywords may or may not be a part of the photo/album title. iPhoto provides certain keywords like Vacation, Family, Birthdays, RAW et al. You can add your own keywords for easy organization.

Arrange photos by faces

This is a face-recognition system which lets the Macbook automatically recognize faces in a photo. Of course, for this to happen, you have to tag a photo first for the system to recognize the same face  in other photos. So if you want to search for your best friend’s photos, you can simply search using the Face tool.

Arrange photos by places

It is especially useful if you are want to search for all photos taken at say a particular city or a park. The Places feature makes it easy to track the location where photos were taken, but it requires the digital camera to have GPS tracking in the image metadata. This feature also requires an internet connection, because it uses Google Maps.

Arrange by events

This is the best way of organizing the photos and albums. Events give you the fairest idea of where to look for a particular photo. Event names can be like Alan’s Birthday 2013, National Park 2012, Office party Dec 2012, et al. iPhoto can recognize photos of a single event if they have been shot together or downloaded together.

Editing photos

iPhoto also allows you to edit pictures while you are organizing them. You can tilt, crop, remove red eyes, and adjust color temperatures and exposures. iPhoto also has eight effects that you can apply to an image.

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