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Lesson 4. Organizing and Refining YourPh... > Organizing Your Sources Into Folders

Organizing Your Sources Into Folders

In no time at all, the sources in iPhoto start filling up the Source column and become increasingly difficult to sort through. It only gets worse as you create slide shows and books, as you'll begin to do in the next lesson. Now is the time to learn how to organize your sources.

The way iLife is structured is, in many ways, like the Mac OS itself, with sources in the left column and details of the content in the large window to the right. Conveniently, iPhoto gives you the opportunity to arrange your sources into folders for easy organization.

For now, create three folders, one for each of our personas.

1.
Choose File > New Folder.

This adds an untitled folder to your sources.

2.
Double-click the folder name and change it to Biz Owner.

3.
In the Source list, drag all the source material that belongs to Jennifer into her folder.

This includes the Sgraffito and Company Press albums as well as the Smart Album Cool Pieces.

4.
Go ahead and make folders for the student and the dad, as well. Add the appropriate albums to appropriate folders.

You'll use these folders for organizing new work in upcoming lessons.

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