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Chapter 3. Organizing Photos > New features in organize mode

New features in organize mode

  • Slideshows and books are now independent entities that are parallel to albums and smart albums in the Source pane.

  • You can now collect items in the Source pane into folders for better organization.

  • A new Calendar pane uses the same area as the Information pane below the Source pane. You can use it to limit the display of photos to those taken in selected time periods (Figure 3.1).

    Figure 3.1. iPhoto's Calendar pane makes it easy to see photos only from selected time periods, such as I've done here with December 2003 through January 2004.

  • iPhoto 5 completely revamped the interface for keywords, creating a Keywords pane that uses the same area as the Information pane and enables you both to assign keywords and to search for photos with certain keywords. You now create and delete keywords in the Keywords pane of iPhoto's Preferences window.

  • A permanent Search field enables you to search for text in the filenames, titles, comments, and keywords.

  • You can now control which of the sharing tools appear in the toolbar using the Show in Toolbar menu in the Share menu.

  • You can import movies and organize them into albums and smart albums. You can also give them titles, ratings, and keywords (the “Movies” keyword is applied automatically for you).

Albums and Books and Folders and Slideshows, Oh My!

Versions of iPhoto before iPhoto 5 put only albums in the Source pane. In fact, because of that, I called it the “album pane” in earlier editions of this book. However, in iPhoto 5, other types of items can appear in the pane—albums, smart albums, books, slideshows, and folders—so I'm calling them “sources” in aggregate, and I'm calling the pane itself the “Source pane.” In most cases, things you can do to one type of source (like delete it, move it around, or add photos to it), you can do to all the types of sources. When that's the case, I'll use the term “sources”; when there are exceptions, I'll use the specific term or call out the exception.



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