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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Creating Smart Albums

iPhoto can assemble albums for you based on criteria that you specify. Spell out what you want, and iPhoto does the work for you.

A few possibilities: Create an album containing every shot you took in the last week. Or of every photo you took in November 2002. Or of every November 2002 photo that has Sophie in its title. Or of every photo from 2008 that has Paris as a location, croissant in its title, food as a keyword, and a rating of at least four stars.

If you’ve taken the time to assign titles, comments, faces, places, and keywords to your photos, here’s where that time investment pays off. You can still use smart albums if you haven’t assigned this kind of information to photos; you just won’t be able to search on as ...

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