Define Smart Albums in Photos

Smart albums are a great way to collect items based on their attributes, whether they’re inherent to the item itself (such as what camera took the picture) or based on information that you’ve added (such as keywords). Smart albums, which are available only in the macOS version of Photos, let you slice your library in endlessly interesting ways .

**①** This smart album displays only images containing the faces of me, my wife, and our kids, as recognized by Photos. We are really terrible about taking group pictures.
This smart album displays only images containing the faces of me, my wife, and our kids, as recognized by Photos. We are really terrible about taking group pictures.

Create a New Smart Album

  1. Choose File > New Smart Album (Command-Option-N).
  2. In the dialog that appears ...

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