Firstly, the intuitive info pane allows you select a group of photos or a new event and edit details with just a few clicks. The info pane only shows you the details that affect all photos, leaving off individual info elements such as star ratings. Secondly, the Batch Change item in the menu bar allows for more detailed editing of photo info such as individual numbering of your snaps. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to master both methods of batch info editing so you can organise your iPhoto library in no time at all.
First of all, select the event or photos you want to batch edit the info of. Events that haven’t had their details edited will show up as ‘Untitled event’.
Click on the Info icon in the bottom-right of iPhoto’s window to bring up your selected event or photo’s info pane. Here you can batch edit certain details.
Click on the ‘Untitled event’ title to rename the event; each photo will show up with this event title. You can drag new photos into events at a later date.
Add a description to give more detail to photos and their events; it’s a great opportunity to include smaller details such as what an event was like.
At the bottom of the info pane, enter a location for the photos or event you’ve selected. Type a location and select a more exact match from the list.
The pin on the map represents the location where your photos were taken; you can drag this pin wherever you like to fine-tune your photos’ geotags.
With your event or photos highlighted, click Photos in the menu bar then click ‘Batch Change…’ to batch change details such as file name and date.
In the Batch Change panel, select Title and Text from the drop-down menus. There are plenty of options, but using custom texts for titles make the most sense.
Enter a title then select ‘Append a number to each photo’. This will number each photo making similar snaps easy to distinguish and identify.
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