Flagging photos is fun and easy. iPhoto’s intuitive layout and focus on sensible processes means that anybody can take advantage of this handy feature. In this simple four step tutorial we will show you how to highlight images for selection, how to flag them using a variety of three methods, then we’ll explain how these are turned into one Event. Flagging and grouping together images is an ideal way for users to organise a selection of random images. For example, you may want to trawl through your archives and pick out images to make a book for a friend, or you may want to pick out several dozen images of yourself looking your best. Or perhaps you’re an avid photographer who wants to add a hot collection of abstracts to your Flikr account. Whatever the reason, the result can be achieved using iPhoto’s Flag and Events tools. Let’s show you how!
1: Flagging images
Enter your Photos folder and track down images you wish to flag. Isolate the frames and either hit the Flag icon at the bottom of the panel, use the shortcut (Cmd+.) or head to the Photos menu and click Flag Photos.
Your plethora of pictures chosen from the library are highlighted with a small orange flag in the top-left corner. Head to the Menu bar and opt for Events. In the Events menu select Create Event From Flagged Photos.
3: All together now
When you enter the Events folder on the Source list you will see a new Event with all your flagged frames. You can administer batch changes by highlighting them all and going to Photos>Batch Change.
4: Not the end
You can add more images to your folder by flagging them, heading back into the original Events folder, going to the Events menu and choosing ‘Add Flagged Photos To Selected Event’.