Can I Organize My Images with Apple Photos

Taking pictures with iPhone is a great experience, but finding those images on your Mac can be a difficult task. Now with Apple’s Photos for Mac OS X provides a number of methods to quickly and easily organize your photos.

The iPhone provides all its pictures to be collected on your Apple computer. All the photo collection can be viewed on your Apple devices or Mac. Let’s have a look at some of the solutions where you can access your desired photos easily.

Easy tips to organize your photos in Apple Photos

1. Automatically organized: The pictures on your Mac OS X automatically sorts by location and date. The sorted images are known as moments. All these photos are organized in a timeline where you can see all the pictures in a particular timeline. On the left hand side, there is a navigation pane which enables you to navigate through the different photo collections.

2. Sidebar: The Sidebar feature allows you quickly access your photos on Mac machine. To view the sidebar follow these steps:

  • Select View option
  • Click on Show Sidebar icon


  • Enter Command + Options + S keys

Other than these, you have plenty of options to organize your images like drag and drop or tab the + option to add the photos to a new or existing Photo groups.

3. Smart Albums: It is one of the easy-to-use function in your Photo application. You can easily create Smart Albums which automatically collect images based on certain rules that you have define.

To create a Smart Album, you need to click + symbol in the toolbar and select Smart Album option. The Smart Album organizes your photos according to the rules that you have set.

4. Places and faces:  If your pictures have GPS information, images for Mac OS X can show them on a map. If there is no location information to pictures, you can easily add it. To do this, you need to follow these simple instructions:

  • Open the info window of the pictures and tap Location area at the bottom of that window.
  • Enter the location of the image and pinpoint the exact location of the photo.
  • Now Command + click the pushpin and place it to an area in a map.

Sometimes, a sync or transition error results in missing or deletion of library photos on Mac. In such case, it is recommended to use Remo Recover software to get back lost photo files from iPhoto on Macintosh with ease.