Flagging Photos in iPhoto


A quick way to mark files
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Let's say that you have just imported a bunch of photos that you took on a trip. You are glancing through them and know that there are some you want to edit. You want a way to quickly and temporarily mark these photos so you can come back to them later.

Temporarily marking photos is what the Flag is for. Select a photo or photos and click on the Flag icon on the bottom toolbar of iPhoto. An orange flag appears in the upper left corner of flagged photos. You can flag from any Event, album, etc.

On the left pane, under the RECENT section is an item Flagged. The number tells you how many photos you have flagged and clicking on Flagged collects all your flagged photos and shows them in one window.

Flagging photos you want to only mark temporarily is easier (and cleaner) than making a new album and dragging photos to it or assigning Keywords. Once you are done with the photo you flagged, select it, and click Unflag from the bottom toolbar.

The keyboard shortcut for Flag / Unflag is Command-. (Command-Period). Using the shortcut key instead of going to the bottom Toolbar every time can really speed up your workflow.

If you want to remove all the flags at once, hold down the Option key and choose Photos on the Menu Bar. One of the items on the dropdown menu is Clear All Flags. (If you don't hold down the Option key, the dropdown menu will say "Unflag Photo".)

Related Items: iPhoto | Keywords

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Flagging Photos in iPhoto | 7 comments
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Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, March 08 2010

Can words be superimposed over a photo in I-photo?

Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: chrisb on Monday, March 08 2010

No, unfortunately you can't

That is one of the things I am hoping for in the next version

Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, August 09 2010

Thank you..this was helpful

Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 05 2011

I have flagged photos. How do I return these to their original EVENT? They came from several EVENTs and unflagging doesn't return them to the original EVENT.

Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: chrisb on Wednesday, January 05 2011

Hi--

Sorry - I'm afraid I don't understand. Flagging photos doesn't take them out of events. Actually all events are are a collection of photos taken in a particular time period.

Can you give some more info?

Thanks,

Chris

Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, May 30 2012

I accidentally created a new event of all my flagged photos which pulled them all out of their original events and put them in a new event. I want all my flagged photos back with their original events. How do I do that? If I delete the flagged photo event, I am afraid I will loose them.

Flagging Photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 20 2013

cheese