I was looking for a solution to organizing my events which were displayed randomly unless I dragged them into place. In playing around with iphoto 08 I found that in the event window you can go to "view", "sort events" and you have several options.
An article in MacLife points out this easy method:
"Although iPhoto wont sort albums for you automatically, a hidden feature in iPhoto 08 makes it easier for you to alphabetize them manually. Just right-click (or Control-click) one of your album names in iPhoto, and choose Sort Albums from the contextual menu that appears. iPhoto will simultaneously alphabetize your smart albums as a group and alphabetize your regular albums as a separate group."
This is slick and very, very easy. It also works in iPhoto '09, and I sure wish I had known this before!
How do you alphabetize albums in a folder? I have iPhoto 9 and I tried what you said. I get as far as control clicking in them and it sort albums came up, I choose it, but it didn't do anything. They are still in the same order. Help!