iPhoto: How to find photos NOT in an album ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ibanana, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. ibanana macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007

    I have 5000 photos in iphoto but not all are filed in albums, so I'm wondering whether there is a way to find them?

  2. 15danielp macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2006
    Tucson, Arizona
    I'm dying to find this out as well. I got tons of photos but i did not keep up with organization. I would love to sort the ones i missed.
  3. numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    it should be as easy as creating a new smart album with the criteria

    Album is not Any
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Exactly. I have done this so that I can figure out which photos I've forgotten to assign to at least one album.
  5. brandonmayo macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    NOT in SMART album

    Album is not ANY is straightforward enough. But I don't use standard albums. I use keywords and comments on my photos and then have smart albums filter them. I can't seem to find a way to make a smart album which shows me photos that are not in my other smart albums. Perhaps this is impossible because it becomes circular logic, i.e. the smart album is suppose to find photos not in a smart album. Any ideas out there? (Btw: using iPhoto5). Thanks!
  6. Petreas macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    smart album loop


    I agree, might be a loop.
    Why not select all your smart albums, select all images, make a new album from selection and then make a smart album "Album is not Any"

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