Photos and Subfolders

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Reddkryten, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    Hi there.

    I'm just wounding, has anyone found a solution to the lack of subfolders in the photos app? If so, what was it?

    I was trying to show a client a photograph yesterday and found myself flicking through pics from friends, holiday pics and hundreds of other events, so yeah navigation is a bit of an issue.

    I tried creating a work folder in iPhoto, with different categories/projects as sub folders, but found that Photos removed the structure, leaving me with a disorganised mess.

    So has anyone found some sort of trick to get around this? If not what did you do, is there any solutions or alternatives?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    Just put the photos in different subfolders on your mac and choose the root folder in iTunes and select the individual subfolders. Once synced in the Photos app go to the Albums tag and you'll see your different folders and the Saved Photos album.
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Just remember it only works one layer deep. the second layer gets lumped with the layer above it.

    i.e. seasons folder has summer winter fall spring and each season has folders for the months of the season. If you sync seasons you end up with albums for each of the four seasons containing photos from all the months containing those seasons.

  4. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    GoodReader allows creation of folders and subfolders, although importing photos individually might become laborious. However it does seem to allow the creation of many layers of subfolders. Might be worth giving it a try. You could also keep a copy of your photos in Dropbox and move them into GoodReader as required
  5. Reddkryten thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    Yeah exactly, only one layer deep, not great.

    I'll give good reader a try. Thought it's a shame that photos dosnt support this, isn't apple supposed to be about things being simple and organized? At the moment my photos look like a students room, with everything left lying on the floor in messy piles.

    Is there any word, even a rumor of this feature coming to the iPad? Or any other workarounds?

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