You’ve scanned plenty of photos into digital albums, but highlighting similar photos from within different albums can be a hassle if you don’t know exactly where they are located. Fortunately, you can make groups of photos without moving them from their original albums.

For example, you want to find all of the photos with your mom so you can share them with your siblings and create a slideshow for her birthday, however, your albums are arranged by year. Here’s how to group photos like this.

  1. Add common details to the photos you want to be included in the group - i.e. add ‘mom’ to all of her photos (Read more on adding details to photos here).
  2. Search for the group’s linking word or date - i.e. search ‘mom’ in the search bar (read more on searching for photos here) - to reveal all of the similarly tagged photos.
  3. Select the photos to which you’d like to perform an action by tapping them and choose an action below - i.e. make a slideshow with all photos labeled ‘mom’.
Searching for a label and the different actions you can perform. Searching for a label and the different actions you can perform.

Now you’ll know exactly how to identify and create searchable sub-albums or groups among your entire photo collection.


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This page was last updated in August 2021