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Auto-populate new iPhoto Album Apps
I accidentally discovered this today: I imported about 60 photos from my camera and realized I wanted to place them into a new album I had not yet created. While the photos were still selected (as they are when you just complete an import) I clicked the "+" button and named the new album. Imagine my surprise when those selected pictures were now in that new album.

[kirkmc adds: I expected to find this in the Hints archive (and maybe Rob will find it, using his photographic memory), but did not. I'm posting it because, first, it's slick, and second, it is non-standard behavior. If it were standard (across similar applications), then it would work in iTunes as well, which it does not. Note that you can also select a few photos and then select File > New Album from Selection to do the same thing.]
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Auto-populate new iPhoto Album
Authored by: megagram on May 02, '06 10:05:58AM

Don't know if this one is in the hints archive, but you can also click and drag those photos as a unit over to the sidebar that contains the albums and make sure the entire sidebar window is hilighted and then let go. A new album will be created with those pics. This works over in iTunes too.

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Auto-populate new iPhoto Album
Authored by: modifiedbagelcar on May 02, '06 10:55:47AM

I didn't find this all too surprising. Hold shift while you click the plus in iTunes and it creates a new playlist from selection, which is incidentally the modifier for the shortcut Apple-Shift-N for "New Playlist From Selection"

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Authored by: kirkmc on May 02, '06 11:46:39AM

The difference is that iPhoto doesn't require you to hold down any modifier keys. As for iTunes, I didn't find the Shift key thing - I tried the usual suspects, Option, Command, Control, etc.

It makes sense, though, that it doesn't work the same way (even if it's introducing different behavior): I think there's more of a liklihood that you have songs selected in iTunes when you might want to click the + button to create a new, empty playlist.

This said, it works in iPhoto with the Shift key as well... So go figure.

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