Here’s how to create and use Smart Album in iPhoto and Photos for Mac

Smart Album for Mac allows you to organize your photos in a much smarter way using various filters. There are many cool things you can do with Smart Album on your Mac. However, you will need to download and install the app on your machine to proceed.

How to create and use Smart Album in iPhoto or Photos on your Mac

The following steps will help you create and use the photos app on your Mac.

Step 1: Initiate the Photos app by clicking on Launchpad in your dock, and searching for and click on Photos.

Step 2: Once you have opened the app, click on the File menu and select New Smart Album.


Step 3: The new screen will ask for your Smart Album’s name, enter your name and the criteria that can be used to filter the photos.

Now, we will offer you some ideas for using Smart Album on your Mac

1. Finding the photos without location data

Using this criteria can help you find all your photos that do not have location data. Once you have found them, you can add manually a location to them for further development.


To do this, select “Photo”, “is not” and “tagged with GPS” under the Match the following condition menu, and click Ok to create Smart Album.

2. Find the photos from a specific camera

If you want to create a menu with all your photos that are captured with a specific camera, you can do that using Smart Album.


To do that, you should select “Camera Model,” “includes”, and “Camera model,” under the Match the following the condition menu. You will find all your photos captured with a specific camera in your smart album.

3. Finding the photos with specific faces

If you are trying to collect the photos of a specific person, Smart Album allows you to use their face to gather all of their photos.


To do that select “Face,” “includes” and “the person’s name” under the Match the following condition menu.

You can add multiple criteria to your photos by clicking on the “+” icon on the smart album panel. Click Ok to complete.

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