Photo Stream: Important things to remember
Currently iCloud only allows to sort photos as per upload date. It does not support using a folder system, so you need to use picture tags and titles to organize photos while storing them on devices. Photo Stream only syncs photos across devices, not folders on your devices.
Different ways to organize photos on iPad
Importing and arranging photos in an Album
The photos that are imported through Photo Stream are sorted in different folders on your iPad. Within the library the photos are divided into Places, People, Events, and Faces. Events hold every collection you have imported or made. Photos displays a thumbnail view of every photo in the collection while Places and Faces collect images that are geotagged and run under iPad’s facial recognition feature.
Flagging photos ensure that the photos you want to edit do not get lost in your collection.
It is quite easy to flag a photo. Open the photo in your iPhoto app and tap on the flag that appears on the photo. The photos which are flagged are listed under Recent.
Using the keyword
Tagging your photos with a keyword is a great idea. It is similar to labeling a photo or a group of photos. However, photos that are synchronized by photo stream automatically get tagged “Photo Stream:“. The photos synced through Photo Stream also have other attributes such as ratings. You can use this information to find photos in the photo library on your iPad.
You can create Albums to save photos related to an event or group photos as per keyword or tags.
- Tap on Photo App icon
- Tap on Albums at the top of the interface
- Enter the name you want to use for the album (choose wisely as this can greatly help when searching for photos) and tap Save button
- Tap Photo Stream at the top of the interface to view your photos collection
- Tap on all photos that you want to add to the Album. A blue circle with check mark appears on the photos that are selected.
- The photos are now added to the newly created Album. You can see the Album and the photos in the Album view of iPhoto app.
A good system of photo organization is essential in order to manage multiple photos on multiple devices. Tagging, flagging and sorting photos as you create/ edit or import them can save a lot of time at a later date.