How to Organize Your Photos on Your iPhone

How to organize the photos on your iPhone, iPod and iPod

There are several ways to organize your photos. Some of you may choose to use an app like DropBox, some may use iPhoto for Mac, or perhaps just the standard folder system on your computer. There are many ways to organize them after you transfer them to your computer, but what if you want to organize your photos directly in your iPhone prior to transferring them?

Here are some easy steps on how to create a folder for your photos and how you can move them to the new folder:

  1. On your iPhone, select the "Photos" icon, which has the picture of a sunflower on it.
  2. Click on "Albums" in the bottom left corner. You may see several folders created already, if you've been taking photos on your iPhone for a while, or have used several different photo apps. I have 5 myself.
  3. To create a new folder, tap the + at the top left.
  4. Type the name of the folder and hit save. A screen will pop up that allows you to go ahead and move some photos.
  5. Select the Camera Roll folder to locate the photos you would like to move to the new folder.
  6. Tap the photos that you would like to move and press "Done" in the top right corner.
  7. To go in and transfer photos to this folder later, after it has been created and saved, select the new folder, press "edit" in the top right corner, press "add" at the bottom, locate the photos in the camera roll that you want to add and press "Done".

*You will notice that the photos still appear in your camera roll. If you delete them from the camera roll, you are also deleting them from the folder that you created. Essentially, creating a folder is kind of like adding a hash tag. So each folder is a separate hash tag, but the main folder, the Camera Roll, contains ALL of the hash tags.

Photo Stream Folders

Creating a separate folder in your Photo Stream is meant for sending to someone in particular and not for organization. If you hit the + to create a new folder, it's going to ask you who you want it sent to. So this is not ideal for organizing.

The easiest way I find to organize my photos is to use the DropBox app. It just makes my life a whole lot easier, as I can create folders just like I would on my laptop, but also delete them from the folder they were in prior to moving them to the new folder.

Also, if you download the DropBox app for your Mac or PC, it will sync your iPhone with the DropBox folder when you are near your computer, which makes it nice when I need to access a photo from my phone for use on my Mac. Here's a tutorial for How to Automatically Backup Your Mobile Photos With Dropbox

About the Author: Jennifer Lynn Bishop is a freelance graphic designer, artist, and iPhoneographer. Follow her artistic journey at Rainy Day Doodle. 


How to Automatically Backup Your Mobile Photos With Dropbox

Camera phones make it so easy to take photos when the moment strikes. Chances are that you're carrying your cell phone with you at all times, but not your camera, which is one of the reasons that mobile photography makes it so convenient to take photos on the go. 

The only snag is that it's easy to lose your smart phone, and with it your photos. But what if you could wirelessly save your photos and videos to the cloud, and access them later on from any device? Thanks to Dropbox that's possible. 

How to backup and sync your photos with Dropbox
Backing up your photos with Dropbox
Backing up your photos with Dropbox

How you get started started backing up your photos and videos with Dropbox on your mobile device

Begin by installing the free mobile Dropbox app on your smart phone. There are mobile versions for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android and Blackberry. 

Next click the Dropbox icon on your screen, you'll see a welcome message with two options to select either logging in as a Dropbox user or creating a free account as a new user. 

When you log in to Dropbox for the first time, you'll be asked if you want to save your photos to Dropbox. You can choose to save all your photos and videos or only new ones. Now Dropbox will backup your images when you're connected to WI-FI. 



Your photos and videos will now be synced to all your devices. Not only will you have access to your photos in your pocket all the time, but you'll also be able to reach your photos from your Mac, Windows or Linux computer as well as all your mobile devices. 

You might also like to take a look at our Free Tutorials, App Tips and Guides for Mobile Photography and Art

How to Use Multi-Touch Gestures on your iPhone, iPod and iPad


Tomorrow, after all of the presents have been unwrapped and you’re snuggling on the sofa with your new iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you might have many questions, especially if you’re new to Apple’s wonderful touchscreen devices. If you’ve never used any type of touchscreen device, you are delving into a whole new world, and we know you’re going to love it as much as we do. In any case, there are many touchscreen gestures that you will see referenced in the apps that you download and in the instructions for your device. Here are some of the basic gestures that we thought would help get you started:

There are so many things that you can do with these devices, that they can't all be included in one blog post. You might want to check out previous posts like, How to Save an Image or How to Change the Wallpaper. These two can be used together so that you can save an image and use it as wallpaper on your device.

There are more posts like this to come, and here you'll find a roundup of all our guides, app tips and tutorials. You can also sign-up to be a member of Club Marmalade Moon to be one of the first to be notified on the latest blog posts and courses.

Happy Holidays to you all!

About the Author: Jennifer Lynn Bishop is a freelance graphic designer, artist, and iPhoneographer. Follow her artistic journey at Rainy Day Doodle.

How to Save an Image to your iPhone, iPod or iPad ​

How to Save an Image to your iPhone, iPod or iPad

Saving pictures from websites or emails on to the iPad, iPod touch or iPhone is very easy and comes in handy when you want to change your wallpaper or create mobile art. 

How To Save Images from Your Browser

  1. From Safari, navigate to the image you want to save
  2. Tap and hold on the image until the pop-up selection menu appears, then tap “Save Image”
  3. You'll find the saved image on your Photos app

How to Save Images from Your Email

  1. Open the email with the images
  2. Tap and hold on an image and select “Save Image” from the pop-up menu. If there are several images and you want to save them all, tap “Save # Images”
  3. Open your Photos app to find the images you saved 
H ow to save images from Safari to your iPhone, iPod and iPad
How to save images from Safari to your iPhone, iPod and iPad
H ow to save images from email to your iPhone, iPod and iPad

How to save images from email to your iPhone, iPod and iPad