Turn off the auto-fill option in Photos projects

Photos can automatically select and place pictures within projects you create. To turn off this option while you work on a project, follow these steps.

When you select a group of pictures to use in a Photos project, the pictures appear in an area below the project. You can drag the pictures one-by-one and place them where you want in the project, or you can click the Auto-Fill button just above the pictures. When you click the Auto-Fill button, Photos automatically places pictures into your project.

If you want this option turned off while you work on a project, follow these steps:

  1. Open the project.
  2. Control-click anywhere in the light-gray background of your project (the space surrounding the project's content).
  3. Click Enable Auto-fill Suggestions to turn off the option.

If you want to turn the auto-fill option back on, follow the same steps.

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