macOS High Sierra

Add and remove photos in a book

You can add and remove photos in a book at any time.

Note: The page layout of a page determines what you can add to it, including how many photos can fit on the page. To change the number of photos on a page, change the page’s layout.

Open Photos for me

  1. Click a book under Projects in the sidebar.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Add a photo to an empty photo frame: Drag the photo from the Photos area at the bottom of the window to the photo frame.

      Photos window showing pages of a book with Photos area at the bottom.

      If the photo you want isn’t in the Photos area, click Add Photos, select the photo, then click Add.

      Drag the top edge of the Photos area to change the size and the number of photos displayed there.

    • Add selected photos to empty frames automatically: Select one or more photos in the Photos area, then click Auto-Fill.

    • Add photos to all empty frames in a page automatically: Double-click the page you want to change, then click Auto-Fill.

    • Add photos to all empty frames in a book automatically: While viewing all pages of the book, click Auto-Fill.

    • Move a photo from a page to the Photos area or another page: Position the pointer over the photo, click and hold until the photo pops out of the frame, then drag the photo to the Photos area or another location.

    • Remove a photo from the Photos area: Click the photo to select it, then press Delete.

    • Remove a photo from a page: Double-click the page you want to change, click the photo to select it, then press Delete.

    • Remove all placed photos on a page: Double-click the page you want to change, click Clear Placed Photos, then click Continue.

    • Remove all placed photos in a book: While viewing all pages of the book, click Clear Placed Photos, then click Continue.

Tip: You can quickly swap two photos on the page. Position the pointer over a photo, click and hold until the photo pops out of the frame, then drop it on another photo.