By Sam Costello
In the iPhone photos app, photos are stored in albums. By default, there's a single photo album: Camera Roll. But there are ways to add more albums--and different ways to view the photos in them.
On GPS-enabled iOS devices like the iPhone, every photo you take has information about where you took the picture embedded in it. This information is usually hidden, but in apps that know how to take advantage of it, this location data can be used in pretty interesting ways.
One of the really neat options in the Photos app is Places. This feature allows you to view photos based on where, geographically, they were taken rather than when they were taken, which is the standard way. To view photos in Places, open the Photos app, tap on the photo album you want and tap the Places button on the bottom of the screen. This will show you a map with pins dropped on it that represent where the images were taken. Tap the pin to see how many images were taken there. Tap the arrow that pops up to see those photos.
You can create photo albums on your computer and then sync them to your iPhone. There are so many photo management apps for the various desktop operating systems that it would be impossible to describe how to do this in all of them here. Consult the help for your photo management program for instructions on how to do this.
Once you've done that, change your sync settings as described in the link above to sync photo albums.
If you're running iOS 5, you can create new photo albums from within the Photos app. To do this:
Once you've created multiple photo albums in iOS 5, you can also edit, arrange, and delete them. To do any of these things, begin by tapping the Edit in the top right corner.
To move your photos from one album to another, begin by going to the album that contains the photo you want to move, then: