I was hoping for some help. I am currently sorting through my photo library and would like to add various photos to about 3-4 albums. Up until now I have been manually dragging and dropping the selected photos into the albums, but I am sure there is a better way.
I think an AppleScript would be a better solution, triggered by a KM hotkey. I am not very strong with AppleScript and would appreciate some help. Ideally the script would work for one or multiple images which are selected. Oh, and I am using the standard Mac Photos.App.
This isn’t a script, but a less tedious way to achieve your goal.
- Apply a keyword for each album, using the “single keystroke” to assign keyword to each photo. The keyword could even be a nonsense string.
- The Keyword window must be open for the keystroke method to work.
- Then, once all the photos are processed, you could search for each single keyword, “Select All”, and drag all at once to you album.
- Or, just make a smart album for each desired keyword.
This AppleScript works for me (adjust album name in line 2):
tell application "Photos"
set theAlbum to first container whose name is "Instagram"
set selectedItems to selection
add selectedItems to theAlbum
Thanks to both @jeffbelden and @MarkusJ. I had actually started to use keywords in the manner described. Thanks for the apple script. I have modified to suit and it works well.