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As I mentioned in my last post, the Album Planner in Memory Manager is such an incredible tool for making progress with your albums.  There are different ways to use the Album Planner feature, but I’m going to show you how I use it to plan pages in an 11×14 Picfolio album because that’s how I’ve used it most in the past three years.

To locate the Album Planner feature, click on the Vault icon in the top left corner.

You’ll notice a short Menu Box.  Choose the selection that says My Albums.

On the next screen, you want to choose Create Album.

If you look to the left of this icon, you see “From the work area” and “From a folder” as options.  The option you choose is probably going to be based on the way you picked your photos.  If the photos you want to use are all in the same folder, pick “From a folder.”

If you want to individually pick the photos you will use, either because you don’t want all of what’s in a folder or because the photos are in different places, you want to drag each of them onto the clipboard before you create the album.  Or at least pick some of them to get started and then you can add later.

My example will show how it works when you create from the clipboard.  So, with all of my selected photos already in the Work Area, I clicked on “From the work area.”  A dialog box opens that asks you to name your album and designate what bookshelf you want to put it on.

The most important thing to do before clicking OK is to choose what kind of album layout you want.  For my demonstration, I choose the Expandable PicFolio Milestones because I can add pages.

Once you do click OK, here’s what you’ll see …

I love this part, because now it’s just a matter of dragging and dropping.  You can move photos around and rearrange however you like.

There are a few other tips that I would use in this situation, but this post is already getting too long, so look for Part 2 in the coming days!  Until then, Enjoy!

~ Deb

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