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Organize your photos and folders

The iOS-based Files browser in Pixelmator Photo makes it easy to organize the photos you edit. You can make your own folders or rename the photos and folders you already have when you press firmly on them.

Note: If you're renaming, deleting, or creating folders in iCloud Drive, the changes automatically update on every device using iCloud Drive.

Create a new folder
  1. In the Browse sidebar, choose a location for your new folder.
  2. Tap to add a new folder.
  3. Enter the name of your new folder and tap Return to confirm.
Delete photos and folders
  1. In the Browse sidebar, choose a Location and find the photo or folder you want to delete.
  2. Touch and hold its thumbnail, lift your finger and tap Delete in the Quick Actions menu.

To delete an image shared with you by someone else (so that it can no longer be recovered), tap Delete Now.

Note: When you delete an image that was shared with you, it’s deleted immediately from your device and can’t be recovered from Recently Deleted. If you later need to see the image again, tap the link you received in the original invitation or ask the owner to send another.


Recover a recently deleted photo or folder

After deleting a photo from the Files browser, you can still recover it from Recently Deleted.

  1. In the Browse sidebar, tap Recently Deleted.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • Recover one or more items: Tap Select in the upper-right corner, tap one or more images, then tap Recover at the bottom of the screen. To recover only one item, you can also touch and hold the name, lift your finger, then tap Recover in the menu that appears.
    • Get information about a recently deleted item: Touch and hold the name of the image or folder, lift your finger, then tap Info in the menu that appears.
Rename a photo or folder
  1. In the Browse sidebar, choose a Location and find the photo or folder you want to delete.
  2. Touch and hold the photo or folder you want, lift your finger, then tap Rename.
  3. Type a new name and tap Done.
Add a tag to a photo or folder

To add a tag, touch and hold a photo or folder, choose Tags and tap Add New Tag.

Rename a tag
  1. Tap More at the top of the Browse sidebar and choose Edit.
  2. Tap the name of an existing tag.
  3. Enter the name of your new tag.
  4. Tap Done.
Create a new folder
  1. In the Files browser, tap Browse at the bottom of the screen to see the Locations.
  2. Tap iCloud Drive, On My iPhone/iPad, or the name of a third-party cloud service where you want to keep your new folder.
  3. Tap New Folder at the top of the screen or, in Portrait orientation, tap and choose New Folder.
  4. Enter the name of your new folder and tap Done.
Delete photos and folders
  1. In the Files browser, tap Browse at the bottom of the screen to see the Locations and find the photo or folder you want to delete.
  2. Touch and hold its thumbnail, lift your finger and tap Delete in the Quick Actions menu.

To delete an image shared with you by someone else (so that it can no longer be recovered), tap Delete Now.


Recover a recently deleted photo or folder

After deleting a photo from the Files browser, you can still recover it from Recently Deleted.

  1. In the Files browser, tap Browse at the bottom of the screen, and in the Browse sidebar, tap Recently Deleted.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • Recover one or more items: Tap Select in the upper-right corner, tap one or more images, then tap Recover at the bottom of the screen. To recover only one item, you can also touch and hold the name, lift your finger, then tap Recover in the menu that appears.
    • Get information about a recently deleted item: Touch and hold the name of the image or folder, lift your finger, then tap Info in the menu that appears.
Rename a photo or folder
  1. In the Files browser, tap Browse at the bottom of the screen to see the Locations.
  2. Touch and hold the photo or folder you want, lift your finger, then tap Rename.
  3. Type a new name and tap Done.
Add a tag to a photo or folder

To add a tag, touch and hold a photo or folder, choose Tags and tap Add New Tag.

Rename a tag
  1. In the Files browser, tap Browse at the bottom of the screen to see the Locations.
  2. Tap More and choose Edit.
  3. Tap the name of an existing tag.
  4. Enter the name of your new tag.
  5. Tap Done.