How to Move an Album From iPhoto to a Flash Drive

By Mario Calhoun

A flash drive is a miniature storage device ideal for transferring small amounts of information, and it includes the ability to transfer iPhoto albums from one computer to another. While flash drives are prone to data corruption due to their fragility, they are useful for moving information between computers when an Internet connection is not available to upload the content online for sharing purposes.

Step 1

Click "Go" on the computer's desktop menu, and click "Applications" to access the computer's list of available applications. Double-click "iPhoto" or hold "Control" and click "iPhoto", followed by clicking "Open" in the pop-up menu.

Step 2

Click "Events" underneath the Library section, located on the left side of the iPhoto application.

Step 3

Click the album's name in the main iPhoto window, and click "File" at the top of the screen. Click "Export" in the sub-menu.

Step 4

Click "File Export" and insert the USB flash drive into your Mac's USB port. Type a name for the album in the Name field, and select the format you want to assign to the images in the Format field, and click "Export."

Step 5

Click the USB drive icon to set it as the export location, and click "OK" to transfer the album to the flash drive.

Step 6

Drag the USB icon from the desktop to the trash icon on the desktop's dock to safely disconnect the flash drive. The USB icon is white and appears in the upper-right corner of the desktop underneath your hard drive's icon.