Create a Brag Book with Photo Favorites

Remember the concept of a Grandma (Grandparent) Brag Book?

Brag Book Samples

It was a small photo album that could easily be placed in a pocket or purse and pulled out when a parent or grandparent needed to show family pictures. It was a great way to organize a few photos for easy sharing.

The Photos apps provides a Favorites album that could provide the same function on your iPhone. With a little setup, the next time you need to show family pictures, you can launch the Photos app, and tap the Favorites album to show your family brag pictures.

Favorites Album

The Favorites album is one of the default albums that is already set up on your iPhone/iPad. This means that all you have to do is mark your favorite photos and they will display in the Favorites folder. And as your life changes, mark new photos and un-mark outdated photos as you wish.

Step-by-Step

Marking your Favorites

Display any photo in the photos app

Tap the Favorite (heart) icon to include the photo under favorites. The heart will turn color (blue).

Remove a photo from favorites but tapping the Favorites (heart) icon to turn off the color.

 

A photo can be included in Favorites and still be included in any number of other albums.  Marking a photo as a favorite will not remove the photo from any other Album.

 

With 5 to 10 minutes of photo work, you can have your Favorites Brag Book prepared for the next time someone want to see family photos.

Setup

No Setup necessary

Requirements

Requires IOS: 9+

Works on iPhone and iPad

Additional Information

The Senior Tech Club recommends the following additional resources for members that wish to pursue additional and/or advanced information on this recipe:

iPhone User Guide – Photos App

iPhone User Guide – Camera App

Senior Tech Club Recipes and Nuggets on the Camera and Photos apps:

NumberTitle
The Basics of iPhone Photography - Let's Point and Shoot
450The Basics of iPhone Photography – Let’s Point and Shoot
Beyond Point and Shoot with iPhone Photography
451Beyond Point and Shoot with iPhone Photography
Read QR Codes
N1Read QR Codes with your iPhone
Swipe left on the lock screen to launch the camera app
N21Quickly Launch the Camera App to Capture the Kodak Moment
Swipe Up to Get More Photo Information
N25Swipe Up to Get More Photo Information
Camera Grid Helps with Rule of Thirds Composition
N24Camera Grid Helps with Rule of Thirds Composition
Tap the Heart to Favorite or un-Favorite Photos for your Brag Book
N28Create a Brag Book with Photo Favorites
Organizing your Photos with Albums
452Organizing your Photos with Albums
Double Tap on the map to get more details
N26Tips and Tools for Finding Photos
Show your Photos with a Slideshow
N29Show your Photos with a Slideshow
Add Text or Drawing to a Photo
N27Add Text or Drawing to a Photo
Turn off Live Photos
N30Turn off Live Photos
Crop & Edit Photos with the Photos App
453Crop & Edit Photos with the Photos App
Share Photos with iCloud Photo Sharing
454Share Photos with iCloud Photo Sharing
Seven Ways to Release the Camera Shutter
N22Seven Ways to Release the Camera Shutter
A Tour of the Camera App
N23A Tour of the Camera App
Checkmarks and Add To to batch add photos to albums
N38Organizing your Photos with Albums
How to Scan a QR Code in a Photo using Google Lens
N39How to Scan a QR Code in a Photo using Google Lens
How to Trim an iPhone or iPad Video
N57How to Trim an iPhone or iPad Video
How to Set Up the iCloud Photo Library
N53How to Set Up the iCloud Photo Library
How to View and Manage Burst Photos
N58How to View and Manage Burst Photos
LIVE! #14 - Taking Better iPhone Photos  - Part 1  Camera Basics
LIVE! #14 – Taking Better iPhone Photos – Part 1 Camera Basics
LIVE! #15 - Taking Better iPhone Photos  - Part 2 Beyond Point & Click
LIVE! #15 – Taking Better iPhone Photos – Part 2 Beyond Point & Click
LIVE! #16 - Taking Better iPhone Photos  - Part 3 Get Creative with Advanced Modes
LIVE! #16 – Taking Better iPhone Photos – Part 3 Get Creative with Advanced Modes
How to Delete Photos on your iPhone or iPad
N69How to Delete Photos on your iPhone or iPad
How to Order Photo Prints using the Walgreens app
N70How to Order Photo Prints using the Walgreens app
Reduce Sleep Inhibiting Blue Light with Night Shift
N71Reduce Sleep Inhibiting Blue Light with Night Shift
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