Let's say I have 500 images that can be categorized in 5 albums: cars, houses, vacations, family. So I went to my camera roll, selected about 100 images related to "cars" and added them to folder "cars". Now I go back to the camera roll and I notice another picture of a car, but I'm not sure if I selected that one and copied it to the album.

Is there a way to know what pictures in camera roll were added to an album?

I have iPhone 5C, iOS 8.4.1.

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    I don't think that's possible
    – enzo
    Commented Nov 24, 2015 at 15:44

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They won't be duplicated. Albums only reference the pictures in your Camera Roll, they aren't actually copied.

  • this means it's safe to re-add pictures to an album, but doesn't answer "is this pic in album X?" Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 5:43

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