I am struggling to use iMovie. I have created some "Events" and added a bunch of photos to each "Event". Now I want to drag single photos from that collection of photos to the actual timeline. But when I grab a single photo, it copies the whole content of the "Event" on the timeline.

So how can I select a single photo to drag that single photo to the timeline?

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Solution: Just select some photos together (Click and Shift-Click) which unselects the whole collection of photos in the "Event".

Then you also can select a single photo (not shown as "marked" anymore) and you can drag that single photo to the timeline.

Typical iMovie: The opposite of intuitive...

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    I can't figure out what wasn't intuitive. Whatever is highlighted in yellow is currently selected. If all are selected, just click somewhere in blank space to deselect all.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 16, 2022 at 16:08

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