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In this course, photographer and author Jan Kabili walks you through importing, organizing, and finding your photos using the Organizer in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. The course covers importing photos from your camera and computer; reviewing and evaluating photos; tagging images with ratings, keywords, people, and places; working with files and folders; and creating and organizing albums. Jan also shows how to find images with metadata and in the timeline, and how to apply instant photo fixes and Quick Edit image adjustments.
In the last movie, I showed you that if you're working with photos that were taken with a GPS enabled camera, they will automatically appear on the map in Places View. But what if you have photos that were taken with a non GPS enabled camera? Like these two photos that I know I took in San Francisco. With these two photos displayed in Media View, if I click on Places View in the Organizer, Places View tells me that it does not recognize those two photos because they don't have GPS coordinates. But it does advice me to click Add Places.
And that's the way you can add photos like this to the map in Places View. I'll go down to the task bar at the bottom of Places View and I'll click on the Add Places button. That opens the Add Places window. With the two photos in the selected folder up here in the film strip and the Google map down here, I know that these two photos were taken in San Francisco. Up here, it tells me I can drag and drop these photos onto the map to assign them a location. I know that these photos were taken in San Francisco, and that area of the map is invisible right now.
So I could navigate manually by clicking and dragging the map; or a faster way to get to San Francisco on the map is to search the map. So I'll click in the Search Field and I'll type San Francisco. And if I know a specific location in San Francisco, that's even better. So, I'm going to type San Francisco, Ferry Building. And I'll click Search. The drop-down menu suggests a couple of possible locations. I think either will work in this case.
I'll just click the first one. And the map goes right to the Ferry Building in San Francisco. It asks if I want to place all media, in other words both of the photos, right there on top of the Ferry Building. Well, I could do that, but I know that I took these two photos in different locations around the Ferry Building. One was taken out in water, and one was taken from the sidewalk in front of the building. So rather than place them both here, I'm going to select the photo that was taken from the sidewalk, and I'll click the green check mark to place just that one photo on the map.
I could leave it here, but I know that I was actually not inside the Ferry Building but on the sidewalk in front of the Ferry Building. So I'm going to click on that red pin, and drag it right in front of the Ferry Building. And then I'll click the green check mark, and that assigns that exact location to that photo. Before I assign the other photo, I'm going to actually change the view of the map from map to hybrid. So now you can really see that this is the water, and I was out on one of these ferries when I took that photo. So I'm going to click and drag in the map, and I'm just guessing but I wasn't very far away from the dock, maybe somewhere around here.
So I'll click on the horizontal photo and I'll drag it on to the map, out in to the water, and drop it around there. And I'll click the green check mark to assign that location to this photo, and then I'll click Done. That takes me back out to the regular Places View, and here you can see the two pins that I just added to the map. And underneath each of the two photos, there's a little icon indicating that it's been assigned a place on the map in San Francisco, California, United States.
There's one more view to look at here and that is List View. If I click on List, I'll see a list of all of the locations that I've added to the map in this way. Right now, I just tabbed the San Francisco, Ferry Building on Pier fourteen, the address on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, United States. So the list could get really specific about these locations. By the way, the only locations you'll see in this list are for photos that you placed manually on the map, as I showed you how to do in this movie.
This list won't include the locations of GPS enabled photos, which I covered in the last movie. And I'll finish up by clicking back on the map view. So if your camera or camera phone is in GPS enabled, that's how you can include your photos here on the map in Places View.
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