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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.
You may notice that some of the dates or times that are associated with photos in the Organizer don't seem to be correct, and that can happen when you shot photos in another time zone, as I did these four photos in France. Or if you've scanned a photo, in which case, you may see the date and time that the scan took place; or perhaps you've exported a photo from another program and you'll see the date and time of export. You can adjust the date and time associated with the photo, either one photo at a time or on multiple photos. If I select just one photo here and then I go up to the Edit menu, I have a choice to Adjust Date And Time.
I'll select that, and here I have three options. If I know the exact date and time on which I took that photo, I can choose Change To A Specified Date And Time. If I choose Change To Match Files Date And Time, in this case the photo will switch to the day on which I exported this photo from another program so that isn't what I want. Or I can shift the date and time by a set number of hours, which is great for doing a time zone adjust like this. But I want to show you what Change To A Specified Date And Time looks like, so I'll leave it set to that and I'll click okay.
Here, I can change the year, the month, and/or the day. So for example, if I'd shot this on a different day, I would click this menu and choose the Date. If I happen to know the time on which I shot an image, I can leave this set to known, and then use these arrows to change the hour; or if I click here to change the minutes; or if I click here to change from a.m. to p.m. Usually, I don't know the exact time on which I've shot a photo, so I can either estimate it here or if I click Unknown, and that will remove the time from the Date label altogether.
I'll click okay and you can see that that has changed the date and removed the time. When you shot a lot of photos in a different time zone, its a lot quicker to adjust their date and time all together. To do that, I'm going to select these three photos, clicking on one, holding the Shift key, and clicking on another. And then, I'll go back to the Edit menu, and notice that the Adjust Date And Time command has changed. Now it says, Adjust Date and Time of Selected Items, meaning that the organizer recognizes that I have more than one photo selected. Here, I have the same three options that I had when I was adjusting the date and time of one item, as well as a new option, which is to Shift To A New Starting Date And Time.
If I were to choose that, then I would set the starting date and time of the earliest of the photos that I've selected, and all the other selected photos would change accordingly. So that would work in this case, but it's even easier when I'm doing a time zone adjustment to select this last option, Shift By Set Number Of Hours (Time Zone Adjust). I'll select that and I'll click okay. Here, I can choose to set the date and time ahead or back, and I can choose the number of hours. So, I just Googled and found out that France, where I shot these photos, is eight hours ahead of Colorado, where I'm working on them now.
So I'll set the Hours menu to eight hours, and leave this set to Ahead, and click okay. Now keep your eye on the time under each of the photos as I do this. And it did move eight hours ahead, so it no longer looks like I was shooting at 3:00 a.m. for these photos; and as I remember, this photo was taken in the evening. So, if you notice that you have wrong dates or times under your photos, don't worry. It's quite easy to change using the Adjust Dates And Times commands that I showed you in this movie.
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