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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.
Another way to create Events is to ask the Organizer to do that for you automatically. This really comes in handy if you have lots of photos that you're working with all in one folder, like the folder that I've selected here in Media view, or in your entire Catalog. To create automatic Smart Svents, I'll jump over to Events view by clicking the Events button at the top of the Organizer. Here in the Events view, I'll move the Event switch from Events over to Smart Events. By default, that divides the photos in the source container by date.
So now, I have two automatically-made stacks of photos. The first are photos that were taken on the fifteenth of May. I can move my cursor across that stack to see what's in that stack. And here, I have five photos taken on the fourteen of May; I can move my cursor across that stack. Particularly when I am traveling, I'll often shoot all day. So I really will be capturing different events even though they are on the same date. In that case, you can refine your stacks by time, by clicking this button, and then dragging the Time slider over to the right.
And doing that has divided this first group of photos into two stacks according to time periods, which you can see here at the bottom of each stack. If I drag that slider over further, that's divided my second stack into two stacks as well. This one with three items and this one with just two items. There are a few other options for working with Smart Event stacks. If I right-click a stack, I see that I have the option to view the stack as a slideshow in Full Screen view, which is similar to the Full Screen slideshow that I showed you earlier and it's a really nice way to view your photos.
I can also name an event here. So if I choose Name Event, I can type Train to Paris. I could add a description if I want; I'll just leave that blank, and click okay. And now, if I go back to Media View by clicking on the Media button at the top of the Organizer, you can see that those two photos have an icon under them representing the train to Paris event. I'm going to go back to Events view. To remind you that in Events view, whether you're dealing with Events or Smart Events, you have a calendar over here. And you can use that calendar to narrow down the number of stacks that you see to just a particular year, or a particular month, or a particular day within a month.
So those are some ways to use Smart Events to quickly organize your photos by their content so that you can find just the photos you're looking for later.
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