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Displaying photo names and dates

From: Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

Video: Displaying photo names and dates

By default, Media View displays your photos in this nice clean interface without any text surrounding the photos. But there will be times when you want to see some details about a photo, like its filename or its date. You can see that kind of information right here in the Grid in Media View if you go up to the View menu and you enable Details. That displays the date associated with each photo, along with a line of stars that you can use to rate each photo, as I'll show you how to do later in this chapter. If you want to see the filenames here as well, then in the View menu, you are not only have to enable Details but filenames, too.

Displaying photo names and dates

By default, Media View displays your photos in this nice clean interface without any text surrounding the photos. But there will be times when you want to see some details about a photo, like its filename or its date. You can see that kind of information right here in the Grid in Media View if you go up to the View menu and you enable Details. That displays the date associated with each photo, along with a line of stars that you can use to rate each photo, as I'll show you how to do later in this chapter. If you want to see the filenames here as well, then in the View menu, you are not only have to enable Details but filenames, too.

And filenames won't be available here, unless you first have enabled Details. So I'll click on Filenames to enable that, too; and now under each photo, I see the filename, including the suffix, that indicates the format of the file, which is also a useful information to have. In fact, I think this information is so useful, that I usually leave it showing all the time, as I'll do for the rest of the course.

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  1. 18m 57s
    1. Welcome
      46s
    2. What is the Organizer?
      3m 1s
    3. Touring the Organizer
      4m 29s
    4. Moving between Organizer and Editor
      4m 55s
    5. Working with catalogs
      5m 46s
  2. 21m 4s
    1. Importing the exercise files
      2m 50s
    2. Importing photos from your computer
      4m 37s
    3. Importing photos from your camera
      7m 56s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      5m 41s
  3. 33m 25s
    1. Viewing photos
      3m 37s
    2. Displaying photo names and dates
      1m 0s
    3. Adjusting photo dates and times
      3m 33s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 41s
    5. Rating photos
      5m 6s
    6. Viewing metadata in the Information panel
      3m 13s
    7. Adding photo captions
      1m 45s
    8. Hiding and showing photos
      2m 54s
    9. Stacking related photos
      5m 8s
    10. Applying instant photo fixes
      4m 28s
  4. 19m 43s
    1. Viewing a simple slideshow
      4m 51s
    2. Comparing photos side by side
      4m 30s
    3. Applying Quick Edit options
      5m 36s
    4. Applying Quick Organize options
      4m 46s
  5. 27m 30s
    1. Using the Folders panel
      7m 19s
    2. Moving and renaming files
      3m 38s
    3. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 14s
    4. Moving and renaming folders
      3m 48s
    5. Deleting files and folders
      4m 2s
    6. Using a watch folder to import new files (Windows only)
      4m 29s
  6. 10m 14s
    1. Creating albums
      5m 53s
    2. Organizing albums
      2m 38s
    3. Making instant albums from folders
      1m 43s
  7. 14m 56s
    1. Creating and organizing keyword tags
      6m 38s
    2. Applying keyword tags
      4m 59s
    3. Finding photos by keyword and Advanced Search
      3m 19s
  8. 23m 3s
    1. Identifying people automatically
      5m 55s
    2. Identifying people manually
      3m 1s
    3. Viewing people
      3m 47s
    4. Grouping people
      3m 10s
    5. Working with people tags
      7m 10s
  9. 9m 13s
    1. Creating events manually
      6m 48s
    2. Creating Smart Events
      2m 25s
  10. 9m 52s
    1. Viewing mapped photos by location
      5m 47s
    2. Adding location data to photos
      4m 5s
  11. 22m 2s
    1. Using the Find menu
      3m 36s
    2. Finding photos by metadata
      5m 31s
    3. Saving smart searches
      5m 3s
    4. Finding photos by visual similarity
      5m 56s
    5. Finding photos in the Timeline
      1m 56s
  12. 3m 22s
    1. Don't forget to back up
      2m 16s
    2. Next steps
      1m 6s

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