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

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Another way that lots of us think of our photos is by the dates on which they were taken. If you have a general idea of when you took particular photos and you want to find those from all the photos in your catalog, you can quickly get to a particular time period during which you took photos using the Timeline. I'll open the Timeline here in Media View by clicking the View menu and choosing Timeline. The Timeline is the bar across the top of Media View. The dates that you see under the Timeline are the years in which photos were taken that are in this catalog.
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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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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos
3h 33m Beginner Jan 04, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a computer, camera, or iPhoto
  • Adding photo captions
  • Reviewing your photos as a slideshow
  • Moving and renaming files and folders
  • Reconnecting missing files
  • Creating albums
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Identifying people in your photos automatically
  • Organizing photos by events
  • Adding location data to photos
  • Finding photos
  • Saving smart searches
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Finding photos in the Timeline

Another way that lots of us think of our photos is by the dates on which they were taken. If you have a general idea of when you took particular photos and you want to find those from all the photos in your catalog, you can quickly get to a particular time period during which you took photos using the Timeline. I'll open the Timeline here in Media View by clicking the View menu and choosing Timeline. The Timeline is the bar across the top of Media View. The dates that you see under the Timeline are the years in which photos were taken that are in this catalog.

And the bars represent months within those years. So, this bar represents May of 2012. The height of a particular bar indicates the relative number of photos that were taken that month. And if you want to quickly get to that month to see the photos taken then, just click one of those bars. So when I click May of 2012, that moves the grid to the first photo in the sort order taken that month. For just a second, there is a green border around that photo and the date under the thumbnail will blink. And then that would all disappear and there would just be a blue border around that thumbnail. And you will find the other photos taken that month next to this one here in the grid.

The other thing you can do with the Timeline is narrow the date range of photos that are displayed in the grid. So if am looking for photos that I think I took some time in late 2010 or early 2011, I'll use these brackets on the side of the Timeline. I'll go to the bracket on the left and I'll drag it over to somewhere in late 2010, and then I'll get the bracket on the right and drag that over to a month in early 2011. And that narrows down the photos that I can see here in the grid, and that will help me to find just the photo I was looking for.

So the Timeline comes in really handy when you have a general idea of when you took the particular photos that you're searching for and you just want to narrow things down so you can find those photos.

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