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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos
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Finding photos by keyword and Advanced Search


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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

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Video: Finding photos by keyword and Advanced Search

The whole purpose of adding keywords to your photos is so that you can use keywords to search and find particular photos later. You can use keywords to search within an entire Catalog, or within an album or folder. In this case, I've selected a folder. There are a couple of ways to search by keyword. One way is to do it from the Tags panel. Here in my Tags panel, you can see the keywords that I created and applied to photos in the preceding two movies. Now, if I want to search on one of these keywords, I'll just hover over that keyword, for example, the keyword Fruit.
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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 by keyword and Advanced Search

The whole purpose of adding keywords to your photos is so that you can use keywords to search and find particular photos later. You can use keywords to search within an entire Catalog, or within an album or folder. In this case, I've selected a folder. There are a couple of ways to search by keyword. One way is to do it from the Tags panel. Here in my Tags panel, you can see the keywords that I created and applied to photos in the preceding two movies. Now, if I want to search on one of these keywords, I'll just hover over that keyword, for example, the keyword Fruit.

That brings up an arrow to the right of the keyword, and if I click that arrow, I can see just the photos that have the keyword Fruit on them. Now this photo has more than the keyword Fruit. It has both the keywords Fruit and Wine, but it comes up in response to this search. I'm going to click Clear to clear this search and instead, I'll hover over the keyword Wine and click the arrow to the right of that, and that brings up all the photos that you see here. I'll Zoom Out a little so you can see them all, including that photo that has both the keyword Fruit and the keyword Wine.

So you can see the advantage of adding multiple keywords to the same photo. It gives you more of a chance of finding that photo later. Now, let's say that I want to search a whole category of keywords. I'll Clear this search and I'll come back to my Tags panel, and this time I'll hover over a Category, the category Food. And I'll click the arrow to the right of that, and that returns all of the photos in this folder that have either the keyword Fruit or Wine. I'll Clear that search. Now, you may have noticed that this table dropped down at the top of my Grid.

This is the Advanced Search table. This will appear whenever you search by keyword the way I just showed you, or-- let me close this by clicking the X-- it will appear if you go up to the Find menu and choose Using Advanced Search. Advanced Search is a really powerful way to search by keyword. Because it allows you to cu stomize a search with multiple keywords. Here you see the Keywords column which lists all of the keywords and categories that I have in my Tags panel. So that we can see more here, I'm going to click the arrow to the left of the Food category, and now you can see the tags in that category.

From here, if I want to see all of the photos with the keyword tag Wine, I'll click the checkbox to the left of Wine. If I want to see the photos that have both the keyword Wine and the keyword Fruit, I'll also check the box to the left of Fruit. If I want to see all the photos with the keyword Fruit but not Wine, I'll uncheck Wine and only Fruit is checked, and here we have only the photos that have the keyword Fruit. Notice that there are other columns here for People, Places, and Events. You can use items in those three columns to narrow your keyword search even more.

But first, you have to apply People, Places, or Events items to the photos in a Catalog, as I'll show you how to do in the next chapters. When I'm done with my keyword search, I can clear the search by clicking this button or by clicking the X on the Advanced Search panel, like this; and that takes me back to all the photos in this folder or in my entire Catalog. So I think now you can see how useful keywords can be. As long as you're consistent about keyword tagging all your photos, you'll be able to find just the photo you're looking for later.

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