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Hiding and deleting photos


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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Hiding and deleting photos

As you go through the photos that you brought into your organizer catalog, you may find some that you just don't like, and that you rather not include in your collection of photos. You have three choices. You can either hide the thumbnail of those photos in your media browser, or you can delete those photos from your Organizer altogether, or and this is the most extreme choice, you can delete the photos from your organizer and from your hard drive at the same time. But remember that that last choice will delete the photos altogether, and so they will be gone completely unless you have backups of them.
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  1. 11m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      3m 47s
    3. Touring the workspaces
      5m 55s
  2. 54m 16s
    1. Working with catalogs
      5m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      5m 13s
    3. Importing files from your computer
      7m 31s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      8m 57s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      4m 44s
    6. Importing files from external drives/CDs/DVDs
      4m 44s
    7. Scanning photos
      6m 50s
    8. Dividing scanned photos
      5m 51s
    9. Importing from watch folders (Windows only)
      5m 4s
  3. 39m 10s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      6m 41s
    2. Viewing thumbnails
      6m 15s
    3. Rotating photos
      52s
    4. Renaming photos
      2m 55s
    5. Fixing photo dates
      2m 28s
    6. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 6s
    7. Stacking photos
      4m 22s
    8. Moving files
      2m 43s
    9. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 53s
    10. Using Help
      3m 55s
  4. 54m 22s
    1. Rating photos
      3m 58s
    2. Applying and organizing keyword tags
      7m 4s
    3. Searching by keyword tags
      3m 35s
    4. Tagging with People Recognition
      11m 3s
    5. Using Smart Tags
      5m 57s
    6. Creating albums
      4m 41s
    7. Creating Smart Albums
      6m 28s
    8. Searching by text
      5m 28s
    9. Using the Find menu
      4m 19s
    10. Using the Timeline
      1m 49s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 21s
    2. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      9m 20s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 56s
    4. Viewing by date
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping photos (Windows only)
      7m 19s
  6. 38m 36s
    1. Applying Photo Fix
      9m 0s
    2. The Quick Fix interface
      7m 9s
    3. The Quick Fix controls
      5m 22s
    4. Adjusting lighting in Quick Fix
      3m 46s
    5. Adjusting color in Quick Fix
      5m 39s
    6. Using the Touch Up tools in Quick Fix
      7m 40s
  7. 43m 43s
    1. Guided Edit basics
      8m 13s
    2. Making an Out of Bounds image
      10m 17s
    3. Perfecting a portrait
      7m 43s
    4. Adding realistic reflections
      5m 26s
    5. Applying a LOMO camera effect
      2m 0s
    6. Making pop art
      1m 31s
    7. Using Style Match
      8m 33s
  8. 1h 20m
    1. Full Edit workspace overview
      6m 51s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 51s
    3. Using tools
      7m 40s
    4. Arranging panels
      5m 18s
    5. Setting preferences
      3m 41s
    6. Using Undo History
      6m 39s
    7. Zooming and navigating
      7m 4s
    8. Creating a blank file
      5m 19s
    9. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 9s
    10. Cropping and straightening photos
      7m 15s
    11. Recomposing photos
      8m 15s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 27s
    13. Saving and formats
      5m 46s
  9. 35m 4s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 17s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      5m 21s
    3. Using layer masks
      7m 43s
    4. Using layer masks to combine images
      6m 27s
    5. Building composites
      8m 16s
  10. 20m 58s
    1. Selection basics
      3m 22s
    2. Manual selection tools
      3m 19s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      7m 24s
    4. Refining selection edges
      3m 30s
    5. Saving selections
      3m 23s
  11. 1h 21m
    1. Color managing
      7m 14s
    2. Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
      2m 42s
    3. Using adjustment layers
      8m 24s
    4. Masking adjustment layers
      7m 38s
    5. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      6m 8s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 56s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 14s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 37s
    9. Reducing digital noise
      4m 7s
    10. Sharpening photos
      7m 32s
    11. Processing multiple files
      7m 59s
    12. Working with raw photos
      15m 57s
  12. 18m 34s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tools
      6m 16s
    2. Dodging and burning
      2m 29s
    3. Retouching blemishes
      4m 29s
    4. Content-aware healing
      2m 31s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 49s
  13. 25m 53s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 36s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 34s
    3. Using layer styles
      7m 23s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 46s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 19s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
  14. 11m 25s
    1. Creating text
      7m 1s
    2. Editing text
      4m 24s
  15. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a photo collage
      8m 38s
    2. Fine-tuning a photo collage
      8m 3s
    3. Creating greeting cards
      8m 34s
    4. Creating photo calendars
      9m 28s
    5. Creating CD/DVD jackets and labels
      7m 43s
    6. Creating a photo book
      7m 44s
    7. Fine-tuning a photo book
      7m 11s
    8. Creating a slideshow (Windows only)
      8m 0s
    9. Fine-tuning a slideshow (Windows only)
      3m 23s
    10. Creating a flip book (Windows only)
      2m 47s
    11. End to end: Making a scrapbook page
      8m 15s
    12. End to end: Completing a scrapbook page
      5m 24s
  16. 49m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 38s
    2. Contact sheets and picture packages (Windows only)
      6m 40s
    3. Sharing photos by email
      6m 38s
    4. Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 8s
    5. Sharing to Flickr and Facebook
      4m 43s
    6. Saving images for the web
      6m 48s
    7. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      2m 55s
    8. Sharing online albums at Photoshop.com
      5m 4s
    9. Backing up
      2m 53s
  17. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training
11h 20m Beginner Nov 23, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Jan Kabili highlights the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. She shows how to correct and enhance photographs, and how to organize a growing collection of digital photos. The course also explains how to use photos in creative projects like photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and how to share work online and in print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Downloading files from a digital camera
  • Importing photos into an Elements catalog
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
  • Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
  • Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
  • Understanding photo resizing and resolution
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Making and refining selections
  • Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
  • Applying image sharpening
  • Adding text and special effects
  • Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Hiding and deleting photos

As you go through the photos that you brought into your organizer catalog, you may find some that you just don't like, and that you rather not include in your collection of photos. You have three choices. You can either hide the thumbnail of those photos in your media browser, or you can delete those photos from your Organizer altogether, or and this is the most extreme choice, you can delete the photos from your organizer and from your hard drive at the same time. But remember that that last choice will delete the photos altogether, and so they will be gone completely unless you have backups of them.

Let me show you the difference between hiding and deleting photos in the organizer. Let's say that I really like the two horizontal photos that you see here, but I'm not sure about that vertical photo. I'm going to select that photo and I'll start off just hiding it. To do that I'll go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and down to Visibility. Notice in the submenu that Hide Hidden Files is selected by default. I'm also going to select Marked as Hidden. to mark this particular file is one that I want to hide.

Elements not only marked that file, it also hid it from view. Now let's says that later I decided I'd like to bring that photo back into view, so I can re-evaluate. It's still in the organizer, to bring it back into view, I have to go back to the Edit menu and go down to Visibility again, and this time I need to choose that I want to Show all Files, because I have to access this file in order to unmark it. So I'll choose Show all Files and the file re-appears with this little icon that marks it as one that is potentially hidden.

Now I need to unmark it, so with this file selected again, I'll go up to the Edit menu and down to Visibility, and I'll mark this as Visible, and that will remove that icon. So that's how to hide a file and unhide a file. Now let's say that I decide, you know, I really don't want this vertical photo in my photo collection, but I don't want to delete it from my drives altogether, because I might change my mind about it in the future. How can I delete this photo from this particular catalog in my organizer? I'll select it and then I go up to the Edit menu again and I'll choose Delete from Catalog.

Now here's where I need to be careful if I just click OK, the selected photograph will be deleted from the catalog, but it will remain on my hard drive. But if this is a photo that I want to get rid of completely, I can also choose to delete the selected item from the hard disk. I'm not going to do that now, because I do want the item to remain on my hard disk, I just wanted it to be removed from the catalog. So I'll click OK, and in just a moment that photo disappears from the catalog, but the photo is still on my hard drive out in my operating system.

So let's say that more time goes by and I decide, gee! I really wish that I had that vertical photo back in this catalog in my organizer. I can always bring it back using the same command that I showed you earlier to bring in any file that's on a hard drive. To do that I'll go up to the File menu and choose Get Photos and Videos, From Files and Folders. I'll navigate to the location of that file which is on my desktop in my Exercise Files Folder, in Chapter 2, in the subfolder 02_06 and there is that vertical photo which I'll select, and I'll click Get Media, just as I should you how to do in the first chapter in this course.

As usual, I get this alert that the only item that's currently visible in the media browser is the one that I just imported, so I'll click OK to dismiss that alert, and then in order to see the other two files that are in this folder, I'll go up to the Show All button and click. And now as at the beginning of this movie, I have all three of these photos back in my Organizer catalog. So if you don't want to see the thumbnail of a photo in your catalog, try hiding it or deleting it from the catalog, but think twice before you also delete the file from your hard drive, because you may lose it forever.

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