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Mapping photos

From: Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

Video: Mapping photos

Another way to organize view and share photos is by location, using a map in the Organizer. To access the map, I'm going to go to the top of the Organizer to the Window menu and I'll choose Show Map. And by the way, the Show Map command has moved from where it was in previous versions of Elements in the Display menu over here to the Window menu. To allocate more room to this map, I'm going to close the task pane on the right. By moving my mouse over the border between the task pane and the Photo Browser and clicking and then I'll move to the border between the map and this list of files, and I'll click on that border and drag to the right.

Mapping photos

Another way to organize view and share photos is by location, using a map in the Organizer. To access the map, I'm going to go to the top of the Organizer to the Window menu and I'll choose Show Map. And by the way, the Show Map command has moved from where it was in previous versions of Elements in the Display menu over here to the Window menu. To allocate more room to this map, I'm going to close the task pane on the right. By moving my mouse over the border between the task pane and the Photo Browser and clicking and then I'll move to the border between the map and this list of files, and I'll click on that border and drag to the right.

I can view this map in standard Map View like this or I can come down to this button and I can change it to Satellite to see a Satellite View or Hybrid to see the Satellite View with the map superimposed on it. I'm going to zoom in on New Mexico, which is where I took the photos that you see on the right in the Photo Browser. I will get the Zoom In tool right here and then I'll click on New Mexico several times. A quick way to add photos to the map is to drag-and-drop them from the Photo Browser on the right onto the map.

So, I'll go to the Photo Browser and I'm going to click on a couple of the files in the 04_05 folder. I will click on this first one and then I'll hold the Ctrl key and click on these two. And from any one of those selected files I can click-and-drag onto the map and I'll drop these on top of Albuquerque. That adds a pin that represents these three photos. I'm going to go back to the Photo Browser, and click in a blank area to deselect those. And I want to place this photo on the map over Santa Fe.

So, I need to pan the map to that area of New Mexico. To do that I'll go to the bottom of the map and select the Hand tool and then I'll click-and-drag in the map, until I see Santa Fe right here. Now I'll go back to the Photo Browser and this time, instead of dragging-and-dropping, I'll show you another way to place photos on the map. I'm going to right-click on this photo and from the contextual menu, I'm going to choose Place on Map. In this window I'll type an address. I don't have the exact address, but I know the street on which I took this photo, which was St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe.

And I'll click Find. And then Elements suggests several different addresses and I can choose the one I think is right. So, I'll choose this one and I'll click OK, and sets a pin right there on St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe. And it also zooms in so I can see that location better. Once I've set pins on the map, I can view the photos at each location by moving my mouse over a pin and clicking. So, here I see a thumbnail of the photo that I pinned to St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe.

I can close this thumbnail by clicking this X. I'm going to zoom out a bit, so that I can see the Albuquerque pin, by selecting the Zoom Out tool and clicking a couple of times, and there is the pin that I set at Santa Fe. I'm going to click-off of the Zoom tool. I'll select Hand tool instead and then I'm going to come over that pin and I'm going to click and in this box, I see three thumbnails representing the three photos that I pinned to this location.

And I can click on these small thumbnails to cycle through them in a larger thumbnail here. And then I'll close that thumbnail box to show you something else about this map. Let's say I was working in the Photo Browser over here and I had scrolled up and I was working with some other photos. If I want to see the photos that I pinned to the map here in the Photo Browser, I can go to the bottom of the map and check Limit Search to Map Area. And that causes Elements to find those photos in the Photo Browser that are located in the currently displayed area of the map.

Now let's say that I was looking at a different area of the map. So, I'm going to take the Hand tool and I'm just going to click-and-drag to move the map down a little bit and I'm going to uncheck Limit Search to Map Area. If I want to see the area of the map where a particular photo is located, I can go to that photo and I can right-click on the photo and from the contextual menu I'll choose Show on Map. And that moved the map to Santa Fe, where I took this photo. And then I could look at the photo, as I showed you before, by clicking on that Santa Fe pin.

I can also share this map with all of the photos that I've pinned to it by going down to the Share button, and choosing a Share option. So, using Map View to locate your photos is a really fun way to see where you've been and what you shot there and it's also a nice way to share your experience with your friends.

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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  1. 10m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 35s
    3. Launching the Welcome screen
      3m 12s
    4. Touring Elements
      4m 20s
  2. 29m 45s
    1. Working with catalogs
      3m 16s
    2. Getting photos from your hard drive
      2m 49s
    3. Changing thumbnail display options
      4m 35s
    4. Getting photos from a camera or card
      9m 43s
    5. Getting photos from a CD/DVD or an external drive
      4m 46s
    6. Getting photos from a scanner
      4m 36s
  3. 43m 15s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 44s
    2. Viewing photos
      5m 11s
    3. Selecting photos
      2m 58s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 39s
    5. Renaming photos
      2m 7s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      2m 0s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      5m 24s
    8. Stacking photos
      8m 9s
    9. Moving files
      4m 43s
    10. Backing up catalogs
      4m 20s
  4. 52m 4s
    1. Applying keyword tags
      8m 33s
    2. Finding photos by keyword tags
      3m 41s
    3. Finding photos with the Keyword Tag Cloud
      1m 56s
    4. Applying Smart Tags
      4m 29s
    5. Automatically tagging people in photos
      7m 54s
    6. Applying star ratings
      2m 48s
    7. Organizing photos in albums
      4m 10s
    8. Organizing photos in Smart Albums
      6m 44s
    9. Finding photos with Text Search
      4m 31s
    10. Finding photos from the Find menu
      5m 10s
    11. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 8s
  5. 29m 18s
    1. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      11m 12s
    2. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 10s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 22s
    4. Using Date View
      3m 41s
    5. Mapping photos
      4m 53s
  6. 56m 46s
    1. Applying Photo Fix options in the Organizer
      8m 22s
    2. Touring the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor
      6m 12s
    3. Applying Quick Fix controls
      11m 10s
    4. Using Quick Fix tools
      11m 2s
    5. Working in Guided Edit in the Editor
      4m 45s
    6. Fixing group shots in Guided Edit
      5m 57s
    7. Applying the Scene Cleaner in Guided Edit
      9m 18s
  7. 1h 12m
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      5m 5s
    2. Opening files in Full Edit
      2m 13s
    3. Working with tabbed documents
      6m 57s
    4. Using tools
      6m 11s
    5. Setting editing preferences
      4m 22s
    6. Adjusting color settings
      4m 18s
    7. Using Undo History
      5m 56s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 30s
    9. Creating a blank file
      5m 58s
    10. Photo resizing and resolution
      9m 59s
    11. Using the Recompose tool
      3m 8s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 49s
    13. Saving files
      7m 47s
  8. 17m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      3m 28s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      4m 51s
    3. Combining images with layer masks
      9m 17s
  9. 19m 54s
    1. Understanding selections
      2m 27s
    2. Manual selection tools
      7m 6s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 27s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 54s
  10. 1h 0m
    1. Cropping and straightening
      3m 49s
    2. Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
      2m 54s
    3. Applying adjustment layers
      7m 53s
    4. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    5. Merging multiple exposures
      6m 33s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      3m 54s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      3m 39s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 21s
    9. Correcting skin tone
      2m 34s
    10. Reducing digital noise
      4m 4s
    11. Sharpening photos
      7m 42s
    12. Working with raw photos
      9m 52s
  11. 24m 50s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tool
      7m 52s
    2. Using the Detail Smart Brush tool
      4m 26s
    3. Dodging and burning
      2m 18s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      5m 17s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      3m 41s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 16s
  12. 31m 3s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 8s
    2. Adding effects
      3m 16s
    3. Running automated actions
      1m 51s
    4. Using layer styles
      6m 6s
    5. Using shapes
      8m 12s
    6. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      3m 13s
    7. Converting color to black and white
      3m 17s
  13. 9m 29s
    1. Creating text
      5m 8s
    2. Editing text
      2m 59s
    3. Warping text
      1m 22s
  14. 38m 50s
    1. Making a photo book
      8m 26s
    2. Making a photo collage
      9m 0s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      11m 25s
    4. Stitching a photo panorama
      4m 3s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      5m 56s
  15. 33m 54s
    1. Printing photos
      2m 58s
    2. Printing contact sheets and picture packages
      4m 58s
    3. Sending photos by email and Photo Mail
      5m 57s
    4. Burning photos to CD/DVD
      1m 17s
    5. Ordering prints and books
      1m 59s
    6. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 15s
    7. Sharing photos online at Photoshop.com
      7m 40s
    8. Backing up and synchronizing online
      3m 40s
    9. Getting inspiration from Adobe.com
      2m 10s
  16. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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