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Moving, deleting, and hiding photos

From: Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Moving, deleting, and hiding photos

Adobe Bridge is just a viewer into the files and folders that are on your hard drive. So that means that if I move a thumbnail in Bridge, or I copy a thumbnail in Bridge, or I create a folder in Bridge, all of that actually occurs to the files and folders on my hard drive. And that's different than Adobe Elements 8 in Windows that uses a database to organize images, rather than a File Viewer. So for example, let's say that I want to move one of these images to another folder. If I hold the Ctrl key and click on a thumbnail in Bridge, or right-click on a thumbnail in Bridge, if I have a two button mouse, from the Contextual menu that appears, I can choose Move to, and then I can choose, from this menu, a recent destination, or I can click Choose Folder, and I am going to select my Desktop, and then select the saved files folder and click Choose.

Moving, deleting, and hiding photos

Adobe Bridge is just a viewer into the files and folders that are on your hard drive. So that means that if I move a thumbnail in Bridge, or I copy a thumbnail in Bridge, or I create a folder in Bridge, all of that actually occurs to the files and folders on my hard drive. And that's different than Adobe Elements 8 in Windows that uses a database to organize images, rather than a File Viewer. So for example, let's say that I want to move one of these images to another folder. If I hold the Ctrl key and click on a thumbnail in Bridge, or right-click on a thumbnail in Bridge, if I have a two button mouse, from the Contextual menu that appears, I can choose Move to, and then I can choose, from this menu, a recent destination, or I can click Choose Folder, and I am going to select my Desktop, and then select the saved files folder and click Choose.

And that has actually moved that image, vase3.jpg, on my hard drive. So if I go out to my hard drive and I look on my Desktop, and I look inside the saved files folder, there is vase5.jpg. I'll close that folder and I'll go back into Bridge. Similarly, I could Ctrl+Click an image or right-click if I have a two button mouse, and choose Copy to, and choose a folder to copy the image to.

And that would give me a second copy of an image on my hard drive. I am not going to bother doing that now. Instead I want to show you that you can also make new folders and move images into new folders in Bridge, with a corresponding effect on your hard drive. So I am going to click in a blank area of the Content panel, and then I am going to up to the top right of Bridge, and I am going to click to Create New Folder icon there. That makes a new subfolder inside the folder that I had currently selected. Notice that the name of the folder, 'untitled folder', is now highlighted in blue, which means that I have the opportunity to name this folder, so I'll call this one 'vases', and then press Return on the keyboard.

Now I am going to select my two images of vases by clicking on one, holding the Command key, and clicking on the other, and then I'll click and hold and drag in either of the selected images, and move over the vases subfolder, and when I see that blue highlight around the subfolder, I'll release my mouse. If I double-click on the vases subfolder, you can see the two images inside of it. And I now have a new vases subfolder on my hard drive that contains these two images.

Now another thing to know is that if you delete a file while you are in Bridge, you're actually deleting it from your hard drive, so you want to be careful of that. I am going to select vase1.jpg, and then I am going to press the Delete key on my keyboard, and I get this message: 'Do I want to reject this file?' or do I want to 'delete it?' If I click Delete, then I get this warning that I am about to move this file into the Trash on my computer. If I say OK, I have now moved the actual file on my hard drive, and if I were to empty my trash at this point from the Mac OS Finder, I would lose that file forever.

Now with vase2.jpg selected, I am going to press the Delete key again, and this time instead of choosing Delete, I am going to choose Reject, and this is different. This simply labels the file as a Reject, so I might go through all of the photos that I have done in a shoot and label some as Rejects. This does not remove them from my hard drive, but if I want, I can hide the files, so that I don't have to look at them here in Bridge. And to do that, I'll go up to the View menu at the top of the screen, and I'll uncheck Show Reject Files.

Now I can't see vase2.jpg, but it's still here on my hard drive, and if I want to see it again in Bridge, I can go back to the View menu and choose Show Reject Files. So if you have a lot of files in a folder, it sometimes helps to make those that you consider rejects be temporarily invisible, so you can see just the best files together. But do keep in mind that deleting a file, or moving it, or copying it, has an effect on the actual files on your hard drive, so you want to be careful what you do to files here in Bridge.

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

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  1. 2m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 17s
  2. 13m 0s
    1. Touring Elements
      7m 24s
    2. Starting from the Welcome screen
      5m 36s
  3. 16m 11s
    1. Importing photos from a camera
      8m 48s
    2. Dividing scanned photos
      3m 52s
    3. Capturing frames from video
      3m 31s
  4. 23m 13s
    1. Touring Bridge CS4
      7m 44s
    2. Opening files from Bridge into Elements
      5m 1s
    3. Rotating photos
      1m 17s
    4. Moving, deleting, and hiding photos
      4m 11s
    5. Renaming photos
      5m 0s
  5. 29m 16s
    1. Tagging photos with keywords
      6m 28s
    2. Rating and labeling photos
      5m 55s
    3. Sorting photos by filter
      6m 23s
    4. Finding photos
      4m 33s
    5. Organizing photos in Collections
      5m 57s
  6. 52m 52s
    1. Touring the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor
      8m 34s
    2. Applying Quick Fix lighting controls
      3m 33s
    3. Applying Quick Fix color controls
      6m 30s
    4. Applying Quick Fix sharpening
      3m 44s
    5. Using Quick Fix touchup tools
      7m 43s
    6. Fixing group shots in Guided Edit
      6m 25s
    7. Merging multiple exposures in Guided Edit
      7m 24s
    8. Applying the Scene Cleaner in Guided Edit
      6m 31s
    9. Running Automated Actions in Guided Edit
      2m 28s
  7. 30m 57s
    1. Touring the Full Edit workspace
      6m 5s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 28s
    3. Arranging panels
      4m 14s
    4. Using tools
      8m 15s
    5. Setting editing preferences
      3m 8s
    6. Adjusting color settings
      4m 47s
  8. 46m 0s
    1. Using Undo History
      6m 6s
    2. Zooming and navigating
      5m 38s
    3. Creating a blank file
      5m 43s
    4. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 21s
    5. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 10s
    6. Cropping and straightening an image
      3m 12s
    7. Using the Recompose tool
      3m 23s
    8. Processing multiple files
      6m 16s
    9. Saving and formats
      4m 11s
  9. 23m 25s
    1. Understanding layers
      3m 30s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      8m 53s
    3. Combining images with layer masks
      11m 2s
  10. 22m 24s
    1. Understanding selections
      3m 39s
    2. Manual selection tools
      7m 36s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      3m 9s
    4. Refining a selection
      3m 59s
    5. Modifying and saving selections
      4m 1s
  11. 55m 51s
    1. Using adjustment layers
      9m 21s
    2. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      4m 49s
    3. Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
      3m 24s
    4. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 30s
    5. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 3s
    6. Removing a color cast
      3m 55s
    7. Correcting skin tone
      2m 10s
    8. Reducing digital noise
      3m 44s
    9. Sharpening photos
      9m 42s
    10. Working with raw photos
      9m 13s
  12. 18m 58s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tool
      5m 20s
    2. Using the Detail Smart Brush tool
      3m 30s
    3. Dodging and burning
      1m 49s
    4. Healing blemishes
      3m 51s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      3m 15s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 13s
  13. 26m 26s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 6s
    2. Adding effects
      3m 0s
    3. Using layer styles
      3m 36s
    4. Using shapes
      8m 25s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 54s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 25s
  14. 7m 35s
    1. Creating text
      4m 7s
    2. Editing text
      3m 28s
  15. 27m 26s
    1. Making a photo collage
      7m 15s
    2. Stitching a photo panorama
      3m 43s
    3. Saving for the web
      6m 40s
    4. Creating web galleries in Bridge
      6m 47s
    5. Creating a PDF slideshow
      3m 1s
  16. 4m 34s
    1. Printing photos and contact sheets
      2m 49s
    2. Sending photos by mail
      1m 45s
  17. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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