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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.
There probably will be times when you want to move some photos that you've already brought into the Organizer to a different location on a hard drive. Remember, that the Organizer is just a catalog that's keeping track of where your photos are located. So if you want to move the photos to another location, you have to do that from inside of the Organizer. You don't want to go out to your Mac or Windows operating system, and move files from folder-to-folder there, if they're already in the catalog. So if you do want to move around files that are already in your Organizer, what's the better way to do that? The answer is, to select the single photo or multiple photos that you want to move, and then go up to the File menu and choose Move.
In this dialog box you can browse to the destination to which you want to move the photos by clicking the Browse button. I'm going to select my Desktop as that destination, and click OK. Now at this point if I just wanted to move this one photo I would click OK. But before I do that let me show you that I could add more photos to the collection of photos that I'm going to move by clicking the Add button here. In this dialog box I have a number of choices. I could come over to the photo thumbnails here, and these are all of the thumbnails that are currently in this catalog.
And I could select some others that I want to move as well, or I could choose Select All, to select all of these photo thumbnails. If I want to move my entire catalog I can choose to do that, or I can move just particular albums, or I can move items that have a particular keyword tag attached to them. And I'll show you more about gathering photos into albums and adding keyword tags in later movies. I can also modify the thumbnails that are showing over here, by choosing to show only those that have ratings.
And I could choose to show photos that are hidden as well. In this case I'm just going to is to move the single file, so I'll click Done and I'll click OK. Now notice, that the folder 02_08 no longer has the blue card in it indicating that it contains some photos that are in the Organizer. And you can see that the Media Browser for that folder is now empty. But if I go up to the Desktop in this folders list and click there, I'll find the thumbnail for rain photo displayed on my Desktop.
And if you want to see that on the Desktop, I'll go out of the Elements, minimizing the program and here on my Desktop is that rain photo, which has been physically moved to the Desktop from inside of the Organizer. So if you do want to move some photos that are in the Organizer from place-to-place on your hard drive, please remember to do so from inside of the Organizer, rather than doing it from out here in your operating system. And that will help the Organizer to keep track of your photos in their new destination.
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