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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

Moving and renaming folders


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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

with Jan Kabili

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Working with folders is a lot like working with files. If you are going to Move or Rename A Folder, you want to do it from inside of your Elements Organizer so that your Catalog can keep track of that folder. I have three folders here, 04_04_ horses, 04_04_mare, and 04_04_sitting. I'm going to start by renaming a folder. I can rename a folder here in the Folders List view or in the Folders Hierarchy view. Here in Folders List view, I'll select the 04_04_mare folder and I'll right-click on that folder, and choose Rename Folder.
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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

Moving and renaming folders

Working with folders is a lot like working with files. If you are going to Move or Rename A Folder, you want to do it from inside of your Elements Organizer so that your Catalog can keep track of that folder. I have three folders here, 04_04_ horses, 04_04_mare, and 04_04_sitting. I'm going to start by renaming a folder. I can rename a folder here in the Folders List view or in the Folders Hierarchy view. Here in Folders List view, I'll select the 04_04_mare folder and I'll right-click on that folder, and choose Rename Folder.

That opens this Text box, where I can type a different name. I'll add the word Gray. And then I'll press Enter or Return on my keyboard. So that quickly renames that folder. Now, I'd like to try to move that folder into the Horses folder. I'll click on the gray_mare folder, and I'll try to drag it into the Horses folder, but nothing happens. That's because, to move a folder, I have to go to My Folder Hierarchy view. So, I'll do that by going to this icon to the right of my folders and I'll click there.

I'm going to move my cursor over the border between the Folders panel and the Grid on the right, and I'll drag to the right so that we can see the Folder Names here. And then I'll click on my ray_mare folder and I'll click and drag it inside of my 04_04_horses folder. When that lights up with Bold text, I'll release my mouse. And you can see by the fact that the 04 _04_gray_mare folder is indented under the 04_04_horses folder, that the gray_ mare folder is inside the Horses folder now in my Folder structure.

And that's true if I were to go out to my hard drive and look at the Folder structure there, too; because moving a folder like this inside the Organizer also moves it on my drive. Now, let's see what happens if I try to rename and move a folder outside of the Organizer. I'll go out to my Operating System, and there I'm going to take the 04_04_sitting folder and drag it on to my Desktop. I'm also going to rename it, Clicking on its name and changing it to 04_04_resting.

Now, let's go back into the Organizer and see if it could keep track of those changes made outside the Organizer. At first, it looks like I haven't made any changes to the folder 04_04_sitting. It appears to still be where it was originally, and its name hasn't changed. If I select that folder and then I try to do something to the photo inside the folder like double-click it to open it in Single Image view, Elements realizes that it can't find the contents of that folder. So to point it to the correct folder with the correct name, I'll click the Browse button.

I'll go to the Locate Missing Files menu and I know that I've put the folder with this file on my Desktop, so I'll click Desktop. I'll find the renamed 04_04_ resting folder and select that. And down here, I can see that that's enough to reconnect to the file. I'll click Reconnect and I can see in the Folders panel that that has solved the problem. Now on my Desktop, there is a Managed Folder called 04_04_resting. So the Organizer has recognized that name change.

And if I click on that folder, I see the file inside the folder; and I can double-click that file, and it opens just fine into Single Image view. So, the upshot is that when you're moving or renaming a folder, do it from inside the Organizer, just as you should when you're moving or renaming a file. But if you do rename or move a folder from outside the Organizer, you do have the possibility of reconnecting your files and folders back to your Organizer, as I showed you in this movie.

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