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Organizing using Events

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Video: Organizing using Events

Another way that we tend to think of our photos is by the events at which they were taken. In the Organizer you can use the Events view to quickly find photos by reference to those events. You can use Events with all the photos in a catalog or with a selected number of photos, like those in the folder that I've selected over here in the Folder list in Media view. I'm going to take these photos into Events view by clicking the Events button at the top of the Organizer. Here in Events view, there are two ways to organize photos by event: either manually or using Smart Events.

Organizing using Events

Another way that we tend to think of our photos is by the events at which they were taken. In the Organizer you can use the Events view to quickly find photos by reference to those events. You can use Events with all the photos in a catalog or with a selected number of photos, like those in the folder that I've selected over here in the Folder list in Media view. I'm going to take these photos into Events view by clicking the Events button at the top of the Organizer. Here in Events view, there are two ways to organize photos by event: either manually or using Smart Events.

Let's start manually. So I'll leave this toggle set to Events, and then I'll come down to the bottom of Events view and I'll click Add Event. That takes me back to see all of the photos in the selected source. I'm going to zoom out a little so I can see them all here, and I'm going to select the last six photos, clicking on one and then holding the Shift key and clicking on the last. These were all taken in a town called L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on the 6th of May, 2012. So over here, I'm going to go to the Add New Event column which appeared and I'll call these Isle Sur La Sorgue market.

I'll click on Start Date, I'll choose May 6, and the End Date is also May 6. I could add a description; I'm just going to leave that for now, and then I'm going to drag all six selected photos over here into the Media Bin, and then I'll click Done. Now here in Events view, those six photos appear in a stack, which Elements calls an event. If I move my mouse across that stack, I can flip through all six photos, or if I double-click that stack, I can see each of the photos in that event here in a grid view.

The name of the event is up here. I could select one or more photos here and use the buttons in the taskbar to perform the same kind of tasks that I've showed you earlier in Media view, like opening one or more photos into the Editor, or opening the Instant Fix panel to apply some photo fixes here in the Organizer. I'm going to click the Back button to show you another way to use the Events view, and that is with Smart Events. I'll move this toggle from Events to Smart Events, and that shows me a different view of events, events that the Organizer creates automatically based on the date and time of the photos in the selected source.

So in this view, I see three events: photos taken on the 16th of May, photos taken on the 10th of May, and photos taken on the 6th of May, the same ones that I saw when the toggle was set to Events. And I can double-click any of these events to see the photos in that event here in Grid view. I'll click the Back button. I can fine-tune the Smart Event view by clicking the Time radio button and then dragging the Time slider over to the right. And now those six photos that were taken on the 6th of May are divided by time.

Here are the ones taken between 2:42 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and here are the ones taken between 12:44 and 12:56 the same day. The photos in these other groups were taken too close together to qualify as a separate event by time. So that's how to take advantage of Smart Events or manually created events as one more way to locate your photos here in the Elements Organizer.

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

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  1. 9m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What is Elements?
      2m 36s
    3. Getting acquainted with Elements workspaces
      5m 45s
  2. 19m 37s
    1. Working with catalogs
      4m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      3m 41s
    3. Importing photos from your computer
      2m 49s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      4m 50s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      3m 55s
  3. 11m 9s
    1. Cropping in Photo Fix
      4m 52s
    2. Applying one-click adjustments in Photo Fix
      4m 27s
    3. Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix
      1m 50s
  4. 27m 6s
    1. Working in Quick Edit
      6m 8s
    2. Adjusting lighting
      3m 41s
    3. Adjusting color
      4m 4s
    4. Making selective adjustments
      4m 33s
    5. Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
      4m 53s
    6. Saving edited images
      3m 47s
  5. 8m 46s
    1. Working in Guided Edit
      2m 56s
    2. Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit
      2m 44s
    3. Applying a vignette in Guided Edit
      3m 6s
  6. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the Expert Edit interface
      4m 49s
    2. Working with layers
      8m 55s
    3. Working with selections
      6m 18s
    4. Improving photos with adjustment layers
      5m 37s
    5. Editing automatically with actions
      2m 34s
    6. Adding text
      4m 33s
  7. 36m 37s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      4m 30s
    2. Managing files and folders
      4m 35s
    3. Organizing using People
      8m 43s
    4. Organizing using Places
      5m 1s
    5. Organizing using Events
      3m 28s
    6. Keyword tagging
      4m 12s
    7. Grouping photos into albums
      6m 8s
  8. 10m 1s
    1. Making a photo creation
      7m 39s
    2. Outputting a photo creation
      2m 22s
  9. 11m 6s
    1. Sending photos by email
      4m 49s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 9s
    3. Exporting photos
      3m 8s
  10. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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