New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12
Illustration by

Overview of the Organizer


From:

Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12

with Jan Kabili

Video: Overview of the Organizer

The Organizer is the part of Elements you'll go to to organize, find and view your photos. To see your photos here in the Organizer, you'll use the Import functions that I covered earlier in the course. And when you do import photos here, what you're doing is creating a record of each photo. With a thumbnail sized copy of the photo displayed here on the face of the Organizer. And a link to that photo wherever you keep it on your hard drive. Now the Organizer has different views. In this course were focusing on the default view, Media view. There are a couple of other views here that allow you to organize your photos by the people in them.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12
2h 5m Beginner Sep 25, 2013

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Join photographer and teacher Jan Kabili as she introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. This course begins with a look at Elements Organizer, a workspace that makes it easier than ever to import photos. Next, Jan explores the photo-enhancement features in the Quick Edit workspace, from correcting color and lighting to quick retouching. Then graduate to the Expert Edit view, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, compositing multiple images, straightening crooked photos, and more. Last, Jan returns to the Organizer to show you how to tag photos with keywords and create albums, and introduces Elements 12's features for emailing photos and sharing them on Twitter.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a hard drive or camera
  • One-click editing with Instant Fix
  • Making Quick Edits to color and lighting
  • Adding effects in Quick Edit
  • Straightening with content-aware fill
  • Retouching
  • Working with folders and files in the Organizer
  • Keyword tagging
  • Making albums
  • Sharing photos via email or social media
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Overview of the Organizer

The Organizer is the part of Elements you'll go to to organize, find and view your photos. To see your photos here in the Organizer, you'll use the Import functions that I covered earlier in the course. And when you do import photos here, what you're doing is creating a record of each photo. With a thumbnail sized copy of the photo displayed here on the face of the Organizer. And a link to that photo wherever you keep it on your hard drive. Now the Organizer has different views. In this course were focusing on the default view, Media view. There are a couple of other views here that allow you to organize your photos by the people in them.

By the places where they are taken and by the events depicted in the photos. Here you can see thumbnails of all of the photos and other media files like videos and audio files that you've brought into the active catalog. You can make those thumbnails bigger by going down to the task pane at the bottom of the screen and using the Zoom slider there. And, if you want to see a particular photo even bigger then, you can double click it here in the Organizer. And, if you want to go back and see the grid of photos again click the Grid button at the top of the Organizer.

You can also change the sort order of photos in your Organizer. From the Sort by Menu at the top of the screen. So here I can choose to sort by: newest, oldest, by the name of photos, or by the import batch. Which means the times at which you've imported particular photos into your Organizer catalog. I'll change that back to the default which is newest at the top of the organizer. Down at the bottom of the Organizer is the Task pane where you have some buttons and options. Including the important Undo button and the Editor button that will open selected photos from the Organizer into the Editor.

As we've been doing throughout the course. And then over on the right, you have a couple of buttons that will open the panel bin on the right side of the screen. We've already seen the Instant Fix button. If I click that one, that opens the panel bin on the right with one click photo fix options. That I can apply to photos right here in the Organizer to enhance them without having to take them into the Editor. If I click the Tags Info button instead, that fills the panel bin with two different panels. There's the Tags panel for working with keyword tags as I'll show you how to do later in this chapter and the Information panel.

In the Information panel if I select a photo, I can see information about that photo like its size and its date and were its located on my hard drive. The Information panel comes in very handy. If you want more space to see your thumbnails in the Organizer, then you can collapse the panel bin on the right by clicking the Tags Info panel again. And then over on the left, there's another panel bin which houses albums which we'll look at later in this chapter. And the folders on your hard drive that contain any of the photos that you've imported to this catalog. And we'll be looking at how to work with folders in this chapter as well.

Finally at the top right you have access to two other workspaces. The Create workspace, where you can use your photos in projects, like photo books and greeting cards and calenders. And the Share workspace, from which you can share your photos online by, email and in other ways. And we'll be looking at a couple of the share options toward the end of this course as well. So, that's an overview of the Organizer in Elements. Stay tuned for the rest of this chapter where I'll cover some of the main features in the Organizer in more detail.

There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.