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Touring the Organizer interface

From: Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training

Video: Touring the Organizer interface

This movie is a quick review of the interface of Elements Organizer, which as you know is one of the two major workspaces in Photoshop Elements 7. The other is the Editor. The Organizer is the place to go to view a visual index of your photos, to organize your photos, and to find specific photos. You can access the Organizer from the welcome screen, or from the Editor. The Organizer shows you low-resolution views of your original photos. By default, those thumbnail images are displayed in the Photo Browser arrangement.

Touring the Organizer interface

This movie is a quick review of the interface of Elements Organizer, which as you know is one of the two major workspaces in Photoshop Elements 7. The other is the Editor. The Organizer is the place to go to view a visual index of your photos, to organize your photos, and to find specific photos. You can access the Organizer from the welcome screen, or from the Editor. The Organizer shows you low-resolution views of your original photos. By default, those thumbnail images are displayed in the Photo Browser arrangement.

Right now we are looking at the photo thumbnails displayed in the folder location view. By default, thumbnails are displayed in the Organizer in the Thumbnail view, which can be accessed from up here in the Display menu. Let me switch to Thumbnail view, so you can see that. In Thumbnail view, the photo thumbnails are arranged by date, and they are low-resolution thumbnails. If you would like each of these thumbnails to be higher resolution, you can go to the Organizer preferences, and change that Resolution setting. Preferences are accessed from the Edit menu at the top of the screen, down at the bottom of that drop down menu, you'll find Preferences, and we're going to the Files subset of the Preferences dialog. And there at the bottom of the dialog you can set Preview File Size, up from 640 X 480 pixels, all the way to 1280 X 960 pixels, for a higher resolution preview. I'm going to leave that where it was, and click OK.

I'm going to go back up to the Display menu and show you another view, Import Batch. This view arranges your photo thumbnails by the date on which they were imported into your Organizer. And finally under the Display menu, we have the Folder Location view, which organizes your photo thumbnails by the folder in which they are located, and that's what we are using to deal with our exercise files in this course. One of the advantages of Folder Location view is that you can select the entire contents of a folder with one click. Let me scroll to a folder that has multiple photos in it, and all I have to do is click the path to the particular folder that sits above the photo thumbnails, and all of the thumbnails in that folder are selected, so that I can act on them all at once. I'll click off that to deselect.

Also under the Display menu, there are a couple of other views: Date view and Map view. We will be looking at these in more detail in later movies. But just to give you an idea, if I click Date view, I can see my photo thumbnails arranged on a calendar by the date on which the photographs were taken. I'm going to go back to Photo Browser view, and I'll quickly show you the Map view, where you can arrange your photo thumbnails on a Map, representing the location at which the photos were shot.

Also, you can view your Photos in Full Screen mode, and you can setup a slideshow here that will take you through your photos one-by-one as you review them, rate them add subject matter text to them and otherwise organize them, so that it easier to find later. I'm going to Cancel out of here, because we'll be investigating Full Screen view in more detail in a later movie too. Now I press the Escape key on my keyboard to get back to Photo Browser view. Over on the right we have the Task panel, and the contents of that panel change depending on which button you've clicked at the top of the Task panel, FIX, CREATE, SHARE, or ORGANIZE. When you shift to ORGANIZE, you can create Albums, in which you can collect pictures by subject matter or perhaps by project. We will be looking at the Albums feature in more detail also.

Down in the Keyword Tags panel, you can add subject matter Keywords that are searchable to your individual photos. And we also have a Quick Share panel down here, which you can use to quickly share prints with family and friends. There is one panel that isn't showing here that I think is really important, and that's the Properties panel. If I select a photo thumbnail and then I go to the Window menu at the top of the screen and choose Properties, that opens the Properties panel. The Properties panel tells you everything that you ever want to know about, one of these photo thumbnails. It has four different icons at the top. With the first icon selected, we see information like the name of the file, the date that we shot, its location, and so forth.

If you click the next icon, we see the metadata that's attached to this photo. Everything from the make and model of the camera that took the shot to the exposure time and shutter speed. The next icon shows us any Keyword Tags that you might attach to a photo thumbnail, and over here we have a history of the actions taken on that photo. The Properties panel comes in so handy that I like to add it permanently to my Task pane, and the way to do that, is with this double-clicked arrow on the right. Click there, and the Properties panel becomes part of the Task pane on the right. You can click on the border above the Properties panel to drag up, so that you can see more information in that panel.

Finally at the top of the screen, you have a couple of menu bars: drop down menus on the top from the File, Edit, Find, View, Window and Help menus, and some functions likes Rotate and Zoom functions in the next menu bar. So that's a quick overview of the interface of the Organizer. There is a lot to learn about it features and we'll be visiting some of those in the movies to come.

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Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training

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  1. 9m 23s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      6m 59s
    3. Using the example files
      1m 30s
  2. 22m 34s
    1. Understanding the Organizer's catalog system
      3m 17s
    2. Getting photos from files and folders
      5m 41s
    3. Getting photos from a digital camera
      7m 27s
    4. Getting photos from offline media
      3m 7s
    5. Getting photos from a scanner
      3m 2s
  3. 35m 0s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 30s
    2. Viewing photos
      2m 19s
    3. Selecting photos
      1m 52s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 7s
    5. Renaming photos
      1m 57s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      1m 56s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 50s
    8. Stacking photos
      7m 33s
    9. Moving files
      4m 1s
    10. Backing up
      2m 55s
  4. 31m 50s
    1. Tagging photos
      8m 38s
    2. Finding photos by tags
      3m 57s
    3. Tagging face photos
      3m 1s
    4. Using albums and Smart Albums
      7m 43s
    5. Finding photos with Text Search
      3m 34s
    6. Finding photos from the Find menu
      2m 57s
    7. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 0s
  5. 16m 27s
    1. Reviewing photos in Full Screen view
      5m 28s
    2. Comparing photos
      4m 9s
    3. Using Date view
      2m 54s
    4. Using Map view
      3m 56s
  6. 33m 3s
    1. Automatically fixing photos in the Organizer
      7m 58s
    2. Semi-automatically fixing photos with Quick Fix
      10m 39s
    3. Using the Guided Edit mode
      4m 33s
    4. Fixing group shots automatically
      3m 44s
    5. Removing stray content with the Scene Cleaner
      6m 9s
  7. 57m 41s
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      4m 46s
    2. Opening a file
      2m 6s
    3. Creating a blank file
      4m 36s
    4. Using tools
      8m 5s
    5. Setting Edit preferences
      4m 31s
    6. Adjusting Color settings
      5m 18s
    7. Using the Undo History command
      3m 48s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 7s
    9. Resizing photos and adjusting resolution
      8m 23s
    10. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 24s
    11. Saving files
      6m 37s
  8. 13m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      4m 38s
    2. Working in the Layers palette
      4m 4s
    3. Using layer masks
      4m 54s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Understanding selections
      1m 15s
    2. Manual selection tools
      6m 20s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 25s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 50s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Straightening and cropping
      2m 46s
    2. Using the Shadow/Highlight adjustment
      2m 41s
    3. Adjusting with Levels
      5m 0s
    4. Adjusting with Hue/Saturation
      3m 14s
    5. Using Color Curves
      4m 44s
    6. Removing a color cast
      4m 9s
    7. Correcting skin tone
      2m 20s
    8. Reducing digital noise
      2m 47s
    9. Sharpening photos
      6m 27s
    10. Editing raw photos
      6m 45s
  11. 25m 21s
    1. Using the new Smart Brush tool
      5m 50s
    2. Using the Smart Brush Detail tool
      3m 13s
    3. Dodging and burning
      1m 58s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      3m 51s
    5. Removing content
      2m 9s
    6. Using the Red Eye tool
      1m 11s
    7. Using the Whiten Teeth tool
      1m 48s
    8. Using the Blue Skies Tool
      1m 28s
    9. Using the Black/White tool
      1m 13s
    10. Converting color to black and white
      2m 40s
  12. 22m 10s
    1. Applying filters
      6m 21s
    2. Applying effects
      3m 53s
    3. Using layer styles
      5m 13s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 49s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      1m 54s
  13. 7m 34s
    1. Creating text
      4m 6s
    2. Editing text
      1m 58s
    3. Warping text
      1m 30s
  14. 38m 38s
    1. Making a photo book
      10m 0s
    2. Making a photo collage
      8m 10s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      10m 11s
    4. Making a panorama
      3m 50s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      4m 6s
    6. Using automated actions
      2m 21s
  15. 9m 50s
    1. Using email and Photo Mail
      4m 42s
    2. Printing your photos
      2m 55s
    3. Using Quick Share
      2m 13s
  16. 19m 17s
    1. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 33s
    2. Viewing and sharing your photos online
      6m 0s
    3. Backing up and synchronizing albums online
      6m 28s
    4. Accessing ongoing inspiration from Adobe.com
      3m 16s
  17. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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