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Photoshop Elements 7 is packed with features to help amateur photographers with every stage of digital photo processing, from getting organized to sharing projects with family and friends. In Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training, Jan Kabili shares workflow techniques for organizing, editing, creating projects, and sharing. She also demonstrates how to enhance photos with this budget-friendly software. Jan explains the latest updates to the Organizer and Editor workspaces, and also covers new features like the Smart Brush tool and Photoshop.com integration. Elements is very well known for its project features, and Jan shows how to create books, collages, panoramas, and more. Example files accompany the course.
If you travel a lot and shoot photos of different locations, you are going to like the Organizers, Map view. You can pin your photos to a map and those pins will display the photos that you have taken in that location. I'll be working here in the Organizer in 04_04-mapview inside the Chapter 04, Exercise Files folder. To give myself more room to see a Map, I'm going to close this right hand column by moving my cursor over the border between that column and the rest of the Organizer and clicking. Then I'm going to invoke Map view by going up to the Display menu and choosing Show Map. I'm going to make the Map larger by moving to the right border of the Map, clicking and dragging to the right.
I can zoom in on New Mexico where I'm going to place my images by clicking the (+) button at the bottom of the Map and then clicking several times inside the Map. I can view the Map in standard view like this or I can go to the Map menu and I can choose either Satellite or Hybrid. Let's try Hybrid and I'm going to click to zoom in a couple more times and then I can grab the Hand tool from the tool box at the bottom of the Map and I can move around in the Map until I see both Santa Fe and Albuquerque where I'm going to place my images.
To add photos to this Map, I just select them in the Organizer. So I click on the first photo, hold the Ctrl key, click on the second and the third and then just drag photos from the Organizer to the Map. I'll place all three of these photos here in Albuquerque. Another way to add photos to the Map is this, I'm going to go back and click off the selected photos and I'm going to right-click on this fourth photo. From this contextual menu, I'm going to choose Place on Map and then I can type in an address to place that photo exactly. I'll type st francis drive, santa fe, NM and I'll click Find. I have several address choices here, I'm just going to choose the first one and the pin for that photo is set directly on that address. Once you set pins on the Map, to view the photos, you just move your cursor over the pin and click and you can see all the photos at a particular location.
Here I only have one photo, I'm going to close that and I'm going to zoom out a little more so I can find my find photos that are in Albuquerque. I'm going to click off the Zoom tool and then I'm going to just click on that pin and I can see the first three photos that I put on the Map. Here they are, and I can click on each one to see a larger thumbnail of it. If I'm somewhere else in the Photo Browser, so I'm going to scroll up here and I want to find the photos that I have pinned to a Map. I'll go to the bottom of the Map and choose Limit Search to Map Area and that sends the Organizer right to the photos that I have pinned to this view of the Map. And if I want to find a particular photo on the Map, then I can right-click a photo in the Organizer and choose Show on Map and the Map goes directly to that pin.
If I want to share my Map with all of its photos, I can click Share at the bottom of the Map and I get this narrative that describes the various sharing options. Basically it's saying that I can share the map through an online album, which I'm going to show you how to make in another movie, or I can share the photos on a map using the third party service Flickr and you can explore that on your own. So I'm going to cancel out of there. So you can see that viewing and sharing your photos using Map view is a really fun way to see where you have been and what you shot there and it's also a nice way to share your experience with your friends.
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