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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

Viewing mapped photos by location


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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

with Jan Kabili

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Another great way to keep track of your photos is by the places at which they were shot, and that's what Places view is for. You can view your photos and your video clips there by location. You can do that for all the photos in your catalog or for a selected folder, like the folder I've selected here in Media view. Before I jump over to places, I want to tell you that all of the horizontal photos that you see here were shot with a GPS-enabled camera. In other words, a camera that embeds in the photos the GPS locations where they were shot.
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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

Viewing mapped photos by location

Another great way to keep track of your photos is by the places at which they were shot, and that's what Places view is for. You can view your photos and your video clips there by location. You can do that for all the photos in your catalog or for a selected folder, like the folder I've selected here in Media view. Before I jump over to places, I want to tell you that all of the horizontal photos that you see here were shot with a GPS-enabled camera. In other words, a camera that embeds in the photos the GPS locations where they were shot.

This vertical photo was shot with a non-GPS enabled camera. When you're working with photos like the horizontal ones that have their GPS coordinates embedded in their metadata, they will automatically appear on a map in Places view. So, let's jump over to Places view to see that. I'll click the Places button at the top of the Organizer. Here in Places view, I have a map, I can see thumbnails of all of the photos in the selected folder, and over here, I have my Folders panel. The first thing I usually do in Places view is rearrange things so that I have more space for the map.

To do that, I'm going to hide the Folders panel by clicking the Hide Panel button in the taskbar at the bottom of Places view. And then I can move my cursor over the border between the map and the photos and drag to the left to allocate more space to the map. Here in the photo area are thumbnails of all the photos in the selected folder. If I want to see more of those thumbnails, I can zoom out by using the zoom slider in the taskbar at the bottom of Places view. There are a number of ways to navigate around the map. I can click and drag in the map; I can use the zoom slider here to zoom in on the map, and this zoom slider is pretty sensitive so I usually use it in small increments like this.

And I can navigate around the map using this control. Now, you do have to be online to use this map because as you can see down here, it's a Google-powered map. There are also different views of the map. If I click this menu, I can choose Map view, or a Hybrid view, or a Light or Dark view. I'm going to go back to Map view. The red pins on the map indicate where the photos in the selected folder were shot. So, this pin is telling me that two of these photos were shot down here somewhere in the south of France, and this pin tells me that four of these photos were short north of Lyon, France, in the Burgundy area.

One of the ways I like to use the map is to see which photos I've shot in which location. So, if I want to see which photos were shop up here at the location of this pin, I'll click on the pin changing the pin to blue, and that adds a blue boarder around all four of the photos shot in that location. If I want to see just those four photos, I'll click the Show Media label that appears. And then, I can use the zoom slider to zoom in on those photos, or I can double-click any one of the photos to see it in Single Image view.

And then I can use the scroll bar to scroll up and down to see the other three photos in Single Image view as well. Double-clicking any of those photos takes me back to see all four. Now let's see which photos were shot here. I'll click this pin to highlight the two photos shot in the south of France. I'm going to zoom in on that location, and then I'll click and drag, and zoom in a bit more.

And the closer I get, the more specifically I can see exactly where these photos were shot. So you can see that these photos were shot in this cape to the east of the city of Nice. Another way to move around the map is to use the Search Field up here. I know that some of the photos in the selected photos were shot in Colorado, so I'm going to click in that Search Field and I'll type Colorado, and then I'll press Enter or Return. And from the drop-down list, I'll click on Colorado, U.S.A., and that jumps the map right over to Colorado.

To see the photos that I shot in Colorado, I'll click on the pin that's there, and these are the two photos. I'm going to zoom in a little closer on that pin. And when I do, that single pin is now two separate pins because these two photos were actually shot in different areas in Boulder. I'll click off the pins to deselect them, and then I'll click on the northernmost pin and that tells me which of the photos was shot in North Boulder. I'll click on this pin, and that shows me which photo was shot in South Boulder.

Now, sometimes I'll have a photo that I can't pinpoint in my mind. I don't know where I shot this photo. I can get some help from the map by double-clicking that photo; that will take me right to the location of the photo on the map, so I can see that this photo was shot at Newark Airport. I'm going to click the Grid button at the top of the photo display, and that takes me back to see all the photos. And I'll click All Places and the map redraws again to displays pins for all the photos over here in the photo display area.

And finally, if I navigate to a particular area on the map, I have the option to show in the photo display only the photos that were taken in the area that's visible on the map right now. So if I click this checkbox, I'm limited to seeing just the photos that I took in France and not the photos that I took in the United States. So those are some ways that you can make use of Places view to keep track of your photos by location. This is a great way to see all the photos that you've shot in one place and to locate those photos whose location you're just not sure of.

In the next movie, I'm going to show you how you can add photos to this map that are not GPS-enabled. So stay tuned for that.

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