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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos
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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

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Full Screen view is a great environment in which to view your photos because it's large and it doesn't contain the interface, it's just clean. In Full Screen view, you can view photos one at a time or you can enjoy a slideshow, complete with music and transitions. This kind of simple Full Screen slideshow can only be viewed on your computer and from inside the Organizer. So, it's most useful for reviewing and evaluating your own photos after a shoot, not for sharing with others. I'm starting here in Media view of the Organizer, choosing the photos that I'll include in my Full Screen slideshow.
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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 a simple slideshow

Full Screen view is a great environment in which to view your photos because it's large and it doesn't contain the interface, it's just clean. In Full Screen view, you can view photos one at a time or you can enjoy a slideshow, complete with music and transitions. This kind of simple Full Screen slideshow can only be viewed on your computer and from inside the Organizer. So, it's most useful for reviewing and evaluating your own photos after a shoot, not for sharing with others. I'm starting here in Media view of the Organizer, choosing the photos that I'll include in my Full Screen slideshow.

I could select specific photos from my Catalog; or if I click on the folder here in the Folders panel, all of its contents will be included in this slideshow. And they'll appear in the slideshow in the sort order in which they appear here in this folder. If you wanted to make a custom arrangement of the order in which photos appear in a Full Screen slide show, you have to first make an album and rearrange photos inside the album, as I'll show you how to do later in the course. But generally, I use a Full Screen slideshow to review a folder of photos that I've just uploaded from my camera.

So with this folder selected, I'll play it in its default order by coming down to the taskbar at the bottom of Media view and clicking on the Slideshow button. As you saw, that started a slideshow playing immediately in Full Screen view. And when I moved my mouse, that brought up this Control bar.

And I clicked the Stop button to stop the slideshow because I wanted to show you how you can customize your slideshow. I see a few things I want to change about this slideshow already. For one thing, I see that the photos look kind of blurry and that's because they're resizing to fill the screen, and these particular photos just aren't as big in pixel values as my screen. So, that's one thing I'm going to change. I also want to change the music to something more appropriate to these photos that we took in France. And I'd like to add some transitions between photos, so let's see how we can do all that.

I'll click the Settings icon here in the Control bar to open the Full Screen view options. From the Background Music menu, I can choose from some music clips that come with Elements and that were imported into this Catalog when I created the Catalog. I'll go with A Taste of Sicily, since these are photos that we shot in Europe. In the Page Duration menu, I can choose a different number of seconds for each photo to stay on the screen. I'll change this to two seconds. If you like, you can just highlight that number and type in whatever number of seconds you want.

If I had created captions for any of the photos in this slideshow, I could check this box to include the photo captions on top of the photos. I don't happen to have any captions, so I'll leave that unchecked. I am going to uncheck Allow Photos to Resize and I'll click okay. And you can see that the photo immediately got smaller. Now, each photo will be displayed in this slideshow at its actual size. It won't be upsized to fill my entire screen. Moving my mouse again to bring that Control bar up, I'm going to click on the Theme icon.

Here, I can choose the transition between slides. By default, this is set to Classic and if I move my mouse over that photo, you get a little preview of what the Classic transition looks like. This is the Fade In/Out Preview, Pan and Zoom, and 3D pixelate. The last two options take a lot of power from your graphic card, so I usually stick with either Classic or Fade In/Out. I'll switch to Fade In/Out for this slideshow, and I'll click okay. With those changes made, I want to start playing the slideshow from the beginning so I'll click this Back button several times, until I see the first photo highlighted down here in the filmstrip.

I'll move my mouse to bring the Control bar back, and I'll click the Play button. I'll move my mouse when the slideshow is done, and I'll click the Exit button on the Control bar to go back to Media view.

So that's how simple it is to enjoy your photos in a slideshow format in Full Screen view. Do remember that this kind of slideshow is designed for viewing only on your computer inside the Organizer. You can't e-mail this slideshow, or burn it to a DVD, or put it online. But it is a delightful way to review your photos, or to share them with guests in front of your computer screen.

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