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Contents
Chapter 1: Getting started
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Installing/uninstalling Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Creating an Adobe ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Registering your software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Supported software and hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What’s new in Elements Organizer 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Help resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Adobe Product Improvement Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2: Workspace
About workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting started with your Adobe ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 3: Import photos and videos
About getting photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cameras and card readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Scanners (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Local files, CDs, DVDs, and video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Mobile phone cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Import media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Chapter 4: Viewing and fixing photos and videos
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Viewing video projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
View video and full-screen images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Viewing media files in Date view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Fixing photos and videos in Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Fixing photos and videos using other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Chapter 5: Tagging and organizing photos and videos
Tagging photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Editing keyword tags, categories, and subcategories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Creating albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Creating and editing smart albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Editing albums and album categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Chapter 6: Finding media files in Elements Organizer
Searching for media files in Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Search based on visual uniqueness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Finding media files by keyword tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Finding media files by content, type, and metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90iv USING ELEMENTS ORGANIZER 10
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Chapter 7: Managing files and catalogs
Managing catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Moving, copying, and renaming files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Grouping photos in stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Grouping photos in version sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
About Video Scene Groups and Scene Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Filenames and versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Adding captions and notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
File information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Backup and synchronize catalogs, albums, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Reconnecting files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Chapter 8: Projects in Elements Organizer
Elements Organizer projects overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Create and share an online album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Creating photo calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Creating photo books, greeting cards, and photo collage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Creating slide shows (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Create instant movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Create a Flipbook (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Chapter 9: Printing and sharing photos
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Print options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Sharing through Photoshop.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Sharing photos using online services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Share photos on SmugMug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Share photos on Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Upload videos to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Sharing photos by e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Sharing video online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Sharing media files to mobile phones and players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Exporting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Burn media files to a DVD/Blu Ray Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Burn media files to a CD/DVD (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Chapter 10: Elements Organizer keyboard shortcuts
Keys for navigating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Keys for viewing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Keys for viewing the calendar (Date view) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Keys for editing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Keys for finding photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1811
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Elements Organizer 10 is an integral part of both Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and Adobe® Premiere® Elements
software. You import, manage, and view your photos and video clips in Elements Organizer 10.
To do more extensive editing, you work with your photos and clips in the Photoshop Elements Editor or the Adobe
Premiere Elements Editor.
System requirements
To ensure that Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements can run on your computer, review the complete
system requirements and recommendations for your Adobe software. See the ReadMe file included on your software
CD installation disc.
Installing/uninstalling Elements Organizer
Install from disc
Elements Organizer 10 gets installed when you install Adobe Premiere Elements or Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Ensure that you have a DVD drive (not CD drive) connected to your computer before you begin installation. Insert
the relevant DVD into the drive and follow instructions.
1 Close any other Adobe applications open on your computer.
2 Insert the installation disc into your disc drive. In Windows, follow the onscreen instructions. In Mac OS, double-
click the mounted disk icon, browse to the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 folder, and then double-click Setup.app.
Install downloaded software
See http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_installonlineorg_en.
Convert a trial version to a licensed (purchased) version
See http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_convertorg_en.
Can I have more than one version installed?
Elements Organizer 10 doesn`t automatically remove or replace any previous versions of Elements Organizer 10
installed on your system. It`s not necessary to uninstall a previous version of Elements Organizer 10. You can uninstall
earlier versions of Elements Organizer 10 once you are comfortable with the latest version of the software.
Uninstall Elements Organizer
Windows XP
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2 Double-click Add Or Remove Programs.
3 Select the version of Adobe Premiere Elements or Photoshop Elements that you want to uninstall.
4 Click Remove
5 In the dialog box asking you if you really want to remove the application from your computer, click “Yes” to
uninstall.
Mac® OS
1 Select Applications > Utilities > Adobe Installers
2 Double-click Uninstall Adobe Premiere Elements/Adobe Photoshop Elements
For more information, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_uninstallorg_en.
Creating an Adobe ID
For information on how to create an Adobe ID, and the advantages of having an Adobe ID, see
http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_adobeid_en.
Important: Free online benefits and Plus benefits for Elements Organizer 10 are available in the United States only.
Internet access required.
Sign up with your Adobe ID to receive free online benefits, such as 2 GB of free storage, automatic online backup, and
automatic syncing of your photos and video clips on multiple computers. You also receive tutorials that appear when
you need them, access to your photos and videos at Photoshop.com, and a personal URL for sharing your photo and
video albums. If you purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Plus, sign up with your Adobe ID to receive all the Plus
benefits, including additional storage space, artwork, and tutorials. For more information, see
www.adobe.com/go/learn_org10_membership_en.
Registering your software
For information on registering your purchased Adobe software, and the benefits of registering, see
www.adobe.com/support/registrationfaq.html.
Supported software and hardware
For the latest information on file formats, graphics drivers, other hardware, and devices supported by
Elements Organizer 10, see www.adobe.com/go/learn_readmeorg10_en.
If you do not have access to the Internet, open the ReadMe file on the installation disc.
What’s new in Elements Organizer 10
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Help resources
If you have questions about installing or using Elements Organizer 10, Adobe recommends that you use these
resources before contacting Adobe support. These resources contain answers to many common questions.
Welcome screen
Use the resources on the Welcome screen to get started with using Elements Organizer 10.
Other getting started sources
If you are new to Elements Organizer 10 and would like to quickly get started with using it before moving to the
advanced features, use these resources.
Getting Started page See www.adobe.com/go/learn_org_gs_en. The Getting Started page provides links to FAQs,
Help topics, videos, and other resources that help you quickly start using Elements Organizer 10.
Help and Support page See http://www.adobe.com/support/photoshopelements/ for quick links to all key
resources for Elements Organizer.
Adobe Elements Organizer Help
Find step-by-step instructions for how to use the various features of Elements Organizer 10 from within the
application and in online Help.
Using Help within the application Press F1 to launch the Help client. Ensure that you are online at least once to
download the Help content. Thereafter, the Help client uses the downloaded content on your computer or downloads
content from the Internet based on your computer`s connection status. For more information on the Community Help
client, see www.adobe.com/go/learn_orgchc_en.
Online Help (User guide) The online version of the user guide. See www.adobe.com/go/learn_usinorg_en.
Download User Guide (PDF) See www.adobe.com/go/learn_pdforg_en.
Help menu
Use the Help menu in Elements Organizer 10 to quickly access a list of resources that help you get started with the
software.
Elements Organizer Help Depending on whether you are online or offline, the online Help (user guide) content or
the downloaded Help content is loaded.
Getting Started The Getting Started page contains FAQs, Help topics, videos, and other resources that help you
quickly start using Elements Organizer 10.
Key concepts Opens a page containing all the important concepts and terms that are good to know when working
with Elements Organizer 10.
Support Opens the Help and Support page containing information on Help and troubleshooting resources.
Video tutorials Opens a link to the Adobe TV page containing a list of videos that help you get started with
Elements Organizer 10.
Elements Inspiration Browser Opens a window containing a list of videos for Elements Organizer 10. Use the
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Provide feedback on the product/post useful tips and tricks
� Visit www.adobe.com/go/learn_psefeed_en.
Troubleshooting tips
Here are some things to consider when troubleshooting Elements Organizer 10.
� Restart Elements Organizer 10, or restart your computer.
� Reset the Elements Organizer 10 preferences. Hold down the Ctrl + Alt + Shift keys (Windows) or Option +
Command + Shift keys (Mac OS) immediately after you choose to open Elements Organizer 10 or Elements
Organizer on the Welcome Screen.
� Turn off other programs, including anti-virus, firewall, and CD/DVD burning applications that run in the
background, until you find the cause.
� Make sure that the computer operating system is up-to-date. Install the latest drivers for your video card, sound
card, printer, and other devices.
� Remove any recent additions to your computer. What was the last thing you changed on your computer before the
problem began? Did you install a new printer, font, or other software?
� If a problem occurs when you open or edit a photo, does the problem occur with all photos? Does it occur with
photos from different cameras or sources?
� If something in Elements Organizer 10 doesn’t seem to work properly, check Elements Organizer 10 Help.
Ask experts
To reach out to experts in the Adobe® Elements Organizer 10 community that can help you with your problem, visit
http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_forumpse_en.
Support for How-to questions
How-to questions and most issues related to using Elements Organizer 10 can be best solved using the following
resources:
� Help and Support page (http://www.adobe.com/support/photoshopelements/)
� Getting Started page (http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_pse_gs_en)
� Forums (www.adobe.com/go/learn_forumorg_en)
Customer support for product orders, installation, and activation
For the most efficient ways to get through to customer support, try the following:
� If you prefer getting answers through email, log on to the customer support portal
http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_cust_por_en. If you do not have a registered Adobe ID, click the Create An
Account button to create your ID.
� If you must call, Adobe recommends using the pop-up menus found on the contact page
http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_contact_en. You are given the option of Live Chat (if available) or a phone
support through this contact method.
� If you call and encounter a long hold time, you can request a callback from the first available agent. Alternatively,
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Adobe Product Improvement Program
After you have used your Adobe software a certain number of times, a dialog box appears, asking whether you want
to participate in the Adobe Product Improvement Program.
If you choose to participate, data about your use of Adobe software is sent to Adobe. No personal information is
recorded or sent. The Adobe Product Improvement Program only collects information about the features and tools
that you use in the software and how often you use them.
You can opt in to or opt out of the program at any time:
� To participate, choose Help > Adobe Product Improvement Program and click Yes, Participate.
� To stop participating, choose Help > Adobe Product Improvement Program and click No, Thank You.
Adobe provides more information about the Adobe Product Improvement Program in a frequently asked questions
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Chapter 2: Workspace
Use the Elements Organizer workspace for finding, organizing, and sharing your photos and media files. Use the
Photoshop Elements Editor for creating, editing, and fixing photos and the Adobe Premiere Elements Editor for
editing video.
To open a photo or video file for editing:
1 Select a photo or video.
2 Click the triangle beside the Fix tab, and select one of the following depending on the media file you want to edit:
Full Photo Edit Launches Photoshop Elements Editor in the Full Edit mode to edit a photo.
Quick Photo Edit Launches Photoshop Elements Editor in the Quick Edit mode to edit a photo.
Guided Photo Edit Launches Photoshop Elements Editor in the Guided Edit mode to edit a photo.
Edit Videos Launches Adobe Premiere Elements Editor to edit a video file.
When you are working in the Editor workspace, click the Organizer button to open the Elements Organizer
workspace.
If both the Elements Organizer 10 and the Photoshop Elements Editor, or the Elements Organizer 10 and Adobe
Premiere Elements Editor are open, you can move between the workspaces. To move between the workspaces, click
the corresponding button in the Windows® OS taskbar.
About workspaces
The Welcome screen
When you start Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements, the Welcome screen opens by default. The
Welcome screen is a convenient starting place, or hub, for major tasks.
If you want to skip the welcome screen and launch either Elements Organizer or the editor directly, click Settings.
Select Always Launch Elements Organizer Only, or Always Launch
Editor.
Note: You can log in with your Adobe ID to access free online benefits. You can also access Photoshop Elements 10 and
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Plus features. These features are available in the United States only. Internet access
required.
Click a button to open the workspace you need. For example, click Organize to open Elements Organizer 10 and
import, tag, or organize your photos and media files. Or, click Edit to open the Editor and enhance your media files or
add special effects.
You can open the Welcome screen at any time by clicking the Welcome Screen button . It’s not necessary to return
to the Welcome screen to open other workspaces.
Workspace
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Use Elements Organizer 10 to find, organize, and share your photos and media files. Use the Media Browser in
Elements Organizer to view thumbnails of the media files you’ve imported. You can view a large thumbnail of a single
media file or smaller thumbnails of many media files. You specify the thumbnail size by using the thumbnail slider. If
you prefer viewing your media files by date, use the Date in the Calendar view to work with your files in a calendar
format.
The Media Browser lists all the photos, as well as videos and PDF files that you’ve imported. Imported items appear in
one comprehensive window that you can easily browse and filter. It can even show thumbnails of files stored remotely,
such as those files that you want to keep on CDs.
You can fix the most common problems in the media files by using the tools in the Fix tab of the Task pane. For more
complex editing, you can select a photo or video in Elements Organizer 10, and in the Fix tab:
� Click Full Photo Edit, Quick Photo Edit, or Guided Photo Edit to work with photos. The photo opens in the
Photoshop Elements Editor workspace.
� Click Edit Videos to work with video files. The video file opens in the Adobe Premiere Elements Editor workspace.
You can create projects, from printed photo books to computer slide shows, from the Create tab of the Task pane.
Finally, you can share your photos, videos, and projects with others, by using any of the tools in the Share tab of the
Task pane.
Elements Organizer buttons and menu bar
A. Left and right side of menu bar B. Undo and Redo buttons C. Text and Visual Search D. Back To Previous View and Forward To Next
View buttons E. The Find bar F. Media Browser Arrangement menu G. Star ratings filter H. The four tabs of the Task Panel I. The Display
menu J. Welcome screen button K. Rotate Left and Rotate Right buttons L. View, Edit, Organize In Full Screen M. Adjust Size Of Thumbnail
slider
The Elements Organizer 10 workspace has the following components:
Welcome Screen button Displays the Welcome screen with select tools for one of the primary tasks: Organize and Edit.
Note: Users in the United States can also sign in with an Adobe ID. This service is not available in countries outside the
United States.
Menu bar Contains menus for performing tasks. Elements Organizer 10 organizes the menus by topic: File, Edit, Find,
View, Window, and Help.
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Navigation buttons Take you back to the previous view, or forward to the next view, of the Media Browser.
Find bar Drag a photo, video, album icon, or keyword tag icon here to search for photos or media files.
Media Browser Displays your photos, video files, audio files, and video projects in the Elements Organizer 10, either
one at a time or in a grid of thumbnails.
Task pane Contains the Organize, Fix, Create, and Share tabs, and the panels or buttons for each tab.
Status bar In the Media Browser, the status bar displays the number of items selected and the number of items
contained in the Media Browser arrangement. It also displays the number of media not displayed.
Note: If you change your Windows theme while the Elements Organizer 10 is open, the Organizer workspace could
appear distorted after the change. Close the Elements Organizer and relaunch it to return it to its normal appearance.
More Help topics
“View and find media files in Date view” on page 46
Task pane
In the Elements Organizer 10, the Task pane appears on the right side of the Media Browser. It contains a tab for each
of the basic steps of media file editing: Organize, Fix, Create, and Share. You can open the Task pane to access the tabs,
or close it to expand the Media Browser.
Tabs in the Task Pane with the Organize tab selected.
Show or hide the Task pane
❖ Select Window > Show/Hide Task Pane.
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The Organize tab
A. Adjust panel height B. Collapse or expand panel C. Selected keyword tag D. Show or hide Task panel
❖ Do any of the following:
� To collapse or expand a panel, click the triangle beside the panel’s name in the Organize tab.
� To show or hide the Properties panel, select Window > Properties.
� To move the Properties panel into or out of the Task pane, double-click the panel’s title bar.
Use tools in the Fix, Create, and Share tabs
1 In the Task pane, click the Fix, Create, or Share tab.
2 Click a button for any of the tools listed on that tab.
Use context menus
You can use context menus in both the Editor and Elements Organizer 10 workspaces. Context-sensitive menus
display commands that are relevant to the active tool, selection, or panel.
1 Position the pointer over an image or panel item.
Note: Not all panels offer context menus.
2 Right-click/Ctrl-click and choose a command from the menu.
Using keyboard commands and modifier keys
You can use keyboard shortcuts in both the Editor and Elements Organizer 10 workspaces. Keyboard commands let
you quickly execute commands without using a menu; modifier keys let you alter how a tool operates. When available,
the keyboard command appears to the right of the command name in the menu.
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Undo, redo, or cancel operations
Many operations can be undone or redone. Available memory may limit your ability to use these options.
1 To undo or redo an operation, Choose Edit > Undo or choose Edit > Redo.
2 To cancel an operation, hold down the Esc key until the operation in progress has stopped.
Exit Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements
To exit Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements, close each workspace—closing one does not automatically
close another.
1 In Windows®, select File > Exit. In Mac® OS, select Adobe Elements Organizer 10 > Quit Adobe Elements Organizer 10.
2 When closing the Editors, confirm whether you want to save any of the opened files.
Getting started with your Adobe ID
Account creation and management
You can create an Adobe ID through the Welcome screen. There are two types of accounts, a Free account and a Plus
account.
Free account provides 2.0 GB online storage and an automatic backup. The Plus account provides 20 GB or more
online storage, new tutorials, artwork, and online album templates delivered to the software installed on your machine.
If you want to change your personal details after creating an Adobe ID, sign in using your Adobe ID. You can also
change your personal details in the Organizer view.
1 Do one of the following:
� On the Welcome screen, click Manage My Adobe ID, and enter your password.
� In the Organizer view, click the text Welcome back, located above the Full Screen View of
Photos icon . Enter your password.
2 Click Personal Info, and change your details.
Create an Adobe ID
1 Click Create New Adobe ID on the Welcome screen.
2 Enter your personal details such as name, e-mail address, password, and personal URL, and click Create Account.
3 Click Free account or Plus account. A verification mail is sent to your E-mail ID. Log in to your E-mail account and
follow the instructions in the mail to activate your new Adobe ID.
Manage your account
After you create an account, you can change your personal details. Sign in using your Adobe ID and change the
required details. You can change the details from the Welcome screen, Elements Organizer 10, or Photoshop Elements
workspace.
1 On the Welcome screen, click Manage My Adobe ID, and enter your password.
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Sign in with your Adobe ID
1 Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet, and then start Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe
Premiere Elements.
2 In the Welcome screen, enter your Adobe ID and password, and click Sign In.
The Welcome screen changes and greets you with the message Welcome, [user name]. Generally,
Elements Organizer 10 remembers that you have an Adobe ID and automatically signs you in if your computer is
connected to the Internet.
Important: Photoshop Elements free online benefits and Photoshop Elements Plus are available in the United States only.
Internet access required.
View your albums on Photoshop.com
You can view your backed up albums on the Internet from any computer, even one that doesn’t have
Elements Organizer 10 installed.
1 Make sure that the computer is connected to the Internet, open a web browser, and go to Photoshop.com.
The web browser must have cookies enabled.
2 On the Photoshop.com home page, click Sign In and enter your Adobe ID.
3 After your Photoshop.com page opens, click My Albums.
You can view and navigate through all the photos and albums you’ve backed up to Photoshop.com.
Launch the Inspiration Browser
The Inspiration Browser enables you to access and organize tutorials that contain ideas and ways to do more with your
media files.
❖ Select Help > Elements Inspiration Browser.
If you are not already signed in with your Adobe ID, a dialog box opens up, enabling you to sign in.
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere
Elements together
About Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements
Here are a few ways you can share files between Elements Organizer 10 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements:
� Organize your photos, video files, and audio clips in Elements Organizer 10, and drag them onto the Adobe
Premiere Elements Project panel.
� Right-click/Control-click the media file, and select Edit With Premiere Elements.
� Create a slide show in Elements Organizer 10 with captions, transitions, effects, music, narration, graphics, and
titles. After creating the slide show, bring the slide show into Adobe Premiere Elements for further editing. Or,
bring individual photos or video files into Adobe Premiere Elements, and create the slide show there.
� You can open Adobe Premiere Elements for editing video files using the Edit Videos option in the Fix tab in
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� Customize DVD menu templates in Elements Organizer 10, and use the templates in your Adobe Premiere
Elements project. (DVD templates are PSD files stored in the Adobe Premiere Elements application folder.)
� Create an Elements Organizer 10 file with your video project’s settings, enhance it in Elements Organizer 10, and
use it in Adobe Premiere Elements. You can also create instant movies through the Create tab in
Elements Organizer 10.
Arrange your work area
To share files between Elements Organizer 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements, it’s useful to have both programs open
and accessible on your computer monitor.
1 Start Elements Organizer 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements.
2 If your screen is maximized, click the Restore button in the upper-right corner of each application window.
3 Position the application windows side by side or overlap them slightly.
However, trying to access the following options in the Share tab launches Adobe Premiere Elements:
� Burn Video/DVD BluRay
� Online Video Sharing
� Mobile Phones and Players
Supported media file types
Elements Organizer 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements support many of the same file types, which makes the transfer
of most files between the two programs easy and efficient. For example, you can catalog Photoshop (PSD) files in the
Elements Organizer 10 and then add them as still images to a project in Adobe Premiere Elements.
All file types that are supported in Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements can be imported into
Elements Organizer 10. The file support is irrespective of the application installed (Photoshop Elements and Adobe
Premiere Elements). The following table gives a list of the supported file types:
Images Video Audio
alias pix (Mac OS only) 264 aac
arw 3g2 ac3
bmp 3gp aif
cr2 aiff
crw asf (Windows only) m2a
dcr avc m4a
dib avi mp2
dng dv mp3
erf mpa
flm flv wav
gif m1v wma (Windows only)
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Photoshop Elements Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Elements Organizer 10 do not recognize the following
file types:
jpe m2ts
jpeg m2v
jpg m4v
kdc mod
mef mov
mfw
mos mp4
mrw mpe
nef mpeg
orf mpg
pcx mpv
pdd mts
pdf swf
pef tod
pict resource (Mac OS only) vob
png wmv (Windows only)
psd
pse
pxr
raf
raw
rle
sr2
srf
tga
tif
vda
vst
wbm
wbmp
x3f
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Note: Elements Organizer 10 catalogs video AVI files properly and they play correctly. However, audio AVI files appear
as broken video thumbnail icons. Also, Colors created in a file’s spot channels in Photoshop are not displayed when the
file is imported into Elements Organizer 10.
The Photoshop Elements Editor can import individual video frames from ASF, AVI, MPEG, and Windows Media
files. (Choose File > Import > Frame From Video.)ASF and Windows media files supported only on Windows.
Elements Organizer Photoshop Elements Editor Adobe Premiere Elements
TIFF with LZW compression (.tif) TIFF with LZW compression (.tif) MOD (.mod; JVC Everio)
EPS (.eps) Illustrator (.ai) Illustrator (.ai)
Windows Media (.wmv, .wma) – not
supported on Mac OS
AIFF (.aiff)
Adobe Illustrator (.ai) Dolby audio (.ac3)
Flash video (.flv)
Windows Media (.wmv, .wma) – not supported on Mac
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Chapter 3: Import photos and videos
Use Elements Organizer 10 to bring media files into catalogs from any source, whether a camera, scanner, CD, folder
on your hard disk, or mobile phone. However, if you simply want to start editing a media file on your hard disk, and
you know its filename and location, you can use the Open or Place commands in the Photoshop Elements Editor to
browse to the file.
About getting photos and videos
Bringing photos and videos into the Elements Organizer
Use the Elements Organizer 10 to add photos and videos to a catalog. If you choose the File > Import or File > Open
command in the Editor, select the Include In The Elements Organizer 10 option when you save the file to add it to your
catalog.
If you have a system of folders on your computer that you want to continue using for organizational purposes, you can
use the Elements Organizer 10’s Folder Location view to view your files as they appear on your hard disk. From the
Folder Location view, you can also instantly organize images into Albums.
When you choose any option from the File > Get Photos And Videos command to bring a media file from your
hard disk into a catalog, Elements Organizer 10 creates a link to the media file. It does not copy or move the original
image unless you specify it. When you get a media file from a CD, DVD, or device such as a scanner, camera, card
reader, or phone, the Elements Organizer 10 first copies the media file into a folder on your hard disk and then creates
a link to that copy.
Important: If you delete the original file from your hard disk, you cannot edit it, even though its thumbnail may remain
in a catalog.
When downloading media files from a camera, card reader, or mobile phone, it is recommended that you organize the
media files during the import process.
More Help topics
“View and manage files by folder location” on page 36
“Tagging photos and videos” on page 53
“Move files in a catalog” on page 104
Set file preferences
Setting the file preferences determines how files are managed.
1 In the Elements Organizer 10, choose Edit > Preferences > Files (Windows®). In Mac® OS, select
Elements Organizer 10 > Preferences > Files.
2 Choose any of the following options, and then click OK:
Import EXIF Caption Imports any caption that was stored with the media file in the camera. Deselect this option if you
want to delete this information, and type your own caption for each media file. (Note that caption data may be stored
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Automatically Search For And Reconnect Missing Files Searches for missing, disconnected files. Select this option to
avoid getting messages about disconnected files.
Enable Multisession Burning To CD/DVD (Windows only) Allows burning (copying) files onto a disc multiple times,
enabling you to use as much free space on the disc as possible. Normally, you can only burn a CD or DVD one time,
and any unused space is lost.
Rotate JPEGs Using Orientation Metadata/Rotate TIFFs Using Orientation Metadata When these options are selected,
the orientation metadata of the image is updated to rotate the image. The image data is untouched; the rotation is
specified by just changing the metadata. Rotating an image using its metadata is a faster process than rotating the
image itself.
Not all applications recognize orientation metadata. If you plan to import your images into such applications, leave
these options deselected.
Folders For Saved Files Specifies the default folder location where projects and other saved files are stored. To change
the location, click Browse and navigate to a new location.
Preview File Size Specifies the size of preview files used by the Elements Organizer 10 when storing media files offline.
If you have changed the settings and are having trouble importing your media files, try clicking the Restore Default
Settings button in the Preferences dialog box to restore the original preferences.
More Help topics
“Set the size for preview files” on page 27
“Reconnecting missing files in the Elements Organizer” on page 129
Import tags attached to media files
When you receive media files that contain keyword tags or keyword metadata, you can import them with the media
file. You can decide whether to keep the attached keyword tag, rename the keyword tag, or map it to one of your own
keyword tags. If you import a new keyword tag, it appears in your Keyword Tags panel, and you can use it to tag other
media files.
An imported tag appears in the Keyword Tags panel.
1 Ensure that the camera or card reader is connected to your computer, or the media files you want to import are
copied to your computer.
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Note: If the media files include tags or keyword metadata, the Import Attached Keyword Tags dialog box appears.
3 Do one of the following:
� Select the tags you want to import. The tags you select are added to the Keyword Tags panel when the media files
are imported. If a tag has an asterisk (*), you already have a tag of the same name in your catalog. The existing tag
is attached to the media files.
� Click Advanced for additional options.
4 If you selected Advanced, do any of the following, and click OK:
� Select the tags you want to import by clicking the boxes next to the tag names. When you select a tag, the options
to the right of the tag become active.
� To rename a tag you are importing, select the tags you want to import by clicking the boxes next to the tag names.
Click the button to the right of the tag under Import As New Keyword Tag Named, and type a name in the textbox.
Elements Organizer 10 adds a tag with the new name to your catalog and attaches the tag to the imported media
files.
� To map an imported tag to an existing tag in your catalog, select the tags you want to import. Click the button in
the right column under Use An Existing Keyword Tag and choose a tag from the pop-up menu. The tag name you
choose gets attached to the imported media files instead of the original tag name.
� Click Reset To Basic to clear your changes and return to the Import Attached Keyword Tags dialog box.
Note: If the media files you are importing have many tags attached, a dialog box appears. You can choose to import all
the tags or none of them. If you prefer to select individual tags to import, close the dialog box and undo the import by
choosing Edit > Undo Import Media. You can also undo the import by selecting the entire import batch and deleting it
from the catalog. Then, reimport the media files in smaller batches.
More Help topics
“About keyword tags” on page 53
Cameras and card readers
About cameras and card readers
You can download (copy) media files from cameras and card readers in several ways:
� Copy media files from your camera or card reader, and import them directly into the Elements Organizer 10 using
the options in the Photo Downloader dialog box. This method is recommended because it is quick and easy, and
lets you organize your media files when importing them.
� Use the software that came with your digital camera to download pictures onto your computer, and then bring
them into Elements Organizer 10 using the File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And Folders
command in the Elements Organizer 10.
� If your camera or card reader displays as a drive in My Computer, you can drag the files from there directly into
the Elements Organizer 10. Or you can drag them into a folder on your hard drive, and then bring them into
Elements Organizer 10 using the File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And Folders command in the
Elements Organizer 10.
In some cases, you need to install the software driver that came with your camera before you can download media
files to your computer. You might also need to set the camera and card reader preferences in
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More Help topics
“Bringing photos and videos into the Elements Organizer” on page 15
“Get media files from files and folders” on page 24
“Set camera and card reader preferences” on page 20
Get media files from a digital camera or card reader
For a video about this process, see www.adobe.com/go/lrvid2311_pse10_en.
1 Connect your camera or card reader to your computer. (See the documentation that came with your device, if
necessary.)
(Windows) The Windows AutoPlay dialog box opens with a list of options for getting the photos.
2 In the Windows AutoPlay dialog box, select the Elements Organizer 10 option.
The Photo Downloader dialog box opens if Elements Organizer 10 is running. You can also choose File > Get
Photos And Videos > From Camera Or Card Reader to open the Photo Downloader.
3 In the Photo Downloader dialog box under Source, choose from the Get Photos From menu to specify where to
copy/import the photos from.
4 In the Import Settings area, set the following options:
Location Specifies the folder to which the media files are downloaded. To change the default folder location, click
Browse, and specify a new location.
Create Subfolder(s) Creates a subfolder using the naming scheme chosen from the pop-up menu. If you choose
Custom Name, type a subfolder name in the box.
(Windows only) If you are using keyboard shortcuts to create subfolders (Alt+C) or rename files (Alt+R), press the
spacebar to expand the menu. Then, use the arrow keys to select an option.
Rename Files Changes the filenames using the naming scheme selected from the pop-up menu. If you choose Custom
Name, type a base filename and a starting number for assigning sequentially numbered filenames to the media files.
Note: If the name you entered exists, the copied image filename is appended with “-1”, or another appropriately
numbered designator.
Preserve Current Filename In XMP Select this option to use the current filename as the filename stored in the metadata
of the media file.
Delete Options Specifies whether to leave the media files on your camera or card, verify and delete the files, or delete
the files after they are copied. Deleting the files automatically avoids having to delete the media files by using your
camera. Media files that you do not import into Elements Organizer 10 are not deleted from the device.
Automatic Download (Windows only) Imports your media files instantly the next time Elements Organizer 10 is
selected in the Windows AutoPlay dialog box. This option uses the Automatic Download values specified in the
Camera or Card Reader preferences.
5 For more download options, click the Advanced Dialog button.
6 Click Get Media.
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7 Click OK in the Files Successfully Copied dialog box. You can choose to show only the new files in the Media
Browser.
You can change the settings specified here at a later time. In Elements Organizer 10, for Windows, select Edit >
Preferences > Camera or Card Reader. In Mac OS, select Adobe Elements Organizer 10 > Preferences > Camera or
Card Reader.
More Help topics
“Set advanced photo downloading options” on page 19
Set advanced photo downloading options
The Advanced dialog box of the Adobe Photo Downloader offers all the options in the Standard dialog box plus several
additional options. For example, you can view all of the media files stored on a device or preview videos before
importing them. You can also add copyright metadata, specify an album for the imported photos, and automatically fix
red eye as the images are imported. The settings you specify in this dialog box retain their values until you reset them.
1 In the Standard Photo Downloader dialog box, click Advanced Dialog.
Thumbnail images of every file on your device appear.
2 To show or hide different file types, click the Image , Video , or Audio buttons. If the device contains
duplicate files, the Duplicate button is also available.
Note: Duplicate files are files that are already in the Elements Organizer 10 or have already been copied to your hard disk.
If you download duplicate files, they are copied to your hard drive, but are not added to the Elements Organizer 10.
3 Select media files (photos or videos) to download by doing any of the following:
� To select individual media files, click the boxes below each thumbnail.
� To select multiple media files, drag a rectangle around their thumbnails. Then right-click/control-click and select
Check Selected, or click a box below one of the selected media files to check them all.
� To select all media files, click Check All. To deselect all images, click Uncheck All.
4 To rotate one or more media files, select them by clicking the media files (not the check boxes). Then, click the
Rotate Left button or the Rotate Right button .
5 In the Save Options section, do any of the following:
� Specify a destination to copy the media files. Click Browse and navigate to the location you want.
� Choose an option for naming subfolders from the Create Subfolder(s) menu. The Custom Groups (Advanced)
option creates a subfolder with the group name format you select in the Group Name box. The group tag name
helps you find and distinguish photos within a category.
Note: If you switch to the Standard dialog box, Custom Groups settings are lost.
� Choose a naming scheme from the Rename Files menu if you want to rename the media files during import. If you
choose Custom Name, type a base filename and a starting number for assigning sequentially numbered filenames
to the media files.
Note: If the name you entered exists, the copied image filename is appended with “-1” or another appropriately numbered
designator.
6 In the Advanced Options section, select any of the following:
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Note: Automatically removing red eye on a large number of image files increases the amount of time required to import
your photos.
Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks Combines selected photos into suggested photo stacks based on visual similarity.
Make Group Custom Name A Tag Applies the custom name tag of the specified group to the selected photos. Use this
option only if you have specified custom names to custom groups. Applying tags while downloading helps you find
photos more easily in the Elements Organizer 10.
Import Into Album Lets you specify or create an album to import the photos into. Click Settings to select or create an
album and then click OK.
7 From the menu at the bottom of the Advanced Options section, choose an option to specify what
Elements Organizer 10 should do after copying photos: leave the original files alone, verify that the import was
successful and then delete the original files, or immediately delete the original files.
8 To add metadata, select a template to use and type in the following fields:
Creator Specifies the file creator. Information typed into this field is appended to the creator metadata in the file.
Copyright Specifies the date and other relevant information to protect your photos. Information typed into this field
overwrites any data already in the copyright metadata in the file.
9 (Optional) (Windows only) To automatically download media files in Elements Organizer 10 after a device is
connected, select Automatic Download. Automatic download options are set in the Camera Or Card Reader
preferences.
10 Click Get Media.
More Help topics
“Designate an album during photo download” on page 74
“Set camera and card reader preferences” on page 20
Set camera and card reader preferences
Elements Organizer 10 enables you to set preferences for a device. These preferences apply if you select the
Elements Organizer 10 option in the Windows Auto Play dialog box that appears when a device is connected. The
preferences remain intact until you change them. If you use a different camera or card reader, make sure to set
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Setting preferences for getting photos from digital cameras and card readers.
1 In Elements Organizer 10, (Windows), select Edit > Preferences > Camera Or Card Reader. In Mac OS, select
Adobe Elements Organizer 10 > Preferences > Camera Or Card Reader.
2 Set file-specific import options:
Save Files In Specifies where the files are copied to on your hard drive. Click Browse to specify a new location.
Automatically Fix Red Eyes Fixes red eye problems as the files are downloaded.
Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks Suggests photo stacks for you according to date and visual similarity.
Make Group Custom Name A Keyword Tag Applies the custom name tag of the specified group to the selected photos.
Use this option only if you have specified custom names to custom groups. Applying tags while downloading helps
you find photos more easily in the Elements Organizer 10.
3 To edit the options for a specific device, select the device profile, and click Edit. Choose a download option from
the menu that appears, and click OK. To delete a device from this list, select it, and click Remove.
4 (Windows only) To specify default values for automatic downloads, set any of the following:
Begin Download Specifies when a download begins after a device is connected.
Create Subfolder(s) Using Specifies if and how to separate and name folders containing media files shot on different
dates.
Delete Options Specifies if and how to delete the original media files from your camera after copying them to your
hard disk.
Copy New Files Only (Ignore Already Imported Files) Causes the downloader to ignore files that are already on your
hard disk.
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Scanners (Windows only)
About scanning
Elements Organizer 10 connects to your scanner so that you can get images of your photos, negatives, and slides. You
can get images from scanners in two ways:
� Use the scanner driver plug-in module that came with your scanner. This software is either compatible with
Elements Organizer 10 or uses the TWAIN® interface to scan and open images directly in Elements Organizer 10.
Note: The TWAIN manager is supported only on Windows.
� Use the standalone scanning software that came with your scanner to scan and save your images. You can then
bring the images into Elements Organizer 10 using the File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And
Folders command.
In Windows

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