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Elements Organizer is an integral part of Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements. It provides various ways of importing, organizing,
and sharing your photos and videos.
From your installation of Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements, you can launch the Organizer interface and switch to Editor.
To learn how to use Elements Organizer in your photo editing workflow, try Photoshop Elements getting started tutorials.
To learn how to use Elements Organizer in your video editing workflow, try Adobe Premiere Elements getting started tutorials.
For video tutorials, see
Photoshop Elements video tutorials
Premiere Elements video tutorialsWhat`s NewWhat`s new in Elements Organizer 11
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New user interface and workflows
Albums and Folders panel
Import photos from Adobe Revel
Instantly fix photos
Identify people in photos
Organize photos based on events
Tag places in your photos
New search capabilities to find media
New user interface and workflows
The new user interface of Elements Organizer 11 helps you import, view, sort, and organize your photos and videos faster and effortlessly. To
help you get started easily, the Import options are now easier to discover.
A. Views B. Import button C. Albums and Folders panel D. Taskbar E. Instant Fix button
As you explore the application, you will find many usability enhancements.
Views: Four new views-Media, People, Places, and Events-help you view media (photos and videos) and organize them in
different ways.
Import button: The new easy-to-find Import button is the starting point for accessing various options to import media.
Albums and Folders panel: The Albums and Folders panel helps you work with photos in albums and folders.
Taskbar: The taskbar at the bottom provides quick access to options for identifying people, and adding places and events to
media.
Instant Fix button: The Instant Fix button provides options to perform the most common editing tasks on your photos in the
Organizer workspace itself.
Albums and Folders panel
The new Albums and Folders panel provides quick access to the albums and folders in the current catalog. You can also add and manage albums
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Albums in Elements Organizer are like physical photo albums, where you can store and organize photos in groups of your choice. For example,
you can create an album called “Ten Best Vacation Photos” and add ten of your favorite images. You can also do the following tasks:
Organize albums in groups
Create multiple levels of album categories
Add media to albums
For more information, see Creating albums and album categories.
The folder list in the Albums and Folders panel helps you view the photos and videos in each folder from which you have imported them. You can
also do the following tasks:
View the physical location of the media files on the disk
Delete folders from the disk or catalog
Create instant albums
Add folders to the Watched Folders list to let Elements Organizer watch for any new files
Import photos from Adobe Revel
You can now import photos from Adobe® Revel™ and view, edit, and organize them in Elements Organizer. Adobe Revel is a powerful and
intuitive photo app for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
For more information, see Importing photos from Adobe Revel.
Instantly fix photos
The new Instant Fix functionality helps perform the most common editing tasks on photos. Instant Fix helps fix common problems in photos, such
as removing the red eye problem, crop photos, sharpen photos, or run Smart Fix to automatically fix photos.
For more information, see Fixing photos in Elements Organizer.
Photo Fix options
Identify people in photos
You can identify faces in photos and organize photos based on the faces (people) in the photos. The Add People functionality allows you to
identify people from your Facebook lists and mark them in the photos.
Once photos have people data, you can easily access stacks of these photos in the People view. You can also create people groups, such as
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People stacks
Organize photos based on events
You can add events to photos and create stacks of photos of various events. These stacks help you quickly access photos taken at a particular
event.
An advanced capability called Smart Events makes this task even easier. Smart Events stacks photos based on their date and time and prompts
you to add events to the stacks. For example, it can create three stacks for photos taken during the morning, afternoon, and evening of a certain
day and prompt you to add events.
For more information, see:
Adding and managing event data
Creating event stacks using Smart Events
Tag places in your photos
In Elements Organizer 11, you can tag photos with places where the photos were taken. With seamless integration with Google maps, you can
search for places in the Places view and tag the photos with the places.
For more information, see Adding and managing place (location) data
Add places to your photos
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Advanced Search option
One of the highlights of Elements Organizer 11 is its powerful search capabilities. You can access these capabilities from the new search bar.
The Advanced Search option in the search bar enables you to search for photos based on keywords, people, places, and events.
The Object Search option helps you find photos that contain an object you have defined visually (for example, a particular face).
New search options such as Visual Similarity Search and Duplicate Photo Search, help you find similar or duplicate photos easily.
The Saved Searches option helps you save search queries so that you can run the same search again. Photos matching the criteria specified in a
Saved Search are dynamically collected in albums.
For more information, see:
Searching for media files
Finding media files using Timeline
Finding media files by keyword tags
Creating and editing Saved Searches

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What`s new in Photoshop Elements 11
What`s new in Premiere Elements 11Workspace and workflowAbout workspaces
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The Welcome screen
Workspace
Views in Elements Organizer
Use context menus
Using keyboard commands and modifier keys
Undo, redo, or cancel operations
Exit Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements
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 the Settings icon.
Select any of the following from the On Start Always Launch drop-down list:
Welcome Screen Select this option to start the Welcome screen when you launch Elements.
Organizer Select this option to skip the welcome screen and start the Elements Organizer directly.
Photo Editor Select this option to skip the welcome screen and start the Photoshop Elements Editor.
Click a button to open the workspace you need. For example, click Organize to open Elements Organizer and import, tag, or organize your photos
and media files. Or, click Photo Editor to open the Editor and enhance your media files or add special effects.
You can open the Welcome screen at any time from Help > Welcome Screen. It’s not necessary to return to the Welcome screen to open other
workspaces.
Workspace
Use Elements Organizer to find, organize, and share your photos and media files. In the Media view, you can 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 Zoom slider.
The Media view lists all the photos, as well as videos and PDF files that you’ve imported. Imported items appear in one comprehensive view 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 Instant Fix tab of the Task pane.
You can create projects, from printed photo books to computer slide shows, from the Create tab.
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Elements Organizer buttons and menu bar
A. Menu bar B. Search bar C. Create and Share tabs D. Import button E. Albums and Folders panel F. Star ratings filter G. Task
pane H. Zoom bar I. Instant Fix and Tags/Info
The Elements Organizer workspace has the following components:
Menu bar Contains menus for performing tasks. Elements Organizer organizes the menus by topic: File, Edit, Find, View, and Help.
Search bar Enter a criteria or select a particular search from the drop-down list to search for photos or media files.
Create and Share Click Create to explore ways on how to create, creative projects using your media files. Click Share to see various ways in
which you can share media files with friends and family.
Import button Click Import to start importing media into Elements Organizer.
Albums and Folders panel The Albums created or imported from previous version’s catalogs are displayed in the Albums panel. You can create
albums and manage media inside the albums panel to organize media in Elements Organizer.
The Folders panel lists all the physical folders from which you have imported media to Elements Organizer. You can hide/show by clicking the
respective buttons in the task pane.
Star ratings filter You can give a star rating to your media files. This helps you sort and organize media. For example, you can give five stars to a
photograph for various reasons such as it has your favorite subject or is an excellent photograph.
You can later then sort all such photos with a five star rating.
Task pane Contains buttons to add places, people, events, and create slide shows. You can also launch editors for fixing photos and videos from
the Editor button. See Workspacefor more information.
Status bar In the Media view, the status bar displays the number of items selected and the number of items contained in the Media view. It also
displays the number of media not displayed.
Views in Elements Organizer
There are four views in Elements Organizer. The Views tab helps you organize and view your media based on the people present in the photos,
places they were taken, and the events that are associated with the photos.
Initially, when you import media, the files are displayed in the Media view. You can then mark faces in the photos, identify places the photograph
was taken at, and create event stacks. The four views are listed here:
Views in Elements Organizer
A. Media The various media files are displayed in this view. You can view the files in this view, fix photos using Instant fix option, view information
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about specific files using Tags/info option, and perform other operations.
B. People The people appearing on your photos can be marked. People’s view helps you arrange stacks based on the people identified in the
photos.
C. Places Photographs have special association with the places they are taken at, you can tag locations to your photos in the Places view.
D. Events You can create stacks of events containing pictures of that event. For example, you can create an event Dan’s birthday and tag photos
of that event.
Use context menus
You can use context menus in both the Editor and Elements Organizer 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 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.
Undo, redo, or cancel operations
Many operations can be undone or redone. Available memory limits your ability to use these options.
1. To undo or redo an operation, Choose Undo or Redo from the task pane.
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 11 Organizer > Quit Adobe Elements 11 Organizer.
2. When closing the Editors, confirm whether you want to save any of the opened files.
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Photoshop Elements workspace
Adobe Premiere Elements workspace
Adding and managing event data
Marking faces in photos and organizing people stacks
Adding and managing place (location) data
Keys for selecting tools
Save changes in different file formats
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About the Media view
Set viewing preferences for Media view
Media view icons
Sort files in Media view
Hide and show media files in the Media view
View and manage files by folders
Specify media types to view
Resize, refresh, or hide media thumbnails using Zoom bar
Select files in the Media view
Display and edit media file details
About the Media view
The Media view shows thumbnails of the media files in the central area (grid) of the Elements
Organizer. You can view media (thumbnails of photos, video files, and audio files) present in
your albums, folders, and catalogs. You can select items in the Media view to attach tags to
them, add them to projects, or edit them.
The Media view is displayed by default. However, to switch back to this view from other
views, click on the Media tab.
Set viewing preferences for Media view
1. Click the Media tab to open the Media view.
2. Do one of the following:
(Windows) Choose Edit > Preferences > General.
(Mac OS) Adobe Elements Organizer 11 > Preferences > General.
3. Specify the display options as desired, such as the following:
Print Sizes: Specify the print size of the media.
Date (Newest First): To order pictures within a day such that the newest pictures
appear first, choose Show Newest First Within Each Day. To view older pictures first,
choose Show Oldest First within Each Day.
Date Format: Select the date format that you want displayed for the timestamp for
photos. This option is not available for some languages.
Allow Photos To Resize: To rescale photos more than 100% of actual size and up to
the maximum size of the space available, select Allow Photos To Resize. Deselect
this option to display small images in their actual size even when more space is
available for display.
Use System Font: To display the text in the Elements Organizer user interface using
fonts from your computer’s operating system, select Use System Font.
Adjust Date And Time By Clicking On Thumbnail Dates: To edit the date and time
details, click to select the photograph, select Adjust Date And Time By Clicking On
Thumbnail Dates.
Reset All Warning Dialogs: To re-enable dialog boxes that you had chosen not to
display again, click Reset All Warning Dialogs.
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Media view icons
Some of the following icons appear only when you select the Details option, and others appear at all times.
Click View > Details to view the file details.
Stack icon
Indicates that the thumbnail represents a stack of photos.
Version Set icon
Indicates that the thumbnail represents a stack of edited versions of a photo.
Video Scene Group icon
Indicates that the thumbnail represents a video scene of a video scene group.
Video icon
Indicates that the thumbnail represents a video clip.
Audio icon
Indicates that the thumbnail includes an audio caption.
Multiple Keyword Tag icon
Indicates that more than five keyword tags are attached to the media file. Place the pointer over the tag icon
to see the keyword tags attached.
Keyword Tag icons
Indicate the specific keyword tags that are attached to the media file.
Album icon
Indicates this is an album.
Hidden Photo icon
Indicates that the thumbnail is a hidden file.
Project icon
Indicates that the thumbnail is used in a project.
Photo Project icon
Indicates that the photo is part of a multiple page project.
Rating stars
Shows the rating of the photo, on a scale of five stars.
People tag
Shows that the people tag has been added to the photo.
Smart tag
Shows that a smart tag is applied to the media file.
Sort files in Media view
There are various ways in which you can view the media files in the grid by sorting them based on the
options available in the Sort By dropdown list.
Choose from the following display options in Sort By:
Import Batch
Displays media files in the batches in which they were imported and shows how the media files were
imported.
Newest
Displays the most recently taken or imported media files first. (Within a given day, the media files are shown
in the order they were taken, oldest first, unless otherwise specified in the Preferences dialog box.) Newest-
first order is convenient when you attach tags to the media files that you imported.
Oldest
Displays media files in the order of the date stamp, the oldest imported files based on date are displayed first.
Hide and show media files in the Media view
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Hide media files by marking them
1. Select the media files you want to hide. Shift-click the first and last media file of a group
of adjacent files to select the entire group. Ctrl-click non-adjacent files to select them.
2. Choose Edit > Visibility > Mark As Hidden to mark the media files for hiding.
A Hidden icon appears in the lower-left corner of each media file selected.
3. To hide the selected media files in the Elements Organizer, choose Edit > Visibility, and
then select Hide Hidden Files.
You can also right-click/control-click on the thumbnails and select the Visibility
command from the context menu.
Show media files marked as hidden
Choose Edit > Visibility, and then choose one of the following:
Show All Files
Shows hidden files along with non-hidden files.
Show Only Hidden Files
Shows only hidden files in the Elements Organizer.
You can also right-click /control-click on the thumbnails and select the Visibility command from the
context menu.
Remove the Hidden icon from the media files
1. In the Media view, show the media files marked as hidden by View > Hidden Files >
Show All Files.
2. Select the media files from which you want to remove the Hidden icon.
Shift-click the first and last photo in a group of adjacent photos to select the entire group.
Ctrl-click nonadjacent photos to select them.
3. Choose Edit > Visibility > Mark As Visible.
You can also right-click/control-click on the thumbnails and select the Visibility
command from the context menu.
View and manage files by folders
The My Folders panel displays folders from which media can be organized further into
Albums. My Folders panel appears in the left pane below Albums. From this panel, you can
manage folders, add files to your catalog, and add or remove folders from Watch Folders
(Windows only) status.
There are two views in which the folder structure is displayed.
Tree view
Click the icon in the My Folders panel to change the view to tree view and display the folders in the
hierarchy they are present on the hard drive or any other drive on the computer. This view helps determine
the physical location of the media present in that folder.
Tree view
Sub-folders of a folder are not displayed by deafult in tree view. Select a folder, right-click
and select Show All SubFolders to view the Sub-folders of a folder.View sub-folders
Flat folder view
this view is displayed by default in the My folders panel. The Flat folder view is a basic structure and you can
click on any of the folder to view the media available in that folder.
Flat folder view
By default, the folder panel displays all of the folders on your hard disk from which media has
been imported into Elements Organizer.
Folders containing managed files have a Managed folder icon . Managed files are files that are imported
into a catalog, either manually or automatically. Watched folders have a Watched folder icon
Note: The Watched Folder option is disabled for network drives.
. Elements Organizer automatically imports compatible files saved in watched folders. Folders that are both
managed and watched have a Watched And Managed folder icon .
You can view files in a folder and perform different operations using the options available in
the My Folders panel.
1. The Folder hierarchy appears on the left side of the Organizer in the My Folders tab and
the image thumbnails appear in the grid.
2. Click on a folder to view its media files. Thumbnails for the files in that folder appear in
the grid in Media view
3. To add files from a folder to an album, select the folder, and drag and drop the media
files from the grid to an Album.
4. To manage files and folders, select a folder from My Folders and do any of the following:
Select the folder from which you want to move a file to a different folder.
To move the file to a different folder, drag the file’s thumbnail in the Media view to
the destination folder in the folder panel.
To view the folder in Explorer, right-click/control-click in the folder hierarchy panel
and choose Reveal In Explorer (Windows)/Reveal in Finder (Mac OS).
(Windows only) To add or remove the folder from watched-folder status, right-click in
the left panel, and choose Add To Watched Folders or Remove From Watched
Folders.
To rename the folder, right-click/control-click the folder and choose Rename Folder.
Then type a new name.
To delete the folder, right-click/control-click in the folder hierarchy panel and choose
Delete Folder.
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folder are added to the instant album. To instantly create an album by the folder
name, select the folder, right-click, and select Create Instant Album.
Specify media types to view
In the Media view, choose View > Media Types > [type of file].
Resize, refresh, or hide media thumbnails using Zoom bar
You can change the size of thumbnails of media files, or refresh them after editing the media
files in another application. In addition, you can quickly rotate the thumbnails so they appear
correctly in the window.
To incrementally change the size of the thumbnail, drag the thumbnail slider in the Zoom
bar.
Drag the thumbnail slider to the right to increase thumbnail size.
To display the smallest thumbnails possible, move the zoom bar to extreme left(start) of
the slider.
To display a single media file, move the zoom bar to the right of extreme right (end) of
the slider.
To refresh the thumbnail view, choose View > Refresh.
To rotate an image counterclockwise, click Rotate Left from the task pane; to rotate an
image clockwise, click Rotate Right .
Select files in the Media view
Select a media file in the Media view to work with it. A selected thumbnail is highlighted with a
dark blue outline.
Do one of the following:
To select a single item, click its thumbnail.
To select multiple adjacent items, hold down Shift and click the first and last items you
want to select.
To select multiple nonadjacent items, hold down Ctrl-click/Cmd-click the items you want.
To select or deselect all items in the Media view, choose Edit > Select All, or Edit >
Deselect.
Display and edit media file details
You can choose to display details for each thumbnail, and also how certain details are
displayed in the Media view. Also, you can add and edit captions including audio captions,
and add and edit date and time information.
Edit media file details
You can edit information related to a media file. For example, you can edit date, attached
tags, filename, caption, and audio caption.
In the Media view, do one of the following:
To edit or add a text caption, select View > Details, right-click, and select Add Caption.
To add, listen to, or edit an audio caption, select View > Details, and double-click the
photo. Click the Record Audio Caption button .
To change the date assigned to a media file, select the thumbnail, choose Edit > Adjust
Date And Time. Specify the options from the dialog boxes that appear.
You can change dates by a single click. To enable this feature, select Edit >
Preferences > General (Windows), or Adobe Elements Organizer 11 > Preferences >
General (Mac OS). In the Preferences dialog, select. Click the date and make the
required changes.
More Help topics
About keyword tags
Find media files using the Search box
Viewing media files in full screen or side by side
Using watched folders (Windows only)
Get media files from files and folders
Update an item’s thumbnail
About file information (metadata)
Change the date and time of files
The Edit workspace
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Arrange your work area
Supported media file types
About Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements
Here are a few ways you can share files between Elements Organizer and Adobe® Premiere® Elements:
Organize your photos, video files, and audio clips in Elements Organizer, 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 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 Editor > Video Editor option in Elements Organizer.
Customize DVD menu templates in Elements Organizer, 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 file with your video project’s settings, enhance it in Elements Organizer, and use it in Adobe
Premiere Elements. You can also use the Create tab in Elements Organizer to create instant movies.
Arrange your work area
To share files between Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements, it’s useful to have both programs open and accessible on your
computer monitor.
1. Start Elements Organizer 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
Supported media file types
Elements Organizer 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 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. 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
vst 264 aac
arw 3g2 ac3
bmp 3gp aif
cr2

aiffcrw asf (Windows only) m2a
dcr avc m4a
dib avi mp2
dng dv mp3
erf

mpa
tga flv wav
gif m1v wma (Windows only)
icb m2p

tif m2t

jpe m2ts

jpeg m2v

jpg m4v

kdc mod

mef mov

mfw

mos mp4

mrw mpe

nef mpeg

orf mpg

x3f mpv

pdd mts

pdf swf

pef tod

vda vob

png wmv (Windows only)

psd

pse

pxr

raf

raw

rle

sr2

srf

Photoshop Elements Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Elements Organizer do not recognize the following file types:
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)
JPEG 2000

Flash video (.flv)
Filmstrip (FLM)

Windows Media (.wmv, .wma) – not
supported on Mac OS
Wireless BMP (WBM, WBMP)

PCX

Targa (TGA, VDA, ICB, VST)

Photoshop RAW (RAW)

PICT File (PCT, PICT)

Scitex CT (SCT)

Photoshop EPS (EPS)

EPS TIFF Preview (EPS)

Generic EPS (AI3, AI4, AI5, AI6, AI7, AI8,
PS, EPS, AI, EPSF, EPSP)

Mac OS only – IFF, Photoshop 2.0, Alias
PIX, PICT Resource

Note: Elements Organizer 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.
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This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. You`ll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.
Result Shortcut (Windows) Shortcut (Mac OS)
Full Screen view F11 Cmd + F11
Side by Side view F12 Cmd + F12
Exit Full Screen or Side by Side view Esc Esc
Refresh Media view F5 Cmd + R
View/hide details Ctrl + D Cmd + D
View/hide Timeline Ctrl + L Cmd + L
Expand photos in stack Ctrl + Alt + R Cmd + Alt + R
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This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. You`ll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.
Result Shortcut (Windows) Shortcut (Mac OS)
Undo last operation Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z
Redo last operation Ctrl + Y Cmd + Y
Copy Ctrl + C Cmd + C
Paste Ctrl + V Cmd + V
Select all Ctrl + A Cmd + A
Deselect Ctrl + Shift + A Cmd + Shift + A
Rotate 90 degrees left Ctrl + Left Arrow Cmd + Left Arrow
Rotate 90 degrees right Ctrl + Right Arrow Cmd + Right Arrow
Edit with Photoshop Elements Editor (Full
Edit)
Ctrl + I Cmd + I
Display Properties panel Alt + Enter Alt + Enter
Adjust date and time of photo Ctrl + J Cmd + J
Add caption Ctrl + Shift + T Cmd + Shift + T
Update thumbnails Ctrl + Shift + U Cmd + Shift + U
Set photo as desktop wallpaper Ctrl + Shift + W

Open Color Settings dialog box Ctrl + Alt + G Cmd + Alt + G
Open a file in Premiere Elements Editor Ctrl+M Cmd + M
Zoom in Ctrl + + Cmd + +
Zoom out Ctrl + – Cmd + –
OK Enter Enter
Cancel Esc Esc
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This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. You`ll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.
Result Shortcut (Windows) Shorcut (Mac OS)
Set date range Ctrl + Alt + F Cmd + Alt + F
Clear date range Ctrl + Shift + F Cmd + Shift + F
Find by caption or note Ctrl + Shift + J Cmd + Shift + J
Find by filename Ctrl + Shift + K Cmd + Shift + K
Find items with unknown date or time Ctrl + Shift + X Cmd + Shift + X
Find untagged items Ctrl + Shift + Q Cmd + Shift + Q
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About cameras and card readers
Get media files from a digital camera or card reader
Set advanced photo downloading options
Set camera and card reader preferences
Importing from mobile phones
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 Elements Organizer 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. Then import them into
Elements Organizer by Import > From Camera or Card Reader.
If your camera or card reader displays as a drive in My Computer, you can drag the files and directly (drop) into the Media
view`s workspace. Or you can drag them into a folder on your hard drive, and then import them into Elements Organizer
by Import > From Files And Folders.
If required, install the software driver that came with your camera before you can download media files to your computer. Also,
set the camera and card reader preferences in Elements Organizer.
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.
(Windows) If AutoPlay is enabled, the Windows AutoPlay dialog box opens with a list of options for getting the photos.
In the Windows AutoPlay dialog box, select Organize and Edit using Adobe Elements 11 Organizer. If Elements Organizer is
not already open, the Photo Downloader dialog box opens. Click Get Media. Elements Organizer opens and imports the
media files.
2. In the Windows AutoPlay dialog box, select the Elements Organizer 11 option.
The Photo Downloader dialog box opens if Elements Organizer is running. You can also click Import > From Camera or Card
Reader or 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, select where to copy/import from using the Get Photos From drop-down
list.
Select the Refresh List option from the drop-down list to refresh the list of available cameras or card readers.
4. In the Import Settings area, set the following options:
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)
Rename Files
Preserve Current Filename In XMP
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Automatic Download (Windows only)
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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.
Tip: (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.
Changes the filenames using the naming scheme selected from the pop-up menu. If you want to specify a
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.
Select this option to use the current filename as the filename stored in the metadata of
the media file.
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 are not deleted from the device.
Imports your media files instantly the next time Elements Organizer 11 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.
The media files are copied to your hard drive. If the media files you copied contain keyword metadata, the Import Attached
Tags dialog box appears; specify whether to copy the tags.
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, for Windows, select Edit > Preferences > Camera or Card
Reader. In Mac OS, select Adobe Elements Organizer 11 > Preferences > Camera or Card Reader.
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.
Duplicate files are files that are already in the Elements Organizer 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 Elements Organizer.
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.
If you switch to the Standard dialog box, Custom Groups settings are lost.
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:
Automatically Fix Red Eyes
Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks
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Make Group Custom Name A Tag
Import Into Album
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Automatically Fix Red Eyes
Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks
Make Group Custom Name A Keyword Tag
Begin Download
Create Subfolder(s) Using
Choose a naming scheme from the Rename Files menu if you want to rename the media files during import.The Advanced
Rename option lets you rename files based on a criterion. If you want to specify a custom name, type a base filename and
a starting number for assigning sequentially numbered filenames to the media files.
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:
Applies the Fix Red Eye command to all selected photos.
Note: Automatically removing red eye on a large number of image files increases the amount of time required to import your
photos.
Combines selected photos into suggested photo stacks based on visual similarity.
When downloading media files from a camera, card reader, or mobile phone, it is recommended that you organize the
media files into photo stacks during the import process.
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 Elements Organizer.
Lets you specify or create an album to import the photos. Click Settings to select or create an album and
then click OK.
You can import into only one album in a (one) Photo Downloader session.
7. From the menu at the bottom of the Advanced Options section, choose an option to specify what Elements Organizer 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:
Specifies the file creator. Information typed into this field is appended to the creator metadata in the file.
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 after a device is connected, select
Automatic Download. Automatic download options are set in the Camera Or Card Reader preferences.
10. Click Get Media.
Set camera and card reader preferences
Elements Organizer enables you to set preferences for a device. These preferences apply if you select the Elements Organizer 11 option in the
Windows AutoPlay 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 preferences specifically for that device.
1. In Elements Organizer, (Windows), select Edit > Preferences > Camera Or Card Reader. In Mac OS, select Adobe Elements
Organizer 11 > Preferences > Camera Or Card Reader.
2. Set file-specific import options:
Specifies where the files are copied to on your hard drive. Click Browse to specify a new location.
Fixes red eye problems as the files are downloaded.
Suggests photo stacks for you according to date and visual similarity.
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 Elements Organizer.
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:
Specifies when a download begins after a device is connected.
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Copy New Files Only (Ignore Already Imported Files)
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Specifies if and how to delete the original media files from your camera after copying them to your hard disk.
Causes the downloader to ignore files that are already on your hard
disk.
If you have changed the settings and are having trouble getting your media files, click Restore Default Settings to restore
the original preferences.
Importing from mobile phones
If you have a mobile phone with a built-in camera, you can transfer the media files into your catalog. Make sure that your phone saves media files
in a file format you can import into your catalog. To find out what file format your phone uses, see the instructions that came with the phone.
For phones that store media files on a removable flash or memory card, use Adobe Photo Downloader to import media files into Elements
Organizer 11. To determine how your phone stores photos, see the instructions that came with your phone.
To get photos into your catalog, use one of the following methods.
Direct Term If your phone stores media files on a removable flash or memory card, you can bring media files from your phone directly into
Element Organizer 11 by using the Adobe Photo Downloader. To determine how your phone stores photos, see the instructions that came with
your phone.
Cable or wireless transfer Transfer the images to your hard disk using cable or wireless transfer. For more information, consult the phone
manufacturer or the instructions that came with your phone. After you transfer the photos to your computer, click File > Get Photos And Videos to
import media files into your catalog. For some mobile phone cameras, the Adobe Photo Downloader appears automatically when you connect via
cable or wireless.
Note: On Mac OS, the downloader is not automatically launched.
Note: Not all phones and carriers allow you to transfer media files to your computer using the methods described above. Your carrier or phone
manufacturer can tell you what options are available to you. You can also refer to the Adobe website for the latest information.Importing media from files and folders
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Set file preferences
Import tags attached to media files
Import media from files and folders
You can import photos and videos from your computer, CD/DVD, removable drive, or network places into Elements Organizer to manage them in
various ways. For example, you can create albums with the photos or tag the people in the photos.
When you import a media file, Elements Organizer creates a link to the media file in a catalog. It does not copy or move the original image unless
you specify it. You can import media files from a CD, DVD, or device such as a scanner, camera, card reader, or phone. By default, Elements
Organizer first copies the media file into a folder on your hard disk and then creates a link to that copy.
If you delete the original file from your hard disk, you cannot edit it, even though its thumbnail remains in a catalog.
1. Click Import.
Import button
2. Select From Files And Folders to import media from a particular file or folder location. The folder location can be on your
computer, external drive, pen drive, or network places.
Alternatively, to import media from files and folders, you can also select File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files
And Folders.
Get photos and videos
3. Select the media in the Get Photos And Videos From Files and Folders dialog box.
4. (Optional) Specify the following information:
Automatically Fix Red Eyes: Fixes red eye problems as the files are imported.
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Copy Files On Import: Makes copies of files being imported from an external drive.
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5. Click Get Media.
6. You can import keyword tags added to your media as well. Select the tags you want to import and click OK.
Set file preferences
Setting the file preferences determines how files are managed in Elements Organizer.
1. In Elements Organizer, select Edit > Preferences > Files (Windows) or select Elements Organizer 11 > Preferences > Files
(Mac OS).
File preferences
2. Choose any of the following options, and then click OK.
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:
Automatically Search For And Reconnect Missing Files
Automatically Generate Thumbnails For Video Files
Automatically Prompt To Backup Files And Catalog
Enable Multisession Burning To CD/DVD (Windows only)
Rotate JPEGs Using Orientation Metadata/Rotate TIFFs Using Orientation Metadata
Folders For Saved Files
Preview File Size
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Caption data may be stored in different places in a file. Deselecting this option only blocks EXIF caption data.
Searches for missing, disconnected files. Select this option to
avoid getting messages about disconnected files.
Generates a preview thumbnail for the video files imported.
Allows you to automatically back up files and the catalog while
importing.
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.
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.
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.
Specifies the size of preview files used by the Elements Organizer when storing media files offline.
Tip: 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.
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.
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.
2. In Elements Organizer, do one of the following:
Click Import. Select any method for getting photos and videos.
Choose File > Get Photos And Videos, and select any method for getting photos and videos.
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 11 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.
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
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Exclude System And Program Folders
Exclude Files Smaller Than
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Import media by searching
Using watched folders (Windows only)
About preview files
Set the size for preview files
Get photos from a CD or DVD
Get photos from a video
Import media by searching
You can quickly find photos and videos by searching. Import by searching helps you search for media in specific locations on your computer.
While searching for media files, you can specify search criteria such as exclude files smaller than a specific file size for example, 100 kb.
Import by searching saves considerable time as you can skip system and program folders. You can then import folders from your hard drive to
Organizer.
1. Do one of the following:
Click Import. Select By Searching.
Select File > Get Photos And Videos > By Searching.
2. Select a search option from the Look In menu.
3. Select options to limit your search:
Excludes folders from the search that are unlikely to contain your media files.
Includes files large enough to be full-resolution photos. Enter a minimum file size, in kilobytes, in
the KB textbox.
Note: By default, removable media (such as CDs and DVDs) and network drives are not searched.
4. Click Search. The search may take a while. Click Stop Search if you want to stop the search.
The search returns all folders that contain photos and video files.
5. From the search results, click a folder to select it. To select more than one folder, press Ctrl(Win)/Cmnd(Mac OS) and click
another folder name. You can preview the items in a folder by clicking the folder name in the list.
6. (Optional) Select Automatically Fix Red Eyes to fix photos with red eye problems as they are imported into
Elements Organizer.
7. Click Import Folders. The photos appear in the Media view.
If the photos you import have tags attached to them, the Import Attached Tags dialog box appears.
Using watched folders (Windows only)
Elements Organizer automatically detects media files being added to any of its watch folders. By default, the My Pictures folder is watched, but
you can add additional folders to the watch list of Elements Organizer.
You can choose to have media files that are added to a watch folder automatically added to a catalog. Or, you can opt to be asked before new
media files are added to a catalog. When asked, either click Yes to add the media files to your catalog, or click No to leave them out. Whether or
not media files are brought into Elements Organizer, they remain in their folders unless you delete them.
Add folders to the watched folders list
1. Choose File > Watch Folders.
2. Click Add, and then browse to the folder.
3. Select the folder, and then click OK. The folder name appears in the Folders To Watch list.Note:
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To quickly add watch folders, in the My folders panel, right-click a folder and choose Add To Watched Folders.
Change Watch Folders settings
1. Choose File > Watch Folders.
2. Choose one of the following options:
Watch Folders and their Sub-Folders for New Files: This checkbox has to be selected to activate the watching folders
feature.
Notify Me: to choose whether files are added to your catalog.
Automatically Add Files To Elements Organizer: to have the media files added to your catalog as soon as they are
detected.
Browse to files on your computer
1. In the Elements Organizer, choose File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And Folders from the menu.
2. In the dialog box, navigate to the folder that contains the files you want to bring into the Elements Organizer. Use the Look In
menu and the other navigation controls along the top and left.
3. Hold the pointer over a file to display information about the photo, or select it to display a preview. On Mac OS, the Finder is
used to display a preview of the photo.
Raw files are not displayed in preview on Windows Vista/Win 7.
4. Do one of the following to select photos:
To get a single media file, select it.
To get multiple media files, Ctrl-click/Cmd-click to select the files you want. Or, click the first file, and then Shift-click the
last file in the list that you want.
To get all the media files in a folder, navigate up one level from your current level in the Get Photos And Videos From Files
And Folders dialog box and select the desired folder. To get photos from subfolders within the folder, select Get Photos
From Subfolders.
You can import a PDF file, or a Photoshop Elements project as a PSE file. Text in imported PDF files becomes part of the
image (you can’t edit the text).
5. Set file-specific import options:
Fixes red eye problems as the files are downloaded.
Suggests photo stacks for you according to date and visual similarity.
6. Click Get Media. The media files appear in the Elements Organizer.
Add files from specific folders
1. In the Elements Organizer, from the Import > My Folders menu, select the folder location.
The folder hierarchy panel opens on the left side of the Media view.
2. In the folder hierarchy panel, browse to the folder containing the files you want to import.
3. Right-click/Control-click the folder, and select Import media.
The Getting media dialog box will report whether files were imported.
4. Click OK.
If files were imported, the folder’s icon changes from an Unmanaged Folder icon to a Managed Folder icon .
About preview files
When you import photos from removable drive/CD/DVD/Network, you can choose to download to your computer full-resolution copies of the
master photos (default) or low-resolution copies, called preview files. Preview files appe

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