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ELEMENTS ORGANIZER

Help and tutorials
September 2013Contents
Getting Started tutorials 1 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Elements Organizer getting started tutorials 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
What’s new 3 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
What’s new in Elements Organizer 12 4 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
What’s new in Photoshop Elements 12 6 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
What’s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 12 11 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Workspace and workflow 14 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel 15 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
About workspaces 20 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together 24 …………………………………………………………………………
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer 28 …………………………………………………………………………………………..
Keys for viewing photos (Elements Organizer) 34 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Keys for finding photos 35 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Keys for editing photos (Elements Organizer) 36 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Importing 37 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Importing media from cameras and card readers 38 …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Importing media from files and folders 43 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Importing media by searching 47 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Importing photos from Scanners (Windows only) 52 …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Importing media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only) 55 ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Catalogs, folders, and albums 57 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Creating albums and album categories 58 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Creating and editing saved searches 64 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Editing albums and album categories 68 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Troubleshooting catalog issues 72 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Backup or restore catalogs 75 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Creating and editing catalogs 78 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Editing keyword tags, categories, and subcategories 83 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
Viewing and fixing photos 87 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer 88 …………………………………………………………………………………………..
Tag your media 94 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
View video and full-screen images 105 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Fixing photos in Elements Organizer 112 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Fixing photos and videos using other applications 116 ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
Grouping photos in version sets 118 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Adding metadata 122 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Marking faces in photos and organizing people stacks 123 …………………………………………………………………………………………
Adding and managing place (location) data 129 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Tag your media 137 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Creating Event stacks using Smart Events 148 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Adding and managing event data 150 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Searching 153 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Searching for media files 154 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Using the Find menu 158 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Search options to find media 163 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Finding media files using Timeline 166 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Finding media files by keyword tags 168 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Creating and editing saved searches 172 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Photo projects 176 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Creating slide shows (Windows only) 177 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Elements Organizer projects overview 190 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Creating photo calendar 192 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Printing and Sharing 193 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Share photos using online services 194 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Share videos 195 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Upload photos to Facebook 198 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Share albums for online viewing 201 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Set e-mail preferences 202 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sending photos and media files by email 203 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Printing photos 208 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Order printed photos using online print services 214 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Email photos as PDF file 218 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Video 219 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
View video and full-screen images 220 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Viewing video projects 227 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Fixing photos and videos using other applications 228 ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
Create instant movies 230 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Exporting 231 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Export photos to a folder 232 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Share videos 233 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Getting started tutorials
1Elements Organizer getting started tutorials
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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 tutorials
2What`s New
3What`s new in Elements Organizer 12
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Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel
Tagging features
Other enhancements
Elements Organizer is available with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements. For information on new features in these
products, see:
What’s new in Photoshop Elements 12
What’s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 12
Elements Organizer 12 ships with new features and enhancements that make it easier for you to work with digital media. Read on for a quick
introduction to new features and links to resources offering more information.
Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel
New in Elements Organizer 12
Photoshop Elements lets you upload your media to Adobe® Revel and then access it from any device. Media already present in your Revel
libraries is downloaded into Elements Organizer, so that you can work with it.
Adobe Revel is an app that lets you store your media in the cloud and share it privately or publicly.
See this article for more information.

Upload local albums to Revel
Tagging features
Enhanced in Elements Organizer 12
Elements 12 features several exciting tagging enhancements:
Place tags in Elements 12 have GPS coordinates associated with them. These coordinates are also associated with any media tagged with
these place tags.
You can now create people, place, and event tags from the right panel in the Media view.
You can now create and view place stacks in the Places view.
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Media stacked by place
See these Help topics for more information:
Work with people, place, or event tags
View place stacks in the Places view
Other enhancements
You can now sort media alphabetically by name. See this Help article for details.
Improvements in the way you can search for media files. See this Help article for details.
Support for sharing photos using Twitter
64-bit support on Mac OS
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Content-aware Move
Auto Smart Tone
Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)
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New Guided Edits
Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos
Pet eye effect removal
Printing and sharing photos from Editor
Revel Albums in Editor
Open in Camera Raw
For information on the new features in Organizer, see What’s new in Elements Organizer 12.
Content-aware Move

You can now reposition objects in your photograph, and automatically have the background filled in with an intelligent content-aware fill. In addition
to removing something with the Healing Brush, you can now select an object in your photo and move it to another position.
For more information and a video, see the article on how you can move and reposition objects.
Auto Smart Tone
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Automatically modify the tonal value of your photograph. Let Photoshop Elements make a recommendation based on its unique algorithm that also
learns from your previous actions. Or, you can move the Auto Smart Tone tool (Enhance > Auto Smart Tone) joystick around on the photograph,
to view the effect of different tonal values being applied to the photo.
For more information and a video, see the article on the Auto Smart Tone tool.
Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)

Apply frames, effects, and textures without having to be an advanced Photoshop user. Take any photo and convert it into a work of art. All three
embellishments – frames, effects, and textures – are accessible in the Quick mode.
For more information and a video tutorial, see the article on the enhanced Quick mode.
Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan
In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, foldable card layouts could only be ordered online (using an online service like Shutterfly). From
Photoshop Elements 12, you can now print foldable greeting cards with a locally available printer.
The feature to print foldable greeting cards on a local printer is available for users in USA, Canada, and Japan only.
New Guided Edits
7You can consider a Guided Edit a set of step-by-step instructions, to accomplish a complex-looking effect, with just a few selections and mouse
clicks. In Photoshop Elements 12, three new Guided Edits have been added.
Zoom Burst Guided Edit

The Zoom Burst Guided Edit simulates a technique in manual photography, of zooming into an object with the shutter on the camera open.
For more information on how you can apply this effect, see the section on the Zoom Burst Guided Effect.
Puzzle Effect Guided Edit

The Puzzle Effect Guided Edit simulates the effect of a photograph being put together in the form of pieces of a puzzle. You can choose from
options that let you determine the size of the individual puzzle pieces. Displace a few pieces of the puzzle to make the effect look even more
realistic.
For more information, see the section on the Puzzle Effect Guided Edit.
Restore Old Photo Guided Edit

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The Restore Old Photo Guided Edit brings all the tools you need to retouch a photo, into one location. The tools available in this Guided Edit are
the most often-used tools by professional retouchers and gives you considerable, finely-tuned control. Use the Guided Edit`s tools to remove
blemishes, repair imperfections, and restore your older photos.
For more information, see the section on the Restore Old Photo Guided Edit.
Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos

When you perform straightening in photos, gaps are introduces along the edges of the photo when the content of photograph is rotated. This
happens when you choose to maintain the original size of the photo, or grow/shrink the photo while keeping the background as transparent pixels.
When you select the new Autofill edges option in the Straighten Tool, content-aware technology automatically fills the empty gaps intelligently, with
relevant image data.
For more information, see the section on how you can automatically fill empty edges while straightening an image.
Pet eye effect removal

Take the dreadful pet eye effect out of pictures of your pets. The flash on your camera is one of the main causes of the pet eye effect. However,
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taking pictures of your pet indoors or in low-light conditions without a flash is, often, not an option. Now, use the Pet Eye option available in the
Red Eye Removal Tool, to make the eyes of your pets look more realistic.
For more information and a video, see the article on removing the pet eye effect.
Printing and sharing photos from Editor
From Photoshop Elements 12, you can used Editor to easily and quickly share and print photos online. Social sites that you can share with online
are Revel, Flickr, Twitter, Smugmug, or Facebook. Service providers whom you can use to print your photos and creations include Shutterfly,
Costco, Photoworld, and more.
The availability of online sharing and printing services, however, depend on the locale you are in. For a description of services and availability, see
the article on how to print or share photos online.
Revel Albums in Editor
Integration with the Revel online service has been extended into Photoshop Elements Editor as well. You can now access any Revel photograph in
Editor, using the Photo Bin drop down. Log in to to the Revel service only from Organizer, though. Some important features in Editor:
If you are logged in to Revel (through Organizer), then all your Revel folders are displayed in Editor (in the Photo Bin dropdown)
Photos from Revel-based albums that have been downloaded in Organizer, are available for use in Editor (in the Photo Bin dropdown)
Any dialog that displays the folders (and options to select photos from folders) already available in Organizer, will display your Revel-based
folders and downloaded photos. For example, in the Print dialog in Editor, you can choose to add photos from your Revel albums by clicking
the + button.
Any changes that you perform on your Revel photos, or versions of Revel photos that you create, are automatically synced back to your
online Revel account. A Revel agent that runs on your computer constantly monitors your Revel-based folders and keeps them in sync at all
times.
Any changes to your online Revel photos through other applications are automatically updated on your computer, through Photoshop
Elements Organizer.
Open in Camera Raw
The Open as menu item has been replaced with the Open in Camera Raw option. You can now open your files directly in the Adobe Camera Raw
dialog and process them, before opening them for further work in Photoshop Elements Editor. You can use the ACR dialog to open files of type:
Photoshop,
Camera Raw,
JPEG, and,
TIFF.
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Guided view for new users
Auto Smart Tone
More Film Looks
New Film Looks
Yesteryear
Scores and sound effects
Motion tracking
Video Adjustment Layers
For information on the new features in Organizer, see What’s new in Elements Organizer 12.
The current release of Adobe Premiere Elements has a number of new features that help you transform video footage to impressive movies.
Guided view for new users
In Adobe Premiere Elements 12, Guided view makes movie-making simpler and easier. Guided view helps you edit video clips by guiding you
through a series of steps. You can perform tasks like trimming unwanted frames, or adding scores to video clips to slightly more complex tasks like
animating the graphics in your video clips, with easy to follow step-by-step guided assistance.
Click the Guided view to view the Guided Edits available to help you transform raw video footage to better movie clips. Add the video clip on the
timeline and then select a Guided Edit from Quick or Expert view. There are Guided Edits to help you in your movie-making endeavors. For
example, removing footages, adding narration, adding titles, and so on.
Auto Smart Tone
Auto Smart Tone is a powerful tool for automatically bringing your dull, dim, or washed-out videos to life. This feature uses a smart algorithm to
modify the brightness and contrast of your video. The Auto Smart tone feature applies a correction to the scenes in your video. There is a
controller that you can move around on the frame to fine-tune the results.
Auto Smart Tone to modify video clips
More Film Looks
More Film Looks have been added under Effects on the Action bar. You can apply these to your video clips to achieve effects like Animated,
Trinity, Cross Process, and Yesteryear. To achieve that perfect effect after applying a film look, enhance the effect, To enhance an effect, adjust
the equivalent presets in Adjust/Applied Effects panel.
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New Film Looks
Yesteryear

Before Yesteryear Film Look

After applying the new Yesteryear Film Look
Scores and sound effects
You can now add scores to video clips and thus enhance the musical atmosphere of the video. A score here refers to an audio track that you can
drag-and-drop to a video in the timeline. A score in terms of duration played includes an intro, a body, and an extro. The music played in a score
dynamically fits to the length of the video track. If you reduce the time of the score track, down or stretch it out, it rebuilds itself to match the
duration. Despite any truncation in the score, it has the same intro and extro, there was earlier.
Also, there are sound effects that help you to make a creative point or emphasizing a certain portion of the video clip or movie. These effects are
added to the video background.
Motion tracking
Motion Tracking gives you the ability to track the movement of an object in a video clip. You can attach clipart like still images, graphics, or video
clips to the object. These objects then move together on the screen. Motion tracking is a new animation-like effect that helps track a certain object
easily in a video clip.
Adobe Premiere Elements enables you to put easily resizeable frames on particular objects to track them as per the intent. Therefore, you can
create movie compositions to follow the motion when there are many objects in a clip and draw user attention to a particular object. For example,
can be used in a car race to draw attention to a particular vehicle.

Tracking movement of an object
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Video Adjustment Layers
Adjustment layers help apply the same effects to multiple clips. Effects applied to an adjustment layer affect all the layers below it. You can use
combinations of effects on a single adjustment layer. You can also use multiple adjustment layers to control more effects. Adjustment layers can
be applied in both Quick and Expert mode.
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14Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel
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All My Photos And Videos
Specific Photos And Videos That I Select
Set up Elements Organizer to work with Revel
Edit media downloaded from Revel
Share albums
Add collaborators to a library
Sign out of Revel
Sign in as a different user
FAQ
Adobe® Revel is an app that lets you store your media in the cloud and share it privately or publicly. See this FAQ for more information.
Photoshop Elements lets you upload your media to Adobe Revel and access it from any device. Media already present in your Revel libraries is
downloaded into Elements Organizer, so that you can work with it.
Set up Elements Organizer to work with Revel
Sign in to Revel
1. In the Elements Organizer left pane, click the icon next to Mobile Albums.

You can also sign in by selecting File > Sign In To Adobe Revel.
2. Enter your Adobe ID and password, and then click Sign In.
3. On the screen that follows, choose one of the following options and click Next:
Uploads all media in your Elements catalog to Revel. Local albums are not automatically uploaded.
Uploads only the media you select in your Elements catalog to Revel. You can drag and drop
local albums onto a mobile library to upload them to Revel.

Upload local albums to Revel
Revel supports JPEG images. If your Elements catalog contains files in the RAW image format, JPEG versions of these images are
automatically created and uploaded.
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Default Library
Account Status
Revel Agent
Upload Videos Only On System Idle
4. Review the instructions on the next screen and click Done.
You can drag and drop a mobile album onto a local category. Media in the mobile album is downloaded as it exists in Revel and stored locally.
Subsequentally, the downloaded media is deleted from Revel.
Specify Revel account settings
1. In the left pane, expand the menu next to Mobile Albums.

2. Select Settings. Photoshop Elements displays the Adobe Revel tab in the Preferences dialog box.
3. If you have a large Elements catalog, you may want to deselect Automatically Access All My Catalog Media In Adobe Revel. You can still
manually upload photos to Revel by dragging and dropping them onto an album.
4. If necessary, change the following preferences:
Download media from Revel in a folder on your computer different from the default folder
The library to which you want to upload media when Sync All My Photos And Videos is selected. You can choose to
upload your media to any available library.
Complimentary or Premium
Turns on the Revel agent, which keeps your Revel account and Elements Organizer catalog updated in real time
Upload videos to Revel only when your computer is idle
5. Click OK.

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Revel preferences
Manage the Revel agent from the system tray
Once you`ve turned on the Revel agent from the Preferences dialog, you can manage the agent from the system tray.
1. Right-click the Revel agent icon ( ) in the system tray.
2. Select one of the following options:
View Revel Agent Status: Displays Revel status, including the name of the current catalog and whether your Revel account is up to date

Revel status

Update Revel Only When Idle: Uploads your photos to Revel only when your computer has idle computing bandwidth
Stop Revel Agent: Stops the Revel agent
Once you stop the Revel agent, you can turn it on again from the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences > Adobe Revel).
Edit media downloaded from Revel
Elements Organizer initially downloads lighter preview versions of photos (upto 1440 x 960 px in resolution) from your Revel library. When you
modify a downloaded photo, the high-resolution original version of the photo is downloaded and presented for editing.
1. Right-click the photo in Elements Organizer and select Edit With Photoshop Elements Editor.
2. If prompted that you need to log in with your Adobe ID, click Sign In.
Photoshop Elements downloads the original, high-resolution photo and opens it in the Editor workspace.
Share albums
1. In the left pane, click the icon next to the album.
2. Click Start Sharing.
3. Note down the URL displayed on the next screen. You can email this URL to friends with whom you want to share the album.

Note down the URL that you can share with friends
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Deselect Allow Downloads if you want these friends to only view the photos rather than download them.
Add collaborators to a library
You can add collaborators to a library. A typical use case for collaborating on a library is when multiple users contribute photos of the same event.
1. In the left pane, click the icon next to the library name.
2. Enter the email address of a collaborator and click Add. Elements adds the collaborators and prompts you that the collaboration invite is
pending acceptance.

The collaboration invite has been sent and is pending acceptance

3. Add more collaborators if necessary.
4. Click Done.
Access permissions for collaborators
Collaborators can add photos to the library. However, they cannot delete your photos or add more collaborators to the library.
Accept an invitation to collaborate on a library
When somebody invites you to collaborate on a library, you receive an email notification as well as a notification in Elements Organizer. The
icon appears next to Mobile Albums when you have pending collaboration notifications.
Do the following to accept an invitation in Elements Organizer:
1. Click the icon. Elements displays a notification dialog.

Collaboration invitation in Elements Organizer

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2. Click Accept Invite. You are now a collaborator on the library. The collaborative library is displayed with the icon next to it under Mobile
Albums.
Sign out of Revel
1. Select Edit > Preferences > Adobe Revel.
2. Click Sign Out.
3. Click OK.
Sign in as a different user
If you have multiple Revel accounts, follow these steps to log in to the Elements catalog as a different user:
1. Select File > Sign In To Adobe Revel.
2. On the next screen, click Sign In As Another User.
3. You are prompted that the catalog is being prepared for you. Any mobile albums belonging to the previous user become local to your
computer. Click OK to proceed.
4. Enter your Revel credentials and then click Sign In.

The catalog is prepared for the new user
5. Follow any further onscreen instructions.
FAQ
What if I use Revel to edit an image previously downloaded to the Elements catalog?
When does Elements Organizer create a version set?
How does Elements Organizer back up my Revel photos?
How are my Photoshop.com photos migrated into Revel?
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Welcome Screen
Organizer
Photo Editor
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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:
Select this option to start the Welcome screen when you launch Elements.
Select this option to skip the welcome screen and start the Elements Organizer directly.
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.
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.
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Search bar
Create and Share
Import button
Albums and Folders panel
Star ratings filter
Sort media
Task pane

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:
Contains menus for performing tasks. Elements Organizer organizes the menus by topic: File, Edit, Find, View, and Help.
Enter a criteria or select a particular search from the drop-down list to search for photos or media files.
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.
Click Import to start importing media into Elements Organizer.
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.
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.
You can sort media in Elements Organizer by the following parameters:
Newest: Orders the media by date from the most recent to the oldest
Oldest: Orders the media by date from the oldest to the most recent
Name: (Elements 12) Orders the media alphabetically by name (A-Z)
Import Batch: Orders the media by the batches in which they were imported
Album Order: Orders the media by user`s choice. You can manually drag and reorder the media.
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.
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A. Media
B. People
C. Places
D. Events
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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
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
about specific files using Tags/info option, and perform other operations.
The people appearing on your photos can be marked. People’s view helps you arrange stacks based on the people identified in the
photos.
Photographs have special association with the places they are taken at, you can tag locations to your photos in the Places view.
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.
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.
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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.
Adobe also recommends
Adding and managing event data
Marking faces in photos and organizingpeople stacks
Adding and managing place (location)data
23Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together
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About Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements
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.
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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.
24All 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 asf (Windows only) aiff
crw avc m2a
dcr avi m4a
dib dv mp2
dng m1v mp3
erf m2p mpa
tga
m2t
wav
gif
m2ts
wma (Windows only)
icb
m2v

tif
m4v

jpe
mod

jpeg
mov

jpg
mp4

kdc
mpe

mef
mpeg

mfw mpg
mos
mpv

mrw
mts

nef
swf

orf
tod

x3f
vob

pdd
wmv (Windows only)

pdf

pef

vda

png

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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

Flash video (.flv)

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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27Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer
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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.
Restore Default Settings: Click this button to restore the general viewing preferences to default.
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Newest
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:
Displays media files in the batches in which they were imported and shows how the media files were imported.
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.
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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
You can mark media files to hide them from view in the Media view without deleting them from your hard disk. Alternatively, you can make hidden
files reappear temporarily, or unmark them so that the files always remain visible.
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:
Shows hidden files along with non-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
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Flat folder view
Note:
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.
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.
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.

Tree view

View sub-folders
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
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.
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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.
You can create instant albums from the folder panel. All the images in the selected 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.
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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.
Adobe also recommends
Update an item’s thumbnail
About file information (metadata)
Change the date and time of files
33Keys for viewing photos (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
34Keys for finding photos
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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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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
36Importing
37Importing media from cameras and card readers
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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 Com

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