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Contents
Chapter 1: What`s New
What`s new in Elements Organizer 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
What`s new in Photoshop Elements 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
What`s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 2: Workspace and workflow
Access your media anywhere using Online Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
About workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Keys for viewing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Keys for finding photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Keys for editing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Chapter 3: Importing
Importing media from cameras and card readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Importing media from files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Importing media by searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Importing photos from Scanners (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Importing media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Chapter 4: Catalogs, folders, and albums
Creating albums and album categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Creating and editing saved searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Editing albums and album categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Troubleshooting catalog issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Backup or restore catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Creating and editing catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Tag your media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Chapter 5: Viewing and fixing photos
Tag your media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
View video and full-screen images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Fixing photos in Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Fixing photos and videos using other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Grouping photos in version sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Chapter 6: Adding metadata
Marking faces in photos and organizing people stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Adding and managing place (location) data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Creating Event stacks using Smart Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Adding and managing event data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117iv
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Chapter 7: Searching
Searching for media files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Using the Find menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Search options to find media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Finding media files using Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Finding media files by keyword tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Chapter 8: Photo projects
Create slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Creating slide shows (Windows only) | Elements 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Elements Organizer projects overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Creating photo calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Chapter 9: Printing and sharing
Share photos using online services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Share videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Upload photos to Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Share albums for online viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Set e-mail preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Sending photos and media files by email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Order printed photos using online print services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Email photos as PDF file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Chapter 10: Video
Viewing video projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Create instant movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Chapter 11: Exporting
Export photos to a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1711
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Chapter 1: What`s New
What`s new in Elements Organizer 13
Elements Organizer 13 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.
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 Elements Organizer 13
• What`s new in Elements Organizer 13
New slideshow creation workflow
Enhanced in Elements Organizer
With Elements Organizer 13, you can easily create slideshows and customize them with themes, music, text, captions,
and more. After you finish putting together a slideshow, you can choose to save it as an MP4 video or share it out.
Slideshow creation in Elements 13 is available to users on both supported platforms—Mac and Windows. When you
open slideshows created in earlier versions of Elements in Elements 13, you are prompted to upgrade them.
For details, see Create slideshows.2
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Enhanced email functionality
New in Elements Organizer
Using Elements Organizer 13, you can share files through email on all three supported platforms—32-bit Windows, 64-
bit Windows, and Macintosh. Y ou can use your Gmail, Y ahoo!, AOL, or Microsoft email account, or any other email
account, to share files.
For details, see Share files and slideshows by email .
Adaptive Grid
New in Elements Organizer
Elements Organizer 13 features a brand new representation of the media grid—Adaptive Grid. Adaptive Grid aligns
media edge to edge and fills the entire grid space seamlessly. Media aspect ratios are maintained at all times while
avoiding distracting gaps.
Adaptive Grid displays more media in the available grid space when compared to the normal grid. File details—such
as filename, tags, date/time, album associations, etc—are not displayed in the Adaptive Grid view.
To switch to the Adaptive Grid view, press Ctrl+D (Windows) or Cmd+D (Mac).3
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Other enhancements
• HiDPI and Retina display support
• Support for 64-bit Windows
• Folder view improvements
• Tag panel additions
Deprecated features
• Advanced Search widget
• Photomail service
• Smart Tags
• Some functionality related to Canon/Epson/PIM printers
What`s new in Photoshop Elements 13
• Photomerge Compose
• Autocrop suggestions
• eLive
• Facebook cover photos
• New Guided Edits
• Edit and refine selections4
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• HiDPI display support
• Content-aware fill
• Refine edge
• Adobe Camera Raw 8.6
• Quick Edit effects
• Expert mode effects
• Enhancements:
• Scrapbooking preset
• Layer styles
• Type tool – Scrubby slider
• Recently-opened files
Photomerge Compose
Create all-new scenes by pulling elements from one photo and placing them in another. Got a group photo with
someone missing? Get a picture of the missing person from another picture and insert it into the the group photo.
W atch the Photomerge Compose feature automatically adjust the color and lighting to create a scene that looks realistic
and believable. Create great looking photo remixes and mash-ups!
For more information on the Photomerge Compose feature that enables you to extract an object from one image and
add it into another image, see the topic Photomerge Compose (Extract an object) .
Autocrop suggestions
Cropping a photo can be straightforward. But for times when you`re not so sure, Photoshop Elements 13 can now
present you with four crop options. Quickly get a great composition by selecting from one of the four options!5
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For more information on the feature, see the topic .
eLive
Elements Live view (eLive) is a concept to make content and resources available to users, visually pleasing and
integrated right into Photoshop Elements Editor and Organizer. The new eLive view displays articles, videos, tutorials,
and more – categorized into channels such as Learn, Inspire, and News. As a user, you can now access various tutorials
and articles from the application itself.
Facebook cover photos
Post a Facebook cover photo that sets you apart from the rest. Use the Facebook Cover feature in Photoshop Elements
13 to create a fun picture that blends your Facebook profile and cover pictures together.
For more information on the Facebook Cover feature, see the topic .6
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New Guided Edits
Go retro and reimagine the world in black and white. Or, retain one dominant, eye-popping color, and turn the rest of
the photograph black and white. The new Guided Edits in Photoshop Elements 13 help you transform the mundane
into works of art with as few clicks and adjustments as possible.
For more information on the new Guided Edits in Photoshop Elements 13, see the topic .
Edit and refine selections
Selections can be tricky – especially making extremely fine ones. From Photoshop Elements 13, if you make an incorrect
selection, instead of starting afresh, you can make fine adjustments to the boundaries of your current selection. Nudge
the selection boundary to get perfection!
For more information on this feature, see the topic Edit and refine selections .
HiDPI display support
Photoshop Elements 13 now has native support for high-resolution display devices for the Windows (HiDPI monitors)
and Mac (Retina displays). Work on your pictures in the best possible clean and crisp resolution, with sharp and clear
icons, thumbnails, and text in the user interface.
Content-aware fill
Sometimes unwanted or unnecessary objects are captured in your photographs. Y ou can now remove such elements
and Photohshop Elements 13 will intelligently fill the chosen areas of your photograph with content based on the
surrrounding parts of the photograph.7
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For more information on how to intelligently fill selected portions of your photograph, see the topic Content-aware Fill
.
Refine edge
The options to refine the edges of a selection are more accessible through the Tool Options bar.
In Expert mode, when you choose the Selection Brush tool (A) or the Refine Selection Brush tool (A), the options to
refine selection edges are available through the conveniently placed Refine Edge button in the Tool Options bar.
Adobe Camera Raw 8.6
The latest version of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR 8.6) is integrated into Photoshop Elements 13.
Quick Edit effects
The effects in the Quick mode have been reimagined. Each effect now displays five possible variations so that you can
choose one that is best for you. 8
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For more information on the Quick mode that enables you to add Effects, T extures, and Frames, see the topic Enhanced
Quick Mode .
Expert mode effects
Spruce up your pictures with the newly categorized and revised effects in the Effect panel (Expert mode). 19 new effects
have been added, and all thumbnails have been improved to display the Effect more clearly.9
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Enhancements
Scrapbooking preset
The preset for scrapbooking is now available for all locales and countries.
To use the preset:
1 In Photoshop Elements 13, click File > New > Blank File.
2 In the New dialog box, from the Preset drop-down, choose Scrapbooking.
Layer styles
In the Style Settings dialog for Layers, a new drop-down has been added for the position of the stroke. The drop-down
has values: Outside, Inside, and Center.
To use the new drop-down:
1 In Photoshop Elements 13, select a layer, and in the Layer menu, click Layer Style > Style Settings.
2 In the Style Settings dialog box, select Stroke, and then use the Position drop-down.10
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Type tool – Scrubby slider
The font size now has a scrubby slider functionality. This enables you to change the font size quickly and conveniently.
To use the font size scrubby slider:
1 Select the Type tool (T).
2 In the Tool Options area, hover the mouse pointer over the text label Size.
3 When mouse pointer changes shape, left-click and drag to the left (decrease font size) or to the right (increase font
size).
Recently-opened files
• Recently-opened files are displayed in the Open drop-down and in the Files > Open Recently Edited File menu. Both
lists now display just the name of the file, instead of showing the entire folder and file name.
Removed from Photoshop Elements 13
• Edit > Remote Connection
• Enhance > Photomerge Style Match
• TW AIN plug-in: The plug-in is no longer available on 64-bit Windows computers.
• Crop tool: The Golden Ratio option is no longer available.
• Single core platforms are no longer supported
• Operating Systems support:
• Microsoft Windows XP
• Microsoft Windows Vista
• Mac OSX 10.7
What`s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
Adobe Premiere Elements 13 ships with new features and enhancements that help you create amazing movies with ease.
Read on for a quick introduction to what`s new, changed, or deprecated and find quick links to resources offering more
information.
Adobe Premiere Elements includes Elements Organizer, which helps you organize your assets. For information about
new features in Elements Organizer, see What`s new in Elements Organizer 13What`s new in Elements Organizer 13
Create a video story of a life event
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
With the new Video Story feature, you can now create an interesting story of an event using your videos and photos.
For example, you can present a series of party videos and photos in an enticing and structured way using the Video
Story feature. Adobe Premiere Elements 13 guides you through an easy-to-follow sequence to create your video story
with narration, captions, and so on. Y ou can also choose a predefined mood (for example, Sentimental) and look (for
example, Night) and add music to make the video come alive.11
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For more information, see .
Mark and extract your favorite moments of a video
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
Y ou can now mark your favorite moments in a video. Adobe Premiere Elements extracts these moments as individual
clips or a single collated clip for further editing or sharing. Y ou can mark favorite moments in both Quick and Expert
views. If you choose the Auto Mark Moments option, Adobe Premiere Elements intelligently identifies the favorite
moments for you.12
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For more information, see .
Stabilize shaky footage with Shake Stabilizer
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
With the Shake Stabilizer feature, you can now easily transform shaky, handheld footage into steady, smooth shots.
Shake Stabilizer removes the jitter caused by camera movements and helps you look like a professional videographer.
Click Adjust > Shake Stabilizer to start stabilizing your shaky footage.13
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For more information, see .
Guided Edit for adding an Effects Mask
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
A new Guided Edit to apply an Effects Mask helps you apply an effect to specific areas in your video. One of the
common uses of applying an Effects Mask is to blur a person`s face to protect the person`s identity. Y ou can mask a
person`s face by applying a Blur effect or a Mosaic effect.
The Apply an Effects Mask to your Video Guided Edit is available only in the Expert view. To start adding an Effects
Mask on your video clip, click Expert and then click Guided. Select Apply an Effects Mask to your Video option from
the list of Guided Edits.14
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For more information, see .
Guided Edit for adding a video in the title
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
The new Adding V ideo in Title Guided Edit shows you how to add a video in a title and create an impact on the viewers.
Use this Guided Edit to add motion inside your movie titles and to add drama with effects or blurs that draw eyes to
one part of your scene.
The Adding Video in Title Guided Edit is available only in the Expert view. T o start adding a video in a title, click Expert
and then click Guided. Select Adding Video in Title option from the list of Guided Edits.15
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For more information, see .
In-product inspiration and help from the web through eLive
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13
Adobe Premiere Elements 13 comes with a new tab called eLive. With eLive, you can now access a stream of resources
right from your workspace to get creative ideas for your videos and become more proficient with Adobe Premiere
Elements. These resources, organized in channels, are fetched live from the web so you can stay up-to-date from within
your favorite video editing app.
While you play with various features of Adobe Premiere Elements and make your videos exceptional, do remember to
click the eLive tab to get inspiration, news, and help from resources that Adobe has curated for you.

Other enhancements
• Improved mobile video syncing: It’s easier than ever to sync your mobile videos with Elements to free up
memory on your phone and do fun transformations. Y ou can now easily sync your Elements videos with your
mobile, so you can access any memory anywhere. Sharing videos via email is more convenient now—send a link to
a private web gallery where only your recipient can view.
• Enhanced slideshows: Y ou can now create better slideshows. Tell your story from every angle with multiple
photos on each slide. Even share them as movies.
• Support for High DPI on Windows and Retina Display on Mac: Y ou can now view your photos in full
resolution.
Removed features
The following features are no longer available in Adobe Premiere Elements 13:
• DV capture
• HDV capture
• Timelapse capture (Stop motion)
• Web DVD
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• Face as a filter in Pan & Zoom
• Operating Systems support:
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista
Mac OSX 10.7
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Access your media anywhere using Online Account
Photoshop Elements lets you upload your media to Online Account and access it from any device. Media already
present in your Online Account libraries is downloaded into Elements Organizer, so that you can work with it.
Set up Elements Organizer to work with your Online Account
Sign in to your Online Account
❖ In the Elements Organizer left pane, click the icon next to Mobile Albums.
Note: You can also sign in by selecting File > Sign In To Online Account.
1 Enter your Adobe ID and password, and then click Sign In.
2 On the screen that follows, choose one of the following options and click Next:
All My Photos And Videos Uploads all media in your Elements catalog to Online Account. Local albums are not
automatically uploaded.
Specific Photos And Videos Uploads only the media you select in your Elements catalog to Online Account. Y ou can
drag and drop local albums onto a mobile library to upload them to Online Account.
❖ 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
Online Account and stored locally. Subsequentally, the downloaded media is deleted from Online Account.
Specify Online Account settings
❖ In the left pane, expand the menu next to Mobile Albums.
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2 If you have a large Elements catalog, you may want to deselect Automatically Access All My Catalog Media In Online
Account. Y ou can still manually upload photos to your Online Account by dragging and dropping them onto an
album.
3 If necessary, change the following preferences:
Download Location Download media from Online Account in a folder on your computer different from the default
folder
Default Library The library to which you want to upload media when Sync All My Photos And Videos is selected. Y ou
can choose to upload your media to any available library.
Deletions Choose the default behavior when media is deleted by another Online Account client:
• Files are retained in the catalog
• Files are deleted from the catalog, but retained on the hard drive
• Files are deleted permanently
Elements Agent Turns on the Elements agent, which keeps your Online Account and Elements Organizer catalog
updated in real time
Upload Videos Only On System Idle Upload videos to the Online Account only when your computer is idle
❖ Click OK.
Manage the Online Account agent from the system tray
Once you`ve turned on the Online Account agent from the Preferences dialog, you can manage the agent from the
system tray.
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2 Select one of the following options:
• View Elements Agent Status: Displays the Online Account status, including the name of the current catalog and
whether your Online Account is up to date

• Update Only When Idle: Uploads your photos to the Online Account only when your computer has idle computing
bandwidth
• Stop Elements Agent: Stops the Elements agent
Once you stop the Elements agent, you can turn it on again from the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences > Online
Account).
Edit media downloaded from your Online Account
Elements Organizer initially downloads lighter preview versions of photos (upto 1440 x 960 px in resolution) from your
Online Account. 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.
Hide assets from the Media view
Y ou can choose to hide all assets in a mobile album from the All Media view. The media becomes visible when you apply
any search operation.
1 Right-click the mobile album.
2 Select Hide Assets In All Media.
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. Y ou can email this URL to friends with whom you want to share
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Deselect Allow Downloads if you want these friends to only view the photos rather than download them.
Share a library
Y ou can add other users to a library. A typical use case for adding users to a library is when several people 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 user and click Add. Elements adds the users and prompts you that the invite is pending
acceptance.
3 Add more users if necessary.
4 Click Done.
Access permissions for other users
Other users can add photos to the library. However, they cannot delete your photos or add more users to the library.
Accept an invitation to contribute to a library
When somebody invites you to contribute to 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 notifications.
Do the following to accept an invitation in Elements Organizer:
❖ Click the icon. Elements displays a notification dialog.
❖ Click Accept Invite. Y ou can now contribute to the library. The library is displayed with the icon next to it under
Mobile Albums.
Sign out of the Online Account
1 Select Edit > Preferences > Online Account.
2 Click Sign Out.
3 Click OK.
Sign in as a different user
If you have multiple Online Accounts, follow these steps to log in to the Elements catalog as a different user:
1 Select File > Sign In To Online Account.
2 On the next screen, click Sign In As Another User.
3 Y ou 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 Online Account credentials and then click Sign In.
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FAQ
• What if I use my Online Account to edit an image previously downloaded to the Elements catalog?
If only a preview copy of the image was earlier downloaded to the Elements catalog, the edits you make to the image
are reflected in Elements Organizer. However, if the original image was earlier downloaded to the Elements catalog,
a version set is created. The original copy and the modified copy of the image are added to the version set.
• When does Elements Organizer create a version set?
See this Help article.
• How does Elements Organizer back up my Online Account photos?
Media downloaded from the Online Account is backed up exactly as it is available in the Elements catalog.
• If only the preview version of a photo was downloaded into the Elements catalog, that preview version is saved
as part of the backup.
• The high-resolution version of a photo is backed up if it was previously downloaded into the Elements catalog.
• How are my Photoshop.com photos migrated into the Online Account?
See this FAQ page.
About workspaces
The Welcome screen
When you start Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements, the W elcome screen opens by default. The W elcome
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,
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Y ou can open the W elcome screen at any time from Help > W elcome Screen. It’ s not necessary to return to the W elcome
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. Y ou can view a large thumbnail of a single media file or smaller
thumbnails of many media files. Y ou 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.
Y ou can fix the most common problems in the media files by using the tools in the Instant Fix tab of the Task pane.
Y ou 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.
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.
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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. Y ou 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. Y ou can
hide/show by clicking the respective buttons in the task pane.
Star ratings filter Y ou 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.
Y ou can later then sort all such photos with a five star rating.
Sort media Y ou 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. Y ou can manually drag and reorder the media.
Task pane Contains buttons to add places, people, events, and create slide shows. Y ou can also launch editors for fixing
photos and videos from the Editor button. See Workspace for 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 five views in Elements Organizer. The V iews 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. Y ou can then mark faces in the photos,
identify places the photograph was taken at, and create event stacks. The four views are listed here:
A. eLive The eLive view displays articles, videos, tutorials, and more, categorized into channels such as Learn, Inspire,
and News, right within Elements Organizer.
B. Media The various media files are displayed in this view. Y ou 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.
C. 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.
D. Places Photographs have special association with the places they are taken at, you can tag locations to your photos
in the Places view.
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Use context menus
Y ou 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
Y ou 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.
More Help topics
Photoshop Elements workspace
Adobe Premiere Elements workspace
Adding and managing event data
Marking faces in photos and organizingpeople stacks
Adding and managing place (location)data
Keys for navigating
Keys for selecting tools
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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.
• Y ou 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. Y ou 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
raw 3g2 aac
arw avi ac3
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crw m2t m2a
srf m2ts m4a
dib m2v mp3
dng m4v wma (Windows only)
erf mpeg
wav mod
gif mov
sr2 mp4
tif mpg
jpe mts
jpeg swf
jpg tod
kdc vob
mef
mfw
mos
mrw
nef
orf
x3f
pdd
pdf
pef
vda
png
psd
pse
pxr
raf
rle
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Photoshop Elements Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Elements Organizer do not recognize the following file
types:
Note: Elements Organizer catalogs video A VI files properly and they play correctly. However, audio A VI 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.
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer
About the Media view
The Media view shows thumbnails of the media files in the central area (grid) of the Elements Organizer. Y ou can view
media (thumbnails of photos, video files, and audio files) present in your albums, folders, and catalogs. Y ou 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.
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 Windows Media (.wmv, .wma) – not supported
on Mac OS
Filmstrip (FLM)
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)

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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 > 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 T o Resize: T o 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.
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
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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 (Only in Elements 12 and earlier versions)
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.
Name Displays media files in alphabetical order of name.
Hide and show media files in the Media view
Y ou 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.
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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 In the Folders panel, switch between the Tree and List views. The Tree 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
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Flat folder view this view is displayed by default in the 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.
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. Also, the Watched Folder functionality is available only
on Windows.
Elements Organizer automatically imports compatible files saved in watched folders. Folders that are both managed
and watched have a Watched And Managed folder icon.
Y ou 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 T o 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) T o 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.
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• Y ou 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
Y ou 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.
• 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.
• T o 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
Y ou 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
Y ou 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 .
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You can change dates by a single click. To enable this feature, select Edit> Preferences> General (Windows), or
Adobe Elements Organizer > Preferences > General (Mac OS). In the Preferences dialog, select. Click the date and
make the required changes.
More Help topics
The Edit workspace
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
About keyword tags
Update an item’s thumbnail
About file information (metadata)
Change the date and time of files
Keys for viewing photos (Elements Organizer)
This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. Y ou`ll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.
Keys for finding photos
This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. Y ou`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
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 + J34
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Keys for editing photos (Elements Organizer)
This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. Y ou`ll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.
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
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
Result Shortcut (Windows) Shorcut (Mac OS)35
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Chapter 3: Importing
Importing media from cameras and card readers
About cameras and card readers
Y ou 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 dia

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