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Contents
Chapter 1: What`s New
What`s new in Elements Organizer 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
What`s new in Photoshop Elements 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
What`s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
What`s new in Elements Organizer 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 2: Workspace and workflow
About workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Keys for viewing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Keys for editing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Keys for finding photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Selecting country or region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Chapter 3: Importing
Importing media in bulk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Importing media from cameras and card readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Importing media from files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Importing photos from Scanners (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Importing media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Chapter 4: Catalogs, folders, and albums
Creating albums and album categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Creating and editing saved searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Editing albums and album categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Troubleshooting catalog issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Backup or restore catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Creating and editing catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Chapter 5: Viewing and fixing photos
Tag your media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
View video and full-screen images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Fixing photos in Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Fixing photos and videos using other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Grouping photos in version sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Chapter 6: Adding metadata
Marking faces in photos and organizing People view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Adding and managing place (location) data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Adding and managing event data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131iv
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Chapter 7: Searching
Searching for media files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Using the Find menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Search options to find media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Finding media files using Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Finding media files by keyword tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Chapter 8: Photo projects
Create slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Elements Organizer projects overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Creating photo calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Creating slide shows (Windows only) | Elements 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Chapter 9: Printing and sharing
Share videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Upload photos to Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Set e-mail preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Sending photos and media files by email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Order printed photos using online print services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Email photos as PDF file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Share photos using online services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Chapter 10: Video
Create instant movies and video stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Viewing video projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Chapter 11: Exporting
Export photos to a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1891
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Chapter 1: What`s New
What`s new in Elements Organizer 14
The extensive new enhancements in Elements Organizer 14 combine powerful features with an intuitive interface,
taking your media management and editing experience to a new level.
Elements Organizer now groups together similar-looking faces, making it easier for you to tag people in your
photographs and to organize and view your photos based on the people in them.
Elements Organizer 14 analyzes the date and time information to take the work out of arranging and viewing your
memories by events. Thus, it is easier than ever before to mark and find your media files based on events such as
birthday parties, mother’s day, father’s day, or family vacations.
The improved Places view lets you browse your media files faster by location and time. The new Pinned tab lets you
view your media files right there on the map at the tagged location.
And, a new onboarding experience and a new intuitive, visual interface for importing your files make it easier for you
to start using Elements Organizer.
In short, Elements Organizer 14 helps you do more things, more easily.
Powerful and easier people recognition
It is now even easier and faster to tag people in your photos. Y ou no more have to select the faces individually in the
Media view and tag them.2
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Elements Organizer now automatically groups similar faces for you during import. Once you have finished importing,
faces of all people who have not yet been named are displayed in the new UnNamed tab of the People view. Y ou just
click once to tag friends and family members for an entire batch of photos.
The Named tab of the People room displays the profiles of all the people whom you have already named. In the Named
tab you can also rename the tags, confirm the tag names and view all Photos and faces in which they appear for each
person.
For more information, see Marking faces in photos and organizing People view.
Enhanced and more intuitive Places feature
All your media files with GPS information are now automatically tagged and displayed in the Pinned tab of the Places
view. So, if your camera supports GPS tracking, your media files are automatically displayed in the Pinned tab as soon
as you have imported them.
If a media file does not have GPS data, it is displayed in the UnPinned tab, where you can add location information for
the file. Once you have added this information, the file is displayed in the Pinned tab.3
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In the Pinned tab, you can click any file to view its details.
Y ou can fine-tune the location once you have tagged your media files. Y ou can also replace the location tag with a
custom name to better identify the location or to personalize the location tag (for example, change a location name to
“My home”).
For more information, see Adding and managing place (location) data
More flexibility in managing event information
The Events view now provides a more detailed view of how events are tagged to your media files and makes it easier for
you to tag events.
The Events view includes two tabs: Named and Suggested. 4
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The media files are organized by date and time. Y ou can increase or decrease the number of tracks displayed in the tab
by moving the slider.
The Suggested tab is similar to the Smart Events view in the previous release, but provides you finer control and a better
view of media files.
The Named tab displays your files organized by events, providing an easy way for you to view your memories organized
by the events in your life.
For more information, see Adding and managing event data.
New onboarding and import experience
The new “Import in Bulk” feature of Elements Organizer 14 provides a visual, intuitive interface and makes it easy for
you to import a large number of media files at one go.
The feature is launched automatically when you open Elements Organizer 14 for the first time or when you create a
new catalog.5
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For more information, see Importing media in bulk.
Other enhancements
Elements Organizer 14 includes more enhancements such as performance improvements, support for European date
format, ability to create a video story from with in Organizer, and various bug fixes.
What`s new in Photoshop Elements 14
• Shake reduction
• Haze removal
• Auto smart looks
• Straighten tool
• Refine selection brush
• Guided edits
• Resize
• Speed effect
• Panorama
• Using edited results
Shake reduction
Ensure that your blurry photos appear shake-free with the new Auto Shake Reduction feature (Expert mode > Enhance
menu > Auto Shake Reduction) in Photoshop Elements 14. Fix selfies, pictures shot while you were on the move, and
more, and ensure that each element of your photo is sharply in focus.6
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Need additional shake reduction improvements on the photo? Go manual (Expert mode > Enhance menu > Shake
Reduction)! Select more areas on the photo to correct, and adjust the sensitivity slider to get the best picture possible. 7
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For more information, see the section on .
Haze removal
Cut through the haze and fog in your pictures with the Haze Removal feature in Photoshop Elements 14. Take
landscape pictures without having to worry about the haze on even a clear day – just select the photo and process it with
the Auto Haze Removal feature (Expert mode > Enhance menu > Auto Haze Removal).
For additional enhancements, including varying levels of sensitivity to haze, try it manually (Expert mode > Enhance
menu > Haze Removal).8
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For more information on the feature, see the topic .
Auto smart looks
Let Photoshop Elements analyze your photograph and automatically suggest five awesome new effects that can be
applied. Photoshop Elements inspects the color and lighting and then recommends five variations.10
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For more information on the feature, see the topic on Effects .
Straighten tool
In Quick mode, straighten any photo by drawing a line along an edge that should be horizontal or vertical. The
Straighten tool (P) in Photoshop Elements 14 enables you to quickly align photos along the right axis.
For more information, see the topic on . 13
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Refine selection brush
Need to make an ultra-fine selection? The existing tools in Photoshop Elements help make fine selections, but some
situations require further precise and accurate selections. For example, you might be trying to select fine strands of hair
in a portrait or grass in landscaped scenery.
The enhanced Refine Selection Brush tool now has additional controls to enable you to make very fine selections. With
options to vary the sensitivity of the brush, you can make extremely detailed selections.14
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For more information on how to make extremely minute selections, see the topic .
Guided edits
Selecting which Guided edit to use is now easier with the new interface. In Guided mode, you can now choose the type
of transformation you want to apply to your photograph – Basics, Color, Black & White, Fun Edits, Special Edits, or
Photomerge. Choose one of the types of edits and view a graphical listing of all the Guided Edits available in that
category. 15
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Speed effect
Does your photo capture just one moment of an action sequence? Now add a sense of motion to your photograph with
the Speed Effect Guided Edit. With the step-by-step workflow, specify the areas of an image that must portray the
illusion of speed or motion, and watch how your static photo starts looking dynamic.
Each category of Guided mode is now available on a separate page:
• Guided mode – Basic edits
• Guided mode – Color edits
• Guided mode – Special edits
• Guided mode – Fun edits
• Guided mode – Photomerge edits16
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For more information on the Speed Effect Guided Edit, see the topic .
Resize
Get images that are of exact dimensions in quick, easy steps. Photoshop Elements 14 simplifies the task of creating a
picture of a size in terms of print dimensions (inches, centimeters), web dimensions (pixels) or storage requirements
(kilobytes). In step-by-step Guided Edit, resizing your photo to meet specific requirements is not an easy task.18
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For more information on the Resize Guided Edit, see the topic .
Panorama
The process to stitch multiple photos together to create a panorama is now simplified – introducing the new
Photomerge Panorama Guided Edit. Creating a panorama now requires you to just perform a series of actions in a step-
by-step workflow – and you get a panorama ready to share or print at the end. 19
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For more information on the Panorama Guided Edit, see the topic .
Using edited results
At the end of a Guided Edit, your artwork is ready for use. In Photoshop Elements 14, an additional last step allows you
to choose what you would like to do next with your work. Choose between saving the file, continuing to edit it in a
different mode, or sharing it online.
Some Guided Edits may provide you with the additional option to print your work.20
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For more information, see Share Panel .
What`s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
Adobe Premiere Elements 14 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 14.
Single launch point for Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, and
Elements Organizer
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
Y ou can now launch your favorite applications from the same screen. The product Welcome screen now includes
options to launch all three products – Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, and Elements Organizer. A link to the
trial version is available for any product that is not installed on your computer.21
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For more information about the Start screen and the Premiere Elements workspace, see Workspace.
Create fun video titles with Motion Titles
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
Y ou now have the convenience of using ready-to-use and customizable motion titles to enhance your videos. Motion
title templates are preloaded with animated graphics, stylized text, and background styles. Motion Titles are available
as customizable templates with popular predefined layouts and components. Y ou save all the time creating elaborate
animation and graphics for your titles by simply using the rich templates available to you.
Add a Motion Title and customize it in quick easy-to-follow steps.22
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For more information, see .
Export and share your videos
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
Use the new Export & Share panel to easily share your videos. Whatever the format you want to share your finished
project in, all are now accesssible from the same panel. And if you are not sure what the most suitable format should
be, you can now use the Quick Export option and let Premiere Elements decide the most appropriate format.
Premiere Elements also displays a set of recommended settings according to your input format. Y ou can also watch a
preview before you complete the export.
Y ou can save your project for viewing on the web, mobile phone, computer, DVD, and Blu-ray disc, among others.
For more information, see .
Work in the Audio View
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
When editing your videos, you may, at times, want to focus on the audio clips in your project. With the new Audio View,
editing audio tracks for your clips is easier and more accessible. While your timeline remains intact, you can focus your
efforts on enahncing the audio portions of your project.23
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Guided Edits for time remapping and selective coloring
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14

Enhance your videos with ease with two new guided edits.
• Create a slow or fast motion effect Use the guided edit for the Time Remapping tool to add dramatic effects to your
video.
• Create videos in black and white with color pop Enhance your videos to display in black and white while you
selectively retain one or more colors. This guided edit helps you create videos with selective colored elements that
pop out in a black and white clip.
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Video Story in Elements Organizer
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
Y ou now have one more convenient option for creating a video story. With the current product release, it is possible to
launch the video story workflow right from the Elements Organizer user interface.
To begin creating your video story from Elements Organizer:
1 Select the assets you want to use in the video story.
2 Click Create > Video Story. This action launches Premiere Elements. Y ou can then edit and refine your video story,
and share it.
For more information, see (Elements article).
Hardware acceleration
New in Adobe Premiere Elements 14
Hardware acceleration is now enabled for rendering, playback, and export on computers that have Intel HD Graphics
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Other enhancements
• Premiere Elements start screen options: The Premiere Elements now makes it easier for you to initiate
popular workflows. The revamped start screen includes three new options to start creating your videos. Hover your
mouse over the options to read more about it.
• Workflow initiation from Quick view timeline: The Quickview timeline includes new invocation points to
get you started with your video creation process. Click any one of the invocation points like Drop Title, Record
Narration, and Drop Audio Clip, to launch the desired workflows.
• Auto Analyzer: Auto-Analyzer , in Premiere Elements, automatically detects and tags clips when analyzing
media. The preferences for Auto-Analyzer have been moved from Elements Organizer to Premiere Elements.
• Right-click options for the timeline: For ease of access, the options available when you right-click the
timeline, have now been categorized.
• Scene Detect: The Scene Detect feature has been enhanced to increase the accuracy of scene detection when
you capture clips with Premiere Elements.

Removed features
The following features are no longer available in Adobe Premiere Elements 14:
• The Adaptive Multi-Rate Compression (.amr) audio file format is no longer supported.
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 14
• What`s new in Elements Organizer 14
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.
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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.
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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
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Chapter 2: Workspace and workflow
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.
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.Y ou can open the Welcome screen at any time from Help > Welcome Screen. It’s not necessary to
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Note: If you have only Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements, you can still download a trial version. For example, if
you have purchased Photoshop Elements, you can select Premiere Elements in the Welcome screen – you will be guided to
download a trial version of Premiere Pro.
Directly launching a program
If you want to skip the welcome screen and launch either Elements Organizer or the editor directly, click the Settings
icon.
Select an appropriate option 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.
Video Editor Select this option to skip the welcome screen and start the Premiere 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.
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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.
The Elements Organizer workspace has the following components:
Menu bar Contains menus for performing tasks. Elements Organizer organizes the menus by topic: File, Edit, Find,
View, and Help.
Search bar Enter a criteria or select a particular search from the drop-down list to search for photos or media files.
Create and Share Click Create to explore ways on how to create, creative projects using your media files. Click Share
to see various ways in which you can share media files with friends and family.
Import button Click Import to start importing media into Elements Organizer.
Albums and Folders panel The Albums created or imported from previous version’s catalogs are displayed in the
Albums panel. 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
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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. Y ou can tag locations to your photos
in the Places view.
E. Events Y ou 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
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.
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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
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere
Elements together
About Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements
Here are a few ways you can share files between Elements Organizer and Adobe® Premiere® Elements:
• Organize your photos, video files, and audio clips in Elements Organizer, and drag them onto the Adobe Premiere
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• 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 or to
create video stories.
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
bmp 3gp aif
cr2 dv aiff
crw m2t m2a
srf m2ts m4a
dib m2v mp3
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Photoshop Elements Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Elements Organizer do not recognize the following file
types:
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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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)
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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.
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.
Adobe Illustrator (.ai) Dolby audio (.ac3)
JPEG 2000 Windows Media (.wmv, .wma) – not supported
on Mac OS
Filmstrip (FLM) AMR
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)
AMR
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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
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
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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.
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.
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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 .
• To change the date assigned to a media file, select the thumbnail, choose Edit > Adjust Date And Time. Specify
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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 editing photos (Elements Organizer)
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) Shortcut (Mac OS)
Undo last operation Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z
Redo last operation Ctrl + Y Cmd + Y
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Keys for finding photos
This partial list includes the most helpful shortcuts. Y ou`ll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.
Selecting country or region
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)
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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Selecting the country or region
When you install Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements, you specify your country or region.
Certain online services depend on this setting; for example, the partners for fulfilling print orders might vary from
country to country.
Y ou can update your country or region from the Preferences screen—you do not have to reinstall the software to change
the country or region.
1 Select Edit > Preferences > Country/Region Selection (Windows) or Adobe Element Organizer > Preferences >
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Chapter 3: Importing
Importing media in bulk
Note: In Elements Organizer 14, the Import in Bulk feature has replaced the Import by Searching feature of previous
releases.
Elements Organizer 14 makes it easy for you to import a large number of media files at one go.
The intuitive, visual interface that the “Import in Bulk” feature provides makes it easy for you to select the folders from
which you want to import media files. Y ou can also preview your media files, select which folders or subfolders to
import, and choose which keyword tags to import into Elements Organizer.
Launching the Import in Bulk interface
As part of the onboarding experience of Elements Organizer, the Import in Bulk feature is automatically launched when
you run Elements Organizer for the first time or create a new catalog.
Y ou can also launch this feature anytime by selecting Import > In Bulk.
Automatic launch
The Import in Bulk feature is automatically launched when you launch Elements Organizer for the first time or when
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Click Start Importing. The Import Files dialog box is displayed. By default, the “Pictures” (Mac OS) or “My Pictures”
(Windows) folder is selected for import.
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For more details, see the next section, Importing your media files .
Selecting Import > In Bulk
Y ou can launch the Import in Bulk interface any time by selecting Import >In Bulk.
The Import Media dialog box is displayed.
To start importing your media files, click Import.
For more information, see the next section Importing your media files .
Importing your media files
1 In the left pane of the Import Media dialog box, choose the folders from which you want to import the media files.47
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By default, Elements Organizer displays the My Pictures folder (Windows) or the Pictures folder (Mac OS). If any
sub-folder contains one or more media files, the sub-folder is also displayed along with the files in it.
The number in the bottom right of the track (48 in the previous figure) shows the number of additional media files
that are available for import in the folder but are not displayed on the track. T o preview the complete list of all media
files in a folder, click the arrow (>) mark at the bottom right of the track.
2 By default all subfolders are selected. If you want to remove one ore more subfolder from getting imported, click the
name of the subfolder. The blue highlight on the subfolder name gets removed, indicating that the media files in the
subfolder will not be imported. 48
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Note: T o see the folder name with the highlight removed, ensure that the mouse cursor is not over the name of the folder.
3 To add another folder from which to import media files, click Add Folder. Navigate to the folder you want to add,
and then click OK.
The following example shows a new folder, Photo Collateral. Notice that the subfolders inside the Photo Collateral
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4 To remove a folder from the list, select the folder and then click Remove.
5 Once you have selected the folders and subfolders from which you want to import media files, click Import.
Elements organizer imports your media files from the folders and subfolders you have specified.
Importing keywords
If any keywords are associated with your media files, Elements Organizer prompts you to confirm whether you want
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Select the keywords in the media files that you want to import, and then click OK.
Replacing the keywords in media files while importing
Y ou can also replace the keywords with other keywords of your choice. For example, you might want to replace “Depth
of field” with a new keyword named “Perspective”. Or, you might want to replace a keyword with one of the keywords
(tags) that you created earlier, for example “Nature”.
To replace keywords, click Advanced. The Import Attache

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