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Contents
Chapter 1: Getting started with Elements Organizer
What to do first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Using Help and getting support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chapter 2: Elements Organizer workspace
About workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting started with your Adobe ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 3: Import photos and videos
About getting photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cameras and card readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Local files, CDs, DVDs, and video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Mobile phone cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Chapter 4: Viewing and fixing photos and videos in Elements Organizer
Viewing photos and videos in the Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Viewing video projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
View video and full-screen images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Pinning photos to a map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Viewing media files in Date view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Fixing photos and videos in Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Chapter 5: Tagging and organizing photos and videos
Tagging photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Editing keyword tags, categories, and subcategories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Creating albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Creating and editing smart albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Editing albums and album categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Chapter 6: Finding media files in Elements Organizer
Searching for media files in Elements Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Finding media files by keyword tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Finding media files by content, type, and metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Finding photos using a map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Chapter 7: Managing files and catalogs
Managing catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Moving, copying, and renaming files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Grouping photos in stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Grouping photos in version sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
About Video Scene Groups and Scene Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Filenames and versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111iv USING ELEMENTS ORGANIZER 8
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Adding captions and notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
File information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Backup and synchronize catalogs, albums, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Reconnecting files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Chapter 8: Projects in Elements Organizer
Elements Organizer projects overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Create and share an online album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Creating photo calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Creating photo books, greeting cards, and photo collage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Creating slide shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Create instant movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Create a flip book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Chapter 9: Printing and sharing photos
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Print options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Sharing through Photoshop.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Sharing photos using online services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Sharing maps of photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Sharing photos by e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Sharing video online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Sharing media files to mobile phones and players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Viewing and sharing photos on Media Center computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Exporting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Burn media files to a DVD/Blu Ray Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Burn media files to a CD/DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Chapter 10: Elements Organizer keyboard shortcuts
Keys for navigating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Keys for viewing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Keys for viewing the calendar (Date view) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Keys for editing photos (Elements Organizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Keys for finding photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1761
Chapter 1: Getting started with
Elements Organizer
Elements Organizer is an integral part of both Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and Adobe® Premiere® Elements software.
You import, manage, and view your photos and video clips in Elements Organizer. To do more extensive editing, you
work with your photos and clips in the Photoshop Elements Editor or the Adobe Premiere Elements Editor. For
complete information on working in the Editors, see the Help for each Editor.
What to do first
Check the system requirements
If you’re not sure Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements can run on your computer, review the complete
system requirements and recommendations for your Adobe software. See the ReadMe file included on your software
CD installation disc.
Install the software
1 Close any other Adobe applications open on your computer.
2 Insert the installation disc into your disc drive, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Do I need to uninstall my previous version of Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements? If you’ve installed a
trial version of the software, it’s a good idea to uninstall it first. However, it’s not necessary to uninstall a previous
version.
How do I uninstall a previous version? In the Windows® OS (XP), click the Start menu, and then choose Control Panel.
In the Control Panel dialog box, double-click Add Or Remove Programs. In the Add Or Remove Programs dialog box,
select the version of the software that you want to uninstall, and click Remove. You’ll see a dialog box asking you if you
really want to remove the application from your computer. Click “Yes” to uninstall.
Register
After installing, register your software to receive complimentary installation support, notifications of updates, and
other services.
Note: Users in non-US locations, can register at any time by choosing Help > Registration.
ReadMe file
The installation CD contains the ReadMe file for your software. (This file is also copied to the application folder during
product installation.) Open the file to read important information.
Sign up with your Adobe ID
Important: Photoshop Elements free online benefits and Photoshop Elements Plus are available in the United States only.
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Sign up with your Adobe ID to receive free online benefits, such as 2 GB of free storage, automatic online backup, and
automatic syncing of your photos and video clips on multiple computers. You also receive benefits such as tutorials
that appear when you need them, access to your photos and videos at Photoshop.com, and a personal URL for sharing
your photo/video albums. If you purchased Photoshop Elements 8 Plus, sign up with your Adobe ID to receive all the
above plus additional storage space, artwork, and tutorials.
How do I sign up? Click the link on the Welcome screen or in the menu bar to sign up with your Adobe ID. You can
sign up at any time on the Welcome screen. To view the Welcome screen, click the Welcome screen icon in the menu
bar. If you don`t have an Adobe ID, click the link on the Welcome screen or in the menu bar to create one. You can
display the Welcome screen any time by clicking the Home icon in the menu bar.
More Help topics
“Backup and synchronize catalogs, albums, and files” on page 118
New and enhanced features
Visit www.adobe.com/go/learn_pse_features_en to learn about the new and enhanced features of
Photoshop Elements. Improving your photos and doing more with them is easier than ever.
Visit www.adobe.com/go/learn_pre_features_en to learn about the new and enhanced features of
Adobe Premiere Elements.
Using Help and getting support
Learning Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements
How do I ask a question? You can ask questions to and get advice from other Adobe Photoshop Elements and
Adobe Premiere Elements users at www.adobe.com/go/forums.
Using Elements Organizer Help
Photoshop Elements Help is available in several ways. To access Help, choose Help > Elements Organizer Help (or
press the F1 key on your keyboard). If your computer is connected to the Internet, Elements Organizer automatically
launches Help on the web.
For the complete Help for Elements Organizer, see Elements Organizer, Photoshop Elements Editor, or
Adobe Premiere Elements Editor Help systems.
Help on the web www.adobe.com/go/learn_org_en is the most comprehensive and up-to-date version of
Elements Organizer Help. Your computer must be connected to the Internet to access Help on the web. Use the Search
field to search within Photoshop Elements Help. Browse all topics in Photoshop Elements Help.
Help in the application Help in the application provides access to key tasks and concepts. If you aren’t connected to
the Internet, Elements Organizer launches Help in the application. Help in the application is a small subset of the
complete Help available on the web.
Help PDF Help is also available as a PDF that is optimized for printing. Visit
www.adobe.com/go/learn_org_printpdf_en, or click the Help PDF link at the top of each Help page. The Help PDF is
the best way to access the most comprehensive Help when you don’t have an Internet connection.
Links in the application Some Help links are within Elements Organizer. Clicking these links takes you to the
corresponding topic in either the Help on the web or Help in the application. 3 USING ELEMENTS ORGANIZER 8
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Note: If you try to access a Help topic that only exists in Help on the web, Elements Organizer displays the URL and a
link to the complete Help on the web.
Tips for searching Help
� If you search using a phrase, such as “shape tool”, place quotation marks around the phrase. The search returns only
those topics containing all the words in the phrase.
� Make sure that the search terms are spelled correctly.
� If a search term doesn’t yield results, try using a synonym, such as “web” instead of “Internet.”
� If you find a topic you want to view again, bookmark it for easy access later.
Print a Help topic To print a topic from Help, use the Print command in the browser.
How to search for troubleshooting topics You can view top issues and search for common problems and error
messages by going to www.adobe.com/support/photoshopelements and www.adobe.com/support/premiereelements.
Forum You can access the Elements user community forum through the application. To access the forum page for
Adobe Premiere Elements, select Help > Forum > Premiere Elements. To access the forum page for Photoshop
Elements, select Help > Forum > Photoshop Elements. If your computer is connected to the Internet,
Elements Organizer launches the forum page. The forum is used to ask other Adobe Premiere Elements and
Photoshop Elements users for suggestions on your designs. You can also post useful tips and tricks that help other
users.
Look for software updates If your computer is connected to the Internet, you’ll receive notifications whenever
Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements is updated. You can also find out about the latest updates by going
to www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.
How do I get customer support?
You can get support by contacting Adobe directly or submitting a web case. Visit www.adobe.com/support/contact for
contact information. Visit the Adobe Support website at www.adobe.com/go/support. Adobe Support has
troubleshooting information and also information about free and paid technical support options.4
Chapter 2: Elements Organizer workspace
Use the Elements Organizer workspace for finding, organizing, and sharing your photos and media files. Use the
Photoshop Elements Editor for creating, editing, and fixing photos and the Adobe Premiere Elements Editor for
editing video.
To open a photo or video file for editing:
1 Select a photo or video.
2 Click the triangle beside the Fix tab, and select one of the following depending on the media file you want to edit:
Full Photo Edit Launches Photoshop Elements Editor in the Full Edit mode to edit a photo.
Quick Photo Edit Launches Photoshop Elements Editor in the Quick Edit mode to edit a photo.
Guided Photo Edit Launches Photoshop Elements Editor in the Guided Edit mode to edit a photo.
Edit Videos Launches Adobe Premiere Elements Editor to edit a video file.
When you are working in the Editor workspace, click the Organizer button to open the Elements Organizer
workspace.
If both the Elements Organizer and the Photoshop Elements Editor, or the Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere
Elements Editor are open, you can move between the workspaces. To move between the workspaces, click the
corresponding button in the Windows® OS taskbar.
About workspaces
The Welcome screen
When you start Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements, the Welcome screen opens by default. The Welcome
screen is a convenient starting place, or hub, for major tasks.
Note: You can log in with your Adobe ID to access free online benefits. You can also access Photoshop Elements 8 and
Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Plus features. These features are available in the United States only. Internet access required.
Click a button to open the workspace you need. For example, click Organize to open the Elements Organizer and
import, tag, or organize your photos and media files. Or, click Edit to open the Editor and enhance your media files or
add special effects.
You can close or reopen the Welcome screen at any time by clicking the Welcome Screen button . It’s not necessary
to return to the Welcome screen to open other workspaces.
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Disable tracking of information
The Welcome screen by default records and relays some usage information to Adobe to assist in the improvement of
the Welcome screen experience. The Welcome screen usage data is anonymous and does not link the information to
your personal data or your Adobe ID account information. Usage information from the Photoshop Elements Editor,
Adobe Premiere Elements Editor, or Elements Organizer is not tracked. To disable the tracking of information in the
Welcome screen:
1 In Windows XP, click start > Run (or in Windows Vista choose Start) and type regedit.exe, and click OK.
The Windows Registry Editor opens. Using the tree navigator on the left navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAdobeElements Organizer8.0Organizer.
2 Right click the right panel, and select New > DWORD Value.
A new DWORD Value with the name New Value #1 is created.
3 Rename New Value #1 to DisableTracking.
4 Double-click DisableTracking.
The Edit DWORD Value dialog opens.
5 Enter 1 in the Value Data field, click OK, and close the Registry Editor.
Elements Organizer workspace
For a video overview, see www.adobe.com/go/lrvid2312_pse8_en.
Use Elements Organizer to find, organize, and share your photos and media files. Use the Media Browser in Elements
Organizer to view thumbnails of the media files you’ve imported. You can view a large thumbnail of a single media file
or smaller thumbnails of many media files. You specify the thumbnail size by using the thumbnail slider. If you prefer
viewing your media files by date, use the Date in the Organizer view to work with your files in a calendar format.
The Media Browser lists all the photos, as well as videos and PDF files that you’ve imported. Imported items appear in
one comprehensive window that you can easily browse and filter. It can even show thumbnails of files stored remotely,
such as those files that you want to keep on CDs.
To change the brightness of the Elements Organizer workspace:
1 Select Edit > Preferences > General.
2 In the Preferences window, specify the User Interface brightness and the Grid brightness.
You can fix the most common problems in the media files by using the tools in the Fix tab of the Task pane. For more
complex editing, you can select a photo or video in Elements Organizer, and in the Fix tab:
� Click Full Photo Edit, Quick Photo Edit, or Guided Photo Edit to work with photos. The photo opens in the
Photoshop Elements Editor workspace.
� Click Edit Videos to work with video files. The video file opens in the Adobe Premiere Elements Editor workspace.
You can create projects, from printed photo books to computer slide shows, from the Create tab of the Task pane.
Finally, you can share your photos, videos, and projects with others, by using any of the tools in the Share tab of the
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Elements Organizer buttons and menu bar
A. Left and right side of menu bar B. Undo and Redo buttons C. Text Search D. Back To Previous View and Forward To Next View buttons
E. The Find bar F. Media Browser Arrangement menu G. Star ratings filter H. The four tabs of the Task Panel I The Display menu
J. Welcome screen button K. Rotate Left and Rotate Right buttons L. View, Edit, Organize In Full Screen M. Adjust Size Of Thumbnail slider
The Elements Organizer workspace has the following components:
Welcome Screen button Displays the Welcome screen with select tools for one of the primary tasks: Organize and Edit.
Note: Users in the United States can also sign in with an Adobe ID. This service is not available in countries outside the
United States.
Menu bar Contains menus for performing tasks. Elements Organizer organizes the menus by topic: File, Edit, Find,
View, Window, and Help.
Display button Opens menu of views of the Media Browser.
Navigation buttons Take you back to the previous view, or forward to the next view, of the Media Browser.
Find bar Drag a photo, video, album icon, or keyword tag icon here to search for photos or media files.
Media Browser Displays your photos, video files, audio files, and video projects in the Elements Organizer, either one
at a time or in a grid of thumbnails.
Task pane Contains the Organize, Fix, Create, and Share tabs, and the panels or buttons for each tab.
Status bar In the Media Browser, the status bar displays the number of items selected and the number of items
contained in the Media Browser arrangement.
Note: If you change your Windows theme while the Elements Organizer is open, the Organizer workspace could appear
distorted after the change. Close the Elements Organizer and relaunch it to return it to its normal appearance.
More Help topics
“View and find media files in Date view” on page 45
Work with the Task pane in Elements Organizer
In the Elements Organizer, the Task pane appears on the right side of the Media Browser. It contains a tab for each of
the basic steps of media file editing: Organize, Fix, Create, and Share. You can open the Task pane to access the tabs,
or close it to expand the Media Browser.
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Tabs in the Task Pane with the Organize tab selected.
Show or hide the Task pane
❖ Select Window > Show/Hide Task Pane.
Use panels in the Organize tab
The Organize tab stores multiple panels. The Albums and Keyword Tags panels cannot be removed from it.
The Organize tab
A. Adjust panel height B. Collapse or expand panel C. Selected keyword tag D. Show or hide Task panel
❖ Do any of the following:
� To collapse or expand a panel, click the triangle beside the panel’s name in the Organize tab.
� To show or hide the Properties panel, select Window > Properties.
� To move the Properties panel into or out of the Task pane, double-click the panel’s title bar.
Use tools in the Fix, Create, and Share tabs
1 In the Task pane, click the Fix, Create, or Share tab.
2 Click a button for any of the tools listed on that tab.
Use context menus
You can use context menus in both the Editor and Elements Organizer workspaces. Context-sensitive menus display
commands that are relevant to the active tool, selection, or panel. These menus are often another way to access the
commands in the window menus.
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Right-click to open a context menu. This menu appears in the Project Bin in Full Edit.
1 Position the pointer over an image or panel item.
Note: Not all panels offer context menus.
2 Right-click and choose a command from the menu.
Using keyboard commands and modifier keys
You can use keyboard shortcuts in both the Editor and Elements Organizer workspaces. Keyboard commands let you
quickly execute commands without using a menu; modifier keys let you alter how a tool operates. When available, the
keyboard command appears to the right of the command name in the menu.
More Help topics
“Keys for navigating” on page 174
Undo, redo, or cancel operations
Many operations can be undone or redone. Available memory may limit your ability to use these options.
1 To undo or redo an operation, Choose Edit > Undo or choose Edit > Redo.
2 To cancel an operation, hold down the Esc key until the operation in progress has stopped.
Exit Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements
To exit Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements, close each workspace—closing one does not automatically
close another.
1 In any workspaces, do one of the following:
� Choose File > Exit.
� Click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the workspace.
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Getting started with your Adobe ID
Account creation and management
You can create an Adobe ID through the Welcome screen. There are two types of accounts, a Free account and a Plus
account.
Free account provides 2.0 GB online storage and an automatic backup. The Plus account provides 20 GB online
storage, new tutorials, artwork, and online album templates delivered to the software installed on your machine.
If you want to change your personal details after creating an Adobe ID, sign in using your Adobe ID. You can also
change your personal details in the Organizer view.
1 Do one of the following:
� On the Welcome screen, click Manage My Adobe ID, and enter your password.
� In the Organizer view, click the text Welcome, located above the Full Screen View of Photos
icon . Enter your password.
2 Select Personal Info, and change your details.
Create an Adobe ID
1 Click Create New Adobe ID on the Welcome screen.
2 Enter your personal details such as name, e-mail address, password, and personal URL, and click Create Account.
3 Click Free account or Upgrade to Plus account. A verification mail is sent to your E-mail ID. Log in to your E-mail
account and follow the instructions in the mail to activate your new Adobe ID.
More Help topics
“Sign up with your Adobe ID” on page 1
Manage your account
After you create an account, you can change your personal details. Sign in using your Adobe ID and change the
required details. You can change the details from the Welcome screen, Elements Organizer, or Photoshop Elements
workspace.
1 On the Welcome screen, click Manage My Adobe ID, and enter your password.
2 Select Personal Info, and change your details.
Sign in with your Adobe ID
1 Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet, and then start Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe
Premiere Elements.
2 In the Welcome screen, enter your Adobe ID and password, and click Sign In.
The Welcome screen changes and greets you with the message Welcome, [user name]. Generally, Elements Organizer
remembers that you have an Adobe ID and automatically signs you in if your computer is connected to the Internet.
Important: Photoshop Elements free online benefits and Photoshop Elements Plus are available in the United States only.
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View your albums on Photoshop.com
You can view your backed up albums on the Internet from any computer, even one that doesn’t have
Elements Organizer installed.
1 Make sure that the computer is connected to the Internet, open a web browser, and go to Photoshop.com.
The web browser must have cookies enabled.
2 On the Photoshop.com home page, click Sign In and enter your Adobe ID.
3 After your Photoshop.com page opens, click My Albums.
You can view and navigate through all the photos and albums you’ve backed up to Photoshop.com.
Launch the Inspiration Browser
The Inspiration Browser enables you to access and organize tutorials that contain ideas and ways to do more with your
media files.
❖ To launch the Inspiration Browser, do any of the following:
� In Elements Organizer, click the icon or words that appear in the lower-right area of the status bar. A small dialog
opens with options.
� Select Help > Elements Inspiration Browser.
If you are not already signed in with your Adobe ID, a dialog box opens up, enabling you to sign in.
Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere
Elements together
About Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements
Here are a few ways you can share files between Elements Organizer and Adobe® Premiere® Elements:
� Organize your photos, video files, and audio clips in Elements Organizer, and drag them onto the Adobe Premiere
Elements Media panel.
� Right-click the media file, and select Edit With Premiere Elements.
� Create a slide show in Elements Organizer with captions, transitions, effects, music, narration, graphics, and titles.
After creating the slide show, bring the slide show into Adobe Premiere Elements for further editing. Or, bring
individual photos or video files into Adobe Premiere Elements, and create the slide show there.
� You can edit video files through the Fix tab 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
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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 and Players
Differences in file type support
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 Audio Video
Jpe Wma avi
jpeg wav mpe
jpg MP3 asf
pdf M4a aac
tif Ac3 flv
crw mpa MPEG
nef M2a Mpg
raf Aiff Mp2
orf Aif wmv
mrw MPEG M4v
dcr Mpe Mov
mos mov M2p
raw Vob
pef M2t
srf mpv
dng Mod
x3f 3g2
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Photoshop Elements Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Elements Organizer do not recognize the following file
types:
erf MP4
sr2 Mpeg4
kdc M1v
mfw F4v
mef Tod
arw h.264
bmp Avc
rle M2ts
dib dv
gif swf
wbm flm
wbmp 3gpp
tga M2v
vda Mp1
icb mts
vst F4v
pxr Tod
pcx
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MOD (.mod; JVC Everio)
TIFF with LZW compression (.tif) TIFF with LZW compression (.tif)
EPS (.eps) Illustrator (.ai) Illustrator (.ai)
AIFF (.aiff) AIFF (.aiff)
Dolby audio (.ac3) Dolby audio (.ac3)
Flash video (.flv) Flash video (.flv)
MPEG (.mp3, .mp4) MPEG (.mp3, .mp4)
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Note: Elements Organizer catalogs video AVI files properly and they play correctly. However, audio AVI files appear as
broken video thumbnail icons. Also, Colors created in a file’s spot channels in Photoshop are not displayed when the file
is imported into Elements Organizer.
The Photoshop Elements Editor can import individual video frames from ASF, AVI, MPEG, and Windows Media
files. (Choose File > Import > Frame From Video.)
Windows Media (.wmv, .wma) Windows Media (.wmv, .wma)
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Chapter 3: Import photos and videos
Use the Elements Organizer to bring media files into catalogs from any source, whether a camera, scanner, CD, folder
on your hard disk, or mobile phone. However, if you simply want to start editing a media file on your hard disk, and
you know its filename and location, you can use the Open or Place commands in the Photoshop Elements Editor to
browse to the file.
About getting photos and videos
Bringing photos and videos into the Elements Organizer
Use the Elements Organizer to add photos and videos to a catalog. If you choose the File > Import or File > Open
command in the Editor, select the Include In The Elements Organizer option when you save the file to add it to your
catalog.
If you have a system of folders on your computer that you want to continue using for organizational purposes, you can
use the Elements Organizer’s Folder Location view to view your files as they appear on your hard disk. From the Folder
Location view, you can also instantly tag your images with their folder names.
When you choose the File > Get Photos And Videos command to bring a media file from your hard disk into a
catalog, the Elements Organizer creates a link to the media file —it does not copy or move the original image unless
you specify it. When you get a media file from a CD, DVD, or device such as a scanner, camera, card reader, or phone,
the Elements Organizer first copies the media file into a folder on your hard disk and then creates a link to that copy.
Important: If you delete the original file from your hard disk, you cannot edit it, even though its thumbnail may remain
in a catalog.
When downloading media files from a camera, card reader, or mobile phone, it is recommended that you organize the
media files during the import process. You can divide these media files into Place and Family folders, and then name
them accordingly.
More Help topics
“View and manage files by folder location” on page 33
“Tagging photos and videos” on page 52
“Move files in a catalog” on page 99
Set file preferences
Setting the file preferences determines how files are managed.
1 In the Elements Organizer, choose Edit > Preferences > Files.
2 Choose any of the following options, and then click OK:
Use “Last Modified” Date If EXIF Date Is Not Found Uses the modification date to store and organize photos that don’t
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Import EXIF Caption Imports any caption that was stored with the media file in the camera. Deselect this option if you
want to delete this information, and type your own caption for each media file. (Note that caption data may be stored
in different places in a file. Deselecting this option only blocks EXIF caption data.)
Automatically Search For And Reconnect Missing Files Searches for missing, disconnected files. Select this option to
avoid getting messages about disconnected files.
Automatically Prompt To Back Up Files And Catalog Prompts you to back up files when you open a catalog with more
than 500 transactions, including acquired photos and edits.
Enable Multisession Burning To CD/DVD Allows burning (copying) files onto a disc multiple times, enabling you to use
as much free space on the disc as possible. Normally, you can only burn a CD or DVD one time, and any unused space
is lost.
Rotate JPEGs Using Orientation Metadata This option speeds up the rotating of photos in the Media Browser by using
lower resolution thumbnails. Select this option if you rotate JPEG images regularly. Deselect this option if you want to
view higher resolution thumbnails.
Rotate TIFFs Using Orientation Metadata This option speeds up the rotating of photos in the Media Browser by using
lower resolution thumbnails. Select this option if you rotate TIFF images regularly. Deselect this option if you want to
view higher resolution thumbnails.
Folders For Saved Files Specifies the default folder location where projects and other saved files are stored. To change
the location, click Browse and navigate to a new location.
Preview File Size Specifies the size of preview files used by the Elements Organizer when storing media files offline.
If you have changed the settings and are having trouble importing your media files, try clicking the Restore Default
Settings button in the Preferences dialog box to restore the original preferences.
More Help topics
“Set the size for preview files” on page 26
“Reconnecting missing files in the Elements Organizer” on page 126
Import tags attached to media files
When you receive media files that contain keyword tags or keyword metadata, you can import them with the media
file. You can decide whether to keep the attached keyword tag, rename the keyword tag, or map it to one of your own
keyword tags. If you import a new keyword tag, it appears in your Keyword Tags panel, and you can use it to tag other
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An imported tag appears in the Keyword Tags panel.
1 Ensure that the camera or card reader is connected to your computer, or the media files you want to import are
copied to your computer.
2 In the Elements Organizer, choose File > Get Photos And Videos, and select any method for getting photos and
videos.
Note: If the media files include tags or keyword metadata, the Import Attached Keyword Tags dialog box appears.
3 Do one of the following:
� Select the tags you want to import. The tags you select are added to the Keyword Tags panel when the media files
are imported. If a tag has an asterisk (*), you already have a tag of the same name in your catalog. The existing tag
is attached to the media files.
� Click Advanced for additional options.
4 If you selected Advanced, do any of the following, and click OK:
� Select the tags you want to import by clicking the boxes next to the tag names. When you select a tag, the options
to the right of the tag become active.
� To rename a tag you are importing, select the tags you want to import by clicking the boxes next to the tag names.
Click the button to the right of the tag under Import As New Keyword Tag Named, and type a name in the textbox.
Elements Organizer adds a tag with the new name to your catalog and attaches the tag to the imported media files.
� To map an imported tag to an existing tag in your catalog, select the tags you want to import. Click the button in
the right column under Use An Existing Keyword Tag and choose a tag from the pop-up menu. The tag name you
choose gets attached to the imported media files instead of the original tag name.
� Click Reset To Basic to clear your changes and return to the Import Attached Keyword Tags dialog box.
Note: If the media files you are importing have many tags attached, a dialog box appears. You can choose to import all
the tags or none of them. If you prefer to select individual tags to import, close the dialog box and undo the import by
choosing Edit > Undo Import Media. You can also undo the import by selecting the entire import batch and deleting it
from the catalog. Then, reimport the media files in smaller batches.
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Cameras and card readers
About cameras and card readers
You can download (copy) media files from cameras and card readers in several ways:
� Copy media files from your camera or card reader, and import them directly into the Elements Organizer using the
options in the Photo Downloader dialog box. This method is recommended because it is quick and easy, and lets
you organize your media files when importing them.
� Use the software that came with your digital camera to download pictures onto your computer, and then bring
them into Elements Organizer using the File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And Folders
command in the Elements Organizer.
� If your camera or card reader displays as a drive in My Computer, you can drag the files from there directly into
the Elements Organizer. Or you can drag them into a folder on your hard drive, and then bring them into
Elements Organizer using the File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And Folders command in the
Elements Organizer.
In some cases, you need to install the software driver that came with your camera before you can download media
files to your computer. You might also need to set the camera and card reader preferences in Elements Organizer.
More Help topics
“Bringing photos and videos into the Elements Organizer” on page 14
“Get media files from files and folders” on page 23
“Set camera and card reader preferences” on page 20
Get media files from a digital camera or card reader
For a video about this process, see www.adobe.com/go/lrvid2311_pse8_en.
1 Connect your camera or card reader to your computer. (See the documentation that came with your device, if
necessary.)
The Windows AutoPlay dialog box opens with a list of options for getting the photos.
2 In the Windows AutoPlay dialog box, select the Elements Organizer option.
The Photo Downloader dialog box opens if Elements Organizer is running. You can also choose File > Get Photos
And Videos > From Camera Or Card Reader to open the Photo Downloader.
3 In the Photo Downloader dialog box under Source, choose from the Get Photos From menu to specify where to
copy/import the photos from.
4 In the Import Settings area, set the following options:
Location Specifies the folder to which the media files are downloaded. To change the default folder location, click
Browse, and specify a new location.
Create Subfolder(s) Creates a subfolder using the naming scheme chosen from the pop-up menu. If you choose
Custom Name, type a subfolder name in the box.
If you are using keyboard shortcuts to create subfolders (Alt+C) or rename files (Alt+R), press the spacebar to expand
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Rename Files Changes the filenames using the naming scheme selected from the pop-up menu. If you choose Custom
Name, type a base filename and a starting number for assigning sequentially numbered filenames to the media files.
Note: If the name you entered exists, the copied image filename is appended with “-1”, or another appropriately
numbered designator.
Preserve Current Filename In XMP Select this option to use the current filename as the filename stored in the metadata
of the media file.
Delete Options Specifies whether to leave the media files on your camera or card, verify and delete the files, or delete
the files after they are copied. Deleting the files automatically avoids having to delete the media files by using your
camera. Media files that you do not import into Elements Organizer are not deleted from the device.
Automatic Download Imports your media files instantly the next time Elements Organizer is selected in the Windows
AutoPlay dialog box. This option uses the Automatic Download values specified in the Camera or Card Reader
preferences.
5 (Optional) For more download options, click the Advanced Dialog button.
6 Click Get Photos.
The media files are copied to your hard drive. If the media files you copied contain keyword metadata, the Import
Attached Tags dialog box appears; specify whether to copy the tags.
7 Click OK in the Files Successfully Copied dialog box. You can choose to show only the new files in the Media
Browser.
You can change the settings specified here at a later time. In Elements Organizer, choose Edit > Preferences > Camera
or Card Reader.
More Help topics
“Set advanced photo downloading options” on page 18
Set advanced photo downloading options
The Advanced dialog box of the Adobe Photo Downloader offers all the options in the Standard dialog box plus several
additional options. For example, you can view all of the media files stored on a device or preview videos before
importing them. You can also add copyright metadata, specify an album for the imported photos, and automatically fix
red eye as the images are imported. The settings you specify in this dialog box retain their values until you reset them.
1 In the Standard Photo Downloader dialog box, click Advanced Dialog.
Thumbnail images of every file on your device appear.
2 To show or hide different file types, click the Image , Video , or Audio buttons. If the device contains
duplicate files, the Duplicate button is also available.
Note: Duplicate files are files that are already in the Elements Organizer or have already been copied to your hard disk.
If you download duplicate files, they are copied to your hard drive, but are not added to the Elements Organizer.
3 Select media files (photos or videos) to download by doing any of the following:
� To select individual media files, click the boxes below each thumbnail.
� To select multiple media files, drag a rectangle around their thumbnails. Then right-click and select Check Selected,
or click a box below one of the selected media files to check them all.
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4 To rotate one or more media files, select them by clicking the media files (not the check boxes). Then, click the
Rotate Left button or the Rotate Right button .
5 In the Save Options section, do any of the following:
� Specify a destination to copy the media files. Click Browse and navigate to the location you want.
� Choose an option for naming subfolders from the Create Subfolder(s) menu. The Custom Groups (Advanced)
option creates a subfolder with the group name format you select in the Group Name box. The group tag name
helps you find and distinguish photos within a category.
Note: If you switch to the Standard dialog box, Custom Groups settings are lost.
� Choose a naming scheme from the Rename Files menu if you want to rename the media files during import. If you
choose Custom Name, type a base filename and a starting number for assigning sequentially numbered filenames
to the media files.
Note: If the name you entered exists, the copied image filename is appended with “-1” or another appropriately numbered
designator.
6 In the Advanced Options section, select any of the following:
Automatically Fix Red Eyes Applies the Fix Red Eye command to all selected photos.
Note: Automatically removing red eye on a large number of image files increases the amount of time required to import
your photos.
Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks Combines selected photos into suggested photo stacks based on visual similarity.
Make Group Custom Name A Tag Applies the custom name tag of the specified group to the selected photos. Use this
option only if you have specified custom names to custom groups. Applying tags while downloading helps you find
photos more easily in the Elements Organizer.
Import Into Album Lets you specify or create an album to import the photos into. Click Settings to select or create an
album and then click OK.
7 From the menu at the bottom of the Advanced Options section, choose an option to specify what
Elements Organizer should do after copying photos: leave the original files alone, verify that the import was
successful and then delete the original files, or immediately delete the original files.
8 To add metadata, select a template to use and type in the following fields:
Creator Specifies the file creator. Information typed into this field is appended to the creator metadata in the file.
Copyright Specifies the date and other relevant information to protect your photos. Information typed into this field
overwrites any data already in the copyright metadata in the file.
9 (Optional) To automatically download media files in Elements Organizer after a device is connected, select
Automatic Download. Automatic download options are set in the Camera Or Card Reader preferences.
10 Click Get Photos.
More Help topics
“Designate an album during photo download” on page 74
“Set camera and card reader preferences” on page 2020 USING ELEMENTS ORGANIZER 8
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Set camera and card reader preferences
Elements Organizer enables you to set preferences for a device. These preferences apply if you select the
Elements Organizer option in the Windows Auto Play dialog box that appears when a device is connected. The
preferences remain intact until you change them. If you use a different camera or card reader, make sure to set
preferences specifically for that device.
Setting preferences for getting photos from digital cameras and card readers.
1 In Elements Organizer, choose Edit > Preferences > Camera Or Card Reader.
2 Set file-specific import options:
Save Files In Specifies where the files are copied to on your hard drive. Click Browse to specify a new location.
Automatically Fix Red Eyes Fixes red eye problems as the files are downloaded.
Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks Suggests photo stacks for you according to date and visual similarity.
Make Group Custom Name A Keyword Tag Applies the custom name tag of the specified group to the selected photos.
Use this option only if you have specified custom names to custom groups. Applying tags while downloading helps
you find photos more easily in the Elements Organizer.
3 To edit the options for a specific device, select the device profile, and click Edit. Choose a download option from
the menu that appears, and click OK. To delete a device from this list, select it, and click Remove.
4 To specify default values for automatic downloads, set any of the following:
Begin Download Specifies when a download begins after a device is connected.
Create Subfolder(s) Using Specifies if and how to separate and name folders containing media files shot on different
dates.
Delete Options Specifies if and how to delete the original media files from your camera after copying them to your
hard disk.
Copy New Files Only (Ignore Already Imported Files) Causes the downloader to ignore files that are already on your
hard disk.
If you have changed the settings and are having trouble getting your media files, click Restore Default Settings to
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Import photos and videos
Scanners
About scanning
Elements Organizer connects to your scanner so that you can get images of your photos, negatives, and slides. You can
get images from scanners in two ways:
� Use the scanner driver plug-in module that came with your scanner. This software is either compatible with
Elements Organizer or uses the TWAIN® interface to scan and open images directly in Elements Organizer.
� Use the standalone scanning software that came with your scanner to scan and save your images. You can then
bring the images into Elements Organizer using the File > Get Photos And Videos > From Files And
Folders command.
In Windows® XP and Windows Vista®, you can set preferences so that Elements Organizer starts as soon as your
computer detects that your scanner is attached. See Windows Help for more information.
Before you try to scan and open your photos in Elements Organizer, make sure that you’ve installed all the software
that came with your scanner. Carefully read any documentation that came with your scanner to make sure that it’s
connected properly to your computer. In Windows, if the Preferences dialog box appears on your screen after you
click Get Photos, set your scanner preferences.
Get photos from scanners
1 Make sure that your scanner is connected and switched on.
2 In the Elements Organizer, select File > Get Photos And Videos > From Scanner from the pop-up menu.
Note: You can also get photos from a scanner from within Full Edit.
3 If the Get Photos From Scanner dialog box appears, choose the name of the scanner from the Scanner menu.
Note: If you get a None Detected message in the Scanner menu, make sure that the scanner is on and properly connected
to your computer.
4 Click Browse to select a location for saving the photos.
5 Choose a file format from the Save As menu. JPEG, the default format, is usually the best choice. If you choose
JPEG, drag the Quality slider to the setting you want. The higher the quality, the larger the file size.
Drag the Quality slider to increase or decrease the file size and quality.
6 Click OK. If you’re using a scanner with a TWAIN driver, Elements Organizer launches the driver that came with
your scanner. Follow the instructions that came with the driver software to scan your photo. Typically, you can also
select an area to scan or correct any color issues that you may see.22 USING ELEMENTS ORGANIZER 8
Import photos and videos
Note: In Windows XP, Elements Organizer launches the Windows XP scanning interface if you’re using a WIA
(Windows Imaging Architecture) scanner. You can find instructions in Windows XP online Help. In sc

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