- Specifying Watched Folders
- Importing Tags Attached to Photos
- Getting Photos from Files and Folders
- Getting Photos by Searching
- Getting Photos from a CD or DVD
- Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
- Getting Photos from a Scanner
- Getting Photos from a Mobile Phone
- Getting Photos from a Video in the Editor
- Adding Photos to the Organizer from the Editor
- Creating and Opening a Catalog
- Managing Catalogs
- Moving Files in a Catalog
- Deleting Files from a Catalog
- Backing Up a Catalog
- Restoring a Catalog Backup
Getting Photos by Searching
Instead of manually looking for photos and other media files to import into the Organizer, you can have Photoshop Elements search your computer and then automatically import them. You can select options to exclude system and program folders, which typically don’t contain photos, and exclude small files, which typically are not large enough to be photos. These options help speed up the search. As you import files into the Organizer, you can have Photoshop Elements automatically fix red eye on any photos that need it.
Search for Photos on Your Computer
- In the Organizer, click the File menu, and then point to Get Photos and Videos.
- Click By Searching.
- Click the Look In list arrow, and then select the location where you want to perform the search.
- Select the Exclude System and Program Folders check box to exclude folders from the search that typically don’t contain photos.
Select the Exclude Files Smaller Than xxx KB check box to exclude small files that typically are not large enough to be photos.
You can specify the size you want in kilobytes.
- Click Search.
- Select the folders with the photos you want to import. Press Ctrl to select more than one folder.
- Select the Automatically Fix Red Eyes check box to automatically correct red eyes for photos that need it when you import the files.
- Click Import Folders.