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Tagging Photos After Import in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements supports the most sophisticated tagging of the three programs in this article. Photoshop Elements calls its tags “keyword tags” and includes the following categories: People, Places, Events, Other, and Imported Tags (used for tags originally created in a different program such as Windows Live Photo Gallery or others).

Within each category, you can create specific tags. To get started, click the green plus (+) sign and select New Keyword Tag (Figure 12).

Figure 12 The Keyword Tags dialog in Photoshop Elements.

Select a category and enter a name. You can also map the location of the photo and add a note. Click OK to create the tag (Figure 13).

Figure 13 Creating a new Event tag.

To apply the tag, select the photos you want to tag with Control-click or Shift-click and drag them to the tag. Tagged photos are indicated by a tag icon (Figure 14).

Figure 14 Tagged photos in Photoshop Elements.

To view only photos matching a tag, click the empty checkbox next to the tag. To view all photos, click the checkbox again or click the Show All link.

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