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Photoshop® Elements 6 for Dummies® by Ted Padova, Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 5. Viewing and Finding Your Images

In This Chapter

  • Viewing photos in the Organizer

  • Navigating the Image window

  • Sorting photos

  • Searching for photos

The Organizer is a powerful tool that helps you locate files and keeps your photos arranged and organized. You can easily access the Organizer by clicking the Organizer button on the menu bar while you're in one of the editing modes. Or, when you open the Welcome screen, click the Organize button.

In this chapter, you discover how to view and organize your pictures in the Organizer and the Image window and how the many options help speed up your work in Photoshop Elements.

The Many Faces of the Organizer

The default Organizer view is like a slide sorter, and this view is one you're likely to use in all your Elements work sessions. The Organizer makes accessing photos an efficient means for opening a picture in one of the editors. Just double-click a photo in the Organizer, and you see the image zoom in size to fill an Organizer window. You can carefully examine the photo to be certain that it's the one you want and then just select which editor you want to use from the Editor drop-down list on the menu bar or from the context menu you open on the image in the Organizer window.

In addition to the default view in the Organizer, you have some other opportunities for examining your pictures. You can view pictures in a slide show, or you can view pictures side-by-side to compare them.

Adding files to the default Organizer view

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