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

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Chapter 6. Organizing and Managing Your Photos

In This Chapter

  • Creating and organizing keyword tags

  • Creating catalogs

  • Working with albums

  • Creating stacks and versions

  • Adding captions and notes

  • Batch processing files

  • Backing up files

Downloading a bunch of media cards filled with photos and leaving them in folders distributed all over your hard drive is like having a messy office with papers stacked all over your desk. Trying to find a file, even with all the great search capabilities we cover in Chapter 5, can take you as much time as sorting through piles of papers. What you need is a good file-management system.

In this chapter, we talk about organizing and annotating files and the important task of backing up files. Be certain to take a little time to understand the organizational methods that Elements offers and keep your files organized when you copy them to your hard drive and back up files to CD-ROMs or DVDs. The time you invest in organizing your pictures helps you quickly locate files when you need them.

Organizing and Managing Your Photos

Organizing Groups of Images with Keyword Tags

Elements provides you with a great opportunity for organizing files, in the form of keyword tags. After you acquire your images in the Organizer, as we discuss in Chapter 4, sort them out and add some permanent keyword tags according to the dates you took the pictures, the subject matter, or some other categorical arrangement.

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