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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Appendix A. The Organizer, Menu by Menu

This appendix gives you a quick tour of the main menus in the Organizer—the ones listed at the top of the screen. The Organizer has two main views: Media Browser and Date view. Both offer the same menu choices—everything listed here is available in either view. Keyboard shortcuts and buttons in the Organizer windows give you access to many of these menu items. When you have two ways to run a command, both are mentioned here.

In addition to the main menus discussed here, the Organizer is chockfull of shortcut menus (also called contextual menus). That means you can right-click almost anywhere in the Organizer and get a menu with several options specific to the object you clicked. Right-click a tag (Creating Categories and Tags), for instance, and you get a menu that includes choices for editing the tag or changing it to a category.

Note

If you also have Premiere Elements or Photoshop installed, you’ll see a few additional menu choices not listed here. This appendix covers the items that appear when you’re in the Organizer and go to Edit → Preferences → Editing, and turn off “Show Premiere Elements Options”.

File Menu

This menu is where you import photos, start new projects, manage catalogs, and export photos. It’s also where you quit the Organizer when you’re done.

Get Photos and Videos

Here’s where you import photos into the Organizer. You can tell Elements to find and import photos and videos:

  • From a camera or card reader (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+G). ...

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