Find Menu

This menu is really the heart of the Organizer. From it, you can search for your photos in many different ways.

Set Date Range

Choose this menu item, and a dialog box appears that lets you specify start and end dates. The Organizer shows all the photos that fall in the date range you specify. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+F.

Clear Date Range

After you've searched for a date range, choose this menu item or press Ctrl+Shift+F to see your complete catalog in the Media Browser again.

By Caption or Note

When you choose this item, you get a dialog box that lets you search for any text in your captions or notes (it doesn't have to be the entire caption). The Organizer finds all the photos with those words in either field. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+J.

By Filename

Enter part of a filename, and the Organizer finds the file for you. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+K.

All Version Sets

Choose this, and Elements shows you all the version sets in your catalog. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+V.

All Stacks

This menu item makes Elements show you all the photo stacks you've made. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S.

By History

Here you can choose to find your file based on any of the following factors:

  • Imported on. This is the date you brought your file into the Organizer.

  • E-mailed to. You can search by the names of people you've emailed your photos to, but only if you sent the messages from the Organizer (PDF Slideshows).

  • Printed on. Search for the photos you printed from Elements on a certain date.

  • Exported ...

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