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Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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Appendix D. Elements Organizer Menu by Menu

Adobe’s Elements Organizer program is a standalone application that both Photoshop Elements (Adobe’s editing program for still images) and Premiere Elements use. You install it automatically whenever you install either program.

The Organizer began life as an organizing and editing program for still photographers, so many of the commands relate only to still photos. This appendix lists those commands as “For photos” and only covers them briefly. If you need more details, check out Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage.

Note

For a menu-by-menu description of Premiere Elements, see Appendix C.

File Menu

As with most programs, you use the File menu to manage documents as a whole. In the case of the Organizer, those documents may be photos, videos, or the Organizer catalog.

Get Photos and Videos

Use this command to add media (videos, audio, stills) to the Organizer catalog.

From Camera or Card Reader

Imports stills from a camera or card reader.

From Scanner

Starts your scanner software (a separate program) and imports images you scan.

From Files and Folders

Use this command to import video and audio files from your computer into the Organizer catalog.

By Searching

Searches your hard drive(s) for media files; it looks for common media-file extensions, like AVI for video and MP3 for audio.

This command simply looks for media file types, you can’t limit its scope by providing part of a filename, although you can limit the search ...

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