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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Automating the Importing of Photos by Using Watched Folders

If you’re the type that likes to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of your computer, then try this tutorial out. Elements lets you choose a folder that is “watched” by the Organizer. So whenever you put photos into that watched folder, they’ll automatically be added into the Organizer.

Yep, no interaction from you is needed at all. Here’s how it works:

Step One:

Go under the Organizer’s File menu and choose Watch Folders. (Note: This feature is currently only available in the PC version of Elements 10.)

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Step Two:

When the Watch Folders dialog appears, make sure the Watch Folders ...

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