- Specifying Watched Folders
- Importing Tags Attached to Photos
- Getting Photos from Files and Folders
- Getting Photos by Searching
- Getting Photos from a CD or DVD
- Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
- Getting Photos from a Scanner
- Getting Photos from a Mobile Phone
- Getting Photos from a Video in the Editor
- Adding Photos to the Organizer from the Editor
- Creating and Opening a Catalog
- Managing Catalogs
- Moving Files in a Catalog
- Deleting Files from a Catalog
- Backing Up a Catalog
- Restoring a Catalog Backup
Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
If you have a digital camera attached to your computer with a cable, you can copy photos directly from the camera to a folder on your hard disk and then import them into the Organizer. Many digital cameras store taken images on a card disk, which you can remove from your camera and insert into a card reader attached or built-in to your computer. The card disk works like a removable drive. You can copy photos from the card disk to a folder on your hard disk and then import them into the Organizer. When you download photos from a camera, card reader, or mobile phone, Photoshop Elements uses the Adobe Photo Downloader (APD) dialog box. You can set options to automatically use the APD upon device connection in Camera or Card Reader preferences.
Import Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
- Connect your camera or insert the card disk into your card reader already attached to your computer.
If the Adobe Photo Downloader dialog box appears, skip to Step 3. The dialog box automatically appears when an option is set in Camera or Card Reader preferences.
- In the Organizer, click the File menu, point to Get Photos and Videos, and then click From Camera or Card Reader.
- Click Browse, and then specify the folder location where you want to import the photos.
- Navigate to the location with the video file you want to import, and then click OK.
- Click the Create Subfolder(s) list arrow, and then select a format or Custom Name to create subfolder names.
- Click the Rename Files list arrow, and then select a format or Custom Name to rename the files.
- If necessary, type the filename and starting number for renaming filenames with sequential numbers at the end.
- Select the Preserve Current Filename in XMP to use the current filename as the filename stored in the photo’s metadata.
- Select the Open Organizer When Finished check box to immediately import the photos into the Organizer. When you deselect the check box, the images are imported the next time you start the Organizer.
- Click the Delete Options list arrow, and then select the option you want for deleting photos.
- Select the Automatic Download check box to import photos from the connected device the next time you use it with the settings you’ve selected as the defaults.
- Click Advanced Dialog to expand the dialog box, select individual photos you want to import, and select the advanced options you want for tags and metadata.
- Click Get Photos.
If the photos contain metadata, the Import Attached Tags dialog box appears, where you can specify the options you want.