Elements organizer updating
Then I took my own advice and thought about who my readers are, and who is going to be participating in this workshop.
And I realized that this was the wrong approach for my audience.
And to get there, you click the Organizer button at the top of the window. The big window in the center is where you’ll see all the images that are currently inside of Organizer (I don’t have any in here right now), and to the right you’ll see the ways to organize these photos, like Albums and Tags.
Now – on a Mac at least, the Editor and the Organizer load as two separate programs. The first step is to add photos that are already on my computer to the Organizer.
This is kind of like the file drawer where you’ll be storing your photos.
You can organize them by date, by who’s in the photos, or whatever method works best for you.
I’d show you the palettes…and probably really confuse you.
The process of adding an album category is just about the same.
When you click the Plus sign, you’ll click “New Album Category” and after you create it, you can drag and drop your albums into that category.
Now that you have the images in the Organizer, it’s time to do the leg work to get them organized.
Before you spend lots of time organizing files you don’t need, it’s a good idea to go ahead and delete the “bad ones.” Digital photos are HUGE in terms of the amount of space they take up on your hard drive, so it’s a good idea to delete the photos you don’t need to free up space on your hard drive.
My favorite method for organizing is by DATE – because I can still (usually) remember when I took a photo I’m looking for.