Although icons can make some tasks as simple as pressing a button, sometimes the keyboard is still faster or easier. While in the Expert Tab section of the Editor you have many button/ icons and I use almost all. Below … Continue reading
A brief overview of file formats generally used with images. JPEG is used in the majority of the camera that are not SLR cameras. The SLR cameras have the option to use this file format and the RAW file format. … Continue reading
To insure that your pictures are protected , you create a copy of the image BEFORE you work on it. It’s not as scary as that seems. If you begin working on an image you will not alter its contents … Continue reading
Another way to organize photos is to put them in groups by the event. (Post to be continued later this week…)
Images can be pinpointed on a map using GPS or the internet. (This post will be completed soon…)
While still in the Organizer you can do some quick editing using the “Instant Fix” button at the bottom of the screen. Once you click it a side panel on the right appears. You have some automatic choices: contrast, red eye, color, sharpen, levels, and smart fix. You can also crop.
- Select an image by double clicking on it. This will make it large, but you will still be in the Organizer.
- On the right are the adjustment options. If your image is a JPEG file, after you select an adjustment the computer will automatically make the adjustment on a new file. A pop up window shows the adjustment as it is making its changes. You will then see a square icon in the upper right hand corner to indicate this is a duplicate. This image will then be stacked with the original in the Organizer.
- If you don’t like the adjustment, select the Undo button on the lower left.
- Your file is automatically saved and stacked with the original.
- If you are using a RAW file, a different dialog box will open. You will need to choose a file format: JPEG, PNG, TIFF or PSD. Check the box if you want this to be an “always” preference. Click OK.
You have imported images (Blog #52). Now it’s time to view images in the Organizer.
- I like to have the folder tree on the left and images in the grey square on the right. If you do not see this, click on the button on the lower left: Show Panel.
- How many images you see is controlled with the Zoom slider, lower right.
- Under the Title: My Folders you should have your folders listed in Alphabetical order.
- If you want to view these folders as they are displayed on the hard drive, click the small folder icon to the right of the title: My folders
- Click any folder located on the left and the images in that folder will be displayed on the right.
- Above this grey space you can use the drop down menu to the right of “Sort by” to select how you want to view the images – Newest, Oldest, Name, Import Batch
- Use the Zoom slider to change the size of the images. Double click on an image will make it as large as possible. Double click again to go back to the Grid view (or more the Zoom slider to the left).
- Use the Slide Show button at the bottom of the page to view all images automatically. Once you click this button and the first image loads, you can set preferences with the icons that come up. This feature also has music that will play as you view the images.
- Instant Fix button – click this button to get quick controls for: crop, contrast, red eye, color, sharpen, levels and smart fix. Click the button again to remove this panel.
- Notice the undo button for quick changes and the rotate button.
- See later blog posts for the remainder buttons: Add people, Add places, Add event and on the far right – Tags/Info button
Besides the folders you usually use to organize images, PSE 12 has a section to make additional albums. This is in the panel to the left of All Media (if panel isn’t showing, look to the lower left – button: Show … Continue reading