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Photoshop Elements 11: Organizer

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General, by Mark White
October 5, 2012

The new Organizer has been redesigned to mirror the light grey, icon-based Elements 11 Editor. Here we look at a handful of improvements made

Photoshop Elements 11 Organizer detects faces in photos, and gives you the option to manually do this as well using the Mark Face icon at the bottom.

The Share tab reveals all social connections, including Facebook at the top and YouTube and Vimeo for uploading videos. Adobe Revel features at the bottom, which enables photos to be synced to mobile devices using cloud storage.

If you like to travel, and shoot lots of photos while you’re at it, then the Places section will be handy. This is where a location can be linked to photos, marking them on Google Maps, so it’s another way to hunt down that one beautiful sunset shot somewhere in Europe…

Although the People feature was around in Elements 10, there’s now an entire section in Elements 11’s Organizer, with the option to assign people into Groups.

Once more, Events, which featured in earlier versions of the Organizer, has been given its own section. This helps you stay on top of upcoming dates and apply descriptions and photos to them too. What was quite difficult to setup and understand in previous iterations, is now much clearer and quicker in version 11.


  • Les

    The new organizer is by and large easy to operate, however, there are a few things I don’t understand.
    Why is it that most of the time when I tag a photo or video and drop it into a album I see the album icon and the tag icon just below the photo on the right.
    But sometimes I see a grey icon (looks like a shed).

    Smart Albums no loger exist, shame. But there is saved searches.
    1. Why do I need to run a saved search before I can change it?

    2. Every saved search is an album (confusing) because you cannot see these
    albums. Its so much better to apply these search criteria to an actual album.
    I believe in previous version you could, in the form of Smart Albums.

    There doesn’t seem to be any really good tutorial on the organizer.

    I am very pleased with PSE 11 and look forward to hearing from you about the points I have raised.

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