How to Add Icons to Tags in Photoshop Elements 12

By default, Photoshop Elements 12 provides a set of icons displayed adjacent to all tag names. You can change the icon appearance to match a view similar to one of the photos you tag for a given keyword. If you want to add an image to the tag icon, you can handle it in a few ways.

Perhaps the most reliable is to edit the tag as follows:

  1. Right-click a tag in the Tags panel and choose Edit.

    The Edit Keyword Tag dialog box opens.

  2. Click the Edit Icon button.

    At this point, the Edit Keyword Tag Icon dialog box opens, as shown in the figure. The dialog box displays the total number of images that are tagged with the current tag, a button to import an image for the icon, and left and right arrows to scroll through all the images and choose one for an icon.

    Additionally, you can click the Find button to open a window displaying thumbnail images of all the photos you have tagged for the given category.

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  3. Select an image for the tag icon.

  4. (Optional) Crop the image by moving handles on the rectangle displayed in the Edit Keyword Tag Icon dialog box.

  5. Click OK when you finish editing the icon.

    The icon is displayed in the Tags panel.

To view the icons appearing in the Tags panel with the custom appearance you add in the Edit Icon dialog box, you need to view the Tags panel with Large Icons.

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