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Create an Online Photo Album in Photoshop Elements 10

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

When you click Share in either the Organizer or Full Photo Edit mode of Photoshop Elements 10 and open the Share panel, you find Online Album at the top of the list. The term Online is a bit misleading here because you can use this sharing option for both online and local file creations.

Export options for creating a photo album

In Photoshop Elements 10, the process for creating an album is the same, regardless of the destination you want for your file. When you select photos in the Organizer and click Online Album, the Share panel displays three options for your output.


Options for sharing albums in the Share panel include

  • Choose this option if you want to upload an album to your space on

  • Export to CD/DVD (Windows only). Use this option to write an album to a CD or DVD that can be viewed on your DVD player.

  • Export to Hard Disk. Choose this option to export files to a folder. Once the files are exported, you can view the album locally on your hard drive by using your Web browser, or upload the files to a Web site so any visitor can view the album.

Export a Photoshop Elements 10 album to a hard drive

When working with online photo albums, you can use any album you have previously created, or you can create a new album by clicking the Create New Album radio button in the Share panel.

Creating a beautiful album with an attractive layout and transitions between the photos is one of many great things you can do with Photoshop Elements with just a few mouse-clicks. To see how easy it is to create an album showing off your photos, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Organizer and select the photos you want to use for your album.

    Alternately, you can select photos in the Project Bin while in Full Photo Edit mode.

  2. Click Share in the Panels Bin and choose Online Album from the panel options to display the options available.

    If you have an album ready to use, click the radio button adjacent to that album. (Note that all your existing albums appear ready for use in the Share panel.)

    If you want to use selected photos from the Organizer or Project Bin, click the Create New Album radio button.

  3. Choose an export option.

    If you want to share photos on, the radio button is selected by default. To export an album to a CD or DVD (Windows), choose the second option. Choose export to hard disk, which is the third and final export option.

    You can first select photos in the Organizer, and then click Share→Online Album. All the selected photos are added to a new album.

  4. Click Next at the bottom of the Share panel.

    After clicking Next, the Share panel displays two tabs. One tab is titled Content, and the other is titled Sharing. If you want to add or delete photos from your album, you can click the Content tab and click the plus (+) icon at the bottom of the panel to add photos. Click the minus (–) icon to delete photos.

  5. Click the Sharing tab to display options for your album.

    If you create a new album instead of using an existing album, type a name in the Album Name text box.


  6. Choose a template.

    At the top of the window, you find a number of different template choices. Click a template, and a preview is shown in the image pane.

  7. Export the album.

    Click the Browse button. In the Browse dialog box, locate a target destination on your hard drive and click OK. If you want to create a new folder, click Make New Folder and click OK.

  8. Click Done.

    Your files are saved to your hard drive.

When you export the album to a hard drive, an HTML file named index.html is copied to your target folder. You can upload the folder to a website and the album appears the same as shown in the preview. If you want to preview the album in a web browser, open the index.html document on your hard drive in your web browser.