How to Add Photos to a Map with Photoshop Elements 11 - dummies

How to Add Photos to a Map with Photoshop Elements 11

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

In earlier versions of Photoshop Elements, it was easy to tag photos at map locations. In Elements 11, it’s easy, but quite frustrating if you don’t know how to tag your photos with map locations.

GPS cameras and phones can tag photos with locations. Such photos appear with tags automatically when you open the photos in Elements. To add geospatial tagging to photos, do the following:

1Select photos in the Media Browser that you want to tag on a map location and click the Places button at the bottom of the Organizer window.

When you click the Places button, Elements prompts you in a dialog box to confirm tagging the photos appearing in the Media Browser with a Places tag.

2Click Yes. Search for the map location.

The Add Places window opens.

3Type text in the text box and press the Enter/Return key.

In the example, Macau is used as a place to search. The map shown in the window displays the location searched.

4Select photos to add to the location.

If you want all the photos appearing in the filmstrip at the top of the window, you can press Ctrl/Command+A. Alternatively, from the Options menu (click the icon in the top-right corner to open the drop-down menu), choose Select All to select all photos in the filmstrip. If you want only selected photos, click and Ctrl/Command+ click each photo to add to the place.

5Assign the location.

This step is very important. After you select photos, click the Assign Location button. If you exit before clicking this button, the photos won’t be tagged.

After you click the button, the number of photos tagged with the location is reported on the map.

6Click Done and view the photos in the Media Browser.

Click the Places tab and click the Map icon below the Panel Bin. You see the map and the photos in the Media Browser.