Media Browser in Photoshop Elements 10 - dummies

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

When you add photos to the Organizer in Photoshop Elements 10, the photos and any additional media appear as thumbnails in the central portion of the Organizer window. This area is called the Media Browser. If you copied files to your hard drive, open the Organizer and choose File→Get Photos and Videos→From Files and Folders.

In the dialog box that opens, you can choose individual photos within a folder or a folder containing many photos. Select a folder and click the Get Media button.

After files are imported into the Organizer, you see a dialog box informing you that only those photos you just imported are in view. In order to see all photos in your catalog, you need to click OK to dismiss the dialog box and then click the Show All button at the top of the Media Browser.


The way Photoshop Elements 10 handles importing images is a good thing. Before the photos are scrambled around your catalog, you can delete photos, assign ratings to them, add tags to the photos, or perform other organizational tasks.