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Search by Date in Photoshop Elements 10

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

When you have a number of different files in an Organizer window from photos shot on different dates, you can narrow your search to find photos, and all other types of files supported by Elements, through a date search.

In the Organizer, the date is taken from the camera metadata; however, if a date isn’t available from the camera data, the date is taken from the file creation date. The creation date isn’t likely to be the date you shot the photo.

To search files by date in the Organizer, follow these steps:

1Open files in the Organizer by choosing File→Get Photos, and then choosing a submenu command for acquiring files.

To open files stored on your hard drive, choose the From Files and Folders submenu command.

2Select a date range by choosing Find→Set Date Range.

The Set Date Range dialog box opens.

3Specify the dates.

Type a year in the Start Date Year text box. Select the month and day from the Month and Day drop-down menus. Repeat the same selections for the end date.

4Click OK.

The thumbnails shown in the Organizer window include only files created within the specified date range.