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Set Organizer Preferences in Photoshop Elements 10

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

The Organizer Preferences dialog box allows you to toggle through a number of panes in the same way the Edit Preferences dialog box does. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in the Organizer Preferences dialog box:

  • General. These items affect a miscellaneous group of settings that are applied to files for print, date views, searches, font handling, and transitions.

  • Files. Here you find options for managing file data, connecting to missing files, setting prompts to back up your data, saving catalogs, choosing file and folder locations for saved files, rotating images, burning CDs and DVDs (Windows only), and handling preview sizes.

  • Editing. You can enable another application that provides some editing features not found in Elements to edit an image based on its file type. One good example for adding another editor is when you’re editing video clips.

    If you have Adobe Premiere Elements, you can add Premiere Elements as another editor. If you don’t have Premiere Elements installed, you can use another editor, such as Windows Movie Maker (Windows) or iMovie (Macintosh).

  • Camera or Card Reader. Here you can specify how Elements acquires images from digital cameras and media storage cards. Your computer may have a built-in card reader in which you can insert a media card, such as CompactFlash or Smart Media, or a USB card reader that supports a media card.

    In other cases, you may have a cable that connects from your camera to a USB port on your computer. Use these preferences with media cards, camera connections, and download options.

  • Scanner (Windows only). If you scan images with a scanner connected to your computer, the Scanner preferences hold all the options you may want to set.

  • Date View. View files that you can add to the pane or choose from selections for a variety of holiday dates.

  • Keyword Tags and Albums. These preferences help you find and sort your images. Tag preferences offer options for sorting tags and icon views for tags.

  • Sharing. The options on this pane relate to sharing files via e-mail. Options are available for setting an e-mail client and adding captions to e-mailed files.

  • Adobe Partner Services. These preferences offer choices for handling program updates and online service orders. You can choose to check for program updates automatically or manually, choose options for printing and sharing images, and specify how you want to update creations, accounts, and more.

  • Media-Analysis. Media-Analysis performs automatic analysis of media in a catalog — such as analyzing photos with people in the images. You can turn off Media-Analysis in this pane.

  • Backup/Synchronization. You have a choice here to sign in with your Adobe ID account. Once signed in, you can back up photos to your library on