The Edit and Organize Tools in Photoshop Elements 12

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Full Screen and Slideshow views in Photoshop Elements 12 provide you with several editing tools. When you open selected photos from the Organizer in Full Screen or Slideshow view, you find two panels on the left side of the screen:

  • The Edit panel provides Edit tools for editing photos, such as sharpening images and removing red-eye.

  • The Organize panel permits you to add keyword tags for easily organizing photos.

The Edit tools

To open the Edit panel, click the vertical tab on the left side of the Full Screen view or click the Fix button on the Slideshow toolbar. The Edit panel opens, as shown in the figure.


Notice that as you move the mouse cursor over the tools, tooltips display the tool name. You can easily locate tools in the Edit panel and make image adjustments without leaving the Full Screen/Slideshow view.

Elements provides you many editing options using the basic edit tools.

The Organize tools

The other panel on the left side of the Full Screen/Slideshow view is the Organize panel. Click Organize on the left side of the window to open the panel or click the Organize button on the Slideshow toolbar.

As shown in the figure, this panel offers you choices for adding keyword tags.