Generally the photo import wizard will automatically start when you insert your memory card into the computer:
The Adobe Photo Downloader will by default create a folder based on the date of the import, but you can also override this by choosing a name and a location on your computer other than the default location. The default location is in the Adobe/digital camera images/ folder in you My Pictures folder.
- Choos the location to which your images will be downloaded. For downloading in class, I suggest that you keep the setting c:\temp or any other location on your local machine so that you don't overload your student network folder.
- Choose a naming convention such as the current date, or the date of the actual file for the file/folder names when you import them.
- Make sure you choose "Don't Delete Originals" for the delete option
- Leave all items checked if you plan on downloading all of them. Otherwise, you can right click the area with the images and choose "uncheck all". Then check the ones you wish to download.
- Finally choose Get Photos and the downloader will download the selected files to the folder you chose.
- The downloader will then automatically open the Organizer.
The Adobe Photo Organizer
The Adobe Photo Organizer creates a chronological catalog of all your digital images.
- Across the top is the timeline and scrolling down will allow you to view images as thumbnails within the continuum of the timeline.
- On the bottom right, you can adjust the size of the thumnails and actually fill the screen with one image if you choose.
- You can also view an image full size by double-clicking on the image.
- To the right are various menus and features.
- At the right there are Tags and Collections features which allow you to organize you catalog of images.
- Tags allow you to use icons to mark images which belong together independently of their date.
- First you select all the images that you want in that tag or subcategory of a tag
- Then drag the tag or subcategory of the tag onto one of the selected images, and they will all inherit the tag or subcategory.
- Then, you can doubleclick the subcategory to see just the images within it.
- Collections works in the same way, but perhaps could be used to isolate just the best images in a category
- The Find face for tagging button is a great feature that can easily help you use faces of friends as the tags for those collections or categories.
- The heirarchy seems to be: Categories > Sub-Categories > Tags (although you can create tags within both categories and subcategories)
Other Organizer features
Import from folders
view full screen and as a slide show
Organizing with category tags
create sub categories