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Working With Smart Albums in Photoshop Elements 6

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  1. Working With Smart Albums in Photoshop Elements 6??

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Learn how to use the new smart albums in Photoshop Elements 6 in this step-by-step excerpt from the upcoming Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Classroom in a Book.

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Working With Smart Albums in Photoshop Elements 6

Smart albums, like albums, contain photos of your choosing. However, instead of manually selecting individual photos as you would for albums, you only need to specify search criteria to create a smart album. Once you set the criteria for a smart album, any photo in a catalog that matches the criteria will appear automatically in that smart album. As you add new photos to the catalog, those photos matching a smart album’s criteria will appear automatically in that smart album. Smart albums keep themselves up-to-date.

  1. To set up search criteria for a new smart album, choose Find > Find by Details (Metadata). In the Find by Details (Metadata) dialog box, select the search criteria for the smart album. Click the plus sign (+) to add a criterion, click the minus sign (-) to remove a criterion.
  2. If necessary, select the Save this Search Criteria as Smart Album. Enter My first smart album as name, and then click Search.
  3. To display the photos in a smart album in the Photo Browser, select the smart album from the Albums palette.
  4. To change the name of a smart album, do the following:
    • Select the smart album from the Albums palette.
    • Click the Edit button in the Albums palette.
    • Enter a new name in the Edit Smart Album dialog box, and then click OK.
  5. To change the search criteria of a smart album, do the following:
    • Select the smart album from the Albums palette.
    • Click Options in the find bar, and then choose Modify Search Criteria from the menu.
    • Modify the search criteria in the Find by Details (Metadata) dialog box, and select to save it as a smart album.
    • Provide a new name for the smart album, and then click Search.
  6. To delete the smart album, right-click its icon in the Albums palette, and then choose Delete [smart album name] album from the menu. Click OK to confirm.

This content was excerpted from Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team. Copyright (c) 2008

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