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Auto-curate your best photos

  1. Elements Organizer User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What is Elements Organizer?
    2. What's new in Elements Organizer
    3. System requirements | Elements Organizer
    4. Workspace basics
    5. Importing media in bulk
    6. Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Workspace basics
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Use Media view to manage photos and videos
    4. Keys for editing photos
    5. Keys for finding photos
    6. Keys for viewing photos
    7. Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together
    8. Selecting country or region
  4. Importing media files
    1. Importing media from cameras and card readers
    2. Importing media in bulk
    3. Importing media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only)
    4. Importing photos from scanners (Windows only)
    5. Importing media from files and folders
  5. Viewing and fixing media files
    1. Use Media view to manage photos and videos
    2. View video and full-screen images
    3. Grouping photos in version sets
    4. Fixing photos in Elements Organizer
    5. Fixing photos and videos using other applications
    6. Auto-curate your best photos
  6. Marking places, faces, and events
    1. Adding and managing place (location) data
    2. Marking faces and organizing media in People view
    3. Adding and managing event data
    4. Creating event stacks using Smart Events
  7. Managing catalogs, folders, and albums
    1. Creating albums and album categories
    2. Editing albums and album categories
    3. Create and edit catalogs in Elements Organizer
    4. Back up or restore catalogs | Elements Organizer 2018
    5. Tag your media
    6. Using Smart Tags
    7. Creating and editing Saved Searches
    8. Back up or restore catalogs | Elements Organizer 15 and earlier versions
    9. Troubleshooting catalog issues
  8. Searching photos and videos
    1. Using Enhanced Search
    2. Using the Find menu
    3. Finding media files by keyword tags
    4. Search options to find media
    5. Searching for media files
    6. Finding media files using Timeline
  9. Creating photo projects
    1. Elements Organizer projects overview
    2. Slideshows
    3. Creating photo calendar
    4. Creating slide shows (Windows only) | Elements 12
  10. Creating video projects
    1. Create instant movies and video stories
    2. Viewing video projects
  11. Printing, sharing, and exporting
    1. Printing photos
    2. Sending photos and media files by email
    3. Email photos as PDF file
    4. Share videos
    5. Export photos
    6. Share photos using online services
    7. Set e-mail preferences

Learn to use Auto Curate to quickly select your best images in the grid. Elements Organizer auto curates your photos based on image quality, people, Smart Tags, and more.

Choosing your best photos manually from a catalog or album can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Using Auto Curate, Elements Organizer smartly analyzes your photos and picks the best photos in just a click. After Elements Organizer has auto-curated your photos, you can create exciting photo projects such as slideshows in an instance or photo books and calendars. You can also add them to albums, share on social media, or simply browse through and relive your best memories.

Using Auto Curate

  1. In the Media view, select Auto Curate in the upper-right corner of the window.

    Select Auto Curate

  2. Adjust the Auto Curate slider to specify the number of photos you want. Alternatively, you can enter the number of photos you want in the text box.

    Adjust the Auto Curate slider or enter numerical value to shortlist photos

    • Auto Curate works for only photos.
    • You can use Auto Curate with a minimum of ten photos and a maximum of twenty thousand photos.
  3. Depending on the number of photos that you've specified, Elements Organizer displays your best photos in the grid.

Elements Organizer uses people, Smart Tags, and more to auto-curate your photos. To set preferences for Smart Tags, see Set Smart Tag preferences.

Browse, edit, create photo projects, add to albums, and share

After auto-curation, using your best photos you can:

Browse through your best photos

Quickly look at the best photos from a last trip or birthday or even that of a person, using Auto Curate.

Instantly edit photos

  1. To quickly edit your photos, select  at the bottom panel of the window.

    To know about how to edit photos using Instant Fix, see Fixing photos in Elements Organizer.

  2. To make more detailed edits to photos, launch the editor workspace by clicking  in the bottom panel of the screen.

Create slideshow

Easily create stunning slideshows using Auto Curate. To learn how you can create easy and creative slideshows, see Slideshows.

Create photo projects such as photo books, photo calendars, and more

  1. Click Create at the upper-right corner of the screen.


  2. Select the desired photo project from the drop-down list.

    To learn more about photo projects and how to work with them in Photoshop Elements, see:

Create or add photos to an album

  1. Click the  icon next to My Albums on the left panel of the window.

  2. The New Album panel is displayed at the right side of the window. Select all curated images in the grid, and drag-and-drop them to the New Album panel.

    To remove an image from the New Album panel, simply drag-and-drop it to the bin icon at the lower-left corner of the panel.

  3. Enter the Album Name and select the Category.

  4. Click OK.

Share your photos

  1. Click Share at the upper right corner of the window.

  2. Select the site, where you want to share your photos, from the given Share options.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to upload your photos to the site.


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