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Adding and managing event data

  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 how to add and manage event data in Elements Organizer.

Add event information to your media files such as photographs and videos. And then refresh your memories of the event by easily viewing these files, organized by events.


This article covers the procedure for adding and managing event data in Elements Organizer 14 and later. The corresponding article for Elements Organizer 13 is available at this link.

You might often want to group your photographs or video files according to the event that are associated with, for example a wedding or a birthday. Elements Organizer provides you two ways to organize your media files by events:

  • Create events by selecting media files from the Media view
  • Create events based on auto-suggestions in the Suggested tab of the Events view

After you have created an event, you can easily view the files associated with that event.

Create Events by selecting Media files

  1. In the Media view, select the media files that you want to associate with an event.

  2. On the task bar, click Add Event.

  3. Specify an event name and a description of the event (optional), and then click Done.

Create events based on auto-suggestions

The Suggested tab  of the Events view lists your media files grouped chronologically in form of tracks. You can associate all media files in a track with an event, or you can associate selected files within each track to an event. 

Associating all media files in a track with an event

  1. Click the Add Event button at the top of the track.

  2. In the Name Event dialog box that appears, specify a name for the event, and then click OK.

Associating selected media files in a track with an event

To associate only specific media files in a track with an event, select the media files and click the Add Event button at the bottom of the workspace.

Viewing the events associated with a media file

To view a list of the events that are associated with a media file, hover the mouse cursor over the icon displayed on the asset in the Events view.

Increasing or decreasing the number of tracks

You can fine-tune the number of tracks displayed through the Number of Groups slider on the Suggested tab in the Events view. 

View media files organized by events

After you have associated your media files with one or more events, you can easily view these media files organized by events. You can view these files in the Events view, as well as in the Media view.

Viewing in the Events view

In the Event view, click the Named tab. The Named tab displays your files organized by events. Elements Organizer creates an event stack with the photos you selected in the previous section.

To scroll through the pictures in a stack, move the cursor over that stack.

To view all the pictures in a stack, double-click the stack. All the pictures in the stack are displayed.

Double-click a stack in the Events view to view all the photos in the stack.

Viewing in the Media view

  1. In the Media view, ensure that the tags are displayed. If necessary, click the Keywords/Info button at the bottom.

  2. Select the checkbox next to the name of the event for which you want to see the associated media files.

Only those media files that are associated with that event are displayed in the grid.

Select the desired event name

Additional information

A single media file can be associated one or more events (whereas each media file can be associated with only one place or one location). After you associate media files with an event, the media files continue to be displayed in the Suggested tab of the Events view; you can associate these media files with more events. 


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