Auto-curate your best photos

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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