Albums in Elements Organizer are like physical photo albums, where you can store and organize photos in groups of your choice. For example, you can create an album called “Ten Best Vacation Photos” and add ten of your favorite images.
You can drag the photos within an album to arrange them in any order you want. You can add a photo to more than one album.
You can organize albums in groups. You can also create multiple levels of album categories. For example, you can have an album category titled “My Asia Trip,” containing the album “Ten Best Japan Photos,” along with another album called “Ten Best China Photos,” and so on, for each country in Asia you visited.
Instead of manually selecting photos for including in an album, you can create Saved Searches with criteria for selecting photos. Each Saved Search is an album that dynamically collects photos that match the criteria specified for the Saved Search. For example, if the criterion for a Saved Search is to collect photos with the keyword tag ‘Chiara”, you can open the Saved Search to view all photos with the keyword tag ‘Chiara”.
You can create, edit, and manage albums in the Albums panel in the left panel of Elements Organizer.
Create, edit, rename, and delete albums.
View albums and album categories. Scroll up and down the list of albums, as needed. Click the triangle beside an album category to expand or collapse the albums under it.
Organize albums within album categories.
Display photos of an album.
You can create an album consisting of your media or a group of new albums. For example, you can create an album category called “Vacations” and create separate albums within it, one album for each set of vacation photographs.
There are various ways in which you can add photos to the Media bin:
- Drag photos into the Media bin, and click OK.
- Alternatively, you can also add photos by selecting them in Media view and select Add to Media Bin option from the task bar.
- Select media in the Media view, right-click and select Add Selected Media. You can also select Add All to add all the media present in the media view to an album.
To delete any photo, select the photo and click the trash bin icon.
You can automatically create an instant album with the same name as a folder on your hard disk. Creating instant albums this way is useful when you’ve used descriptive folder names to organize the media files on your hard disk. It also helps to quickly add your managed media files with those same folder names.
- Drag the album from the Albums panel to the photo in the Media view.
- You can also add people/places/events stacks to an album. Select the stack and drag to the album.
You can also add photos to an album when copying and importing images to Elements Organizer. See Designate an album during photo download.
From the Sort By drop down list in the Media view, select one of the following options:
- Newest: Orders the photos by date from the most recent to the oldest
- Oldest: Orders the photos by date from the oldest to the most recent
- Name: Orders the media alphabetically by name (A-Z)
- Import Batch: Orders the photos by the batches in which they were imported
- Album Order: Orders the photos by user's choice. You can manually drag and reorder the order photos.
Apart from the default sort order (Newest/Oldest/Import batch) provided by Elements Organizer, you can also customize the order of your photos.
You can designate an album to which the media is downloaded to while using the Photo downloader or select Import > From Camera or Card Reader. Click here to read about the procedure to reach the Photo download option.
Album structures contain the album names and album categories created by you. You can save your current set of albums and album category names, including their organization in the Albums panel and their icons. This structure can be shared with other users.
You can share album structures with others by exporting or importing them. For example, you have a set of albums representing different museums you’ve visited with friends. By saving and exporting your album set, your friends, who have also visited those museums, can import that album structure (not the photos in it) and use it for their photos. Alternately, you can import the album structure of one of your friends and apply it to your photos.
Exporting an album does not export the photos associated with the album.
You can import an existing hierarchy of album categories into the Albums panel, where you can use it for your own photos.
Importing an album does not import the photos associated with the album.