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Old January 23rd, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Keeping Track of Scrapping Items.

I have a Mac and have always used either iPhoto, or, presently Aperture for organizing photos and scrapbook items. I have come to find it is really not suitable for my scrapbook items. Disappointing as I could apply a million tags, albums, etc to make things easy to find, yet keeping items with the kits they came with. I have begun the laborious process of exporting everything to keep in regular folders. But, how am I going to find just the right paper, etc??? I don't believe it's feasible or even able to apply tags, etc.

Any tips as to how others keep their things organized and easy to find would be appreciated.

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Old January 24th, 2012, 03:17 AM
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Hi Eleanor ...

umm ... I haven't found a way but as a compromise I keep each kit in its own folder (using the name of the folder). Then I save the kit preview and place keep it with all the other kits previews.

Yo could could keep those kit previews in iPhoto ... either in their own section or if you use iPhoto Buddy you could keep them in their own library. That way you simply browse the kit previews ...

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Old January 24th, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Eleanor, one suggestion is to save them in folders named by subject.
Open bridge and do a search of any of the subjects and the folders will appear in bridge.
You can then open, move or delete any item you wish.
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Suggestions for Windows?

These seem to be be Mac specific. Does someone have a Windows system they would like to share? All of my stuff is so new- I may have some sort of wonderful functionality I am unaware of....I would love to hear more suggestions.
I do not have any kits per se but I am acquiring some templates and some fonts.
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Thanks Frank ...

I had forgotten that PSE6 still has Bridge ... so keeping the Previews in a folder system is even better than using iPhoto

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Hi Fergy ...

Fonts you can preview from within Elements or you can (I think) use something called Font Viewer.

Templates then the only thing I can suggest is that you do Previews of them and store the previews in the Organiser (or something else that you use to organise your images)

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Would it be possible to use the XMP metadata (file info) to tag photos and scrapbooking elements? I don't understand how to use it, but it looks like it can hold quite a lot of data and would be searchable. I'd like to try it, and if anyone could explain the basics, I would appreciate the help.

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#1 January 23rd, 2012, 09:06 PM

I use Picasa to organize my scrapbook supplies. It is free, and very easy to use. I keep all supplies on a 1T external hard drive. Picasa has a very good search feature, you just type in for example "red" and everything red will come up, or if you want just background papers, just type in red paper. It also has a tagging feature. You can just drag the item you want on to your open Photoshop Elements Edit screen, and you are in business.
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Hi Eleanor

I have used it for a couple of things ... one is opening some software when the computer is turned on and the other is adding a x to the beginning of images that I have edited.

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