I was working on some photos, and I saved the psd file, and a worked on jpg. I think I initially was saving them as version sets, not knowing as I do now that version sets are just a way of totally confusing you. Now they're all individual photos and the PSD isnt there, but a jpg version of it is. The worked on photo isn't there either, yet n Windows Explorer botht he psd and the worked on file are clearly there.
If I go into editor and open the psd which is showing in Organiser, and try to create a copy of the worked on file, it says it already exists, even though it doesn't show in Organiser.
Head ready to explode, even Lightroom wasn't this bad, Adobe have reached new heights in un-intuitiveness.
Can anyone help?
I've now expanded them all and got them showing although not sure how I did it.
However I renamed the folders in Windows Explorer, and Elements didn't like that. So I had to reimport. Now I have a dual set of folders, one set grayed out, the other not containing current files. It will not let me delete the grayed out folders.
Lightroom has a synchronise command but I can't find a similar command for Elements, but there must be a way of updating the folders?
The folder is shown greyed out as Organizer is unable to find that folder which is because you renamed it. To remove the greyed out folder, select the folder, select all images shown in grid and press 'delete' key.
To answer your question, Elements don't have 'synchronize command' similar to Lightroom.
As far as I know both Organizer and Lightroom follows the similar approach. That is they maintain a database for tracking images. Neither of them stores image. The images are always there on hard disk drive.
As you have moved folders from Lightroom, In Organizer they (folders/images) will be shown missing. To reconnect them, please follow steps mentioned on the blog: http://psekb.blogspot.in/2013/03/how-do-i-reconnect-missing-files-in.h tml
Please let me know if you need more info on it.