The way I do this on my iMac : I select the required photos in iPhoto, then I export them on a specific folder I create for the video,
generally a subpart of the area where I have captured my HDV footage with Premiere Elelements.
Then, I import these specific pictures in my Premiere Elements project.
For Photoshop Elements, it has 2 parts : the organizer of your library, which requires to create a copy of your photos, and the modifier
which you can use as a complement to iPhoto only to modify your pictures with possibilities given by Photoshop.
As I have enough space on external hard drive, I use Photoshop and iPhoto to have permanently a back-up copy of my pictures.
It was my choice related to my configuration.
Thanks for your reply. In fact I have done something similar - i.e exporting selected photos from iPhoto and putting them in a separate folder in order to bring into Premiere via the Get Media tab. I was hoping for a better way that avoided this 2 step process which also duplicates the photo files. iPhoto has always been a bit of a problem for me in that it hides the actual photo files which I don't like.
Sigh, but thanks anyway.
And don't forget: You can load your iPhoto catagog into the Organizer by selecting the Get Media option under the File menu!
Looks like you got some useful answers already!
Sorry that I could not help you, but just am clueless regarding almost anything Mac.
Steve, My question is this: if I do this, will my photos be duplicated in Organiser or will only the thumbnails be brought over and the original photo files kept and downloaded when needed from iPhoto? I don't want to duplicate my photos because there are too many - about 7 gig. Also I don't want to have to worry about keeping Organiser photos and iPhoto files in sync. Cheers John
Your media files are not duplicated because they appear in the Organizer, John. The Organizer is merely a media file manager that interfaces with Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements.
Steve, Thanks for that. Much appreciated. John
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