My parents have Photoshop Elements 8 and all of the images are stored on a external hard drive.
My dad organized the hard drive in very vague categories (things like I:/photos/spring 2004/spring 2004 - 1.
We are looking to change the folder structure to one that is easier to navigate (I:/photos/vacations/new york city 2003)
We are trying to avoid loosing tags in the organizer.
I tried File -> Move with some of the photos.
In one instance, it took the originals and moved them. In another it renamed the photos and copied them to their new destination.
I'm curious whether or not this is typical?
Should we go back and delete the originals once they are moved to their new location?
I guess I'm just looking for some more detail on what exactly is happening when I use File -> Move.
When you move pictures in the file menu of the organizer, the renaming usually means that a picture with the same name is already present in the destination folder. That's to avoid overwriting the previous files. You should be able to check that the originals of renamed files are no longer in the original folder.
There was a bug in older versions which caused overwriting pictures of the same name.
That makes sense. What's odd though is that my destination folders are empty.