The Organizer is a media file management tool. It's useful for organizing and searching your photo and video files. As Adobe Bridge in the Creattive Suite of professional software, some people -- especially those with a large library of media (particularly photo) files -- love it. Others rarely use it at all.
Thus, I am wondering if I can just live with opening PE 11 without the Organizer and occasionally opening up iPhoto to bring in photos into my projects.
Have you found the buttons where you can turn it off? Adobe provide the option to fix it so you can open PrE11 directly without ever seeing the Organizer.
Like you, I do not really use Organizer, but have other "cataloging" utilities, my main on being Adobe Bridge (sort of like Organizer, on steroids). It is the "Organizer" with Premiere Pro, Photoshoop, InDesign and Illustrator. I also use a 3rd party utility, ThumbsPlus.
Now, while Bridge interfaces with those programs listed, it is like a 3rd party program, regarding Premiere Elements, in that it does not directly interface with PrE. Same for ThumbsPlus. Also, Organizer has some powers, that Bridge lacks.
It just depends on what one wishes to do, and how they like to do it. I have only used Organizer to try and answer questions in this forum, and otherwise, use other programs personally.
If you click on the gear icon in the upper right of the Welcome Screen that opens when you launch Premiere Elements, you can set the program to launch directly into Premiere Elements without a stop at this screen.
Bill Hunt wrote:
Like you, I do not really use Organizer, but have other "cataloging" utilities, my main on being Adobe Bridge (sort of like Organizer, on steroids). It is the "Organizer" with Premiere Pro, Photoshoop, InDesign and Illustrator. I also use a 3rd party utility, ThumbsPlus..........\
I am experimenting with using Lightroom 4 to keep track of all my photo and video stuff.