5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 7:40 AM by dj_paige RSS

    importing photos; viewing photos

    lightscapes

      Q #1 I need to bring some photos into the catalogue to edit. I have chosen several from all different files in Windows "My Pictures," put them into a folder and tried to import. But the catalogue exempts them becasue they are already in folders in the catalogue. I don't want to go looking for all these photos in different files from different years. Can I get the catalogue to import them in my new file folder?

       

      Question #2 Is there a way to zoom in on a picture in the catalogue to see whether it is sharp or blurry? If not - I have to open every single picture in the editor just to zoom in and see if I want that photo.

        • 1. Re: importing photos; viewing photos
          dj_paige Community Member

          Q1: If you just want to edit the photos, why don't you just open them using the editor? The catalog serves no purpose in this task, unless there are other reasons that you haven't mentioned. But with regards to your problem that the catalog won't import the photos, it seems like you aren't making good use of the tools in the catalog, which should make finding files faster and easier, not more difficult. You could assign these photos a keyword, or add them to an album, so you can call them all up when you need them.

           

          Q2: Zoom via F11

          • 2. Re: importing photos; viewing photos
            MichelBParis CommunityMVP

            lightscapes wrote:

             

            Question #2 Is there a way to zoom in on a picture in the catalogue to see whether it is sharp or blurry? If not - I have to open every single picture in the editor just to zoom in and see if I want that photo.

            When you are in the Organizer, you go to the full screen view (shortcut F11).

            • 3. Re: importing photos; viewing photos
              lightscapes Community Member

              OK - that was a simiple fix  - I thought I could only use the full screen for slideshows. I really have read topics form the help menu but I think it's too much to absorb all at once.

              Thanks.

              • 4. Re: importing photos; viewing photos
                lightscapes Community Member

                HI - yeah, I know I'm  not using it to full capacity - and I would very much like to. Need more time to absorb the help articles I'm reading. There is an awful lot to learn (for me) and I'm so used to "My Pictures" it has been easier to go back and do what I know.

                Thanks

                • 5. Re: importing photos; viewing photos
                  dj_paige Community Member

                  Until you are ready to actually use the Organizer to organize, I would say: don't use it! If you're not using it to organize, then it becomes a hindrance and extra work.