Hi I'm trying to delete photo from adobe premiere elements 9
this what the message saids what does it mean.
CONFIRM DELTION FROM CATALOG
THE SELECTED ITMS CONTAIN ONE OR MORE STACKS, VERSION SETS OR PHOTOPROJECTS FORMAT FILES
1 DELETE ALL ITEMS IN COLLAPSED VERSION SETS
2 ALSO DELETE SEECTED ITEMS FROM THE DARD DISK
Let's start with option #2 : "Also delete from the hard disk'. It's simple : you can choose to only delete the entry about the files in the catalog (database) or wish to also delete the picture file from your disk. Very important : your picture file are not in the catalog, they are where you have imported them in your computer. The catalog keeps a log of the files you have imported ("get files from...") with their location (path) and properties.
Question 1 - version sets or stacks are ways to group pictures together, either versions made from originals, or arbitrary grouping, typically burst shooting. The result is that the browsing space shows only one photo which hides the others. Thats makes browsing much quicker. But if you want to delete, the organizer does not know what you want : deleting the only item shown in the browsing space, or also the pictures hidden under it.
I will try to add to reponse from MichelBParis.
I believe that this is the dialog box you are referring to
This is displayed when you select one or more photos from the grid display.
Delete all photos in collapsed stacks will be grayed out if it doesn't apply. If it is active it means that your selection of photos includes a stack (which you created) but only the top one shows (collapsed). If you check this option the ALL the photos in the stack will be deleted not just the top one.
Delete all items in collapsed version sets will be grayed out if not applicable. If it is active then your selection includes a version set with only the top one showing (collapsed). If you check this option then the whole version stack will be deleted, not just the top one.
Also delete selected item(s) from disk determines the action taken during deletion. The item(s) (as determined by the other two options) will always be deleted from the catalog. If you check this option, the item(s) will also be permanently deleted from the disk. Remember that the organizer does not keep its own copy of a photo (except for a small preview) so it would delete the one on your disk.
If you leave all the options unchecked, then clicking on the OK button will only remove the selection from the catalog. Selecting one or more option and the clicking on OK will cause the extra steps to be taken.
I think that the above is just another way of saying what MichelBParis said. Which option you choose depends on what you are trying to achieve.
Are you happy with the terms stacks and version sets? If you expanded all the sets, then the first two options would not show.
If you are still not sure what to choose, perhaps you could explain what you are trying to do.
I must be getting old, I some what understanding, What I'm worried about is that I am going to delete it from my hard drive. I Do Not Want To Lose The Photos. I do have one slideshow in photoshop which I do not want to lose also. What is a catalog, also the sentence that reads, (also delete selected items, so it would deleting the one on your disk?) the disk there talking about is it your hard drive. the stacks and version sets I think I have not gotten that far. stacks and version sets I think thats when you put photos on top of each other. So what I'm trying to said is that I want to delete the photos from photoshop but not delete from my hard drive.
Brian thank you in advance. you have been a big help, I wait you reply.
It is probably nothing to do with age - once you get the fundamentals all will fall into place.
If you are very new to Elements then I suggest that you watch some of the tutorials and it might explain things in more detail.
Briefly, the catalog is a database. When you import photos into the organizer from your hard disk, information about each photo is stored in the catalog. This information contains the location of the photo which is why you should never modify or move the file outside of the organizer. [You can move and rename within the organizer].
The photos in the organizer are displayed as thumbnails and if you have similar photos, you can select them and stack them so that it just shows one thumbnail - that's a stack. If you take a photo and edit it, you will normally save the new version as a new file - a version set is when just the new version is showing with the original hidden behind it.
When you add tags and ratings to a photo then that information is stored in the catalog.
When you create an album, all you are really doing is changing the information in the catalog so that you get a different view of the photos. An album is not a seperate file.
From what you last said, I query if you want to be using the delete option at all. By deleting them from Photoshop, you would delete them from the albums as well. By deleting photos from organizer and not the disk, you aren't going to save much space.
I hope that helps a bit more, if you want to explain why you want to delete the photos from Photoshop, we will try to help.