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Please explain exactly what you want to do. PSA SE only runs on Windows and catalogs the image files you have there.
Our doctor sent photos taken during surgery as a Photoshop_Album_Starter_Edition.exe attachment
The computer here at this end is an iMac Apple Computer
with OS X 10.3
In the future when we have real computers we won't have
to know anything. A computer will solve this. For now,
we need something that can convert or transform things
for us. Regrettably the medical center has scant knowledge
beyond forwarding the attachment with existing software.
Any ideas, hints, tips, pointers?...
> Our doctor sent photos taken during surgery as a Photoshop_Album_Starter_Edition.exe attachment
Right. That's just the program he used to send the email. Th eimages he sent were either JPEGs or a PDF. Either of these should be easy to open on a Mac.
I believe the question is how to view the Album (i.e., tags, captions, comments, AND photographs) on an iMac. If all you want to do is view the photographs, that can be done easily on a Mac.
I created a huge album to share with other members of my family, only to find that one of them now uses an iMac and no longer has access to system with Windows.
I would like to know how the ALBUM can be viewed on an iMac or how I can convert the ALBUM to a program that can be viewed on an iMac with the tags, captions, comments and all.
When the ALBUM is shared on line, will the captions and comments be visible and can the viewers use the tags?
How many photos, with tags, etc. can I upload to the Adobe site? I have over 4,000 photos in the album. It seems unlikely that Adobe would accommodate that many in one album on their website.
I appreciate any helpful suggestions you may have other than starting over with some other software.
Can you please confirm that you are using starter edition?
I am using Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.2. I would like to share the album, with all tags, captions and notes that I created for over 4,000 photos. Unfortunately, one of the persons that I created the album to share with only has an iMac running Mac OS X. Can you recommend a way to convert these to a program the iMac can run?
Captions and notes are written to the image file metadata, so can be displayed with any software that show them [iPhoto perhaps?].
Tags can be written as IPTC keywords, which might be useful. Post back if you want instructions.
If I can do that using Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.2, please do send instructions. I read some about this in one of your other posts, but I thought it was in reference to Photoshop Elements. When I look at the properties of my cataloged photos, I see the resolution and some other info, but not the keywords, captions or tags. Any help you can provide will be very much appreciated.
PSA SE doesn't show all the metadata in Properties.
You can write the tags by using the email facility. Using Prefs, set it to just store sent images in a folder. Then "email" the pictures you want to share, electing to include tags, and a copy wiill be made in the folder you specified.
BTW, although I'm happy to help you if I can. I would approach this problem differently. If I want to share images, I use an online facility - Picasa or Flickr for example.
You could also use the built in sharing connection to Kodak Easyshare Gallery.
just select the pictures you want to share, click on the Share icon, and select Share Online.
I appreciate your help and will try it with a small number of them. Still not sure how well these suggestions will work for 4,000 plus photos. I'll let you know how it goes.
I have learned a valuable lesson; before I put so much time and effort into using any product, I will research all the capabilities more thoroughly and select one that will work on all the systems I hope to share them with before I get in too deep. Not quite as unfortunate as some of the other users who have far more photos that I have in Starter Edition.
For the record, I did try Photoshop Elements before I got too far, but liked the functionality of Starter Edition much better. I don't think Elements runs on iMac system either.
Thanks Again, Wayne
PSA SE is about as "open" as any software of this type. As with all immature technology [and digital imaging is very immature], imperfections in interoperability.
I would question the benefit in sharing 4000 pics. Are other folks going to look at that many? Doubt it. Why not select a sensible subset - say 100 - of the very best and share those. The recipients will thank you for that.
Would be grateful for help
I have >6,000 photos on PSA 2.0. Have transfered this catalogue successfully to other computers. Have just purchased a Macbook.
Can anyone help me transfer this catalogue WITH KEYWORDS (TAGS) to either iPhoto or PSE 4.0, or any other software that will do the trick.
You seem to be asking rather confusing questions. PSE 4 on a Mac does not have any cataloging features [unlike the PC version]. ARe you asking about moving the pictures or simply retaining tagging info [for iPhoto]?
Thanks for the reply
I would be delighted to retain tagging info in iPhoto
PSA SE can include tags as IPTC keywords in image files - I woul dexpect iPhoto to accept those.
It's rather fiddly. In PSA Se you need to go to Prefs and set up the email facility to write images to a folder for attachment. Then select the images and "email" them including the option to include tags. A copy will then be placed in the folder you nominated in Prefs. You can then move this copy to your Mac.
Many thanks for your reply
I will try this when I get home
This approach worked a treat - not tricky but took a while!