Elements Organizer: Culling photos the easy way

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Elements 9. After I download my pictures and view them on the screen there are several that I will choose to erase. I need a couple of new options when doing this such as: never again reload this photo. And further: next time I connect my camera to the computer do the same erasure on the camera memory card. Also: synchronize my two computers so I dont ́t have to do this job twice.
Any takers on this ?
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Lars Berggren

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"Never again reload this photo" -- can't be done. How on earth do you expect software to know whether or not you want to import a file that's not on your drive?

"Do the same erasure on the camera" -- can't be done.

"Synchronize my two computers" -- use the free MS SyncToy utility:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo...

Ken
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Thanks for your reply ! I was under the impression that a photo was given certain specific attributes already on the memory card. All I want is for Elements to memorize and watch out for these attributes so it can stop reload/erase from memory card this unwanted photo. Sounds simple to me. Best regards LB
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You can have your files deleted from your camera after you've copied them to your computer when using the Photo Downloader.
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Thank you Brett ! However I ́m not sure we understand each other. I ́m not talking wholesale erasure. I can only reliably scrutinize my photos on a big computer screen. There I will delete just those pictures that are unsatisfactory. I don ́t want to repeat this tedious procedure handling the camera (or on my second computer). This I want Photoshop to do whether or not the camera is connected at that moment. If not, just scan the camera memory next time I load pictures. The same goes for my second computer next time I open Photoshop. Best regards LB
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The problem here is that Photoshop Elements doesn't add any information back to the card. So taking the card to another computer, nothing is known about what you did on the first computer. You can skip deleting your images on the card and also not delete the files in PSE. Just mark the ones you don't like with a single star for the rating, give the ones you like two or more stars, and then set your filter (at the top right of where your images display) to only display images with two or more stars.

That way, PSE will know which images you've already imported, so no reimporting of images after you've brought them onto the computer. And you will only be looking at the images that you have approved of.