Exclude Photos from Location Mapping

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Elements Organizer 14. I wish I could choose photos to be
excluded from location mapping.  In the Organizer Places View, in both the Pinned and UnPinned mode, I am finding it can be very slow for Organizer to display the Location Pins.  My main catalog has about 9000 images.  While many of these are from all around the country, at least half were taken at my house.  I find the location of my house uninteresting.  If I pin the photos taken at my home, then the Places View maps (Pinned and UnPinned) become very slow as Organizer slowly, seemingly one by one, evaluates all catalog images to determine whether they go in a pin on the onscreen portion of the map.  If I do not pin them, then there are thousands of images in the UnPinned view, making it a “needle in a haystack” exercise to find and pin the photos not from my house.

I would find it helpful if Organizer had a feature that would allow users to mark media files that they do not want or need mapped (photos for which location is uninteresting, not applicable or completely unknown).  This would cause the Places View to completely ignore and skip processing of the marked media files.  This should be implemented in a way that fulfills the goal of speeding up the pinning and mapping of the other photos that are from interesting locations.

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Arshla Jindal, Employee

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There is a way to do this if you want to have only some pictures to be seen for pinning to Map.

Identify your pictures which you consider to be "photos for which location is uninteresting, not applicable or completely unknown". Put all of them in one album and all the remaining ones in another album. Now in Places view, select the album images from which you are interested to tag to locations. This filter would make you get rid of the pictures which you never want to tag to any location.

Hope this helps.