Mac alternative to Photoshop Elements Organizer

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  1. lbhskier37, Dec 9, 2011
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    lbhskier37 macrumors member

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    I am considering switching from pc to Mac and have a question. I primarily use my computer for photos. I have about 16000 pictures in a Photoshop Elements 9 library. I have lots of hours into face tagging all the pictures. My normal workflow is to import RAW with a program ( forget the name) which renames based on date and time. I then do some basic corrections in Canon Digital Photo Professional and convert to jpeg. Lastly I tag them by date, event, location, and faces in Elements Organizer. If a picture needs extra editing beyond minor adjustments, I will then do it in Elenents. I was wondering what good Mac equivalents for this workflow would be? I want to be able to keep my face tags and labels from Elements if possible. I also would like something a bit more integrated and user friendly than Elements Organizer, because it is like pulling teeth to get my wife to use Elements Organizer instead of just browsing to the pictures in their folders. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. lbhskier37 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it possible to move my library to aperture or iPhoto and keep all my tags?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That I don't know ... are the tags saved in metadata?
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    AFAIK, there is Photoshop elements editor available in the MAS (Mac App Store). Since it is the same software on a different platform, your thing you should work. Maybe do a little research on the Mac version. I, however, prefer iPhoto (Aperture is better but don't want to spend on it now).
     
  6. sandimacd macrumors regular

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    Can't import RAW files in PE 10

    I had PC PS and switched to MAC PS Elements 4 which included Bridge but when I upgraded to Lion neither worked. I upgraded to Elements 10 and no Bridge.

    I can't figure out how to import RAW files from camera. I bought the upgrade just to do this because that is how I did it in SL. I have tried various plugins/downloads/updates from both Panasonic and from Adobe. They install fine but nothing comes with Instuctions on how to import RAW files. There is no FILE Menu in PE 10 that lets me select the file type as TIFF or RAW or BOTH. It was so easy in SL using PE4 and Bridge.

    How do I get RAW or TIFF files imported from my Panasonic Lumix into a folder in Lion using PE10?

    I am really bummed about this $80 upgrade from PE4 to PE10. The Aperture 3 Trial allowed me to import as BOTH TIFF and JPG and worked well but I didn't want the learning curve to edit so I didn't buy that one. Guess I should have bought that instead of the PE 10 upgrade which turned out to be even more complex.
    TIA
     
  7. lbhskier37 thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you tried the Adobe support forums? They have been fairly helpful to me with support for both PSE 8 and 9 for windows. I know in Windows Adobe Camera Raw cones as part of PSE but I don't know about the Mac version.
     
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I'd be looking at Adobe Lightroom given he's already in Adobe format.

    And Camera Raw is included.
     
  9. matrix07, Dec 23, 2011
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    There is Photoshop Element for Mac.
    But then why just stick to the old way. There's no iPhoto in Windows but there is in Mac and it's awesome. It organize photos by date in Events. It has Faces and Places. You can edit photo, color-correct, send awesome e-mail, have killer slideshow. You can include your vacation videos. You can even order printed album. Also, You can have as many libraries as you want. (for example a library for naughty things you shot with your girlfriend hey hey)
    And it's pretty.
    It might not do all the things you want but it also gives you something new.

    Try it. You might like it. I do. (even though I'm frustrated with it for a first week)
     
  10. sandimacd macrumors regular

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    Tags won't save

    No- neither product organizes the actual photo. It has a reference link which is which keeps the photo safe. You will have to retag them. Mine were in folders and I imported each folder separately so iPhoto could establish it's own event tags and then I added mine.
    So your wife mat find she likes the ease of iPhoto and you will not have any missing or altered photos. But they need to be stored on a shared drive or folder if you each log on under different accounts.
    I am figuring out Elements 10. I am using both that and Aperture

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    Yes, then turned here after confusing posts. Finally got the answer on the Panasonicnsite- it's the camera that I bought that does not take in a raw or tiff format- that's why I only see jpg in Finder. I can do a batch change though.
     
  11. Paquis macrumors newbie

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    I just installed Elements 10.

    I had been using Iphoto'08 which was okay. The reasons I went to Elements was 1) when you have a lot of photos then Iphoto is not great at organizing them. I like Photoshop Organizer much better because I can group under 'album' categories. The other reason 2) is that the Iphoto editor is much cruder and less complete than photoshop.

    From what I have seen (and I only installed yesterday), Photoshop Organizer is much better than Iphoto. However, it is also harder to learn. It works fine on the Mac but is much less intuitive than Iphoto. For example, I am still trying to figure out where it stores the actual photo.
     
  12. sandimacd macrumors regular

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    I don't know why they make it so difficult! I always need to buy a book to learn these programs! I gave always organized by importing from my camera by date. I am new at PSE 10 and don't have your answer yet. I found some great webcast videos and am getting through them. Surprised that so far nothing mentions the connection between importing and storing originals and altered photos. I used the option of Save As and told it which directory to save it in, don't know where it would do it by default. I don't use the Finder built it Pictures folder because I want them saved to an external hard drive. I may copy some back to Pictures but they are not my originals or saved revisions.
     
  13. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    You wife will love iPhoto by the way. Its very simple and well laid out. It doesn't seem to be the smoothest in "Event" view but its not too bad. Its intergration with Flickr is great and she can also have a bit of fun and make some photo books within the software.

    It will be free with your Mac so it will be good to try it.

    Not sure about your Tagging situation though. best ask a Genius in the store.
     

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