Finding duplicates is easy in Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer !!!

With recent release of Adobe Photoshop Elements, a problem of identifying duplicate or similar shots is resolved. Many times, I feel need of finding duplicates of similar looking photographs so that I can delete and free up some space on my hard disk. After each shoot, I delete few but keep in case of some of doubt. So later a stage comes when I feel like finding all similar photographs and keep the best one... So here we go with recent workflow in 10th version of Adobe Photoshop Elements !!!

Here we go ...

How to Combine two or Albums in a Catalog || Album Merge in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Not sure how popular is Merge Functionality of Albums in Adobe Photoshop Elements, but recently many folks looking for a solution through which they can move all the photographs from multiple Albums into one and keep the catalog simple. Although there are other ways of doing it, but here we are going to see the application recommend workflow, which is designed for this purpose only. 

Before we move with exact steps, let us share that merging of album means - moving all files in different albums into one album and delete other albums. Which means that you will end up with single album with all Photographs from other albums. Operation can undone during one session, if you are not convinced with the idea of deleting other albums. Let's have a look at the steps to follow for merging more than one album.

1. Select multiple albums in Elements Organizer by pressing CTRL and clicking on desired albums you want to merge/combine.

Not sure how popular is Merge Functionality of Albums in Adobe Photoshop Elements, but recently many folks looking for a solution through which they can move all the photographs from multiple Albums into one and keep the catalog simple. Although there are other ways of doing it, but here we are going to see the application recommend workflow, which is designed for this purpose only.Before we move with exact steps, let us share that merging of album means - moving all files in different albums into one album and delete other albums. Which means that you will end up with single album with all Photographs from other albums. Operation can undone during one session, if you are not convinced with the idea of deleting other albums. Let's have a look at the steps to follow for merging more than one album1. Select multiple albums in Elements Organizer by pressing CTRL and clicking on desired albums you want to merge/combine2. Right click while CTRL is still pressed and click 'Merge Albums' option.3. Following dialog is shown on clicking Merge Albums4. Dialog asks to select destination album and also tells that other albums will be deleted after moving all files under one album, destination album.5. Select appropriate album and click Now make sure that results are same what you expected because now if you close Organizer deleted album will not be recoverable. In case in doubt, Undo and think again about merging of multiple Albums. It will also have impact of ordering of files in destination album.Please leave your comments about experience with this solution and more questions, in case you have...

2. Right click while CTRL is still pressed and click 'Merge Albums' option.

3. Following dialog is shown on clicking Merge Albums.


Not sure how popular is Merge Functionality of Albums in Adobe Photoshop Elements, but recently many folks looking for a solution through which they can move all the photographs from multiple Albums into one and keep the catalog simple. Although there are other ways of doing it, but here we are going to see the application recommend workflow, which is designed for this purpose only.Before we move with exact steps, let us share that merging of album means - moving all files in different albums into one album and delete other albums. Which means that you will end up with single album with all Photographs from other albums. Operation can undone during one session, if you are not convinced with the idea of deleting other albums. Let's have a look at the steps to follow for merging more than one album1. Select multiple albums in Elements Organizer by pressing CTRL and clicking on desired albums you want to merge/combine2. Right click while CTRL is still pressed and click 'Merge Albums' option.3. Following dialog is shown on clicking Merge Albums4. Dialog asks to select destination album and also tells that other albums will be deleted after moving all files under one album, destination album.5. Select appropriate album and click Now make sure that results are same what you expected because now if you close Organizer deleted album will not be recoverable. In case in doubt, Undo and think again about merging of multiple Albums. It will also have impact of ordering of files in destination album.Please leave your comments about experience with this solution and more questions, in case you have...

4. Dialog asks to select destination album and also tells that other albums will be deleted after moving all files under one album, destination album.

5. Select appropriate album and click OK

Now make sure that results are same what you expected because now if you close Organizer deleted album will not be recoverable. In case in doubt, Undo and think again about merging of multiple Albums. It will also have impact of ordering of files in destination album. 

Please leave your comments about experience with this solution and more questions, in case you have...

Raksha Bandhan is more fun if your sister stays in the hills

I was never so excited about Raksha Bandhan. Especially in my childhood, when used to be jealous with my sister and cousins. All the girls used to get fancy gifts from all brothers as well as elders in family. I used to have a deal with my parents to get a gift for myself and most of the times, I preferred money over gifts :). Anyways, this time I am travelling to Dalhousie for Raksha bandhan. Does that sound exciting? I am very excited about my upcoming visit to Dalhousie >.Today I came across an interesting by my favorite food blogger Sangeeta Khanna. It was about healthy options to celebrate Raksha Bandhan Tonight I am again heading towards Dalhousie and there are multiple reasons for this excitement. Last time when I visited Dalhousie, it was very cold and it was raining most of the times. And rains after snowfall just ruin everything. Weather would be comparatively much better in the month of August. And the most important reason is to meet Urvi  again :) . Few days back, she woke up early in the morning asked her mom to call Mama/Mamiji. It’s an amazing feeling when she misses us so much.I don’t have any specific plans but most likely I will be visiting Khajjiar & Dainkund trek/ Look forward to exciting trip to Dalhousie.

I was never so excited about Raksha Bandhan. Especially in my childhood, when used to be jealous with my sister and cousins. All the girls used to get fancy gifts from all brothers as well as elders in family. I used to have a deal with my parents to get a gift for myself and most of the times, I preferred money over gifts :). Anyways, this time I am travelling to Dalhousie for Raksha bandhan. Does that sound exciting? I am very excited about my upcoming visit to Dalhousie.

I was never so excited about Raksha Bandhan. Especially in my childhood, when used to be jealous with my sister and cousins. All the girls used to get fancy gifts from all brothers as well as elders in family. I used to have a deal with my parents to get a gift for myself and most of the times, I preferred money over gifts :). Anyways, this time I am travelling to Dalhousie for Raksha bandhan. Does that sound exciting? I am very excited about my upcoming visit to Dalhousie >.Today I came across an interesting by my favorite food blogger Sangeeta Khanna. It was about healthy options to celebrate Raksha Bandhan Tonight I am again heading towards Dalhousie and there are multiple reasons for this excitement. Last time when I visited Dalhousie, it was very cold and it was raining most of the times. And rains after snowfall just ruin everything. Weather would be comparatively much better in the month of August. And the most important reason is to meet Urvi  again :) . Few days back, she woke up early in the morning asked her mom to call Mama/Mamiji. It’s an amazing feeling when she misses us so much.I don’t have any specific plans but most likely I will be visiting Khajjiar & Dainkund trek/ Look forward to exciting trip to Dalhousie.

Great National Himalayan Park - The first and only exclusive World Heritage Sites in Himachal Pradesh

This year was very special for Himachal Tourism, when Great National Himalayan Park is declared as state's first and only exclusive World Heritage site in Himachal Pradesh. It's really a proud moment for appreciators of Himalayan State of India and folks who visited these beautiful terrains of India.  

This year was very special for Himachal Tourism, when Great National Himalayan Park is declared as state's first and only exclusive World Heritage site in Himachal Pradesh . It's really a proud moment for appreciators of Himalayan State of India and folks who visited these beautiful terrains of India.  There are some of the most interesting and challenging treks in Great National Himalayan Park of Himachal Pradesh . I have been to Shrikhand Mahadev Trek  few years back, apart from easy and medium level treks in GNHP. GNHP was established in 80s and is spread over an area of 1100+ square kilometers. It's situated at an altitude of 1500-6000m. The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitat to numerous flora and more than 350+ fauna  species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects etc. Above photograph from GNHP talks a lot about it's landscapes, weather and lot more which is difficult to express in words. The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is one of Indian national parks which is located in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh . GNHP was added to UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for criteria of 'exceptional natural beauty and conservation of biological diversity'.The Himalayas are the largest, tallest and geologically youngest mountains on our planet. Do you realize that? If not, just read the first line of this paragraph again. In India, Himalayan terrains are known as Dehvbumi  (the land of Gods). The unique ecological aspects of the Western Himalaya led to the creation of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in the Kullu district of India's Himalayan state. GNHP is also known for it's biodiversity, sparse human populations, inaccessibility, little tourism (eco-tourism) and a local economy based on traditional livelihoods. Although some of the livelihoods of GNHP are controversial for many decades now.Few years back, very less people used to know about this part of Himachal Pradesh. Gradually people started noticing the unmatchable natural beauty of Great National Himalayan Park. And then local communities started building tourism opportunities around GNHP. I know some of the great organizations working in Eco-tourism space which offer great experiences of GNHP and ensure that tourists and travellers in GNHP behave responsibly.A trek of more than 40 kilometers in any of valleys of GNHP brings you into the high altitude habitat of animals such as blue sheep, snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear , Himalayan Tahr and musk deer. In the beginning of winters, these animals start the migration to lower altitudes. This starts around end of September or october.GNPH lies between Kullu and Kinnaur. If you search for GNHP on Google Maps, it starts near Banjar, Shainj and on the other side it almost touches the areas around Key  in Kinnaur. How to reach - There are various entry points for Great Nationa Himalayan Park. One is from Aut which comes on the way from Chandigarh to Kullu and others are on Shimla-KInnaur highway. From both these highways, you need to take local bus or a cab to enter into GNPH. It never touches the main highways.

Centaur lake view hotel on Boulevard road near Chashmeshahi, Srinagar

When in Srinagar, we stayed in Centaur Hotel which is very well located around Nagin lake. It's a very well located and huge property around the lake. This Photo Journey shares more about the place, services, cost and other relevant things.Centaur has huge hotel complex and more than the hotel building, space is utilized as gardens and lawns. Most of these gardens and lawns are facing lake. Exteriors of this hotels are well maintained while the main building is in bad shape. There are very few rooms which are in better state. Rooms in the ground floor are in worst state.  You can expect good food, if you don't have very high expectations in terms of variety or cuisines. Hotel has humble staff and Centaur offer good service.But you have to be lucky to get decent room. We had to change room twice. First room was on ground floor and there was very bad smell of monsoon fungus. When we moved to other room, we found that mattresses of the room were uneven. After lot of arguments, we were upgraded to the better room. Such experiences make a vacation worse. For first 2 days, we felt like not coming back to the hotel.Centaur is located at best place around the lake and has huge space. But unfortunately it's badly maintained. I know that folks recommend it as value for money, but given a choice I would stay in 2/3 star hotel which is reliable.

When in Srinagar, we stayed in Centaur Hotel which is very well located around Nagin lake. It's a very well located and huge property around the lake. This Photo Journey shares more about the place, services, cost and other relevant things in Kashmir