How to transfer your Files/Metadata/Catalogs/Organizing-Elements from one machine to another.

Many times I have seen this topic on different forums, where Photoshop Elements users talk about moving to new machine. I see it a very important need because many of us have very large catalogs which are prepared for last many years. Good thing is that Adobe has provided very good and stable feature for achieving this particular need.

*** Critical things to move are associated metadata and organizing structures like Albums/Tags/Version-Sets/Stacks etc.

Now lets talk how it can be achieved. In Organizer part of Adobe Photoshop Elements, there is a feature called Backup which helps us taking complete backup of all files, their metadata, containers like Albums, metadata for better searching like TAGS, string association between original and edited versions like VERSION-SETS, groups of similar photographs like STACKS, Slideshows, creations, Photo-Books, Collages etc. So it take everything in backed-up package which needs to restore on other machine. Now lets discuss detailed steps to achieve all this:

Magical Orton effect in Adobe Photoshop Elements || Guided Edits with step-by-step guidelines

For last few days, we have been looking at various guided edits in Adobe Photoshop Elements ! Here we are going to look at the kind of results Orton effect gives to your photographs. Just have a look at above view with original and the one after orton effect. This works well for people portraits and difference can be unnoticeable at times for non-portraits.Here are main controls we have. Just click on Apply Orton effect button to start with and then 'Increase Blur', 'Increase Noise' & 'Apply Brightness' sliders help in enhancing the effect as per your choice. Just try it out and share through comments in case more details are required around the same.

For last few days, we have been looking at various guided edits in Adobe Photoshop Elements ! Here we are going to look at the kind of results Orton effect gives to your photographs. Just have a look at above view with original and the one after orton effect. This works well for people portraits and difference can be unnoticeable at times for non-portraits.

How to restrict crop ratio in Adobe Photoshop Elements ?

Few days back I came across a discussion on http:\\forums.adobe.com and the problem was regarding restricting crop ratio as same as that original Photograph. And this problem has a very simple solution. In Organizer as well as in Editor, there are options to restrict Crop ratio as per original ratio of the photograph OR Square OR Custom Ratio OR some standard ratios like 3*4, 4*6, 5*7 etc... Let's see how we can achieve this in Elements Organizer and then Editor application of Adobe Photoshop Elements !!!

Few days back I came across a discussion on http:\\forums.adobe.com and the problem was regarding restricting crop ratio as same as that original Photograph... And this problem has a very simple solution. In Organizer as well as in Editor, there are options to restrict Crop ratio as per original ratio of the photograph OR Square OR Custom Ratio OR some standard ratios like 3*4, 4*6, 5*7 etc... Let's see how we can achieve this in Elements Organizer and then Editor application of Adobe Photoshop Elements !!!In Organizer, when we opt Crop from Edit Panel on the right, as new window is opened with selected photograph. In this dialog there is a drop-down control named as 'Aspect Ratio'. Click and there are multiple options to control Crop Aspect-Ratio. If you want to keep the aspect ratio same as that of original, select 'Use Photo Ratio'. In case you don't want any restriction, just select 'Custom Ratio'


Let us embrace, let us accept, let us truly be one


At times when I think about it the evolution of a human being works in oscillations. We are always struggling to find our identity and at any given point in time, we are either travelling away from or towards ourself. Do we ever actually find ourselves or do we always just swing past that point and head in the opposite direction instead? There are several aspects we associate with identity - our names, our culture, our city, our country, our religion, our profession, and many other social groupings. I was thinking of all this when I chanced upon the following Lufthansa TVC:


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