I have a very large collection of old family photos, some of them over 100 years old. Many have been scanned and are held on my iMac's external drives in an imperfect collection of folders.
I would like to reorganise the photos so that images can be found more easily, shown in slideshows using different themes and retained in a more manageable collection of folders. I would also like to add captions identifying people and, where possible, locations shown in each photo although, of course, with older photos this would have to involve guesswork instead of metadata.
Do you think I might achieve these aims using Photoshop Elements? I have PE13 which I have not used a great deal (I'm more into video editing using Premier Elements) but would probably upgrade if community members think it might help my project.
Thanks for reading.
Chrisdad, you aren't being ignored. The two regulars best suited to answer this question aren't around the moment so hang in there. Remember it's Saturday.
Having been a user of the Organizer since version 3, I am a big fanboy for using it to organize my media. So, I would definitely encourage you to use it. And I believe it would achieve your goals. Frankly, if you use it as intended, it is not really necessary to rearrange where the files are located on your computer. The Organizer is, at heart, a relational database and has all the tools necessary to find and display your photos wherever they are located.
You have not given us much information about how you want to organize your files, so here are a few random comments that you may find relevant.
Hopefully, I have answered most of your questions. If not, let us know.
@Phinny - there's no rest for the weary, even on a Saturday. 😁
Many thanks for your very helpful reply. It seems to answer just about all my questions and I need to start experimenting. Your comments about Albums are especially interesting. Does the Slideshow feature allow you to add a music track of your own choice?
Meanwhile, thanks again. I'll let you know how I get on.
Hello Chrisdad, YES, the Slideshow feature will let you add a music track of your own choice. I have done that several times.
Thanks again for your replies a coupe of weeks ago. I've been using your information and, with the help of a couple of You Tube tutorials, I seem to be making some headway with Organiser. I think it could be just the resource that I was looking for.