Upload/Import photos using Adobe Revel

This blog post introduces you to the Adobe Revel application and how it helps you sync photos from various devices with Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Adobe Revel is a photo application that helps upload and share photos. The application is supported on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. You can edit the photos in Revel and organize them further by categorizing them into albums and captions. The photos are hosted on AdobeRevel.com and can be shared on various social networks. It is also possible to bring photos from your Android device to Adobe Revel using Revel Importer. You can download the Mac version from the App Store.

Adobe Revel has been integrated into Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can import and export photos from Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements using Elements Organizer. You can however further edit them in Adobe Photoshop Elements for advanced editing or to beautify them using the impressive range of Guided edits PSE offers. You can also add the photos to the timeline in Adobe Premiere Elements and include them in your videos and other creations.

Adobe Revel

Adobe Revel

Some of the top features of Adobe Revel are:

  • Revel is free for the first 30 days. So you can try the application, import as many photos, and then switch to uploading 50 photos a month. You can switch to a paid subscription to upgrade and upload as many photos for a specific amount.
  • Revel is compatible with the Retina display in all Apple products.
  • You can edit your photos in Adobe Revel.  It provides intuitive and powerful editing tools to enhance your photos.

To explore more, visit Adoberevel.com.

Importing photos from Adobe Revel

In my previous blog posts, I have mentioned the various ways in which you can import photos to Elements Organizer. You can edit media from Elements Organizer and port it to Adobe Premiere Elements/ Adobe Photoshop Elements for further editing. Click here for more info on Elements Organizer. To import a photo from Adobe Revel to Elements Organizer, follow these steps:

  1. Start Adobe Premiere Elements.
  2. From the Welcome screen click Organizer to launch Elements Organizer.
  3. The Elements Organizer interface is launched.
  4. Click Import.

    Select From Adobe Revel...

    Select From Adobe Revel…

  5. Enter the login details in the Connect to Adobe Revel dialog box. If you do not have a login, click Learn more about  Adobe Revel.
    This opens the Adobe Revel page in the Web browser. Navigate to the sign-in page. You can sign in using these three types of login credentials: Adobe ID, Facebook, Google+
  6. Enter the login details and click Sign In.

    Enter login credentials

    Enter login credentials

  7. The photos uploaded are displayed. You can select the various libraries (folders are called libraries in Adobe Revel) from the Import from drop-down list.
    Select the photos

    Select the photos

    Select the photos you want to import to Elements Organizer and click Import.

  8. You can import the keywords attached to the photos. Select the keyword and click Ok. Click Select All to select and import all the keywords.

Uploading photos to Adobe Revel

You can upload photos from Elements Organizer to Adobe Revel cloud. The photos can be directly uploaded to a library.  To upload a photo from Elements Organizer to Adobe Revel follow these steps:

  1. Select the photos you want to upload. Click Ctrl (Win) or Command (Mac) to select multiple photos.
  2. Click Share > Adobe Revel.

    Select Adobe Revel

    Select Adobe Revel

  3. Select the photos and select the library you want to upload it to from the Export to drop down list.

    Select library

    Select library

  4. Click Export to upload the photos to the Adobe Revel cloud.

For further questions on Adobe Revel, you can go through the FAQs posted here.

Importing videos into Adobe Premiere Elements – Part II

Last week, we discussed how to import videos into Adobe Premiere Elements from a camcorder. This week, I show you how to import media (videos and photos) in different ways.

There are two workflows which you can follow to import media into Adobe Premiere Elements:

  • When you import files using Elements Organizer, the files are only referenced from their physical locations on the user’s computer. They are not embedded into Organizer.
  • The second method is to import directly  into the Adobe Premiere Elements workspace. For this method, you import the contents to the hard disk, and then import it from there directly into the workspace. Elements Organizer is the recommended way to import and organize. Use the second method only if you are in a hurry to edit that birthday movie!

In this blog post, you learn how to import files using Elements Organizer. Follow these steps to successfully import your files into Elements Organizer:

  1. Start Adobe Premiere Elements.
  2. Click Organizer on the Welcome Screen. Adobe Premiere Elements launches Elements Organizer.

    Start Elements Organizer

    Start Elements Organizer

  3. Click Import.

    Click Import

    Click Import

  4. Select from the following options:
  • From Files and Folders: You can import photos and videos from your computer into Elements Organizer. Click import > From Files and Folders. Select the files or folders from which you want to import and click Get Media. At this point, you can remove the red eye problem in all your photos in a click, read one of my previous blog. For more information and a step-wise procedure, view the Importing media from files and folders article.
  • From Scanner: Place a photo on a scanner, connect it to your computer, and you can import the photo into Elements Organizer. Click Import >From Scanner. For in-depth information on how to import photos from a scanner, read the article on Importing photos from scanners. This is a Microsoft Windows only feature.
  • By Searching: Sometimes, you save files in your computer and are unsure about the physical location where they were copied to. Click Import > By Searching. Adobe Premiere Elements incorporates search capability to search for media, read Import media by searching for a detailed explanation of the concept and the procedure.
  • From Adobe Revel: This is an exciting feature which came up in Adobe Premiere Elements 11. Click Import > From Adobe Revel. You can keep a whole library of media files in an Adoberevel account and import these files into Adobe Premiere Elements.

We will soon cover how to import from Adobe Revel and many top issues users of Adobe Premiere Elements like you are searching for. Do drop a comment to tell me what you would like to see soon on this blog and how you found this post.

 

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Importing video into Adobe Premiere Elements

Now that you have purchased or upgraded your copy of Adobe Premiere Elements as discussed in my blog and installed it successfully, you can begin importing the video files you have shot and start editing them.

Before you delve deep and import files into Adobe Premiere Elements, check whether the format you have shot your movie clips in and the device is supported by Adobe Premiere Elements.

You can import media (photos and videos) into Adobe Premiere Elements in various ways. These ways are listed below:

  • From files and folders
  • From a camera or a card reader
  • From a scanner
  • By searching
  • From Adobe Revel

In this blog post, you will learn, to import videos from a camera or card reader. You can read about other options in the Help articles on Importing in the online Help of Adobe Premiere Elements.

Note: The procedure for importing media from a camcorder is same as that of importing media from a camera.

File formats and devices supported for import

You can visit a knowledgebase article on Supported file formats to check if the file format you are importing is supported.

Adobe Premiere Elements supports various devices, check the Supported devices kb article to ensure that before you begin importing video clips to Adobe Premiere Eleemnts, your device is supported.

Connecting your camera/camcorder

Once you have confirmed that the format of your video clip and the device from which you want to import the video clip are supported, connect the camera/camcorder to begin importing the files.

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

A Camcorder

  • There is an HDMI slot as shown in the picture below, and most cameras/camcorders provide a cable that you can connect from the USB slot provided here to your computer. However, if you have an HDMI cable to connect to TV on one end and camera on other, you can connect to view the media on TV.
HDMI or Cable slot

HDMI or Cable slot

  • Connect the other end of the cable to an active/working USB slot in your computer.
Connect camera to USB port

Connect camera to USB port

  • Turn on the camera.

Importing files

    1. Start Adobe Premiere Elements.
    2. Click Organizer on the Welcome Screen. Adobe Premiere Elements launches Elements Organizer. You can import, organize, and manage your video files, other media better using Elements Organizer. You can read various articles on the Elements Organizer Help page to explore more.
Start Elements Organizer

Start Elements Organizer

    1. Click Import.
Click Import

Click Import

    1. Select From Camera or Card Reader.
Select From Camera or Card Reader

Select From Camera or Card Reader

    1. The Photo Downloader dialog box is displayed. The camcorder or camera you have connected is displayed in the Get Photos From drop-down list. Select Refresh List if the camera is not displayed in the list.
Select device

Select device

Select the device from the drop-down list. The camera I plugged in appears as an option as F:\RICOHDCI. To know more about the options displayed in the dialog box above, read the article Importing media from cameras.

The files are successfully imported. You can view them in the Adobe Premiere Elements workspace.

Imported media

Imported media

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Installing Adobe Premiere Elements on Windows and Mac

 

In the previous blog post, you learned how you can buy a copy of the Adobe Premiere Elements software. Let’s now install this easy-to-use movie editing software and start exploring how to turn everyday videos into memorable home movies. This blog post teaches you to install the software on both Windows and Mac operating systems. You can refer to this article for installing Adobe Premiere Elements from a downloaded version or a DVD.

Let’s start and install the software.

You need:

  • A copy of Adobe Premiere Elements
  • A serial key for activating the product (Not required if you are installing the trial version)
  • An up and running computer that adheres to these system requirements

Installing Adobe Premiere Elements on Windows

To install Adobe Premiere Elements on your Windows computer, follow these steps:

  1. If you have downloaded the software, navigate to the folder where the software has been downloaded.  Or If you have purchased a disk, insert the installer DVD.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the setup.exe file. Double-click the setup.exe file.

    Setup file

    Setup file

  3. Select the language for the installation. The choices that are displayed depend on the software you purchased.

    Languageselect

    Select Language

  4. Select English (United States) and click OK if you want to install the English (U.S.) version. The Installer launches and prepares the Installation.
  5. The installer setup confirms that you are about to install the software. Click Next.

    Confirminstall

    Confirm installation

  6. The software license agreement is displayed. Read the agreement and click Accept to continue.

    Accept agreement

    Accept agreement

  7. In the next screen, fill the following customer information:
    • User name: Enter a user name
    • Select the Country/Region in which you live: Select from the drop-down list.
    • Select the installation choice: Select from:
      • Install the trial version: Select this option to install and try the software.
      • I have a serial number. Install the licensed version: Select this option to install the purchased product and enter the serial number you have obtained while purchasing.
  8. To launch the software, go to Start > All Programs > Adobe Premiere Elements 11 or double-click the launch icon from the desktop.

    Launch Adobe Premiere Elements

    Launch Adobe Premiere Elements

  9. Click Video Editor to start editing movies in the workspace or click Organizer to start importing your media (photos and videos) to your computer.

    Adobe Premiere Elements – Welcome screen

    Adobe Premiere Elements – Welcome screen

Installing Adobe Premiere Elements on Mac

To install Adobe Premiere Elements on your Mac computer, follow these steps:

    1. If you have downloaded the software, navigate to the folder where the software has been downloaded. Or If you have purchased a disk, insert the installer DVD.
    2. Navigate to the folder containing the AdobePremiereElements.dmg file. Double-click the AdobePremiereElements.dmg file.

      Setup file

      Setup file

    3. The. dmg package is extracted. Click Adobe Premiere Elements 11 to start the installation.

      Extracted installer package

      Extracted installer package

    4. Click Install to start the installation.

      Click Install

      Click Install

    5. The software license agreement is displayed. Read the agreement and click Accept to continue.

      Accept agreement

      Accept agreement

    6. In the next screen, enter the following customer information:
      • Provide a serial number: Enter the serial number obtained while purchasing the software.
      • Install this product as a trial: Select this option to install and try the software.
    7. Click Install to start the installation.

      Installation options

      Installation options

    8. A confirmation message is displayed. You can now start using the software.

      PRE Installed

      PRE Installed

    9. To launch the software, go to Go > Applications or double-click the launch icon.

      Launch Adobe Premiere Elements

      Launch Adobe Premiere Elements

             Note: Click Date Modified to view the recently installed applications if you have trouble finding Adobe Premiere Elements.

  1. Click Video Editor to start editing movies in the workspace or click Organizer to start importing your media (photos and videos) to your computer.

    Adobe Premiere Elements – Welcome screen

    Adobe Premiere Elements – Welcome screen

Good luck on exploring the world of video-editing and creating inspiring home-movies. You can start exploring the product from the informative Getting Started tutorials.

Adobe Premiere Elements Workspace

Adobe Premiere Elements Workspace

I would like to hear from you how this installation experience went and what topics you need help in to explore the product on your own. If there is a problem you face during the installation, you can research the discussions or ask a question at the forum.

More information

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How to buy Adobe Premiere Elements 11 – Video Editing software

Adobe Premiere Elements 11 is the latest offering in video editing from Adobe, it helps you edit home videos making video-editing simple, fast, and efficient. The daughter’s birthday video or your friend’s dance clip you shot a while ago can have a smoother, more professional look, thanks to PRE (Adobe Premiere Elements). It can be your first step in moving from a novice movie-maker to an amateur or even a professional movie guru.

Reasons to buy or upgrade

There are many features which PRE offers that empower you to create polished movies and slideshows, some of them are:

  • An intuitive and easy UI: The UI has been improved to provide a smooth video editing experience with UI components like a helpful Action bar, Quick, and Expert modes to fit your proficiency with video, and a plethora of supported formats.
  • Popular Hollywood-style effects: Use the new FilmLooks and apply your favorite cinematic styles to your movies.
  • Slow down or speed up the actions: Add these effects to enhance the narrative and add jazz to your video clips.
  • There are a host of other new features which make PRE a companion to turning everyday videos into memorable home movies.

For more information, visit the product features page to read more about the features if you are still contemplating buying. You can also watch a video on What is Adobe Premiere Elements on Adobe TV.

There are various sources from which you can purchase your copy of Adobe Premiere Elements. These are Adobe.com, resellers, other websites.

Purchase from Adobe.com

  1. In an internet browser, such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox, open Adobe.com and navigate to the products section and click Adobe Premiere Elements 11. You can also click here to go to the page directly.
  2. Click Buy to purchase the product.

    Click Buy

    Click Buy

  3. The next step is displayed on the next web page, moves to the next screen.
    • I want to buy: Select Upgrade or Full from the drop-down.
      • Upgrade: Upgrade option upgrades the existing installation of PRE to the current version. For example, there is a current version of PRE 8 installed on your computer. The upgrade option helps you upgrade that version to 11.
      • Full: This option enables you the purchase of the full software and the current version.
    • I own: This option appears if you select Upgrade from the previous menu and are upgrading the software. Select the version from the drop-down.
    • Platform: Select Mac or Windows for the operating system.
    • Language: Select the language.
    • Delivery: You can either download the software or ship the same as a box. A DVD is shipped to the mentioned address.
    • Quantity: Specify the number of licenses you want to purchase.
  4. Click Add to Cart.

    Click Add to Cart

    Click Add to Cart

  5. If you have a promotional code, enter the same on the next web page in the Promotional code field. Click Checkout.

    Mycart

    Checkout purchase

  6. Enter the payment details and process the order further.

Note: Prices are subject to change. The images are indicative and have been included in the blog post as examples.

Bundled purchase

Another option available is to buy a bundle of Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements at a special price.  They are an ideal combination of photo and video editing software. Visit the PEPE page for more information.

Other sources

You can also purchase from physical stores or retailers, to read more about how to retrieve the serial number for such purchases, read this article on reseller purchases. There are other websites on the Internet where PRE is available for purchase, some of these are:

To get discounts and free shipping, subscribe to these websites. Generally, discounts are offered during holiday sales and other anniversaries.

Drop me a comment if this was useful or any other information you would like to have in my next blog post.

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Honey I fixed the Pics

A very common issue found in photos is the “Red-eye”. I don’t blame the photographers who upload such images as the rush to upload images is worsened by questions like “Where are my party pics John?”.

A photograph looks much better after the Red eye removal

Although there are apps available to fix this issue. But if you have clicked a good number of photographs, fixing this issue can still be tedious. Well, I kind of stop viewing albums more than 50 odd (subtle number) pics. It is a personal threshold!

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 has a solution which can help you “batch” fix the red-eye problem with the click of a button.

  1. Start Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.
  2. Click Organizer.
  3. Click Import button. Select From Files and Folders.
  4. Navigate to the folder in your computer where the photos are stored. Open the folder and select all the files.

    Select option

    Select option

  5. Check the Automatically Fix Red Eyes option. Click Get Media.

Now all you have to do is wait patiently, and all the photos with the Red eye defect are fixed and imported to Elements Organizer 11. Start fixing, enhancing, or sharing them with friends & family.

Content panel Photoshop Elements: Apply artwork to images

Putting together snazzy themes and decorations to pep up images can be time-consuming. Photoshop Elements provides a single location from where you can:

  1. Apply artwork
  2. Decorate your photos and creations using theme decorations
  3. Improve the text styles in your images

Use the Content panel in Photoshop Elements to apply artwork, theme decorations, and text styles to deck up your favorite images with the best of decorations!

 

Visual treatments/enhancements: A Journey 2011

Users today want more visual content. They like viewing flash animations, video tutorials, and audio clips along with the informative text that communicators write. A picture is not worth a thousand words anymore, it is worth a million hits!

We added some visual treatment to our Help topics and the results were a delight! Not only did the user experience improve, adding images and videos increased user participation and brought down negative ratings in some cases.

Here are some visual strategies that are likely to strike gold:

  • Artwork that saves localization costs: Photoshop Elements has a lot of these examples, whether it is creating an Out of bounds effect or removing red eyefrom images. These articles have been instrumental in saving localization costs. We took care to include the image area with accuracy and not include toolbars, panels, or any localization candidates.

    Image on Out of bounds effect

    Image on Out of bounds effect

  • Visual overviews for easier navigation: In image editing/publishing tools like Photoshop Elements or Illustrator, users often struggle with the tool panels. The tooltip is usually not enough for new users to get started. We carefully studied the user feedback and figured out that our users were looking for a Preview! The Selection tools page in PSE and the Drawing tools gallery page in AI have wowed users worldwide. Many users have them as their favorite bookmarks. An illustration of the tool, a short description, and a linked topic that has more information about the tool. That’s easily one of the best examples of navigation-friendly online documentation.

    Image on Drawing tools

    Image on Drawing tools

  • Playing at a theater near you: To tell a story through a video is entertaining yet informative. InDesign has been premiering some really good videos to amaze graphics aficionados. Adding page numbers and exporting content to EPUB are some effectively executed examples.
  • Traditional with a twist: Whether it is quizzing users or helping users create question slides, Adobe Captivate has used tabular definitions and simple callout diagrams to educate and engage users.

    Image on Quiz illustration

    Image on Quiz illustration

As illustrated in the examples above, visual illustrations with text are the flavor of the times gone by and the times to come.

And we can’t help asking our users  “Would you like some fries with your text?” :)

The Beginning

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am a writer, poet and acting enthusiast. I live in Delhi, India and besides dreaming novel plots write for Adobe’s Illustrator and Elements products. I am on twitter and facebook. Will be sharing some exciting blog posts in the days ahead…