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Corel Digital Studio 2010’s Media Organiser looks after all your digital media, such as photos, videos or music. It helps you get them on to your computer, keep them in order, and also helps you search for and find them again later.
 

1. CONNECT YOUR CAMERA

Start Corel PaintShop Photo Express, and plug in your camera or memory card.  Select Import from the toolbar.  Note that available devices are highlighted.
 
 

2. IMPORT PHOTOS

Choose Camera/Memory card, and it will show thumbnails of all your photos.  Any photos that have been previously downloaded will have an icon, so you can avoid duplicates. Give the folder a name that describes the content, click Import, and all the media will be downloaded.
 
 

3. BROWSE FOLDERS

Browse through your photos and delete the inevitable shot of the floor or the really blurry ones.  Also rotate your photos from horizontal to vertical here.  Note that you can also see all the video and music clips you have on your computer.  Video clips have a video icon top left, and click on the thumbnail to play a preview – useful for identifying the clip.
 
 

4. CREATE ALBUMS

When you upload images from a memory card, the resulting folder may contain photos from several different events.  Create Albums to separate your photos in groups or sets together, without moving their physical location on your hard drive.
 
 

5. TAG YOUR PHOTOS

Tags are extremely useful for finding or grouping shots later.  So, for the “Pool Day” shots here, I’ll select and tag them all with “Family”, and also set up a custom tag called “Catherine” - and apply it to just the ones that she appears in.  In this way, if I want to compile all the photos I have of Catherine, I can retrieve them easily.
 
 

6. RATE YOUR PHOTOS

Double-click a photo to open the Express Edit window, and the first thing you can do is give it a rating.  For simplicity, I apply only three ratings:  5 for standout shots, 3 for medium ones, and no stars for the rest. 
 
 
Now when you want to find a particular shot or group of shots again, just click in the Search box and start typing a name, tag or caption to find your photos.
 
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