Sorry for the very elemental question. For some reason PSE has stopped automatically importing photos that I've added to my computer. And it's been so long since I set this up I can't remember how to do it. Help, please! I'm using PSE 15. Thanks in advance.
For some reason PSE has stopped automatically importing photos that I've added to my computer.
I wonder if what you describe has to do with the Watch Folders feature in the Organizer (File > Watch Folders > Watch Folders and their Sub-Folders for New Files). That's how you tell the Organizer to "notice" the new files you bring into your computer -- to either automatically import them or to notify you that they are waiting.
I'm no Organizer expert and I don't use Watch Folders. You may want to check this tutorial for further information. Hope it helps!
Sepiana, As always, you've solved my issue. I do have a couple of other issues, though. Hopefully these are easy. I'm getting a little icon on these photos in red that says "offline". If I have my card reader with the files on it plugged into my laptop the icon goes away, but comes back if I unplug it. I know I need to somehow "reconnect" these photos, but I can't figure it out. Final issue is I'm trying to figure out how to set the path to where I want my files to go when I save them. Again, thank you for all of your help, now and in the past.
I'm getting a little icon on these photos in red that says "offline".
I have to confess I never encountered this issue. I checked the Help file and found this.
Offline files are items in a catalog present on an external disk/drive that is currently offline (not available). The Offline icon appears on items that are offline (stored on disk/drive, not on the local hard drive).
Sorry to be late to answer, I am just back from vacation...
"Offline media" are indeed media which have been imported (voluntarily or not...) by using the option "Get files from files and folders" instead of "Get files from camera or card reader" with files on removable media such as cards or DVDs AND using the option to generate previews instead of "copy files on import".
That option was useful twenty years ago when disk space was scarse and it was common to store photo files only on removable media you had to plug in when needed. The previews allowed managing the files in the organizer but not editing them. My bet is that today it's only a legacy feature used by user error when downloading. Note that external drives are not considered as removable media. If they are not plugged in, the files are considered "missing", not "offline" and you don't get the option to generate preview as with cards or thumb sticks.