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Good information, Jen! Those that use Photoshop Elements 3 Organizer to tag their elements and things might be interested in downloading a free tags file I have up on my website -- it saves the work of creating the tags & sub-tags and things. The link is here:

The Organizer is SO cool.

Great entry! I've tried many different ways to organize stuff, including wrong ones. I'll echo the sentiment of keeping kits together. I never used to do that with the freebie kits I downloaded and am now left with the mess of trying to figure out what elements from a particular designer are part of a kit and which ones aren't...

Currently my system is as follows: I have a folder called scrapbooking. In that folder I have three folders named inspiration, supplies and templates. Inspiration holds sketches and quotes and ads and other stuff to get inspiration from. Templates holds a lot of page division templates and such while supplies is the important folder where I store everything I dowload in.
I have that one subdivided in four folders:
paid kits
paid elements
free kits
free elements

Both pay folder and free kits have everything sorted on designer, and for the paid ones I also put the site I bought it at in the filename (in case of major stores like sbb or dsp). Free elements however has everything sorted on what it is. This because I only story single freebies here and organising that by topic instead of designer easifies (not a word but who cares :D) my searching for something.

I hope this all made sense and was useful in any way. Oh and by the way, Picasa is from Google itself; you can find it here:


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