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How to Move Photographs

To a Flash Drive >

Mac >

Photoshop Elements Organizer

Open the Flash Drive

1) Insert your flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

2) Look for the flash drive in one of these two places.

Place #1: Desktop

Look on the Desktop.

The flash drive will probably be called NoName.

Place #2: Finder

Open a Finder window by clicking on the Faces icon on the left end of the Dock.


There's a column on the left side of the Finder window.

Your flash drive will appear under Devices.

The name of the drive will probably be NoName.


3) Click the flash drive to open it.

Make a Folder on the Flash Drive

If you wish, create a folder for the photographs on the flash drive.

Do the following.

a) Go to File > New Folder.

b) Enter the name for the folder, such as Assignment 1.

c) Press Return.


4) Open the Organizer in Photoshop Elements.

5) Find the collection/album containing the photographs you want to copy to the flash drive.

Let's say the collection/album is called Assignment 1.

6) Select the photographs in the Assignment 1 collection/album that you want to show in class.

If you're not familiar with selecting thumbnails, go to How to Select Thumbnails.

7) Go to File > Export As New File(s).

8) In the Export New Files window, in the upper-right corner, make sure Use Original Format is selected.

9) In the Location section, click Browse.

10) Navigate to your flash drive.

11) Click the folder you made on the flash drive.

12) Click Export.

Your photographs are copied onto the flash drive.

Eject the Flash Drive

Do the following.

a) Click on the flash drive icon on the Desktop, hold, and drag it to the trash icon.

The Trash icon will change to the Eject icon.

b) Release the mouse button.

c) After the flash drive disappears from the Desktop, unplug the flash drive.


a) Right click on the flash drive icon on the Desktop or right click on it in Finder.

b) Select Eject.

c) After the flash drive disappears from the Desktop or from Finder, unplug the flash drive.