It's one thing to apply keyword tags to your photos, but it can also be slightly tedious. Weren't computers supposed to relieve tedium? The new Auto-Analyzer feature scans your library and applies smart tags for characteristics such as blur, faces, and brightness. After letting the computer chew on your images for a while, you can use this information to find images that match a look you're hoping to find or help you avoid out-of-focus shots.
To analyze photos, select one or more images in your library and then choose Edit, Run Auto-Analyzer. You can also go to the Organizer's settings (Edit, Preferences, Auto-Analyzer Options) and choose Analyze All Media in Catalog Automatically. (You can also choose which characteristics Photoshop Elements flags.)
After the computer is finished analyzing, a new Smart Tag icon appears beneath each analyzed image that identifies which tags were applied (Figure 3).
Figure 3 The Organizer can apply tags based on its analysis of an image.