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First Steps

The Welcome screen

Step 1: Getting your pictures into Elements

Other options for getting your photos into Elements

Creating new documents

Step 2: Viewing your pictures

Step 3: Image rotating

Step 4: Cropping and straightening

Step 5: Automatic corrections

Step 6: Printing

Step 7: Saving

Step 8: Organizing your pictures

Step 9: Backing up your files

As a simple introduction to the program, this chapter will take you through the first basic steps involved in digital photography from downloading your pictures from your camera to the computer to holding an enhanced print in your hand.

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