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Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 1

Gathering Your Image Files

In This Chapter

arrow Organizing your hard drive

arrow Acquiring photos from cameras, phones, scanners, and more

arrow Importing photos into the Organizer

arrow Backing up your photos and edits

After you install Photoshop Elements, the first thing you want to do is open some photos. It stands to reason that, before you can jump into all the editing opportunities you have with the program, you need to have the image files ready to use, whether those photos are digital camera photos still on a memory card or files copied to your computer. You may also have a photo print you want to scan or photos you took on your cellphone.

Regardless of where you have photos stored, you want to get them into Elements and start working on them. In this chapter, we talk about getting your files onto your computer and imported into the Organizer. After you have your files loaded in the Organizer, you have a number of options for viewing, searching, and organizing photos in the Organizer, which we discuss in Chapters 2 and 3 of this minibook. (If you want to bypass the robust image-tagging ...

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