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Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Using a Photo Processing Service

You don't even need to own a printer to print your photos. There's no shortage of companies hoping you'll choose them for the privilege of printing out your photos. You can order prints online or use a print kiosk at a local store. Elements makes it very easy to prepare your photos for printing either way. Just save your photos in a compatible file format (see Section 3.7.1 for more about picking different file formats). The JPEG format is usually your best bet, but always check with the service you plan to use to see if they have any special requirements.

If you plan to physically take your photos in for printing (as opposed to ordering them online), burn the photos to a CD and take that in. You'll have fewer problems than you would if you try to copy your edited photos back on to your camera's memory card.

Ordering Prints from Within Elements

Adobe has partnered with Kodak's online photo-printing service, EasyShare Gallery, to make it easy to upload photos directly from the Organizer. You can share photos with other EasyShare account holders (creating an account is free), or order prints or books. (There are many other online printing services that you can also use, but the process isn't integrated right into Elements the way it is with EasyShare.)

Note

If you've ordered online from an earlier version of Elements, but haven't done so in a while, the EasyShare Gallery is the new name for what used to be Ofoto.com. If you have an Ofoto account, you can ...

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