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Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 3. Creating and Managing Images

So far, I’ve introduced Photoshop Elements and worked mostly in the Organizer, importing and arranging photos for manipulation later. But Elements isn’t just a photo album (in fact, its organizing features are relatively new). It’s built on the code from Photoshop, the industrial-strength image editor used by the pros. As such, it’s important to build a foundation of knowledge about digital images in preparation for editing them later.

This chapter offers some basic guidelines on adjusting image size and resolution. If you want to email a photo to a friend, you’ll need a small file size for easy delivery—so you’ll want to create a low-resolution image, which means it contains a smaller number of pixels. If ...

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