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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Chapter 2. Importing, Managing, and Saving Your Photos

Now that you’ve had a look around Elements, it’s time to start learning how to get photos into the program, and also how to keep track of where these photos are stored. As a digital photographer, you may no longer be facing shoeboxes stuffed with prints, but you’ve still got to face the menace of photos piling up on your hard Fortunately. drive, Elements gives you some great tools for organizing your collection and quickly finding individual pictures.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to import your photos from cameras, memory card readers, and scanners. You’ll also find out how to import individual frames from videos, how to open files that are already on your computer, and how to create a new file from scratch. After that, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Bridge to sort and find your pictures once they’re on your Mac. Finally, you’ll learn how to save the work you create in Elements and how to make backups.

Note

In addition to the info about Bridge in this chapter, Appendix C (Bridge CS3 Menu) contains a complete listing of all Bridge’s menu items and what they mean.

Importing from Cameras

You have four basic ways of getting photos from your camera or memory card reader onto your computer:

Note

Take a moment to carefully read the instructions from your camera manufacturer. Those directions should always take precedence over anything you read here that suggests doing something differently.

  • iPhoto. Your Mac comes set up to launch iPhoto ...

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