In This Chapter
Acquiring photos from cameras and card readers
Scanning photos and artwork
Importing photos from CDs, DVDs, and other media
Working with online services
Acquiring photos from cell phones
Creating new documents
Working with Camera Raw files
You have many different sources to work with for getting a picture into Elements, where you can play with it, experiment on it, and edit it. If you have a digital camera, you're in the right place; we walk you through all kinds of different options for getting the shots you took with your camera into Elements.
If you have a digital scanner, you're in the right place, too! We talk about scanning photos, as well. If you have some CDs, sources of files on the Internet, some massive collection of images written to a DVD, or even a picture or two that you took with your cell phone, you're still in the right place!
In the preceding chapters, we flirt with opening files. If you followed some of the steps in those chapters for opening images, you should have a feel for using the Open tool and Open command. But there's more to acquiring images than just using the Open command, as you can find out in this chapter.
This chapter covers all you need to know about getting images into Elements from all kinds of sources and answers all your questions about how to move around the workspaces to get your files into Elements.