Chapter 4. Getting Your Images

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!

Getting Your Images

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.

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