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Photoshop® Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Chapter 4. Setting Your Preferences

In This Chapter

  • Understanding preferences

  • Adjusting the Full Edit mode preferences

  • Adjusting the Organizer preferences

Photoshop Elements is a program that accommodates a wide range of photographers with a wide range of needs. Not every individual who works in the program is likely to work the same way or use the same tools consistently. When you think of all the creative options you have for editing photos and then consider your hardware advantages and limitations, you can begin to design a personal working environment.

Elements understands a user's need to tailor the program to his or her specific needs. That's why it provides you with some methods for creating your personal work environment through a set of Preferences you can adjust to your personal work style.

Understanding Preferences

A Preference setting is an adjustment in a Preferences dialog box that has some sort of effect on edits you make on pictures, on the behavior of tools, menus, and on the controls that affect Elements.

Understanding Preferences

When you make a choice in a Preferences dialog box, the new setting takes effect after the adjustment is made and remains intact until you make a change in the Preferences dialog box. Most preferences adjustments you make are dynamic — meaning that the change in a setting takes place immediately after you click the OK button in the dialog box. In some cases, preference ...

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