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Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Chapter 18. Online Albums and Slideshows

Last chapter, you learned how to email your photos. But what if you’ve got legions of friends? Do you have to email your pictures to everyone? Not with Elements, which makes it incredibly simple to post photos online, thanks to Photoshop.com, a one-stop shop where you share your photos and back them up online. You can create fancy online albums complete with professional-looking effects, courtesy of Flash, the ubiquitous Adobe program that’s responsible for zillions of nifty online animations.

Elements can also help you put together elaborate slideshows, complete with slick between-photo transitions like wipes and dissolves, clip art, and even audio. And for the perfect combination of high-tech wizardry and old-school charm, you can make digital flipbooks, simple slideshows that are easy to share with friends. Like the flipbooks of yore, these little shows can make a series of still photos appear to move, like an animated cartoon. Finally, Adobe has teamed up with Yahoo to give photo-taking map lovers a way to indulge both passions: customizable Yahoo maps sprinkled with photos detailing your latest road trip. In this chapter, you’ll learn the ins and outs of all these ways of sharing your photos.

Online Albums

Adobe calls these “albums,” but the online albums you create from Elements 7 aren’t just boring grid-like rows of photos like you see on most photo Web sites. Instead they’re elaborate Flash-based displays in which your photos do things ...

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