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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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3. Creating and Managing Images

So far, I’ve introduced Photoshop Elements and worked mostly in Bridge, importing and arranging photos for manipulation later. But Elements is based on the code from Photoshop, the industrial-strength image editor used by the pros. As such, it’s important to build a foundation of knowledge about digital images in preparation for editing them later.

This chapter offers some basic guidelines on adjusting image size and resolution. If you want to e-mail a photo to a friend, you’ll need a small file size for easy delivery—so you’ll want to create a low-resolution image, which means it contains a smaller number of pixels. If you’re planning to print high-quality images on your ink-jet printer, you’ll want to maintain ...

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