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Photoshop® Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Chapter 3. Viewing and Navigating Images

In This Chapter

  • Examining the Image window

  • Changing zoom views

  • Navigating images

  • Using grids and guides

  • Getting information

  • Working with the Content panel

One of the most important aspects of working with images in an Editor is navigation — knowing how to move around the image (as well as between images) and how to use tools and menu commands to help you.

Many tools in Elements enable you to zoom in and out of images, acquire information about your photos, and examine them in detail. In this chapter, we talk about these tools and clue you in on the best methods to use for viewing files in an Editor.

Viewing and Navigating Images

Looking at the Image Window

The first thing you need to know about examining an image is how to get it into the Image window. The Image window in Edit Full mode is where your photos are opened and ready for editing. To open an image in Edit Full mode, you have a few options available to you.

Like any program, Elements supports choosing File

Looking at the Image Window

Another method for opening photos is to use the Organizer, where you select one or more photos you want to edit. Because we cover some of the essentials of using the Organizer in Book II, Chapter 2, we take a look at opening a file from the Organizer in Edit Full mode:

  1. Open the Organizer (Windows).

    You can launch Photoshop Elements ...

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