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

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Chapter 1. Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images

In This Chapter

  • Getting your images

  • Using the Elements Downloader and AutoPlay

  • Scanning photos

  • Getting photos from cell phones, files, and folders

  • Opening photos in an Editor

  • Creating new blank images

  • Converting the Clipboard

  • Saving your files

  • Processing multiple images

  • Adding new pages

  • Closing and quitting in Elements

After you install Photoshop Elements, the first thing you want to do is open some photos. It stands to reason that, before you can jump into all the editing opportunities you have with the program, you need to have something to work with.

You may have digital camera photos still on a memory card, or you may have copied files to your computer. You might have a photo print you want to scan, or you may want to get a photo off your cell phone. Regardless of where you have photos stored, you want to get them into Elements and start working on them.

Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images

In this chapter, we talk about getting your files into the Organizer (Windows) or Adobe Bridge (Mac) and opening them in an Editor. After you have your files in one workspace or another, you have a number of different options for sorting, finding, and arranging photos in the Organizer (Bridge). First, however, we look at acquiring images from a variety of sources and check out how to open them in an Editor. (Look over Book II, Chapter 2 if you just can't wait to find out more on working with ...

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