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Press Release: October 9, 2008

Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly: Reader-Friendly Guidance Found Here

Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual Sebastopol, CA—Photoshop Elements 7 includes lots of new tools for sprucing up your photos, like the Scene Cleaner that lets you get rid of unwanted elements and the Smart Brush that makes touch-ups a breeze. But the one thing you won't find in Elements is reader-friendly guidance on how to get the most out of this powerful program. Enter Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $44.99), ready to explain not only how the tools and commands work, but when to use them.

With the new edition of this bestselling book, you'll learn everything from the basics of loading photos into Elements to the new online photo-sharing and storage service that Adobe's offering (for free!) at There's so much to Elements 7 that knowing what to do--and when to do it--is tricky. That's why this book carefully explains all the tools and options by putting each one into a clear, easy-to-understand context.

Author Barbara Brundage explains, "The biggest [change] is, which lets you upload your photos right from the organizer, create really swell web slideshows with them, back them up online, and even synchronize your albums between your home computer and your account...My personal favorite is the actions player. I love how much actions increase what Elements can do, and now it's so easy to install and run them."

With the help of this book, which covers Elements 7 for Windows, you will:

  • Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
  • Learn to import, organize, and fix photos quickly and easily
  • Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
  • Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
  • Learn which tools the pros use--you'll finally understand how layers work!
  • Back up and share photos using Adobe's new service
  • Create collages and photo layout pages for scrapbooks and other projects
  • Fix your photos online and sync the changes to your own photo library
  • Download practice images and try new tricks right away

As always, Brundage lets you know which features work well, which don't, and why--all with a bit of wit and good humor. Dive into Adobe's outstanding photo editor and find out why this Missing Manual is the bestselling book on the topic.

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Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual, and Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe’s prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual
Barbara Brundage
ISBN: 9780596521332, 591 pages, $44.99 USD, £27.99 GBP

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