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Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Jones F.

Jones F. Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Wiley publishing , 2005. - 240 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7477-9
Download (direct link): digitalphotographyjust2005.pdf
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3. If you choose to use a self-service kiosk, follow the instruction on the kiosk or ask assistance from the store customer service staff.
Figure 12-15: An in-store kiosk
In-store kiosks can be a great convenience and timesaver. Although they don't provide the hands-on opportunity for fine-tuning that you can achieve in your editing package, many in-store kiosks provide color balance, red eye removal, brightness, contrast, cropping, enlarging, and other features prior to printing out your pictures. If you're away from home and you don't travel with your laptop and printer (and many of us don't), using an in-store kiosk can enable you to print out a good set of pictures while on vacation or any other time you don't want to edit your prints yourself. Many services also allow you to store your photos on a CD at a modest cost.
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Organizing and Sharing Photos
hotoshop Album is a popular package used by amateur photographers
to manage, print, and share their photos. Photoshop Album is an inexpensive and powerful choice for the amateur photographer to use as a central control panel for digital photography activity. The program provides one-stop shopping for the most popular photo management functions, everything from storing photos to e-mailing them. Album even links to a selection of editing software packages, such as Adobe Photoshop, that you might have installed on your computer, and then allows you to click once on a picture and launch the editing package with the picture preloaded.
This chapter covers the basics of Photoshop Album, including using a number of its project-oriented wizards. Many other wizards and tools are available from the Adobe Web site,, as well as from third-party vendors and freeware from other users on the Internet. Album can be useful even to more advanced photographers for quick fixes and for last-minute small projects, such as a greeting card, without the complications of more sophisticated software.
The point of digital photography for the amateur is enjoyment. Photoshop Album and similar software programs can simplify tasks and let the user focus on the fun. To find out more about Photoshop Album, check out Photoshop Album For Dummies, by Barbara Obermeier.
Get ready to . . .
"*• Import Photos into Photoshop Album 144
"*• Organize Photos with Photoshop Album ....145
"*• Categorize Photos with Tags................146
"*• Search for Photos Bearing Particular Tags.......................................147
"*• Rename a Group of Photos at the
Same Time..................................147
"*• Make a Digital Slideshow...................148
"*• Create a Photo Album.......................150
"*• Create a Greeting Card.....................150
"*• Burn a Video CD............................151
"*• Share Photos via E-Mail....................152
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Chapter 13: Organizing and Sharing Photos
Import Photos into Photoshop Album
1. In Photoshop Album, decide on the method you want
to use to import photos. Your choices are
• Navigate to a particular folder: Navigate to a folder that contains photos that you want to import by choosing FileOGet PhotosOFrom Files and Folders (see Figure 13-1).
• Drag and drop: Drag images from your desktop, Windows Explorer, or an image editing program into Photoshop Album.
• Search for files on your hard drive: Search your hard drive by choosing FileOGet PhotosOBy Searching, and then clicking the Search button.
If you're just getting started with Photoshop Album, I suggest that you try the search option first. It's the simplest way to import a large number of photos into the program in a short amount of time.
• From a camera or card reader: Import photos from your camera or a memory card in one fell swoop by choosing FileOGet PhotosOFrom a Camera or Card Reader.
2. Execute the appropriate menu command to import your photos. A dialog box with photo files opens, as shown in Figure 13-2.
3. Select the particular photos that you want to import.
Ctrl+A selects all photos. Ctrl+click photos to select some photos but /Y/^yS\ not others.
4. Click the Get Photos button. The photos appear in Photoshop Album's Photo Well, ready for you to work with them.
Figure 13-1: Ready to import photos into Photoshop Album
Figure 13-2: The dialog box showing photos to import
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Organize Photos with Photoshop Album
Organize Photos with Photoshop Album
1. To view your photos in a particular way in Adobe Photoshop Album, choose ViewOArrangement as shown in Figure 13-3. You can sort your photos by the following criteria:
• Date (Newest First): The photo you most recently took shows up in the upper-left corner of the Photo Well.
• Date (Oldest First): The photo you most recently took shows up in the bottom-right corner of the Photo Well.
• Import Batch: Sorts the photos with other photos collected from the same folder. Use this option if you already have a good organizational scheme at work.
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