How Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Simplifies Photo Management
As the latest release in an award winning product line, Photoshop Elements 8 takes what worked from previous editions and incorporates a number of innovations that make managing and editing personal photos that much easier. Based on the rich toolset that has defined Photoshop as an industry standard graphics tool, Elements offers a powerful but simplified editing process and combines it with organization functionality that the more expensive edition lacks.
Elements offers an easy interface for taking multiple images from your digital camera’s memory card and adding them to your personal library. Photos are straightened and automatically organized by the date and location they were taken so you can find them right away.
The visual tags available in Elements 8 let you categorize and sort your images by the content of your shots. You can narrow down your collection by people or place, and bypass obscure file names for labels that you choose.
Because there’s no cost to developing images, digital photo collections grow at an astronomical rate. Instead of clicking through one album at a time, Elements offers an instant search function that lets you look for images based on when and where they were taken as well as any keywords you’ve associated with the files.
Every time you take a photo on a modern digital camera, information about your specific settings are stored within the image itself. Elements gives you a straightforward way to view this information, including camera model, exposure settings and optical zoom parameters. This is especially helpful for photography enthusiasts wanting details about their favorite shots.
Registered users in the U.S. Have access to a wealth of web-based tools from Adobe to supplement the software on their home machine. Syncing tools let you maintain your collection across multiple computers, and an online Organizer lets you view your images from computers that don’t have Elements installed at all.
Managing an extensive photo collection is just one of the tasks Photoshop Elements 8 can handle. You also have quick access to a full set of tools for manipulating and enhancing images as well as a special interface for turning your favorite shots into calendars, cards and a lot more. This innovative Photoshop Elements 8 Tutorial from Infinite Skills covers an entire range of effective uses, from simply fixing red eye problems to adjusting a photo’s contrast and exposure to make it look like it was taken by a pro.
Special media instructor Neil Oliver explains the software in depth, with seven hours of examples and advice that will help users explore their creativity, even where they have had difficulty with editing programs in the past.
All of the examples are shown within the actual software interface, so everything looks just like it will on your own edition of Elements 8 for Windows. Ready for purchase on hardcopy CD or streaming online, full information can be found on the product page.