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Creating a contact book

From: Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 03 Sharing and Printing Photos

Video: Creating a contact book

If you have people that you e-mail frequently, and to whom you like to send photos, it's a good idea to include their names in your Elements Contact Book. The Contact Book is specific to Elements only. To access the Contact Book, I'll go to the Edit menu in the Organizer, and down to Contact Book, and that opens my Contact Book. Well, I don't happen to have any entries yet. To make a new contact, I'll click the New Contact button, and here I can enter all kinds of information about someone to whom I often e-mail. Now, I'm not going to bother filling out all these fields. You can do that for your own contacts. I'm just going to type the name of this contact in the First Name and Last Name fields, and then I'll use the Tab key on my keyboard to tab among the fields until I get to the Email Address field, which is the most important one, because this Contact Book is used by the e-mail features in Elements, as we'll see in the following movies.

Creating a contact book

If you have people that you e-mail frequently, and to whom you like to send photos, it's a good idea to include their names in your Elements Contact Book. The Contact Book is specific to Elements only. To access the Contact Book, I'll go to the Edit menu in the Organizer, and down to Contact Book, and that opens my Contact Book. Well, I don't happen to have any entries yet. To make a new contact, I'll click the New Contact button, and here I can enter all kinds of information about someone to whom I often e-mail. Now, I'm not going to bother filling out all these fields. You can do that for your own contacts. I'm just going to type the name of this contact in the First Name and Last Name fields, and then I'll use the Tab key on my keyboard to tab among the fields until I get to the Email Address field, which is the most important one, because this Contact Book is used by the e-mail features in Elements, as we'll see in the following movies.

I'll type this contact's Email Address, and I'm going to skip over all these other fields for now, and just click OK, and you can see that contact here in my Contact Book. I'm going to make one more contact the same way, and I would continue to fill out my Contact Book this way. Now, I'm not going to enter everybody into this Contact Book that I have, say, in my normal e-mail address book. Here I'll just add people to whom I think I'm going to be sending photos in the future, and I can always add new people later.

I can also combine my contacts into groups to tidy up my Contact Book as it gets longer. I'll click New Group here, I'll type a Group Name, like college friends, and then I'll select the contacts that I want to add to this group, and click the Add button, and then I'll click OK. Now I could send photos to individuals in this group one by one, or to the entire group by sending them to the Group Name. You can also edit any contact here by selecting the contact, clicking the Edit button, and editing that contact's information.

So I'll type here Boulder, CO, and I'll click OK. And finally, you can import contacts to this Contact Book from your Microsoft Outlook address book, or if you have a different kind of address book that uses vCards, you can import those. But I really like to keep this address book limited to just those friends and family to whom I'm likely to send photos. So I'll click OK, and that creates my new Contact Book. In the following movies, we'll see how to use the Contact Book with the e-mail attachment and photo mail features in Elements Organizer.

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  1. 6m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 51s
  2. 15m 56s
    1. Creating a contact book
      2m 28s
    2. Sharing photos as email attachments
      4m 16s
    3. Embedding photos in Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 3s
    4. Sharing PDF slideshows via email
      4m 9s
  3. 23m 41s
    1. Sharing photos on Facebook
      4m 15s
    2. Sharing photos on Flickr
      4m 10s
    3. Sharing photos on SmugMug
      5m 16s
    4. Sharing videos on YouTube
      3m 11s
    5. Sharing videos on Vimeo
      3m 17s
    6. Sharing photos among devices with Adobe Revel
      3m 32s
  4. 15m 19s
    1. Creating albums
      3m 51s
    2. Sharing albums on Photoshop Showcase
      7m 6s
    3. Exporting albums to a drive or disc
      4m 22s
  5. 19m 47s
    1. Setting image size and resolution for print
      8m 8s
    2. Setting image size for online sharing
      2m 52s
    3. Processing multiple photos
      4m 46s
    4. Watermarking photos
      4m 1s
  6. 52m 22s
    1. Creating a color-managed environment
      8m 47s
    2. Desktop photo printing from the Editor on Windows
      12m 38s
    3. Desktop photo printing from the Organizer on Windows
      3m 5s
    4. Desktop photo printing on a Mac
      9m 43s
    5. Printing contact sheets on Windows
      2m 49s
    6. Printing contact sheets on Macs
      4m 45s
    7. Printing picture packages on Windows
      3m 59s
    8. Printing picture packages on Macs
      5m 34s
    9. Ordering commercially printed photos
      1m 2s
  7. 13m 48s
    1. Optimizing photos with Save for Web
      8m 57s
    2. Exporting photos from the Organizer
      4m 51s
  8. 33s
    1. Next steps
      33s

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