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Exporting photos

From: Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

Video: Exporting photos

From time to time you may want a copy of a photo that you have in your Elements Organizer for some purpose like sharing on a personal website or may be on a social media site that's not directly accessible from the Organizer's sharing options. You could open each file like that in Elements' Editor, resize each one to the size you want and save a copy in the format that you need. But if you're trying to get copies of lots of files, it's probably faster to use the Export command in the Organizer, which does all that for you. So for example, let's say that I want to put these two vertical photos on my website.

Exporting photos

From time to time you may want a copy of a photo that you have in your Elements Organizer for some purpose like sharing on a personal website or may be on a social media site that's not directly accessible from the Organizer's sharing options. You could open each file like that in Elements' Editor, resize each one to the size you want and save a copy in the format that you need. But if you're trying to get copies of lots of files, it's probably faster to use the Export command in the Organizer, which does all that for you. So for example, let's say that I want to put these two vertical photos on my website.

I'll select them both, holding the Ctrl key on the PC or the Command key on the Mac and then I'll go to the File menu in Elements Organizer and I'll go down to Export As New Files. Now the fact that this is new files is a reminder that Elements is going to make a copy of these files, it's not going to export the actual PSD files, those remain untouched. So I'll choose Export As New Files and then opens the Export New Files dialog box. You can see the two thumbnails that I selected here. If I wanted to add more to this batch I could click this Plus symbol and then navigate to more files.

Over here on the right I'll choose the File Type, now these happen to be PSD format files. If I want to put these up somewhere on the web I'm going to want to convert them to JPEG, so I'll choose JPEG here. Because these are going to be JPEGs I can choose the JPEG compression quality, I'll just leave that at Medium. And in the Location field I can choose the destination for these copies. I'll click the Browse button and I'm going to put these on my desktop and I'll click OK. I'm going to keep the original filenames the same for these JPEGs as they are for the PSDs so that I know which file relates to which.

But sometimes you may need to rename your files. If you choose Common Base Name here and then type something in like Paris, then Elements will rename the exported files using this as the Base Name and adding sequential numbers. So in this case I would get two files paris1.jpg and paris2.jpg, but I am just going to leave these at the Original Names and finally click Export. I'll click OK at the message that export has taken place and out on my Desktop there are the two JPEGs that I just exported from Elements without any effect on the original PSD files which are in the same folders where they've always been.

Let's go back to Elements one more time and let's say I now want to export this file, well this is a JPEG already. So I'll select that, I'll choose File > Export As New File again and this time if I need a JPEG I have a choice. If I leave this set to Use Original Format, I'll export a JPEG that is a copy of the original but that doesn't get recompressed in terms of size, it'll be the same size as the original. If I need a smaller JPEG than that, then I will choose JPEG here and choose the compression size as I did with the PSD files.

So that's how to use the Export New Files command to get copies of your original files.

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

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  1. 9m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What is Elements?
      2m 36s
    3. Getting acquainted with Elements workspaces
      5m 45s
  2. 19m 37s
    1. Working with catalogs
      4m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      3m 41s
    3. Importing photos from your computer
      2m 49s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      4m 50s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      3m 55s
  3. 11m 9s
    1. Cropping in Photo Fix
      4m 52s
    2. Applying one-click adjustments in Photo Fix
      4m 27s
    3. Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix
      1m 50s
  4. 27m 6s
    1. Working in Quick Edit
      6m 8s
    2. Adjusting lighting
      3m 41s
    3. Adjusting color
      4m 4s
    4. Making selective adjustments
      4m 33s
    5. Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
      4m 53s
    6. Saving edited images
      3m 47s
  5. 8m 46s
    1. Working in Guided Edit
      2m 56s
    2. Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit
      2m 44s
    3. Applying a vignette in Guided Edit
      3m 6s
  6. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the Expert Edit interface
      4m 49s
    2. Working with layers
      8m 55s
    3. Working with selections
      6m 18s
    4. Improving photos with adjustment layers
      5m 37s
    5. Editing automatically with actions
      2m 34s
    6. Adding text
      4m 33s
  7. 36m 37s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      4m 30s
    2. Managing files and folders
      4m 35s
    3. Organizing using People
      8m 43s
    4. Organizing using Places
      5m 1s
    5. Organizing using Events
      3m 28s
    6. Keyword tagging
      4m 12s
    7. Grouping photos into albums
      6m 8s
  8. 10m 1s
    1. Making a photo creation
      7m 39s
    2. Outputting a photo creation
      2m 22s
  9. 11m 6s
    1. Sending photos by email
      4m 49s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 9s
    3. Exporting photos
      3m 8s
  10. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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