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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training highlights the important features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. Photographer Jan Kabili shows how to use Photoshop Elements to organize and edit photos, build photos into projects like slideshows and photo books, and share photos with family and friends. Jan explains how to train Photoshop Elements 8 to recognize and tag faces, use the Smart Brush for targeted adjustments, and share photos using Adobe's online service, photoshop.com. She also dives deep into the application's editing tools, which rival those of the full product, Photoshop, in their ability to take snapshots and turn them into great photos. Exercise files accompany the course.
In the Organizers Photo Browser, a date appears under each thumbnail preview. If the preview is of a photograph, that date is usually the date on which you took the picture. But if you brought the picture in from a scanner, that date may not be accurate. That's okay. Elements gives you a way to adjust the date and time of any photo in the Organizer. Let's see how to do that. Here I have this photograph of a bed, and underneath the thumbnail preview for that photo is the date July 4, 2008 at 1:22 p.m.
Now I know what I took that photo earlier in the year, and so I want to adjust the date to reflect the actual date that the photo was shot. To do that I'll first select the photo by clicking on its thumbnail, and then I go up to the Edit menu and I'll choose Adjust Date and Time. In the Adjust Date and Time dialog box, I have a few choices. Usually, the best choice is the first one, to change to a specified date and time. So I'm going to do that by clicking OK. In the next dialog box, I can change the year, the month, and a day.
I'll type a year in the Year field by highlighting the number 8 and typing 7 instead, and then I'll go to the Month field, and I'll choose the month in which I really took this photo, which I think was January, and I can even choose the day. Now if I'm not sure of the day, I can choose this Question Mark. If I'm sure of the day, I can choose the date from this list. I believe that took this on January 1, so I'll choose that. Then I'll come to the Time area. If I know the time I can use the arrows to change the time here.
If I'm not sure of the time, which is often the case, I'll just click Unknown, and then I'll click OK and you can see the results here. The date is listed under the thumbnail preview, but there is no time listed there. So if you're someone who likes to keep track of your photos by date, be sure to take a look at the date that's under each photo thumbnail and change it if necessary, as I have shown you in this movie.
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