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In this course, author Jan Kabili introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, the less expensive version of Photoshop that’s ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results. The course covers importing, organizing, and finding photos with the Organizer. It explains how and when to use each of the editing workspaces—from the simple Quick Fix and Guided Edit workspaces to the Full Edit workspace for enhancing your photos—including making photo corrections, retouching, compositing images, and adding text. The final chapter offers creative ways to share photos with Elements, including print projects like greeting cards, calendars, and books, emailing photos, and posting them on Facebook and Flickr.
Elements 10 has built in connections to popular online social media and photo sharing sites like Facebook, Flickr, and SmugMug, let's see how to upload photos directly from Elements to Facebook. Here by Organizer I can select one or more photos in the Media Browser, and then I'll go over to the Share tab in the column on the right and there I'll choose Share to Facebook. If you don't use the Organizer, you can still share from the Elements Editor to Facebook by opening one or more photos into the Full Photo Edit Workspace, and then choosing to Share to Facebook from this similar Share tab in the column on the right side of the Editor.
I'll click Share to Facebook here, and on this screen I'm being asked to authorize elements to access my Facebook account. Before I do that I'm going to uncheck Download Facebook friend list, which is an attempt to integrate Facebook tagging with tagging of photos in Elements, and then I'll click Authorize. That opens my web browser to the Facebook login page; I'll log into Facebook here with my Facebook Username and Password.
On the next screen, Facebook tells me I can close this window and return to the application, which is Elements, so I'll do that. And back in Elements there's a button that I'll click here to complete the authorization handshake between Elements and Facebook. This window opens automatically displaying the photo that I'd selected in my Organizer. If I want to add more photos to this upload, I can do that as long as the photos are in my Organizer by clicking this green plus sign.
And that opens this dialog box where I can find more photos in my Organizer. I can see the Entire Catalog if I want, or just a particular Album that I've made, or just Photos that I've tagged with a particular Keyword Tag. I'm not going to choose anymore right now, instead I'm just going to Cancel out of here. This is a pretty powerful feature right here. Back in this window I'll continue preparing this photo to upload to Facebook. I'm going to uncheck Upload people tags in these photos, because this photo doesn't have any people tags associated with it.
Over here I can choose which album I want to upload this photo to, I could make a brand-new album, and if I do that, I can specify its privacy settings, who can see the photos in that album. I already have an album to which I want to upload this photo, so I'm going to choose Upload Photos to an existing album, and then from this menu I'll be able to see and choose an album that I've already created on Facebook. So I'll choose this, my Photoshop Elements pix album. Down here I can set the photo quality, I'm going to go with Standard, but I do have an option to choose a Higher resolution photo, which might upload a little more slowly, and then I'll click Upload.
When the upload finishes I get this message that it's been successful and the photos have been published to my Facebook account. If I want to just close this window, I can click Done, or if I want to go to Facebook in my web browser, I'll click Visit Facebook, and that opens Facebook to my account. I'm going to go up to my Wall by clicking on my Username here, and here you can see as the latest post on my Wall the photo that I just uploaded directly from Elements to Facebook.
And down here you can see that, that photo went directly into my Photoshop Elements pix album here on Facebook. This kind of tight integration between Elements and social media sites like Facebook take Elements one step further toward being a complete photo related solution. And Facebook isn't the only online community with ties to Elements, in the next movie I'll show you how Elements integrates with the Flickr photo sharing community too.
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