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Sharing photos to Twitter


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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12

with Jan Kabili

Video: Sharing photos to Twitter

One of the exciting ways to share your photos directly from Elements is to share to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and more. You can share to social media sites from the share menu that you'll find at the top of the organizer. Or from the shorter menu that you'll see at the top of the editor, if you happen to be working on a photo there. As an example, I'm going to show you how you can share a photo from the organizer to Twitter. Now, there are a few things you'll want to do in advance. For one thing, you want to make a Twitter account if you don't already have one. For another, you want to be sure that you're online at the time you want to share a photo from Elements to twitter and you want to make sure that the photo that you're sharing is small enough to meet Twitter's requirements.

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12
2h 5m Beginner Sep 25, 2013

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Join photographer and teacher Jan Kabili as she introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. This course begins with a look at Elements Organizer, a workspace that makes it easier than ever to import photos. Next, Jan explores the photo-enhancement features in the Quick Edit workspace, from correcting color and lighting to quick retouching. Then graduate to the Expert Edit view, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, compositing multiple images, straightening crooked photos, and more. Last, Jan returns to the Organizer to show you how to tag photos with keywords and create albums, and introduces Elements 12's features for emailing photos and sharing them on Twitter.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a hard drive or camera
  • One-click editing with Instant Fix
  • Making Quick Edits to color and lighting
  • Adding effects in Quick Edit
  • Straightening with content-aware fill
  • Retouching
  • Working with folders and files in the Organizer
  • Keyword tagging
  • Making albums
  • Sharing photos via email or social media
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Sharing photos to Twitter

One of the exciting ways to share your photos directly from Elements is to share to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and more. You can share to social media sites from the share menu that you'll find at the top of the organizer. Or from the shorter menu that you'll see at the top of the editor, if you happen to be working on a photo there. As an example, I'm going to show you how you can share a photo from the organizer to Twitter. Now, there are a few things you'll want to do in advance. For one thing, you want to make a Twitter account if you don't already have one. For another, you want to be sure that you're online at the time you want to share a photo from Elements to twitter and you want to make sure that the photo that you're sharing is small enough to meet Twitter's requirements.

Let me show you what happens if you start with a large file like this one, I'm going to select this file and then go to the share menu and choose Twitter, and I get this message, that the image is too big. I need to re-size the image so it's less then three megabytes in file size. And here I get a tip to use the file export menu to do that. So, I'll close and with this same photo selected, I'll go to the File menu and I'll choose Export as new file. In the Export dialog box, I want to go to the File type menu and choose jpeg even though this already is a jpeg.

I need to do that in order to activate the photo size options. From the photo size menu, I'm going to choose one of the smallest sizes. Now these sizes are dimensions and pixels, they're not total file size. And you can't know from this menu exactly how small you need to make the photo and pixels to meet twitter's three megabyte file size requirement. But if I go with the smallest option here. I have the best chance of meeting that requirement. So I'll do that. And then I'll leave the jpeg compression slider, called the Quality slider, at its default of about ten.

And then I'll go down to the Location menu and I'm going to choose a location in which to put this second copy of this jpeg. I'll just put it on my desk top and I'll click OK. I'll leave the file name at its original and I'll click Export. At this message that I've successfully exported one file, I'll click OK and that closes the export window. Now I've got a second copy of the same photo out of my desktop, a smaller version. If I want to share that smaller copy from Elements to Twitter I need to import the smaller copy into my Elements organizer.

So to do that, I could go up to the Import button and navigate to my desktop. Or, because I know exactly where that photo is, in the folders panel on the left I could select the desktop folder and then right click that folder. And here I have the option to import media. And when I choose that, Elements will try to import just the photos located on my desktop. Including all of those in the exercise files folder and that one new, smaller version of this jpeg, so I'll click Import media here, Elements goes through all of the photos on my desktop and it's smart enough to know that I've already imported them all into this catalog in the exercise files with the exception of the one jpeg that you see here, I could work with that jpeg here or I could click on desktop.

Now I'm going to select this copy of the jpeg and go back to the Share menu and again choose Twitter. In just a moment, you'll see a dialog box like this. Here, I need to click the authorize button, to authorize elements to tweet on my twitter account. So I'll click authorize. And that launches my default web browser to a sign in window to my Twitter account. I'll type my Twitter user name and my Twitter account password and then I'll click Authorize app.

When the authorization between Elements and Twitter is finished, I'll see a thank you screen screen like this in my web browser and now I'm going to go back to Elements, back in Elements I'll click the Done button on the window that's still there and in the next screen I'll compose my tweet. Passion in Provence, and I'll click the Tweet button. I get a message that my Tweet has been successfully posted, and I can either choose done to close this window and continue working in elements.

Or I can visit Twitter to see my Tweet. Clicking that button launches my web browser's Twitter and here you can see my tweet with a link to the photo and another link that I can click to view the photo. I'll scroll down and there's my photo posted directly from Elements to Twitter.

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