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Viewing and sharing your photos online

From: Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training

Video: Viewing and sharing your photos online

Using the new Photoshop.com online service, you can upload albums of your photos that you make in Elements to your personal website at Photoshop.com. Then you'll be able to view your photos from any computer that has a web browser and an Internet connection. This is also a great way to share your photos with other people. You can share albums publicly with everyone, or your can share them privately with just the people that you invite. I'm working in the 15_02_sharing sub-folder of the Chapter 15 exercise files. Let me show you how to create and share a new album.

Viewing and sharing your photos online

Using the new Photoshop.com online service, you can upload albums of your photos that you make in Elements to your personal website at Photoshop.com. Then you'll be able to view your photos from any computer that has a web browser and an Internet connection. This is also a great way to share your photos with other people. You can share albums publicly with everyone, or your can share them privately with just the people that you invite. I'm working in the 15_02_sharing sub-folder of the Chapter 15 exercise files. Let me show you how to create and share a new album.

Here in the Organizer, I'm going to the Share tab in the Task panel. From here I'm going to click on Online Album, and I'm going to start to build an album that I can share online. I'm going to call this album Market, and I'm going to drag some photos into it. I'll bring in all four photos that are here in the 15_02_sharing subfolder. I'll select the first, hold the Shift key and select the last so that all four are selected and then I'll click and drag on any one over into this area of the album details pane. Then I go to the bottom of the pane and I'll click Share.

In the next screen I can see a preview of what my album is going to look like online. You can see that this is an interactive gallery. This is only one of many interactive templates that are available for you to choose from. If I want to try a different template, I'll click here where it says, Change Template, and choose from any of these really interesting preset templates. Let's see for example, what the 4 x 5 transparency template looks like. I'll select it here and you can see there is a little description of what this gallery is going to look like. I click Apply, and I'll be able to see a preview of my photos in that gallery. I'm going to go back to the default gallery.

I urge you to investigate some of these galleries. They're really nice. Once I've selected my gallery template, I'll click Next. Here I can choose the text that's going to appear right up here in the gallery. I'll change it from My Photos to LA Market Photos, and I can have a subtitle where I could type my name, or some more information about the gallery. I can change the background color of the gallery, which is the black here, so I click on the black square, and I'll choose some other color, maybe a dark purplish gray, and say OK. We'll see that change when I come down to the bottom of this panel, and click Refresh.

Then I'll click Next, to go to the next panel. Here, I'm going to choose how I want to share this gallery. I'm going to leave it set to Photoshop.com, but I could export this so that I could burn it to a CD or DVD, or I could export to FTP, which means File Transfer Protocol, which is a way that I can place the gallery on my own website out of Photoshop.com. I'm going down to the Next button again, and here I choose how I want to share this gallery. The default is to share publically with everyone, meaning that anybody who has the URL to that website could see my photos, and if I allow it by checking these check boxes, could download the photos and order photo prints.

Or I could decide to limit the people who can view and work with my photos to my friends only. If I do that, I have the opportunity to type a message in here, like check out my new photos, and then I can send email to just those folks inviting them to see my gallery. If I want to send that email to people who don't appear here in this list, I check this little icon of the person to open my contact book, and from there I can make a new contact, or even import email addresses from my email client on my computer. But I'm going to share publicly with everyone and I'm going to click Share.

Now Elements is uploading this album to my Photoshop.com website. I'll click OK, and I'm going back into the Organizer. Now I'm going to click on the Organize tab, so that I can see what's happened to this album. This is the album that I just chose to share, and I can tell it's now a shared album, because the icon to the left of it is slightly different than the icon on all the other albums that I have here, which are not shared. If I click on that album, the content area over here goes directly to the photos in the album. Also, I see a symbol on the right, which I could click to stop sharing, if I decide that I don't want to have this album online.

Also, if I right-click the name of the album here, I get this contextual menu from which I would edit the album. So for example, I could delete a photo from the album, or add a photo to the album, or I could delete the entire album, or I can go online to view the album. Let's try that. Clicking that link launches my Web browser, and takes me directly to this gallery on my area of Photoshop.com, and this is what my viewers will see as well. At the bottom of the Web browser, you can see Download Photo and Order Prints. If I had allowed that, then my viewers would be able to download my photos, print them on their own inkjet printers, or they could order some professionally printed photos.

Here in the Web browser, I'm going to choose Visit My Gallery. If I had shared more than one album, I would see them all here. Right now you can see the single album that I have shared, and when I move my mouse over that, if I click this arrow, it takes me into the page we just came from, where we can see that template that I chose for this gallery. For now, the only kinds of photos that you can show online this way are JPEGs, but the plan is, in the future, to allow you to upload other kinds of files to your Photoshop.com account, like Flash video files, PDF files and RAW files.

So you can see the potential for Photoshop.com being a really useful feature. It's going to change the way that you worked in Elements. Not only can you view your photos from anywhere and share your photos with other people at Photoshop.com, you can also use this service to backup and synchronize the albums that you make in Elements. This I'm going to show you how to do in an upcoming movie.

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Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training

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  1. 9m 23s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      6m 59s
    3. Using the example files
      1m 30s
  2. 22m 34s
    1. Understanding the Organizer's catalog system
      3m 17s
    2. Getting photos from files and folders
      5m 41s
    3. Getting photos from a digital camera
      7m 27s
    4. Getting photos from offline media
      3m 7s
    5. Getting photos from a scanner
      3m 2s
  3. 35m 0s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 30s
    2. Viewing photos
      2m 19s
    3. Selecting photos
      1m 52s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 7s
    5. Renaming photos
      1m 57s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      1m 56s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 50s
    8. Stacking photos
      7m 33s
    9. Moving files
      4m 1s
    10. Backing up
      2m 55s
  4. 31m 50s
    1. Tagging photos
      8m 38s
    2. Finding photos by tags
      3m 57s
    3. Tagging face photos
      3m 1s
    4. Using albums and Smart Albums
      7m 43s
    5. Finding photos with Text Search
      3m 34s
    6. Finding photos from the Find menu
      2m 57s
    7. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 0s
  5. 16m 27s
    1. Reviewing photos in Full Screen view
      5m 28s
    2. Comparing photos
      4m 9s
    3. Using Date view
      2m 54s
    4. Using Map view
      3m 56s
  6. 33m 3s
    1. Automatically fixing photos in the Organizer
      7m 58s
    2. Semi-automatically fixing photos with Quick Fix
      10m 39s
    3. Using the Guided Edit mode
      4m 33s
    4. Fixing group shots automatically
      3m 44s
    5. Removing stray content with the Scene Cleaner
      6m 9s
  7. 57m 41s
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      4m 46s
    2. Opening a file
      2m 6s
    3. Creating a blank file
      4m 36s
    4. Using tools
      8m 5s
    5. Setting Edit preferences
      4m 31s
    6. Adjusting Color settings
      5m 18s
    7. Using the Undo History command
      3m 48s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 7s
    9. Resizing photos and adjusting resolution
      8m 23s
    10. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 24s
    11. Saving files
      6m 37s
  8. 13m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      4m 38s
    2. Working in the Layers palette
      4m 4s
    3. Using layer masks
      4m 54s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Understanding selections
      1m 15s
    2. Manual selection tools
      6m 20s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 25s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 50s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Straightening and cropping
      2m 46s
    2. Using the Shadow/Highlight adjustment
      2m 41s
    3. Adjusting with Levels
      5m 0s
    4. Adjusting with Hue/Saturation
      3m 14s
    5. Using Color Curves
      4m 44s
    6. Removing a color cast
      4m 9s
    7. Correcting skin tone
      2m 20s
    8. Reducing digital noise
      2m 47s
    9. Sharpening photos
      6m 27s
    10. Editing raw photos
      6m 45s
  11. 25m 21s
    1. Using the new Smart Brush tool
      5m 50s
    2. Using the Smart Brush Detail tool
      3m 13s
    3. Dodging and burning
      1m 58s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      3m 51s
    5. Removing content
      2m 9s
    6. Using the Red Eye tool
      1m 11s
    7. Using the Whiten Teeth tool
      1m 48s
    8. Using the Blue Skies Tool
      1m 28s
    9. Using the Black/White tool
      1m 13s
    10. Converting color to black and white
      2m 40s
  12. 22m 10s
    1. Applying filters
      6m 21s
    2. Applying effects
      3m 53s
    3. Using layer styles
      5m 13s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 49s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      1m 54s
  13. 7m 34s
    1. Creating text
      4m 6s
    2. Editing text
      1m 58s
    3. Warping text
      1m 30s
  14. 38m 38s
    1. Making a photo book
      10m 0s
    2. Making a photo collage
      8m 10s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      10m 11s
    4. Making a panorama
      3m 50s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      4m 6s
    6. Using automated actions
      2m 21s
  15. 9m 50s
    1. Using email and Photo Mail
      4m 42s
    2. Printing your photos
      2m 55s
    3. Using Quick Share
      2m 13s
  16. 19m 17s
    1. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 33s
    2. Viewing and sharing your photos online
      6m 0s
    3. Backing up and synchronizing albums online
      6m 28s
    4. Accessing ongoing inspiration from Adobe.com
      3m 16s
  17. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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