Image from Clipboard ---
[File > New > Image from Clipboard]
Copies the contents of your clipboard into the editing window. The
image size is automatically adjusted to fit the clipboards contents.
Many of the graphics you see in this course were created by making
use of the Image from Clipboard feature.
|The File menu options:
Open the File menu by clicking File on the menu bar.
New [File > New]
Clicking New brings up the menu.
Blank File --- [File > New > Blank
Opens the New File dialog box. Use the fields in this
dialog box to Name the document, choose a preset size, or define the
exact size in width, height, mode and resolution for your document.
Photomerge stitches several photos into one panoramic
or wide angle view.
Open / Open As
[File > Open...]
and [File >
Open -- Clicking
Open will cause the Open dialog box (Figure WA-5) to be
displayed. From that dialog box you can open image files on your
computer or other computers connected to your network.
Open As -- Clicking
Open As will cause the Open As dialog box to be
displayed. Using this dialog box you will be able to open and
convert files into a format that is supported by Elements.
|Open Recently Edited
[File > Open Recently Edited File]
Open Recently Edited File --
Clicking Open Recently Edited File will cause a submenu to
be displayed (Figure WA-7) that contains the 10 most recent files
you have edited using elements.
[File > Duplicate...]
Duplicate -- Clicking Duplicate
will cause the Duplicate Image dialog box to open (Figure
WA-8). You can then duplicate and rename the current active image,
the editor window.
[File > Close]
Close -- Clicking Close
will cause the file in the active editor window to close without
[File > Close All
-- Clicking Close All will cause all of the
open files to close without saving.
[File > Save]
Save -- Clicking Save
will save the active file. Upon the first use the save dialog box
will pop up so that you can name the file and pick a directory for
it to be saved in. If the file has already been saved once in this
manner clicking Save again will save the file without
the options of naming the file or choosing a directory in which to
[File > Save
Save As -- Clicking Save As
will save the active file. Upon the first use the save dialog
box will pop up so that you can name the file and pick a directory
for it to be saved in.
|Save for Web
[File > Save
Save for Web -- Clicking Save for
Web will cause the Save for Web dialog box to open (Figure
WA-9). Using the Save for Web options you will be able to optimize
images specifically for use on the Internet. Save for Web even has
an option to animate your image by using layers as film frames.
|Attach to Email
[File > Attach to Email]
Attach to Email -- Clicking
Attach to Email will cause the the Attach to Email dialog
box to open. Using the options in the dialog box you can attach and
send photos to one or more recipients through your default email
[File > File Info...]
File Info -- Clicking File Info
will cause the File Info dialog box to open. You can then
add captions, copyright, URL information to the image. You can also
view the EXIF information attached to the file by devices such as
digital cameras and scanners.
[File > Place...]
Place -- Clicking Place...Enables
you to place PDF, Adobe Illustrator, or EPS files into a new
layer in an image.
|Organize Open Files
[File > Organize Open Files...]
See Save As...
[File > Process Multiple Files...]
Process Multiple Files -- clicking the Process
Multiple Files option brings up the dialog box seen to the
right. It provides access to several Photoshop Elements
functions for processing of several files at the same time and
with the same options. You can use multiple file processing to
change the file names of all the photos in a folder, or to save a
new version of the files in a different format. You can also resize
a folder of images, make simple color corrections, or add labels to