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					?If you're like me you've taken tons of photos with your digital camera and now they
are all stowed away somewhere on the hard drive of your Mac. Does sound like you?
Are your photos in need organizing and editing but you don't know where to start?
Since I have been there I hope to provide some advice to help you get started in
digital photo editing with Adobe Photoshop Elements Mac Version 8.0.

To begin with you need some digital photo editing software. I would recommend
Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 8.0, which is now available for the Mac. It is
compatible with G-series as well as the new Intel Macs. Photoshop Elements is based
on the market-leading professional Adobe Photoshop software. Aimed at the home
digital photo enthusiast, elements performs basic photo editing tasks quickly and
easily and there are also many sophisticated Photoshop features available to you at the
click of a mouse.

The interface is clear and well laid out, a great feature for the digital photo editing
beginner is the use of descriptive icons, where you hang your mouse over an icon and
it shows a description of its function. Organizing your photos is a snap, Elements
allows you to manage, sort, delete and view your picture collection in many different
ways including face tagging and keyword tagging. It also displays an exhaustive list
of file properties for each of your images so you'll never misplace a photo on your
hard drive again. Also, a partnership between Adobe and Kodak gives you the
opportunity to share photos online, print greetings cards, custom calendars or photo
books. Before you eject the install cd, make sure you copy the Goodies folder to your
hard drive - it contains loads of frames, backgrounds and extras to play around with.

With Quick Fix you can perform basic editing functions to correct the most common
digital photo flaws in one handy location. With a couple of clicks, smart fix and auto
red-eye removal will give you an image that is ready to print. More handy functions
are the skin tone adjustment tool, which makes skin tones appear more life-like and
the straighten tool which gives you the ability to straighten and crop crooked photos.
A couple of more advanced features which are very cool are the magic selection brush
and magic extractor tool - I use them a lot in Photoshop CS2 and was extremely
impressed with how they performed in Photoshop Elements Mac Version 8.0. With
the magic selection brush, you scribble on an object and, providing there is enough
contrast between it and the background, Elements will select it for you. The magic
extractor is even better; it is simple to operate and allows you to separate objects from
the background of an image in seconds extremely accurately (this works better than
the extract function in the full-priced Photoshop CS4/5 - but don't tell anyone I told
you!).

Hopefully you now understand that if you want to edit your photos with no trouble
with and a minimum of fuss, and get them off your hard drive for people to see,
Adobe Photoshop Elements Mac Version 8.0 offers all the functionality you'll ever
need and is excellent value for money.
There are a whole bunch of Adobe Photoshop Elements Tutorials which will help you
to get a full understanding of the program, showing you the short cuts to using all of
the tools included on the Adobe Photoshop Elements software. If you wish to take
your digital photographs to the next level then LearnElementsNow is the perfect
program for you.

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