new to mac - PS Elements questions

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 615bride, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. 615bride macrumors newbie

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    I hope this is the right place for this and if this question is so basic and there is a good online tutorial somewhere please direct me!

    I am very comfortable with Elements on a PC and got my new macbook yesterday. I'm lost. I have a photo in my iphoto library that I want to resize to a specific pixel dimension. Easy, right? When I open Elements, go to file open and browse I see my picture there in the window as an option but "open" is not highlighted or clickable. I searched around here and saw that someone said to open the picture in iphoto and drag it down to Elements in the dock. I did that and it worked. Now I have it in Elements, resize it and save it as what I want to call it and when I go back to iphoto it's still the original with nothing else in there.

    Help? Thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    As you saved it as what you called it, the image is not referenced in iPhoto.
    It's not like you renamed in Finder, but made a copy, that has not been referenced (imported) in(to) iPhoto.

    Does that help: http://www.lilahpops.com/how-to-resize-an-image-in-iphoto/ ?

    It resizes also by one dimension only, but the image dimension's ratio stays the same.
     
  3. 615bride thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! That link is a big help! I guess now my problem is where are all of these photos I'm saving? They're not showing up in iphoto. When I use Finder to search for them they are all there but I don't know how to find them on the computer! I guess I'm showing how much of a mac newbie I am!
     
  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    You can setup Elements or any photo editor as your default external editor if you want in iPhoto "Prefences", then when you save a photo it will go back into iPhoto with the new edits. I wouldn't do any editing outside iPhoto as a rule. If you want more than one copy of a photo with different edits, in the iPhoto menu you can click on " Photos > Duplicate" then give it a new name, work on a fresh copy in Elements without leaving iPhoto and save back to iPhoto. Use "Save" DO NOT use "Save As" to save the photo back into iPhoto. You may find that you won't want to do as much resizing as you think if you use the Email button from inside iPhoto, it will take care of that for you.

    To find the photo you are saving in Elements, but not showing up in iphoto try typing the name of one photo in Spotlight (upper right corner of screen). Then hover mouse over one of the files that pops up and it will show you the path to that file. A good chance that most of your lost photo's will be in the same place.
     

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