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Capturing Better Photos and Video with your iPhone® by J. Dennis Thomas

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Chapter 6. Edit with Photoshop Elements 9

Edit with Photoshop Elements 9

Although Adobe has an iPhone app for editing your photos on the device (Photoshop Express), it's very limited in functionality. So if you're serious about your iPhone pictures and you want to make them look the best you can, check into getting Photoshop Elements (PSE) for editing your images on your computer.

This inexpensive software is Adobe's simpler version of its photo-editing powerhouse program: Photoshop. Photoshop Elements is available for both Mac and PC.

Although Photoshop Elements is fairly simple, it is still an incredibly powerful tool and enables you to do all types of editing, color correction, cropping and more.

This program has many different editing tools, and there are lots of different techniques you can learn. To help get you started, this chapter covers the most basic adjustments and edits. Find instructions for transferring image files from your iPhone to your computer in Chapter 8.

Tip

You can download a free 30-day trial of Photoshop Elements 9 at Adobe.com.

Quick Fix Mode

The Quick Fix Mode is meant to make editing your photos as simple as possible. Quick Fix presents you with a limited amount of tools, and all of the necessary adjustments are organized in easy-to-use tabs with sliders.

To begin exploring here, click on "Auto" to let PSE do the adjustments for you. Then, you can use the sliders to adjust the settings to your ...

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