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Photoshop® CS4 Bible by Dan Moughamian, Simon Abrams, Stacy Cates

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5.2. Opening Images

You can open files by choosing FileOpen, by choosing FileOpen Recent and selecting a recently opened image's filename, or by clicking the Adobe Bridge button ("Br") in the Application Bar and using Bridge to open files.

You can set how many files the Recent File list contains in File Handling Preferences.

Bridge allows you to browse thumbnails of files by navigating in the Favorites or Folders pane, or can search for filenames in the search box in the top right of the Bridge dialog box. You can see thumbnails and high-resolution previews and double-click thumbnails to open files.

NOTE

For more information about Adobe Bridge, see Chapter 3.

To open files with the FileOpen command:

  1. Choose FileOpen. Figure 5.6 shows the Open dialog box as it appears on a Mac.

  2. Specify whether to show All Readable Documents, or if a file doesn't show up, specify All Documents.

  3. Select the file you want to open.

  4. If you want to open the file in a format other than its current format, select ...

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