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Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Sharing Photos with Yahoo Maps

Elements gives you another fun way to share your photos online: placing your photos as virtual pins stuck in a Yahoo map. Your first reaction may be a yawn and, "So what? I know where I've been." But this is actually a very cool feature.

What makes it so great is that you can choose to use a satellite view of the map, and in many places, you can zoom in to the level where you can see individual buildings. This means you can place your photos exactly where you took them. Want to sell your house? Find it on the map and attach your photos. Click the mountain lodge where you spent your vacation and attach your photos. Trace out the route of your trip to Europe and place the photos of each site you visited.

Once you've created your photo-speckled map, you aren't limited to admiring your work on your own computer. You can create an Online Gallery to post it on the Internet, where your friends can click the pins on the map to view a slideshow of your photos for that spot. Adobe has made this very easy by building the map feature right into the Organizer. There's even a map view in the Organizer, as explained in Figure 17-10.

To see the Yahoo map pane, go to Display → Show Map at the upper right of the Organizer. Or right-click a photo or tag (label) and choose "Place on Map", and then enter the location where you want to attach the photo. Once you're in Map View, you can click a pin to see the photos attached to that spot. Click the large thumbnail on the little pop-out window for a full-screen slideshow of the pin's photos with options like music and captions. Press the Esc key to get back to the map.

Figure 17-10. To see the Yahoo map pane, go to Display → Show Map at the upper right of the Organizer. Or right-click a photo or tag (label) and choose "Place on Map", and then enter the location where you want to attach the photo. Once you're ...

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