How do I open my photos?

by Jon
(Grosse Pointe Woods, MI)


I just bought Photoshop Elements. Can not get any photos to open that are already on my MacBook? They are in iphoto.

Thanks for the question Jon. Here's what you can do:
From iPhoto Menu: iPhoto > Prefs > Gen> EditPhoto > InApp. Choose Elements. Now from iphoto just double-click on your photo and it will open in Elements.

Or if you don't want to change your preferences you can put an Elements alias in your Dock and just drag picture from iphoto onto alias.

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That worked
by: Jon

Great that worked. I wonder why they couldn't put that in the quick start guide. Thanks again you are a great help.

How to open photos in or out of iPhoto
by: JAW

Hi John,

This is my way of solving this problem:
Go to your iPhoto site, click on any photo there - drag and drop your photo on your desktop. This photo is now a duplicate of your original photo. Now you can open this photo in elements and do with it what you want. If you mess up - no problem because the picture was not the original.
PS - What program did you buy - PSE 6 or 8 for Mac?
Hope this helps.

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