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Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including Save, File Info, and Organize

written by: xanadu324•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 9/10/2009

The file menu in Photoshop Elements 6.0 is basically where all the main factors of your file will take place. Here is where you open files, save files, and do many more things with your photos.

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    Saving Your Photos

    Save: File>Save allows you to save the photo you’re working on to view or work on later. You can specify a file name, the type of document you want to save it as, and where you want to save it on your hard drive.

    Save As: File>Save As works almost the same as Save, but allows you to save a copy of what you’re working on with a different file name or document extension. For example: you have two photos of a shirt. You have made one shirt orange and the other shirt red. Rather than saving the orange one and then saving over it with the red one, you can specify the file names and save the same document once as orangeshirt.jpg and one as redshirt.jpg.

    Save For Web: Save for web allows you to save a photo that will be best viewed on the internet. It will automatically set the file size to cut down on load time if you add it to a web page, and will also allow you to specify the quality of the photo, the size, and other options.

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    File Info and Place

    File Info: File info brings up a dialog box allowing you to specify different information about your photograph. File Info also shows you the camera that was used to take the photo, what exposure was used, the ISO, whether or not the flash fired, and many other helpful tips. This is a great addend to use if you want to re-create a specific photograph.

    Place: Contrary to what you’d think, File>Place does not have anything to do with a teleportation device. Place allows you to have a photograph open, open another file and “place” that one over the one already open. This works well if you are creating a background for a photo and want to see how it looks when it’s put together.

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    Organizing and Processing

    Organize Open Files: This File Menu choice allows you to save all of your open un-saved documents at once. You can give each photograph a title, save as a specific extension, and choose where you want it to save on your hard drive.

    Process Multiple Files: File>Process Multiple Files gives you the option to work on many documents at the same time and change them all at once. For example, if you know all of your shots at the beach had the wrong exposure, rather than editing each photo separately, you can choose to process them all at the same time, telling Photoshop to correct the exposure. You can also choose where to save the batch of edited photos as well, rather than saving over the original files.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Menus - Photoshop Elements Made Easy

This tutorial series will explain all the menu options within Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0. From the File Menu to the Help Menu.
  1. Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including New, Open, and Duplicate
  2. Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including Save, File Info, and Organize
  3. Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including Import, Export, and Print
  4. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Edit Menu - Including Undo, Redo, Cut, and Copy
  5. Adobe Photoshop Elements Edit Menu - Including Selections, Brushes, and Patterns
  6. Adobe Photoshop Elements Edit Menu - Including Color Settings, Presets, and Preferences
  7. How to Rotate Your Images Using Adobe Photoshop Elements
  8. Adobe Photoshop Elements Image Menu - Including Crop, Transform, and Resize
  9. Adobe Photoshop Elements Image Menu - Details on Mode, Converting Color Profile, and Magic Extractor
  10. Adobe Photoshop Elements Enhance Menu - Including Auto Smart Fix, Auto Levels, and Auto Red Eye Fix
  11. Adobe Photoshop Elements Enhance Menu - Including Adjust Color, Unsharp Mask, and Convert to Black and White
  12. Adobe Photoshop Elements Layer Menu - Details On New, Duplicate, and Rename Layer
  13. Adobe Photoshop Elements Layer Menu - Details On Adjustment Layers, Fill Layers, and Layer Content
  14. Adobe Photoshop Elements Layer Menu - Including Type, Merge, Flatten, Arrange, and Group
  15. Adobe Photoshop Elements Select Menu - Information On Deselect, Reselect, Inverse, and Feather
  16. Adobe Photoshop Elements Select Menu - Including Modify, Grow, Similar, and Loading, Saving, and Deleting a Selection