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Table of Contents? And, how to save an edited photo

I bought your Photoshop Elements 11 book on Kindle, which is a bit more difficult to use than the hard copy but since I live in Mexico, getting the actual book wasn't an option for me.

My question is this: Do you have a table of contents somewhere in your book so that I can quickly go to the sections that I am interested in without having to page through the entire book looking for answers to my questions?

Question #2: In Quick Fixes, I click on Color and choose a saturation that I like, but when I go to save it, the picture reverts to the original, without the color saturation that I've chosen. How can I save my picture that I've edited so that I can use the new, improved copy?

Thank you!

Kim
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  • Hi Kim.

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    I asked the book's author about the problem you're having saving edited images. Here's what she suggested:

    Try resetting the Editor's preferences. In the Editor, go to Preferences-->General, and click the button that says "Reset preferences on next launch." Then restart the Editor.

    I'll respond to your table of contents question shortly.

    Best,

    -Dawn
    Associate Editor, Missing Manuals
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  • Hi Dawn,

    I must be doing something wrong, but I don't know how to correct my mistake. I did what you suggested that I do (Reset preferences on next launch), then I opened up the photo that I wanted to work on. I edited the saturation of color to where I wanted it, but when I go to save it (under "Save As", which is the only option I can click on), it reverts back to its original, more muted color of the original photo.

    Between editing the photo and saving the photo, the edits aren't saving. What now??

    Thanks in advance for your letting me know your recommendations! And thanks for also asking about the table of contents!!

    Kim
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  • Hi Kim.

    I'm wondering if it could be something really simple.

    You say that you manage to get the image's color saturated just the way you want it. To do that, do you simply put your cursor over one of the preview images in the Quick Fix panel, or do you actually *click* the preview image that resembles what you want?

    If you simply put your cursor over a preview image, Elements will *temporarily* apply that setting to your image, but only so you can preview what the image would look like if you applied that setting. To actually apply the setting to your image, you have to click the preview image. If you don't click, your image will revert back to it's original settings as soon as you move your cursor away from the Quick Fix panel.

    Does that make sense?

    I'll let you know as soon as I hear about the TOC.

    Best,

    -Dawn
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  • Dawn, I think you are onto the problem! You are correct, I don't think I am applying the setting to my image. This will sound like a stupid question, but when you say, "click the preview Image" to set it, how do I do that? (Sorry, I am a novice at this!)

    Once I edit my photo's color to what I want, then, I tried just clicking on the image itself, but that apparently isn't what you're talking about, as it didn't set. And, I looked in the toolbar for "preview image" so I guess that's not what you're talking about either.

    So, when I am in "Quick" and I've edited the color of my image, what do I do next to set it??

    Thanks once again!

    Kim
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  • Aha! Disregard my previous message, Dawn. By clicking on the image, I can then go and "Save" it as opposed to having to "Save As". I think that set my image with the color editing I wanted to do.

    Thanks for your assistance!!

    Kim
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  • Hi Kim.

    That's not a stupid question--Elements can be confusing (that's why people write and buy books about it!).

    I'm not clear *exactly* how you're editing your photo, and I don't want to give you directions that confuse you any more. I'd recommend reading Chapter 4 ("The Quick Fix"), which gives detailed instructions about using all the Quick Fix tools.

    My best guess is that you're using the Quick Fix panel (which is described on page 118 of Chapter 4), but I could be mistaken. Whichever method you're using, Chapter 4 will give you detailed instructions about how to apply your edits.

    I hope that helps!

    -Dawn
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  • You're welcome--glad I could help. =)

    And I'll get back to you about the TOC as soon as I have an answer for ya.

    Best,

    -Dawn
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  • Hi Kimberly,

    There is a Table of Contents at the beginning of the ebook. The Menu should have an entry for "Table of Contents" that you can select and be taken directly there.

    I hope that helps,
    Chris
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