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Getting Photos from a CD or DVD

When you get photos from a CD, DVD, or other external device, such as a scanner, digital camera, card reader, or mobile phone, Photoshop Elements first copies the photos to a folder on your computer, and then creates a link to the file. When you get photos from a CD or DVD, you can choose to make full- or low-resolution copies of the files. Full-resolution copies are best for editing, while low-resolution are best for previewing photos and saving disk space.

Import Photos from a CD or DVD

  • 1.jpg In the Organizer, click the File menu, and then point to Get Photos and Videos.
  • 2.jpg Click From Files and Folders.
  • 3.jpg Navigate to the CD or DVD drive with the files you want to import into the Organizer.
  • 4.jpg Select the photos you want to import into the Organizer. Press Ctrl to select more than one photo file.
  • 5.jpg Click the Copy files on import option to make full-resolution copies of the photos, or click the Generate previews option to make low-resolution copies of the photos.
  • 6.jpg If you’re keeping a master photo offline, type a volume name for the CD or DVD and label the disc to make it easier to find and download the master when needed.
  • 7.jpg Select the Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks check box to group visually similar photos together into stacks upon your approval.
  • 8.jpg Select the Automatically Fix Red Eyes check box to automatically correct red eyes for photos that need it when you import the files.
  • 9.jpg Click Get Photos.
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