Photoshop Elements 7 is About to Hit a Store Near You

Everything seems to happen so quickly. In a previous post I mentioned that PSE 7 should be released about mid-October. Well not only did September itself fly by, now it appears that PSE 7 is going to be available at Costco and probably elsewhere on October 6th – this week!

Here are a couple of links to videos that will give you a pretty good overview of some of the new features and how to use them. They should help you decide whether or not to upgrade from PSE 6. Generally speaking, if you have an older version of Photoshop Elements (PSE 3 through PSE 5), it is probably time to upgrade.

The first link is to Linda Sattgast’s web site. Her site and newsletters are basically devoted to digital scrap booking, but they also include lots of tips for anyone using Photoshop Elements. As it turns out, if you purchase PSE 7 from Costco , you will get a CD with some of her tutorials packaged with the program.

Here is the link to a series of videos that describe various new features of PSE 7, as well as some instruction on how to uses them. It is from the Photoshop Elements Users web site.

Finally, one of the major new features in PSE 7 is the ability to sync and backup your Albums online using the Adobe photo sharing  plus site Even if you do not have PSE 7, you can still use the tools at this site to fix and share your images. 

Over the coming months, I will have tips and tutorials here and on my web site. But in the meantime, check out these links, and please feel free to comment on them here. Also, if there is a particular topic you would like for me to cover, by all means let me know in the Comments section of this blog.

Until next time,



Backing Up and Restoring a Photoshop Elements 6 Catalog

Back in May I wrote instructions on one approach to move a PSE 6 Catalog from one location or PC to another (Original Article). It used the Backup and Restore commands to accomplish this. This particular article received far more comments that any other I have blogged. In addressing one of the comments, I provided a link to a quick and dirty video demo to help explain the steps. Well its quality left something to be desired. I am on my third (and for now final) iteration of this still quick and dirty and not very professional demo. Here is the link to this latest version.

The video itself is much better than my first two attempts. I still stumble at times in my narration. Hopefully this and the original article will be of some help. This basic technique has worked well for me.

Until next time,