Access iPhone Lightroom Camera Photos with PSE 2023


More and more, I am using the mobile Lightroom Camera on my iPhone to take photos. This makes it quite easy to import them into Lightroom Classic. However, I want to access these images using Photoshop Elements 2023’s Organizer and Photo Editor. PSE 2023 added the new feature, Web Elements that makes this possible. This AppTip Sheet explains my current approach for doing this.

Click on the link below to view or download the tutorial.

Https://donstouder.com/digital-photo-corner/appsheettips/aptip sheet – lr camera to pse 2023.pdf

Let me know in the comments what you think of this approach. If you have another or better way to this, let me know that also.

If you would like to see more tipsw on using the new Web Elements added to PSE 2023, le t me know.

Until Next time…

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 2023


Today, Adobe released the latest version of Photoshop Elements, PSE 2023, and Premiere Elements, PRE 2023, which is their consumer video editor. This is not surprising for they have released a new version at the end of September for many years now.

To be sure, these are generally incremental changes when a couple of significant new features are added along with several smaller improvements. PSE 2023 and PRE 2023 continue to be sold as perpetual license product and not by subscription.

I have been a beta tester for both programs for over 15 years and have been working with this version for the last several months. The link below is to Adobe’s announcement and description of the new release.

https://www.adobe.com/products/elements-family.html 

For the past several years, I have created and updated a matrix that compares the features of the currently released version of Photoshop Elements to its predecessors. This year I have reduced the comparison to comparing PSE 2023 versions starting with PSE 2020. It is shown in the PDF file linked below. It still is a large matrix requiring zooming to easily read the information.

https://donstouder.com/Digital-Photo-Corner/PSE%202023%20Feature%20.pdf

In previous years, my general recommendation for existing users of previous versions was to upgrade every other year. Since the upgrades are annual, the new features and performance improvements tend to be incremental. However, if you are using the cloud for your photos and also want Photoshop Elements on your smartphone, you should give PSE 2023 a close look, even if you are using PSE 2022. If you are using one of the older versions, you are ready for an upgrade. Many features have been added, even since PSE 2020 as illustrated in the matrix.

That is all for now but stay tuned. I will be describing several of the features in future posts.

Until then…

My Web Presence


Where to Find Me

I am going to be spending more adding a significantly more content to my blog, website, and my current social media pages. If you want to follow me and view the written tutorials, and video tutorials that I have already published, and those that I will be adding moving forward, there are several ways to do that. I want to spend more of my time doing that and adding content more frequently.

Here are several ways to follow what I will be posting:

Email Distribution List – Not very often, since it requires heavy maintenance on my part. If you are not on it now, feel free to email me requesting to be added. And by all means, you can use email to ask me any digital photography, iPad/iPhone questions you have, and I will promptly reply.

donstouder@ca.rr.com

My Welcome Page – Many of you are familiar with this, and it does provide links to some of my sites.

https://donstouder.com

My Blog – Probably the timeliest and most frequently updated of all my sites. I have been posting here more many years now, and there is even a Search button that can be used to get to previously published material. There is also a button that allows you to subscribe to it and get an email whenever I post something. I find this to be very useful for me when there is a bog or something similar that I want to monitor. And please hit the Like button when you find a post that is useful or interesting.

https://don26812.wordpress.com

Facebook – I actually have two (actually three of you count my Leuzinger High School page) on Facebook. One is where I generally post family stuff, but on occasion will have links to digital photography topics etc. If you are a Facebook user, please go to the pages below and subscribe or Like the page. I would really appreciate it.

More Personal Posts – www.facebook.com/Don26812

Don’s Digital Photo Corner – Don’s Digital Photo Corner | Facebook

Leuzinger HS Class of 1963 – www.facebook.com/LeuzingerHsClassOf1963

YouTube – Currently, I have a large number of videos posted on YouTube, and they are generally accessible by direct links provided from one of my other sites. If you go to one of the linked videos, which are mostly Public, you will see Like and Subscribe buttons there, similar to Facebook. Please Subscribe or Like the videos if you found them interesting or helpful. Here is a link to one I posted from a trip I took to Mammoth in 2015. From there you can view or subscribe to my videos, most or many of which are tutorials and demos.

Pinterest – On my Pinterest page you find links not only to my tutorials, but those I found interesting written by experts. There are scores of links on several boards with a variety of subjects related to my interests. It is a great please to see very interesting and helpful articles and videos that have helped me. You can subscribe to my Pinterest posts as well.

My Photoshop Elements eBook – Now for my commercial. I have written four eBooks that cover only the Organizer of Photoshop Elements. My latest one covers Photoshop Elements 21. They are all available on Amazon. Here is the link to my latest one. I suspect I will write additional eBooks in the future.

Amazon.com: Photoshop Elements 2021 – The Organizer Plus eBook : Stouder, Donald: Books

Well, there you have it.

Initially, most my posts and videos dealt with Photoshop Elements. In more recent years, I continued covering that program, but added more and more content covering Lightroom, Photoshop, as well as content on iPads/iPhones and related subjects, such I my use and experiences with my DJI drones, Phantom 2+, and more recently the Mavic Pro.

My overall goal is to pass on what I learn as I practice my hobby making it more understandable and easier to follow than its original presentation. Also, I am sure that I follow these topics and technologies more closely than you have the time to do. These provide the value I add to a very crowded subject area on the internet.

How to Print 11×14 Borderless Prints on Canon’s PRO-100 Printer


The Canon PRO-100 printer driver cannot handle printing borderless 11″x14″ prints. Apparently, this size was not included since it was not considered a standard photo size at some point. I have a Canon PRO-100 color printer and often want to print an 11″x14″.

I found this workaround on https://www.redrivercatalog.com. This technique will work on other Canon printers, including PRO-10 and PRO-9000 etc. The steps below are for Photoshop 2022 but should work equally well for Photoshop Elements. The concept is valid for other photo printers that do not include an 11″x14″ setting.

1. Crop your photo to be a 14″x11″ (WxH), assuming you are printing a landscape aspect ratio photo.

2. On the menu, click Image > Canvas Size.

3. As shown in the figure below, set the width to 17-inches and the height to 11-inches. Move the black circle in the middle to the square on the left.

4. Click Ok.

5. Click Menu > Print> Print Settings.

6. In the Print Settings set the options below:

o Photo Printing

o Borderless

o Select desired paper

o High Quality

o 11″x17″ paper size

o Landscape Orientation

7. Click on OK.

8. Verify settings then click on Start Printing.

Note: If you are printing an 11″x14″ (WxH) portrait photo, set the width to 11″ and the height to 17″ in Step 3 above. Then move the circle from the center square to the top square in Step 3.

That is all there is to it.

Until next time…

PSE 2022 and Premiere Elements 2022 Is Here


Again, I have fallen way behind posting anything here. My bad. Back in early October, Adobe released Photoshop Elements 2022, and Premiere Elements 2022. As a member of the Adobe Beta Test Team, I have had the opportunity to use the latest version for the past several months.

This latest version provides new and improved capabilities that will benefit both new and current users of the program. The program continues to use more and more AI technology, which Adobe calls Sensei.

Introducing Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022 & Premiere Elements 2022 | Adobe

Using the Zoom tool in your PDF Reader will allow you to zoom in and scroll around the document. For those who just want to focus on PSE 2022 vs. PSE 2021 differences, the two figures below will do that.

Organizer Improvements

PSE 2022 Organizer Improvements

 

In the coming weeks I will describe and demonstrate new features of both programs. So stay tuned!

Just Finished a Brand New eBook


I have written three eBooks on Photoshop Elements and published them on Amazon. But the last one was Photoshop Elements 14 – The Organizer Revisited Again. Photoshop Elements (PSE) has been improved and enhanced significantly since then, and I figured it was time to write another one.

Photoshop Elements 2021 – The Organzer Plus has just been added to my books on Amazon. I have been working on it the last couple of months.

New eBook

The finished eBook has 241 pages and 315 figures. As with my other eBooks, this one essentially only covers the Organizer module of Photoshop Elements. For the most part, I leave the Photo Editor to other authors. Even if you are using a slightly older version PSE, there is still plenty of helpful information for you in this eBook.

If you end up buying it or reading it for free through Kindle Unlimited, let me know what you think.

Until next time…

Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 2021 Released


It has been sometime since I last posted anything. One would think that with COVID-19 running wild, I would have more time to do this. Not so, it seems. I have been actively pursuing my photography to be sure. For one thing I have been busy beta testing the latest version of Photoshop Elements, PSE 2021, which Adobe just announced on Thursday.

Below is a link to where you can learn about this latest version, beyond what I can cover here. It includes several videos.

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/whats-new.html?trackingid=XFWLHJ9Z&mv=in-product

As I generally do, I am going to provide a short description of what is in the latest version. It includes performance improvements and some new features as well.

Here are some of the highlights:

In the Organizer there is a new Catalog database only backup command.

Three new Guided Edits, Perfect Landscapes (added a more dramatic sky in this example), Creative Dualtone Effect, and Move and Scale Object.

Moving Photos (2D and 3D camera motion) command in the Photo Editor.

Fix Face Tilt option has been added to the Enhance > Adjust Facial Features command. Note, the animated GIF here is just to give the idea of the results. There is no animation.

New Creation, Quote Graphic, which is accessible from both the Organizer and the Photo Editor, which has numerous templates, including animation.

Option to save photos to the Adobe cloud. You can also edit a photo stored on the cloud.

Use GPU to improve performance when using certain filters in the Photo Editor, for ezample, Liquify filter.

Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) editor was upgraded to the new look of Version 12.4 allowing the film strip of opened photos to be either at the bottom or the left.

In the coming weeks I will be demonstrating these and other improvements to Photoshop Elements 2021, as well as Premiere Elements 2021, which also had significant new features added this round. Stay tuned.

Until next time…

How Photoshop Elements has Changed Throughout the Years


As I read the discussions in various forums and Facebook groups, it is apparent that many users continue to use older versions of Photoshop Elements. Many users are even using older versions than PSE 11, released in the Fall of 2012. This version is significant, because Adobe changed the complete look and feel of the program in that version.

One of the most commonly asked questions from users of older versions is whether or not it is worthwhile to upgrade to the then current version. The answer for a given user depends upon their circumstances. It is often driven by changes in the computer they use, its operating system, and/or the camera they use.

Today, we are probably about half way through the product life cycle of PSE 2020. If history repeats itself, PSE 2021 will be released sometime this Fall. So the question many users ask is should I upgrade to the latest version. Adobe has a excellent table that compares PSE 2020 features with previous ones going back to PSE 15. You can access it at the link below:

PSE 2020 Logo

For several years now I have maintained my own table. It is more detailed than the one in the above link and goes back to PSE 11. The link below is to my current version. It is an Excel spreadsheet. 

Feature Comparison PSE 11 Through PSE 2020

If you have been struggling to decide whether to upgrade or not, I hope you found this information helpful. If so please star-rate it or Like/Share the post. Also, I am always open to comments.

Until next time…

Addendum: Some were not able to open my spreadsheet. I have converted it to a PDF file. The link to it is below.

Photoshop Elements Feature Comparison PSE 11 through PSE 2020 PDF File.

 

Creating High Contrast Landscapes Images Using Photoshop


In this post, I am going to demonstrate how to bring out detail in landscape photos using traditional/legacy commands in Photoshop.

In more recent versions of Photoshop, we have new commands such as Clarity and Texture that essentially do this. But sometimes it is fun to revert to the old way. Besides, there is always that potential to better control the final result.

In this demo, I will be using Photoshop 2020, but the same techniques can be used using Photoshop Elements as well. I learned this technique from Dave Seeram in a magazine article he wrote several years ago.

Click on the figure below to view the tutorial.

hi contrast

If you found this AppTip Sheet to be helpful, please give it a star rating, or click on the Like or Share buttons at the bottom.

Until next time…

Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 2020 Released!


Adobe has released their latest version of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. They have continued their march to add improvements each year to both programs that make organizing and editing your photos and videos easier.

Applying advanced techniques to your photos and videos that typically take multiple steps have been reduced to either a single click or a few well of well defined steps called Guided Edits. Photoshop Elements 2020 now includes 55 Guided Edits, and Premiere Elements has twenty-three.

In the coming weeks I will highlight some of the new features, but in the meantime, check out the Adobe website for multiple short videos highlighting the capabilities of both programs.

Click on the figure below and scroll down to see several videos describing new and existing features of Photoshop Elements 2020.

PSE 2020 Home Screen

To see the features included in Premiere Elements 2020 click on the link below.

Premiere Elements 2020

Check back here soon for additional demonstrations of the various new features in both programs.

Until next time…