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Start Me Up: mastering the file browser

Start Me Up: mastering the file browser


At first, you might not think that Photoshop Elements’ File Browser deserves its own chapter, but when you look at all the things it’s done for the community (including taking meals to other software applications that are less fortunate), you realize it probably does deserve it after all. Especially when you take into consideration the fact that the File Browser all by itself is probably more powerful than many standalone products, like the Whopper (that computer in the movie War Games with Matthew Broderick) or Microsoft Office 2000. Sure, the Whopper could simulate a Soviet First Strike, but frankly, it was pretty lame at sorting and categorizing your photos (as is Microsoft Office). In fact, I’m not sure the Whopper could sort or categorize photos at all, which is probably why no Photoshop Elements book to date has a chapter on the Whopper; but you’d think that with all the cool things the File Browser does, surely at least one Photoshop Elements book out there would dedicate a chapter to it, right? Well, not as far as I’ve found. So I set out to do just that—really dig into to the meat of the Browser, uncover its hidden power, and see if once and for all it was really written by a man named Professor Faulken (this is precisely why they shouldn’t let me write these chapter intros after 1:00 a.m.).


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