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Member Since 23 Oct 2007
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In Topic: Type of computers recommended for Digital Scrapbooking

17 July 2016 - 05:44 PM

Screen size is important.  A typical 14" laptop is way too small.  Working with high-res graphics requires lots of RAM or else your program will tend to freeze.  Go for 6 GB RAM.

In Topic: Can I use Photoshop CC and still use PSE to utilize my tools/styles?

14 July 2016 - 10:11 PM

Adobe Photoshop Elements does not fully support all .psd files created with Adobe Photoshop.  Having said that, if the psd file you created is fairly basic i.e. nothing in it that PSE couldn't create, I would also expect no incompatibility issue.  However, it may be that the newest file version is not backward compatible to the older PSE program.


Have you tested PSE out to see if it is working?  It may be corrupted - you said you were getting an error message earlier.  It's possible that PSE can't open the file because PSE is corrupted.

In Topic: Help! overwhelmed by vacation photos

13 July 2016 - 07:48 PM

Thanks, Gayle!  If there's anything you want me to elaborate on, please ask.

In Topic: Help! overwhelmed by vacation photos

12 July 2016 - 04:08 PM

I have  a Panasonic Lumix DMZ-CS50. Typical photo is 3840 x 2160 pixels and resolution of 180 dpi. My husband set it up that way to make it easier for me to resize.

OK, so 3840  x2160 pixels means you can print those photos as large as 12.8 x 7.2 inches.  If you never want to print that large, use the next lower setting.  That will save you from having to resize all the time.


The exception is if you want to be able to crop large portions off your photo, then you need the higher resolution to compensate for all the pixels you will be deleting.


180 dpi doesn't mean anything because it has nothing to do with your monitor resolution nor your print resolution.

In Topic: Help! overwhelmed by vacation photos

12 July 2016 - 12:17 PM

Super Scrapper--thanks for the "insider's view." I did a bit of graphic design (worked in PR for 7 years) and I never got the hang of these measurements/sizes/etc. I just didn't get it. You put it in a way I can understand easily. Thank you!

You're welcome!  So what is your camera like?  What resolution setting are you using?