Although Adobe Dreamweaver is not a photo-editing tool, it can be used to create web pages that include images and that can be deployed to the Web. Although you can’t edit images in Dreamweaver, you can add images to your website for free using the Image tool. See Chapter 16 for more on creating web pages.
Elements is a free version of the Photoshop program that performs basic image tasks. To get started, you can choose the Browse icon to start a batch or manual import, and you can choose to open an image from the folder location that was used to import it or from the local drive.
The Import/Page Setup dialog box appears, in which you set up the page size, resolution, and orientation. The buttons at the bottom of the dialog box are used to access additional options, such as an Auto-Rotate option, and a Print preview button. If you choose OK, the image appears in a new document.
Once you’ve completed your work and saved it, Elements places the image into a File Cabinet that’s named after the original filename. You can display all the images in your collection by selecting the File Cabinet icon and selecting the desired image from the list of images you have in your collection.
You can edit images using the tools that are included with the program. Figure 10-7 shows a few image tools.
Figure 10-7: Photoshop Elements’ tools include many different functions.
Note that Elements is a bit different from Photoshop in the way that you import images. Photoshop opens a dialog box to prompt you for the source image, where as Elements accepts an image from the file location where it was imported from.
Photoshop has a few limitations when it comes to working with large images or multiple images, and those limitations are no longer present in Elements. For example, when you open an image from the file location, you get a menu of options for resizing the image that includes converting it to black and white, increasing the magnification, and even, under Windows 8, using the new Edge tool for objects that are out of sight. Another limitation in Photoshop is that images are imported into a new document for editing, whereas in Elements, an image is edited on top of its original.
Lightroom is a program that’s designed to be a streamlined photo-management tool for photographers. It is designed to take care of image importing and organizing, editing, tagging, and
This guide will show you how to edit images using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you’re editing images for use on the web, be sure to check out our Web Design Guides:
Edit Your Photos
The editing part of Photoshop can be a very time-consuming process and is for the experienced Photoshop user only. If you just want to crop an image, resize it or edit the color, there are lots of apps available that will do the job for you.
For more advanced editing tasks, you’ll usually need to open your photos in Photoshop.
Resize Your Photos
Photoshop was developed with the intention of being able to edit every file you might have. But there are still limitations and some things are impossible to do in one file. The best way to solve this problem is to resize your photos before you open them in Photoshop.
With Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, you have the ability to change the size of photos, so that they are much smaller.
New features in Photoshop CS6, such as Content Aware Fill and Live Sharpen, help tremendously with cropping photos.
In the following sections, we’ll show you how to resize photos in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
Resizing a photo in Photoshop
Photoshop has some fantastic features for resizing photos, some of which we’ll explore in this section.
To get started in the editing process, you’ll need to open a new document and select the photo that you want to work on.
Once the photo is open, you’ll notice that the dimensions of the image will be zero by default. To resize your image, you’ll need to enter some dimensions.
You can resize your image using three different sizes.
Resize the image by selecting one of the following sizes, and enter the desired width and height dimensions.
The tool used for this operation is called the Crop tool. It allows you to crop individual areas of your image. You can also use the Selection tool to select areas of your image, and you can use the Lasso tool to draw around your selection.
For more information on how to use these tools, read our guide on Cropping photos:
You can also resize the image by simply typing a new width and height value.
Resizing an image in Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements is a simple and a powerful tool for editing images. You
Groovy/Ant: Is there a way to list embedded code files into a.jar file?
In my web application, there is a dependency (third party) code that is used in various source files. The code is given in an embeded code-laying file (like css, js, etc.) and may be used directly in source files.
Say this is my source file code:
All the dependencies inside the code are embedded in this file.
I want to create a JAR file with the source files and the embedded code, so that the user can have that code for the source files, plus I want to have the actual dependency jar file with it’s own compiled classes (so that the code inside the embedded code is in the same class file).
My question is: is there a tool that allows me to convert a single source files containing embedded code to a jar file with the code embedded and the original source file as well?
So far, I found these, but they don’t seem to help in my case (or maybe I didn’t get it):
There is at least one tool that can do this in a (marginally) automated way, the next version of Maven can do this by default if you create a jar archive of all your source files, and then turn on the “embedded-resources” goal. The relevant part of the Apache Maven documentation is here:
Note that it only handles java source files, and that the embedded resources will not be extracted out of the jar file.
“images” : [
“idiom” : “iphone”,
“scale” : “1x”
How to Cultivate More Abundance in Your Life
(or, how to become a WINNER)
Abundance is something we’ve all been looking for, and something that many of us never seem to get.
One of the simple ways to work towards this goal is to get out of the habit of thinking of things (our life, our money, ourselves) as scarce.
In the land of scarcity, we’re out of the habit of living our life to the fullest because we constantly think we don’t have enough stuff to live the way we want. As a result, we feel we don’t have enough to invest in our life so we start telling ourselves we don’t have any time, money, love or self-esteem to invest in those things. So we have more problems.
Until we change our thinking and stop the thought stream of scarcity, we’ll never have enough.
But that’s exactly what the law of abundance is for – to help us change that.
So, what is the law of abundance?
Abundance is the opposite of scarcity. Scarcity is the thought that you don’t have enough of something, and that you need more of it. Abundance is the opposite of scarcity and it’s the thought that you have enough of everything you need, or that you don’t need anything.
If you look at your life and see that you’re running out of time and money, you’ll keep thinking that.
In reality, you don’t have to run out of anything.
If you’re in a relationship that’s not working, you don’t have to run out of love.
If you’re in a job that’s not working out, you don’t have to run out of a job.
If you’re in debt, you don’t have to run out of money.
If you’re in a relationship that’s not working out, you don’t have to run out of love.
If you’re in a job that’s not working out, you don’t have to run out of a job.
You can have it all – with abundance.
How to embrace abundance
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