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Open Images in Photoshop Elements- Instructions

by / Monday, 30 October 2017 / Published in Latest, Photoshop Elements

Open Images in Photoshop Elements: Overview

            To open images in Photoshop Elements, select “File| Open…” from the Menu Bar. Doing that then launches the “Open” dialog box. Use this system dialog box to navigate to the folder in your computer’s file system within which to look for image files.

            Once inside the folder that contains the image to open, you should see its name and icon appear in the window. You can double-click the image file to open it in Elements. Alternatively, you can click it once to select it. Then click the “Open” button in the lower right corner of the dialog box to open it.

            To open images in Photoshop Elements that were recently opened, select “File| Open Recently Edited File” from the Menu Bar. The side menu that then appears shows the names of the most recently opened image files in Elements. If you click an image name in this side menu, it re-opens within Photoshop Elements for editing.

Open Images in Photoshop Elements- Instructions: A picture of a user opening a recently opened image in Photoshop Elements.

Open Images in Photoshop Elements- Instructions: A picture of a user opening a recently opened image in Photoshop Elements.

Open Images in Photoshop Elements: Instructions

  1. To open images in Photoshop Elements, select “File| Open…” from the Menu Bar to launch the “Open” dialog box.
  2. Navigate to the folder in your computer’s file system within which to look for image files.
  3. Double-click an image file to open it in Elements.
  4. Alternatively, click it once to select it.
  5. Then click the “Open” button in the lower right corner of the dialog box to open it.
  6. To open a recently opened image file, select “File| Open Recently Edited File” from the Menu Bar.
  7. Click the name of the recently opened image file to re-open in the side menu that appears.

Open Images in Photoshop Elements: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Opening Images,” shows how to open images in Photoshop Elements. This video lesson is from our complete Photoshop Elements tutorial, titled “Mastering Photoshop Elements Made Easy v.15.”

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