Adobe's Photoshop Elements 2.0 comes prepackaged with most amateur digital cameras on today's market - it's simply one of the most popular software programs for image editing. Access its power and master its possibilities with this photographer's companion. Featuring hundreds of images and 10 hands-on projects, the guide walks digital camera enthusiasts through all the ins and outs of the hardware and software, including cameras and computers; storage options; and printers and scanners. With it, you can learn about image film formats and how to save pictures for print or publishing on the Web; transform good photos into great ones with cropping techniques; rotate, flip, or resize photos to improve composition and quality; and simulate traditional darkroom procedures. There's a spotlight on panoramas using the Photomerge tool set; adding grain to a shot; and creating soft focus photos. The projects section shows how to use multiple techniques to make a single, specific image.