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Foreword

Foreword

The digital imaging landscape has changed dramatically since Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 was released. Because of the power, speed, flexibility, and incredible image quality of the most recent hardware, the adoption of digital cameras is at an all-time high. Never before have there been more applications to adjust and manipulate your images, and never before have there been more books to learn about these applications. It's a great time to be a digital photographer!

Both O'Reilly and Adobe recognize that you, as a user, have more choices than ever when it comes to your software and literature. Congratulations on choosing the best of both worlds—a fantastic book and an incredibly powerful piece of software. Between the most dynamic version of Elements yet, and a book that has followed each and every change along the way, you can rest assured that you have before you a winning team of knowledge and power.

I had the pleasure of working with Barbara Brundage the last time around, and I was extremely impressed with how thorough, detailed, accurate, and insightful her tutorials were. With Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual, Barbara again brings clarity, creativity, and precision to even the most esoteric questions you might have.

This fifth release of Photoshop Elements introduces dozens of new features (there are even some that you can't find in its big brother, Photoshop!). Having spent the entirety of the development cycle using Elements 5, and having read this book end to end several times, I can tell you that you're holding one of the best tools to master both the old and new tricks in Elements 5.

I hope that you enjoy your time with this book, and the new release of Elements, as much I do.

—Bryan O'Neil Hughes

User Advocate, Adobe Systems, Inc.

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