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Share photos online

  1. Photoshop Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Photoshop Elements
    1. What's new in Photoshop Elements
    2. System requirements | Photoshop Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Making photo projects
  3. Workspace and environment
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. Workspace basics
    3. Tools
    4. Panels and bins
    5. Open files
    6. Rulers, grids, and guides
    7. Enhanced Quick Mode
    8. File information
    9. Presets and libraries
    10. Multitouch support
    11. Scratch disks, plug-ins, and application updates
    12. Undo, redo, and cancel actions
    13. Viewing images
  4. Fixing and enhancing photos
    1. Resize images
    2. Cropping
    3. Process camera raw image files
    4. Add blur, replace colors, and clone image areas
    5. Adjust shadows and light
    6. Retouch and correct photos
    7. Sharpen photos
    8. Transforming
    9. Auto Smart Tone
    10. Recomposing
    11. Using actions to process photos
    12. Photomerge Compose
    13. Create a panorama
    14. Moving Overlays
    15. Moving Elements
  5. Adding shapes and text
    1. Add text
    2. Edit text
    3. Create shapes
    4. Editing shapes
    5. Painting overview
    6. Painting tools
    7. Set up brushes
    8. Patterns
    9. Fills and strokes
    10. Gradients
    11. Work with Asian type
  6. Guided edits, effects, and filters
    1. Guided mode
    2. Filters
    3. Guided mode Photomerge edits
    4. Guided mode Basic edits
    5. Adjustment filters
    6. Effects
    7. Guided mode Fun edits
    8. Guided mode Special edits
    9. Artistic filters
    10. Guided mode Color edits
    11. Guided mode Black & White edits
    12. Blur filters
    13. Brush Stroke filters
    14. Distort filters
    15. Other filters
    16. Noise filters
    17. Render filters
    18. Sketch filters
    19. Stylize filters
    20. Texture filters
    21. Pixelate filters
  7. Working with colors
    1. Understanding color
    2. Set up color management
    3. Color and tonal correction basics
    4. Choose colors
    5. Adjust color, saturation, and hue
    6. Fix color casts
    7. Using image modes and color tables
    8. Color and camera raw
  8. Working with selections
    1. Make selections in Photoshop Elements
    2. Saving selections
    3. Modifying selections
    4. Move and copy selections
    5. Edit and refine selections
    6. Smooth selection edges with anti-aliasing and feathering
  9. Working with layers
    1. Create layers
    2. Edit layers
    3. Copy and arrange layers
    4. Adjustment and fill layers
    5. Clipping masks
    6. Layer masks
    7. Layer styles
    8. Opacity and blending modes
  10. Creating photo projects
    1. Project basics
    2. Making photo projects
    3. Editing photo projects
  11. Saving, printing, and sharing photos
    1. Save images
    2. Printing photos
    3. Share photos online
    4. Optimizing images
    5. Optimizing images for the JPEG format
    6. Dithering in web images
    7. Guided Edits - Share panel
    8. Previewing web images
    9. Use transparency and mattes
    10. Optimizing images for the GIF or PNG-8 format
    11. Optimizing images for the PNG-24 format
  12. Keyboard shortcuts
    1. Keys for selecting tools
    2. Keys for selecting and moving objects
    3. Keys for the Layers panel
    4. Keys for showing or hiding panels (expert mode)
    5. Keys for painting and brushes
    6. Keys for using text
    7. Keys for the Liquify filter
    8. Keys for transforming selections
    9. Keys for the Color Swatches panel
    10. Keys for the Camera Raw dialog box
    11. Keys for the Filter Gallery
    12. Keys for using blending modes
    13. Keys for viewing images (expertmode)

Share photos online

You can share images using websites like Flickr and Twitter, directly from Photoshop Elements Editor. You can view the photo sharing services available to you using the Sharing dropdown in Photoshop Elements.

Share drop-down menu in Photoshop Elements

Photo sharing service providers

The following table lists the online service providers according to the geographical location:


Service providers

USA & Canada

  • Flickr
  • Twitter


  • Flickr

Rest of the World

  • Flickr
  • Twitter


  1. In Editor, click the Share dropdown, and choose Flickr. If the photos currently open have not been saved, you will be prompted to automatically save files. Click OK to proceed.

  2. (First Use) If you have not shared with Flickr before, you must authorize Photoshop Elements to work with Flickr. Follow the on-screen instructions to authorize Photoshop Elements to post photos to your Flickr account.

  3. On the Flickr dialog, specify the options for the photo or set of photos you are uploading:

    • Add / Remove photos. Click the plus (+) or minus (-) symbol above the Items preview area, and add or remove photos to be uploaded to Flickr.
    • Sets. You can upload a batch of photos as a Set. This is better for slideshows in Flickr. Click the Upload as a Set checkbox, and then modify Set options. You can choose an existing Set, or create a new one. Provide a name and description for the Set.
    • Audience. Use the Who can see these photos? section to control or limit the visibility of the Set to external users.
    • Tags. Provide a set of keywords to tag the album with.
  4. When the photos have been uploaded, the Flickr dialog displays two buttons:

    • Visit Flickr. Click this button to open the view the uploaded photos in your web browser. You can copy the URL to your Flickr photos from the web browser.
    • Done. Click Done to close the dialog.



Only one image must be selected when you choose to share a photo with Twitter. Also, ensure that the image is less than 3 MB (megabytes) in size.

  1. In Editor, click the Share dropdown, and choose Twitter. If the photos currently open have not been saved, you will be prompted to automatically save files. Click OK to proceed.

  2. (First Use) If you have not shared with Twitter before, you must authorize Photoshop Elements to post to Twitter on your behalf. Follow the on-screen instruction to sign in to your Twitter account, and authorize Photoshop Elements to post photos online.

  3. In Editor, type your message in the Twitter dialog, and then click Tweet.

  4. When your message has been successfully tweeted, the Twitter dialog displays two buttons:

    • Visit Twitter. Click this button to view your tweet in a web browser.
    • Done. Click Done to close the dialog.
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