Photoshop Elements and PS.COM: File Compressing and Transfers

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I need to compress my pics - how do i do that? AND how do i get them off here to save them to my computers drive?
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Which application are you using?
What file formats are you using?
Which OS are you using?
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angela scott

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I have to admit i am a huge NOVICE at all this
application? i'm not sure - jpeg is the format i think - and i have no idea what OS means - i'm sorry - i hope you can still guide the blind lol
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Which application are you using? (that would be Elements, Lightroom, Photoshop, PS.COM, etc.)

What operating system are you using, and what version?
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hmmok i'm REALLY going to show my intelligence here
OS is Windows Vista (i think - it's a 2 year old PC)
and at the moment i'm not using any applications - i was just opening them in the windows program -but i had been trying out a tester of Lightroom but that has expired.
I JUST yesterday got adobe photoshop elements - i hope some of this makes sense lol
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No, you're not really making much sense.

> how do i get them off here to save them to my computers drive?

What do you mean by "here"? This is a feedback forum, not a photo storage site.

And Windows isn't a program - it's an operating system.

Which Adobe application are you using that you wanted help with compressing and transfer photos from or to? In other words: why are you here asking this question?

We can't help you until we know which application you are trying to use.
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sorry for not being very clear
I hadn't been using any adobe applications until now
Now i have Adobe Elements
I want to enter pics of my son into a contest but they are too big
they want the pics to be less than 200mb mine was 290
I just want to make it smaller
As for the HERE comment - i meant that when i did edit some photos on line with photoshop.com i could not get my edited photos onto a flash drive
i'm probably just not seeing something but i still can't transfer them to my flash
i hope that's clearer
thank you for being so patient with me
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OK, so you have Photoshop Elements, and you want to resize the image, or compress the image file a bit more. You can make the file smaller just by saving as JPEG and specifying lower quality compression settings. If you want to resize the image, use the Image Size command. Or you can resize the image to make the image smaller, then save as JPEG and keep the same quality compression setting (because there is already less data).

And you're trying to transfer some images from Photoshop.com onto your local system. I don't spend a lot of time on Photoshop.com, so I'll let someone else help you with that.

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