How do photoshop and iPhoto interface? Where does photoshop store photos, and can they be found using iPhoto?

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New with photoshop on a Mac, the files photos are stored in have long and difficult names. Can they be filed directly to iPhoto? Is there a convenient way to store them where I'll be able to retrieve them?
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Photoshop doesn't store photos. You just edit your files wherever they exist.

Are you confusing Photoshop with Elements, or another product?
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I've used photoshop with a PC and could designate where to store the images. With a Mac, harder to find image files, that go into files with long an confusing names. And I've found no way to store them within categories already established on iPhoto.
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Yes, you choose where you open the images from and save images to. That does not mean that Photoshop is storing them in any way.

Nor does it have anything to do with Windows versus Macintosh.

It sounds like you're just having problems dealing with iPhoto (which does store photos, and can give them odd names).

So we really need more details on what exact problem you're experiencing with Photoshop.
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When I want to save an image from Photoshop, it offers me file folder names with a string of characters that I do not recognize or know how to find afterward. Or it will save it in "Pictures" which is also a folder name that does not come up when I look in "Finder". I understood the file hierarchy on a PC, but the Mac is "helping" me by showing only recently used or "favorite " folders with no easy way to search for new or infrequently used ones. Is that clearer?
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You choose to save the file wherever you want. But Photoshop will default to saving the file back to the folder it was opened from. Those odd names are from iPhoto, and have nothing to do with Photoshop.

On MacOS and Windows you can see the full file hierarchy, and you can see recently used folders and files. That doesn't really differ between platforms.