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Elements 9 - Before and After Picture View?

Dec 6, 2010 7:14 PM

I like working on photos when I can see the original picture on the left and the picture I'm editing on the right so I can 'see where I'm going' with my changes.


I'm currently trying out Elements 9.


When I work with the 'Guided' or 'Quick' Editing sections (right side) I have a drop down box that gives me the following options after the word View on the left side: 'Before Only', 'After Only', 'Before and After Horizonal', and 'Before and After Vertical'.


But when I go to the 'Full Edit' mode that drop down box disappears.


How do I get a Before and After Photo to show on the screen when I'm in 'Full Edit Mode'?


Thank you for your help.



  • 99jon
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    Dec 7, 2010 1:27 AM   in reply to tennisbumbishop

    Simply use a duplicate layer or adjustment layer before starting your edits and then you can click the eye icon in the layers pallet.


    You can click on and off to see before and after as you do more editing.



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    Dec 7, 2010 7:47 AM   in reply to tennisbumbishop

    Another way would be to make a duplicate before editing and not save that copy, but there's no before and after view as such in full edit.

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    Dec 13, 2010 6:26 AM   in reply to Barbara B.

    There is no such kind of views in Full Edit. however toggling the layers in layers panel you can check the before and after.



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