Have never used a Photoshop product before. Just purchased Photoshop CC but cannot figure out how to import pics to the program from my computer. Seems like a VERY basic thing but I just can't see how I'm supposed to do it. Any help would be appreciated 🙂
To import of open a file in Photoshop you can simple drag the file into photoshop window or go to Files option from the top and select open. and you can also open the file by double clicking in the center of Photoshop gray area and open a file from by locating it.
Thank you, Jatin! You explained it in a clear, simple way. Too bad the Photoshop Help couldn't explain like you do!
Photoshop is not like Lightroom where you import from a folder. In PS, there's nothing to import really. Simply go to File > Open and browse to the desired image location on your hard drive.
Or go to File > Browse in Bridge. Bridge will launch and you can select which folder of images to display. Use Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click to select multiple images. Hit enter to open them in Photoshop.
I can not get my photos to import either.
They don't import. Use FILE>Open or File>Place. Use open when no document is displayed and use place to add images to an existing document.
That said, if there is a problem with the the file it may not open. Make sure you can open the file in another program. To confirm if it is the file or Photoshop.
Tell us what format the image is, can you see open or place in the file menu?
Capture your entire screen with the layers panel open and any collapsed layers expanded.
Thanks, but I can't seem to get my photos even into a folder on my
computer...keeps saying file error. Not sure what to do. Sorry
On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Silkrooster <email@example.com>
as soon as I try to import photos from the camera it says "the following
error occurred while importing. The system cannot find the file specified".
I'm not too sure what that means. I don't have that problem on our desktop
computer..although I can't get photoshop or lightroom on our desktop...but
it loaded onto our laptop, but I can't get photos onto the laptop:(
On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 8:06 PM, Candice Kalinczuk <
I was finally able to get a photo onto photoshop but not lightroom yet
On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM, Candice Kalinczuk <
Sounds like you are half way there. Should I assume you were able to store the image(s) onto your hard drive?
Lightroom like Adobe Camera Raw only support certain type of formats. So it may be possible that is your issue.
Plus tiff, png, jpg
As for importing into lightroom (yes lightroom does have import) You will find everything you need in the file menu.
Make sure the images stay where you placed them so lightroom can find them. If you need to move them, do so in lightroom so it knows where they are.
That said, it is possible to move them outside of lightroom, you just need to sync the folder(s). Before you do Make sure you save the edits to the drive (select the file(s) then press ctrl-s on windows or cmd-s on mac) otherwise you could loose any edits that were not saved before the sync.
If you need any more help with lightroom it would be best to ask in the lightroom forum
As this forum is for the full version of photoshop and not everyone here uses lightroom. So you would get a larger response over there.
Simple: File / Open => Choose image from computer, from image format:
1. TIFF (.tif)
2. BMP (.bmp)
3. JPEG (.jpg)
4. GIF (.gif)
5. PNG (.png)
6. EPS (.eps)
7. Files RAW (.raw, .cr2, .nef, .orf, .sr2,…)
I have photoshop cc and I am using a MacBook Pro, and therefore as a Mac user my photos are loaded into an application called Photos. If I use File/open, within Photoshop CC, it opens the equivalent of the Finder app, and I can get to the Pictures/Photos Library. But there it stops - even though I know that the images within my photos library are JPEG files - I can't see to select them. If I double click on the Photos Library (or tell it to open Photos Library) then it just tells me it doesn't recognise the file type.
Did I say "obviously" I am still at the equivalent of a folder, not at the level of the JPEGs within that library.
Yes I can drag and drop - but that means I have to open the photos app at the same time