Panels and Toolbar in Photoshop Elements 10 Full Screen View - dummies

Panels and Toolbar in Photoshop Elements 10 Full Screen View

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Full Screen view provides you with several editing tools. When you open selected photos from the Organizer in Full Screen view, you find two panels on the left side of the screen. The Quick Edit panel provides Quick Edit tools for editing photos, such as sharpening images and removing red-eye. The Quick Organize panel permits you to add keywords for easily organizing photos with keyword identifiers.

The toolbar shown offers the following options for slide viewing (from left to right):


  • Toggle Filmstrip: Click this tool to show or hide the filmstrip on the right side of the window.

  • Toggle Quick Edit Panel: Shows or hides the Quick Edit panel.

  • Toggle Quick Organize Panel: Shows or hides the Quick Organize panel.

  • Previous Photo: Click the left arrow to open the previous photo.

  • Play/Pause: Click to play or pause a slide show.

  • Next Photo: Click the right arrow to advance to the next photo.

  • Change Settings: Click to open the Full Screen View Options dialog box.

  • Transitions: Click the Transitions tool, and the Select Transition dialog box opens. When you enter Full Screen view, this tool is selected. Four different transition effects are displayed in the dialog box. You can preview a transition effect by placing the cursor over one of the images. When you find an effect you like, click the image and click OK to change the transition.


  • Toggle Properties Panel: Click this tool to open the Properties dialog box.

  • Show All Controls (right arrow): Click the tiny right-pointing arrow on the right side of the toolbar, and the toolbar expands to reveal additional tools. Here you find a large display icon used for showing the Full Screen default view.

    The double monitors icon to the right is used to show two slides adjacent to each other in the slide show. Click the down-pointing arrow to open a pop-up menu that offers choices for two slide views (side-by-side or above and below). The chain link icon is used to lock panning and zooming together.

The main thing to keep in mind is that the Full Screen view is a temporary viewing option you have in Elements. It’s not permanent. You use the view for a quick display method on your computer when you want to show off some photos to family and friends. Windows users have more permanent options for saving files as slide shows that they can share with other users.