Naming edited files

When you edit a photo — for example, when using the Fix Photo dialog box — any changes you make are applied to a copy of the file, not to the original. Album provides a new name for the edited version. This little trick can be annoying if you've done a lot of correction and retouching and would rather just dump the original. But don't worry; you can dump the original as well, as I explain in the upcoming section, "Replacing an original photo with an edited version."

If the format of the edited file is JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or PSD, Album adds the word "_edited" to the filename. For example, my original is called statueofliberty.jpg, and the edited version is called statueofliberty_ edited.jpg, as shown in Figure 7-10. For more on file formats, see Chapter 3.

Figure 7-10:

Album retains your original file and appends the name for edited

Figure 7-10:

Album retains your original file and appends the name for edited

If your file is in a format that Album can't work with, you can save the edited version in one of the approved formats listed above. Album also adds "_edited" to the original name.

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