The most common way to open a file in a program is to click on File/Open from the menu.
This will open the standard File Open window so you can navigate your hard drive to find the file you wish to open. This is probably the fastest way and the one you will use most often.
Open from Web
Open from Web is located on the File/Open menu. Using this option, if you know the url, you can open an image directly from a web page or you can open the entire web page.
Let's give this one a try. Open a web page using the url below:
This will open the entire web page as you can see in the image below. If you click the Open button at this point, the entire web page will be opened into PhotoImpact.
Instead of clicking the open button, scroll around until you find the giraffe. Click on the giraffe, then click the open button. This will open ONLY the giraffe in PhotoImpact. So, as you can see, you can open an entire web page and then open an image from within that same page.
Browser Manager Open
The Browser Manager is located on the right side of the screen in the Panel Manager.
The Browser manager has most of the same features as your Windows browser. You can do basic file maintenance such as deleting files, renaming files, etc. There are also many useful options on the menu bar on the Browser manager screen, however they are not covered in this tutorial. Explore on your own and see what's there.
If you don't see the above view, you may need to toggle the Tree View to see your files.
Now you have a choice of three different methods to open a file in PhotoImpact. There are yet other ways but they are not covered here. Try them all a few times then decide which method is best for you.
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