There are a million ways to open things in Adobe.
File>Open (short cut is double click on the background of photoshop)
Drag and drop files from Windows explorer
File>Import (works only with supported programs)
In Windows explorer, right click then>Open With>Photoshop
In Windows explorer, right click then>Open (Works if your computer is set up like jgweed
From Kodak Photo Desk, File>Send To>Photoshop (can make keyboard shortcut for this)
Right click on an image/picture in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and click copy (copy image for firefox), then go to Photoshop and click File>New, hit enter (or click ok, size of canvas is automatically set to the size of the image you just copied), then click on Edit>Paste, and it will paste the image that you copied into the new canvas (new file). NOTE: When you use this method, it creates a layer. Use Layer>Flatten Image to get rid of a layer if you don't want it.
From Adobe Image Ready, File>Jump to>Image ready (CTRL+Shift+M is shortcut, and will send image back and forth from Image Ready to Photoshop)
Most scanners (film and/or flatbed) will allow you to access their programs from File>Import>(scanner program), then when it's finished scanning, it will open in Photoshop and close the scanning program
I'm sure that there's some that I missed....but this is a good start. Short cuts are extremely handy too!
Edited by stevealmighty, 14 April 2006 - 11:39 AM.