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Solved: Photoshop CS2 versus Photoshop Elements

Q: Solved: Photoshop CS2 versus Photoshop Elements

Hi! I support two people with two different learning styles. One uses Photoshop CS2 and the other knows Photoshop Elements.

Will there be an issue for the two of them to collaborate on image edits if they each use the photoshop version with which they are comfortable?


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A: Solved: Photoshop CS2 versus Photoshop Elements

If they have any experience..... Nope...

especially if it's a newer version of Elements

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Computer AMD Athlon[tm]XP 2400+
2.00GHz, 1.00GB of Ram.

System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
Version 2002; SP2
A week ago I installed Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. I like it and I want to keep it, but today I saw that I had lost from My Computer -

CD Drive (D:]
CD-RW Drive (E:)
DVD Drive (F:)

I wondered if the Adobe Photoshop 4.0 had something to with it so I did a System Restore - back to the day before I installed the programme. The System Restore was successful. It had removed the Adobe Photoshop and the three drives, D, E, and F, were back in My Computer.

To satisfy my curiosity, I reinstalled Adobe Photoshop and, hey presto, the drives D, E, and F, had gone again.

I need those drives so I removed Adobe PS with 'add/remove programmes'. But the three drives were still missing so I did another System Restore. That put the three missing drives back into My Computer.

I am in a quandary. I want to keep Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 but it seems that it does not like my drives D, E, and F.

Your advice will be appreciated.

Best wishes. whatapalaver.

A:Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 Versus D, E, And F Drives

did you get your copy from adobe website or from elsewhere, friend, p2p, whatever. if from anywhere but adobe the version you have may be corrupt in some way. try downloading the 'free tryout' version from adobe and see if that will run ok and also show your 'drives'.

if that version also 'removes' your drives, i would check the adobe photogroup newsgroups for similar occurances, and if so, there will probably be info of a workaround available to you there.

also, make sure you have all xp updates, and all other programmes are stopped when installing again, including your antivirus (scan installation file first, then disconnect from net before turning off av and firewall).

good luck

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Any recommendations for a newbie to get up to speed with Photoshop Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 7 ?

I'm interested in DVD based tutorials or web-based tutorials. I googled and found so many forum based user support websites, that it's over whelms me.

I figured that I should develop a good basic foundation so I have a better idea of what I don't know. Also, I don't have a lot of extra time to "dink" around.


A:Solved: Photoshop Elements 7 / Premiere Elements 7

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Hi, my iBook is running Mac OS X v10.5.8 and I want to install Photoshop Elements (for Mac version 6).
It says the system requirements are:
Mac OS X v10.4.8 through 10.5

Does 10.5 include my 10.5.8?

Thanks for your help!

A:Solved: Mac & Photoshop Elements 6 Q


FYI, sometimes it's cheaper on Amazon, too: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.h...ifa-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957
Adobe.com downloads can be expensive by comparision.

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I just lost my E drive.This drive has been working for many years...it's where I play dvd's/cd's. All of a sudden it has disappeared and my dvd's dont play anymore. It doesn't show up when I tried to find it with Windows Explorer. This evening I loaded a trial version of Photoshop Elements 7 from a disc supplied to me by Photoshop and that's when I found out I had no more E drive. Can anyone help? Please.....


A:Solved: Photoshop Elements 7

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Hey guys,
Using photoshop elemements here, and we just wondering how I can remove the annoying white background behind anything I design (i.e. logo wise).
It keeps bugging me, and I have tried everyway possible, it only sticks the white background in when I save it as a .jpeg.
Kind Regards

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements!

save as .gif or .png

.jpg does not support transparency

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I think I've managed to change a setting or something.........

When I make a selection with the marquee tool, and then try to feather it, the selection turns itself into a circle/oval and won't do anything.

How can I stop it doing that (it's reeeeeeeally frustrating)?!

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements

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I noticed when I auto-fix my photos the date in the exif data changes to the day I edited the picture...

How do I make sure the original date of when the photo was took stays in its place???

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0.

My EXIF info has both the original time the photo was taken ...
and when I edited it with PSE6 (or Photoshop)
I don't understand what problem this will cause for you ... Why are you worried about this ??

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I just "upgraded" from Photoshop Elements 2 to Elements 3 (I know they are older programs, but I am retired and cash is short). My problem is that I like to use the "Burn" and "Dodge" tools, and while the manual and on-screen help in Version 3 refer to these functions, and shows icons for them that I am familiar with in version 2, I cannot find those icons in my newly installed version 3. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements 3 problem

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I have just been migrating photos for a collegue and he wants to keep the album structure he used to have
details are:

Windows XP with Elements v3 and 1000s of photos in album structure
windows 7 with Elements v8
I copied all the photos across from the "My Pictures" directory, but did nothing about the albums - now my collegue would like all the images put into the albums again - is there a way to migrate that information across from elements 3 to 8 a data file I need to copy
if it will not work with v8 - he will put v3 back onto windeows 7 and how to recreate the album structure

any advice please

Researching it appears I can use backup and restore catalogue
SO on the XP Elements v3, I should be able to backup the catalogue and pickup the photos from wherever they are stored, also use "reconnect"
then copy that backup across to the windows 7 PC
and then do a restore on the Elements 8 windows 7 machine - and choose a new location , to avoid any file structure issues between XP & win7

anyone done this - what tips or issues may i have
if i restore to
what file structure will elements use under photos - ?

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements Albums

All sorted today -
Performed a complete backup using PSE3 and used option to "reconnect"
then used PSE8 restore and new location

on the face of it looked like all the images now back into the correct albums and sub-albums
I told PSE8 on windows 7 to use Photos Directory , and PSE8 recreated in most cases the same name folder as the final folder on XP
c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\shared photos\christmas\christmas2006

so fingers crossed no phone calls tomorrow all went well

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When I try to update Photoshop elements.
This is message I get on my screen.
I attached the message, I think I did anyway.

A:Solved: Cannot not update Photoshop elements

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I wish to put some text in a picture. The Text tool appears to enter text only one line at a time. The Help section says it can be entered also in paragraph format and the words will wrap at the end of each line. But I can't find any instructions on how to invoke the paragraph format. The Adobe website has instructions on how to do it in Photoshop Elements 6, but they won't work on PSE 5.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements 5 Question

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Since I didn't see anyone here who had solved it, so far, this is working for me:

Problem: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 running (or not) on Windows 7 Pro / 64 bit

I was having memory problems (as in "not enough," not as in "where did I leave my keys?"), crashes, etc.

Solution (stupidly simple, which is just my speed):

Right click the icon, go to "Compatibility," and set for "Win XP SP3"

So far, so good.....

A:Solved: Adobe photoshop elements 4.0

Thanks for sharing that solution, boothby171.

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Is there any way I can get adobe photoshop elements 4.0 to run on windows 7 pro without upgrading to another version of the program?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4028 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 419624 MB; D: Total - 114439 MB, Free - 17665 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG43GT, AAE62768-300, BTGT941001B4
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Adobe photoshop elements 4.0

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Hi, can anyone tell me how to get out of the "tile" view in Adobe? Thank you

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

Try this......... http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-view-multiple-documents-in-photoshop-elemen.html

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I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 on Windows Xp. In an attempt to find out how the programme operates I clicked on HELP - and the various sub headings - such as Photoshop Tutorials- and Support and Registration. Clicking on these headings either had no effect - or threw up a screen which read:

No default web browser is selected for your machine. Please launch your web browser application or reinstall and try again.

I would very much like to follow the instruction - but I haven't a notion what it means. Is there a kind soul out there to help me out?

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

Elements 2.0 is quite old (current is V7); however, it still should run.

Was Elements pre-installed on this PC? Do you have the CD? The help files are probably on the CD.

In any case, you do not apparently have a default browser. What do you use for a browser? IE? Firefox? Opera? Whichever it is, start it up and find in the tools or preferences menus where to set it as the default browser.

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Has anyone used? Any opinions would be appreciated.

A:Thinking about picking up the Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 / Premier Elements combo.

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Hello guys, I'm in trouble again. You are the only ones that seem to be able to help me.
I am trying to create a slide show in Elements and when I try to add music to the show I get an error message that the codec required to play this music is not on my system.
The music plays fine on Windows Media Player and on other players on my computer.
Has anyone run into this problem with Elements?
Thanks, Roy

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements codec problem

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This program is driving me crazy. Every time it starts, a message soon pops up saying that it cannot find my serial number, registration, name, company, etc. and the program closes automatically.

This is not much of a hint about what is really wrong because I did buy the product retail, have installed and uninstalled many times trying to get this to go away so the program will run properly but nothing helps.

My older Elements 2.0 will install and run fine but it seems wrong to pay for a more recent program that will not run and have to return to the older more reliable program.

Of course, the Adobe company is far too big and to important to make it possible for paying customers to contact them for help in resolving problems with their "perfect" software.

In that way, they are worse than Microsoft and Symantec. I will not pay for support for a buggy and defective program even if that option was offered.

Anyone else experienced this problem?


A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 problem


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I bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 a few days ago and have installed it twice already. Each time, I register it and enter the registration code.

Within only a few minutes of installation, an error message pops up and says that my name, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid and the program must close. Then it exits without my being able to use it.

I bought this because I heard it was better and faster opening. Wrong info there. This program seems to freeze up and after a lengthy wait (much longer than versions 1 or 2) it finally appears. Then another wait before you can use it.

Anyone else having this problem with the program?

I have not attempted to reach Adobe support because past experience has shown that it is a waste of time. T

They like to sell a program at an inflated price then disappear from view until the next "upgrade" comes out. They always refer you to their next to unusable "forums" for help. Those seem to be the blind leading the blind so I don't bother anymore.

This is the first time that one of their programs has given me technical problems though.

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 problems already

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I use "Elements" frequently and have had classes in it, but can't remember ever having any problem with a tool. On my computer the clone tool ,after sizing it and it appears as a circle, there is also a + the size of the circle that comes up with it and causes all kinds of trouble. It may come up inside the circle, touching the circle, follows the circle, or may be on the other side of the photo copy. If the cross touches some other tone of color, that's what comes up with my clone tool. Is the cross something useful that I don't know about. It's driving me crazy when trying to touch up some very old pictures that were pasted in an album and need touching up in the area they were pasted. Where did this cross come from? How can I get rid of it?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks, lilart

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements Clone Tool-help!

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My computer has an "old" hard drive(F:\) and a newer one(C:\), both with Photoshop Elements, v.3 installed. I was trying to access the catalog on C:\ recently and was blocked. I switched to F:\ and accessed the catalog although it was not up to date. There is an extra file in the catalog folder on c:\, My Catalog.ldb, that is not in the same folder on F:\. I suspect that Microsoft Access is involved. How do I fix it? I am trying to get rid of the old drive. My OS is Widows XP Home Premium.

A:Solved: Photoshop Elements Catalog Locked

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I usually use Photoshop 6 for my personal projects, but at work I have Photoshop Elements 6 for my photo editing tasks.

I'm trying to make a layer mask, but it seems like elements doesn't have this function. Does anyone have an alternate way of achieving the same effect?

What I'm trying to do is make a frame with rounded edges around a photo. I've tried using the cutout tool, but it does the opposite of what I want, leaving a square over the photo.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Creating a Layer Mask in Photoshop Elements 6

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Just bought a Canon Powershot G10 to use its RAW file capability. Canon calls these CR2 in the extension after each photo. How do I get Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 to recognize these so I can process them? I have no problem with Nikon NEF files.

A:Solved: Pulling Canon CR2 files into Photoshop Elements 7

You need the Camera RAW update.
The one for your camera can be found here.......

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I've constantly had this issue with Photoshop Elements 3 on my laptop. Every time I start up the program, when its scanning for plugins, a whole slew of Plugin.dll errors shows up stating that the program cannot locate those plugins in the plugin.dll file. These errors actually effect all of my filters, such as the render filters and many other filters in the filters menu making them unusable. Not only does this limit my use of the program, but having to click through all those error messages during startup gets tiresome. What is even more odd is that I have had this issue with Photoshop CS3 and seeing that i'm getting Master Collection soon I have no idea what won't work. Any help would be great.

As a side note, I've tried everything: repairing the OS, reinstalling Photoshop Elements (and doing that weird preferences reset thing), copying the plugin.dll and the msvcrt10.dll into the system 32 folder, using windows installer cleanup to try a fresh install (that didn't do a thing). I cannot seem to resolve the problem.

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I recently downloaded Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, 30-day trial version. However, when I click on Setup.exe, the cursor turns to an hourglass, and that's as far as I can go! When I try to close the program I get a message telling me the program is not responding, so I click End Program to go back to my desktop.

I've tried Setup.exe several times without any luck. Shutting down and restarting didn't do any good, either. Perhaps I should try uninstalling and reinstalling the program one more time. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with any suggestions as to what I should try next.

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 trial version -- unable to setup

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I have just purchased photoshop elements 6 and the programme works well and I am able to produce a slide show with music etc. It saves but when I try to save to dvd rw it says it is incompatable and to use a cd only. The photoshop elements help desk said it should work so it must be my computer driver. I have a dimension 9150 just over 1 year old Please can you help.
Many thanks

A:Photoshop elements 6

Can you burn DVDs with any other program?

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Hi -

I have Photoshop Elements 2 which I think is a great piece of software. One problem Iím having though is when I scan a full length picture, then enlarge the picture with the cropping feature it loses its sharpness and clarity when I print. I understand why this happens. I just would like to know if there is a way to restore the picture back to its original sharpness and clarity. I tried all the features suggested (changing pixel dimensions, resolution, document size, sharpness features, ect.) nothing seems to work. Is the problem because Elements 2 just does not have these features - and that I need to stepup to its big brother Photoshop 7 or am I missing something.

Thank you,

A:Photoshop Elements 2 ?

In that particular case you would not get any improvement going to PS7. They both use bicubic as their best resample filter for resizing and I donít think there is any difference.

If you are scanning the photo at 300 PPI you are getting all of the image information on the photo. You could scan at a higher resolution but I donít think the resulting image would be any better than scanning at 300 PPI and resizing with bicubic. You might try scanning at 600 PPI to see how it comes out.

Your problem is that you donít have enough image information to enlarge a section of it after you crop. The limitation is in the information available on the print. If your scanner has a light in the lid and holders for film you might do a little better scanning the negatives if the scanner has an optical resolution of 1600 or higher.

A dedicated film scanner would give you a lot more pixels of information to work with, but they are pricey.

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Hello, I wanted to install the trial version of the windows version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and test it before requesting that my supervisor purchase it. However whenever I try to install the software I have a java error that keeps popping up. The error is java.exe - Application error. The memory could not be read.

Yesterday, I uninstalled all references to java and the Photoshop Elements software. Downloaded and installed the latest java driver. Reinstalled Photoshop Elements with the same result.

Does anyone have any suggestions or perhaps I should be looking for another software option.

Thank you

P.S. I did call Adobe technical support but they wanted $39 for 1 time support, which I cannot get approval for since we have not yet decided to purchase the software.

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I just wondered (for a web designer) which Photoshop is the best to use, CS2 or elements? I am still in the trial of CS2, but I haven't used Elements yet. I know CS2 is very useful for photography, but I am mainly using the software for drawing simple web graphics.

Any help would be great.


A:Photoshop...CS2, or Elements?

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When I open Photoshop and try to open my Photo Browser I get the following message.

The action you have requested could not be completed because the Photoshope Elements Organizer is not responding. It may still be loading or waiting for a response from you.

It just hangs up there trying to load. Please help. I need to open the files to print some pictures for Christmas gifts. Thanks for any help.

A:Photoshop Elements

I don't know the answer to your problem because I don't use the program but...........
I see you use XP. You can use it's built in printer function. Just find the pic(s) in the folder you want to print and right click on it. Select " print " and follow the instructions. At least you'll get the job done before Christmas and you can work on the problem later.

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Can someone tell me how to do
Mirrored Text in Photohop Elements 2

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I just purchased Photoshop Elements 5.0 last week. I loaded it, everything was working fine. Both the photo organizer and the photo editor elements were behaving. Then today, I went to work on a photo and the only piece working is the photo organizer. Any time I go to edit a picture -- it locks the whole program up. And to make matters more frustrating -- my Photoshop 7.01 doesn't launch at all - it locks up. I haven't changed

I have uninstalled it, reinstalled it (several times) and the very same thing keeps happening.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

A very frustrated person!

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I installed Photoshop Elements 9.0 on my computer and it won't print any size photo except 2 1/4 x 1 1/2. It was working fine and then stopped printing other sizes of photos. I have an HP Pavilion computer and a Canon MP530 printer. The printer works with other photo programs, but won't work with this program any longer. I have Windows 7 on the computer. Any help?

A:Photoshop Elements 9.0

Got the latest W7 updates for the Canon ???
Got the latest PSE 9 update ... 9.0.1 ??

I've got CS5 and PSE9 .. But always print from Irfanvew ..
That's a good replacement for what W7 provides.

And Welcome to the TSG Forum.

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If I have a photo of a jewelry piece, let's say. If using Photoshop Elements, How do I cut the bacdkground colors out replace with white only?

A:Photoshop Elements

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When I open Elements 7 the print (type size) in the toolbox and photo bin is so small I can hardly see it. I have two other programs, Paint Shop Pro X2 and PhotoPlus 10 and the priint is normal. I am running Windows 7 and the screen resolution is set to 1366 x 768 which is recommended by HP. I contacted Adobe about this problem and they weren't much help. Elemnts 7 works great but the print is so small I have trouble selecting the tool I want to use.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Thanks, Roy Robinson

A:Photoshop Elements 7

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I have 2 customers that are trying to install Photoshop 7, but about 3/4 through the install it bombs. One I know is when it trys to install .net 3.5, the other just stops. Any ideas that might be common (both are on XP). Thanks

A:Photoshop Elements 7

Are these AMD systems, by chance? I've run into issues with AMD64 systems barfing for no reason (SSE2 is present, the system just halts). The non-SSE2 AMD Athlon's usually warn you.

Adobe is not AMD-friendly software, Intel works better.

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I have recently bought a memory card camcorder with photoshop elements software included. I simply cannot seem to get the film from my camcorder onto elements. Does anyone have a step by step instruction sheet that I could follow. The computer seems to recognise that the camcorder is connected and the camera seems to be loading the film onto the computer but I cannot see it anywhere. I need dummie ! help for the first time of using and then I will be fine.

A:Photoshop elements 3.0 help.

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I have downloaded a free trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Should I buy it? I am unsure whether it is worth the money. It looks great so far!

A:Photoshop Elements

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I am not sure if I have Elements or Elements 2.0 installed. I want to buy One Click Wow - and my local book store only has the 2.0 version. If I have the plain Elements will that be a problem in accessing all I need from the CD. I dont have the original CD, and have wandered all over my version in Help and Tutorials and can find no mention of 2.0. Can someone help. Thanks A novice.

A:Photoshop Elements or 2.0

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I need help with my version of photoshop elements when I start the program and is is loading up it stops and tries to download this file (AWEXFILES.txt) but it never finds this file and I am un able to start the program and use it . I even deleted the original and reloaded it but it still gets hung up on this file. I need to use this program to do my images, I need help asap
Thank you

A:Need help with Photoshop elements

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I have been using photoshop elements 2 for a few years and no problem, untill yesterday when I opend it up all I could get was a message that said

could not complete your request because of missing or invalid personalization information

I uninstalled and shutdown then renstalled and came up with the same problem

once again I uninstalled went to my wifes comp who also has photoshop cpoyed that and installed it onto mine same problem. Dont know what to do.

If anyone can offer any sugestions I would be greatful.


A:Photoshop elements 2

My first suggestion would be to upgrade to photoshop elements 9 or maybe even cs5 if you want more features. If you don't want to up grade to either because of cost, I would highly suggest that you check the requirements of photoshop. It most likely suggests intel pentium II or lower. If you have an intel core i* it may not be hardware compatible. It would be helpful if you said what OS you have also. If you know what you are doing, you could check the registry for errors. Especially under the licensing information. As a last resort I would contact Adobe and request a new installation disk or a trial of it so you can enter your serial number.

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I had been trying out Photoshop Elements for a 30 day try-out disc from a library book. I liked the program and just purchased the new software. I had deleted and uninstalled the first program but when I installed the new disc I still had the try-out version with my saved images on my computer and NOT the new version. I don't want to be left with this try-out version because it does not have all the options of the regular program. For instance I cannot connect to the Adobe Website from the trial version nor can I run the tutorials offered with the regular version. I tried to uninstall and re-install the software but I still have the old try-out version.
Thanks for your help from a most baffled computer user!!
This is my second posted question and the first question was answered immediately and allowed me to complete my school assignment!!
What a great site.

A:Photoshop elements

Did you use the Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel. If you didn't that may be the problem.

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this is my first posting, so please bear with me. i have downloaded the recent photoshop 7.0 and i am not able to add mp3s to a slideshow. even the mp3s that came with the program are unable to be reached. i contacted adobe and they said it was the computer. i contacted the computer and they said it was adobe not being able to use mp3. in the slide show area i am able to use the wma format. so what now am i supposed to do?
i saw there was a person who had the opposite problem. and that was resolved. i am wondering what would help me?

A:photoshop elements 7.0

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is there a good tutorial for photoshop
elements 2.0 for making stone text?

A:photoshop elements 2.0

Look here.

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dumb questiont time: love the software which I installed last week. but when I save my edited work, the thumbnails are blank/black..but can reopen the photo in elements with no problem??


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