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Why doesn't image show up in PSE 10?

342 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 9:10 AM by Old Toad RSS
Carl Sutherland Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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Oct 29, 2012 5:28 PM

I just installed Photoshop Elements 10 on my iMac with 10.7.5. I have iPhoto 11. I go to the advanced tab and select PSE 10 as the editor. I choose a photo and click on edit in the lower right hand corner. PSE opens up but there is no image there. What am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you

 

Carl

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,490 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to Carl Sutherland)

    Can you edit the same photo successfully with iPhoto? 

     

    The following may be of help to you:

     

    Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements as Your Editor of Choice in iPhoto.

     

    1 - select Photoshop as your editor of choice in iPhoto's General Preference Section's under the "Edit photo:" menu.

     


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    2 - double click on the thumbnail in iPhoto to open it in Photoshop.  When you're finished editing click on the Save button. If you immediately get the JPEG Options window make your selection (Baseline standard seems to be the most compatible jpeg format) and click on the OK button. Your done. 

     

     

    3 - however, if you get the navigation window

     

     


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    that indicates that  PS wants to save it as a PS formatted file.  You'll need to either select JPEG from the menu and save (top image) or click on the desktop in the Navigation window (bottom image) and save it to the desktop for importing as a new photo.

     

    This method will let iPhoto know that the photo has been editied and will update the thumbnail file to reflect the edit..

     

     

     

    NOTE: With Photoshop Elements 9 the Saving File preferences should be configured as shown:

     


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    I also suggest the Maximize PSD File Compatabilty be set to Always.  In PSE’s General preference pane set the Color Picker to Apple as shown:

     


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    Note:  to switch between iPhoto and PS or PSE as the editor of choice Control (right)-click on the thumbnail and select either Edit in iPhoto or Edit in External Editor from the contextual menu.

     

     

    OT

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Old Toad- I see the same issue using iPhoto 11 v9.4.1. In iPhoto 11, the "Edit Photos" is in Preferences/Advanced. My only option is either iPhoto or the Photoshop Elements 10. You need to be able to choose Photoshop Elements 10 "Editor" and not the actual Application.

    In Preferences, there should be an option for either Photoshop Elements 10 Editor or simply Application/Photoshop Elements 10 Editor.

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    iPhoto Help Menu clearly shows that you should choose Edit Photos: Application

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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,075 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)

    To change the external editor reselect the previous one - then a window will open for you to choose a new one

     

    LN

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to LarryHN)

    Ahh, I see. The secondary window takes a few seconds to open. I guess I previously didn't have the patience to wait. Strange there is a lag in the Window opening.

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    Works perfectly now. Thanks LarryHN

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to Carl Sutherland)

    Carl, based on the reply I got from LarryHN: In iPhoto Preferences/Advanced/Edit Photos: Choose Photoshop Elements. Give a secondary window a few seconds or longer to open. Then navigate to  /Applications/Photoshop Elements 10/Support Files/Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor

     

    That should do it. It worked for me.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,075 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)

    u r welcome

     

    LN

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to LarryHN)

    LarryHN,

    Do you think that's a bug in iPhoto. Because iPhoto Help Menu says to choose "In Application" in the Drop Down Menu and there is no "In Application" option. Not until the secondary Window slowly opens.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,075 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)

    Not sure - sounds like a timming thing to me - but report to Apple - iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback

     

    can't hurt to document

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,490 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)

    I see what you're getting at. With PhotoShope Elements 10 the actual application is buried in the Adobe Elements 10 Organizer.app package.  However, in the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 folder that gets created in the installation process there's an alias to the actual editor that I've always used.

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