It appeared that you could download 4.0 at the Adobe site, but I attempted it and it didn't work. I have used PD 3.0 since 2000, it's simple and perfect for my needs.
Now it wont open. I get the initial screen, but it goes no further. I uninstalled it, and popped the disk in and nothing happens. I found installation instructions online and that didn't work either.
I am very frustrated as I want to do some photo stuff and I can't figure out how to use that one the Google offers.
I am 'computer-stupid' so the PD 3.0 was perfect for me.
Any advice on installing this again???
I have been using Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3.0 for 15 years or so. My disk would no longer install on my desktop computer (an XP). I have now purchased another 3.0 which would not load, so recently purchased a 4.0 and it does the same thing. The initial little picture(movie) comes up, but then when I select Install, the CD rom stop??? My old 3.0 is still functioning on my laptop, but I need the program on my desktop. I have now spent over $100 in software trying to get this program on my desktop. There simply isn't another program like it. I shut down all virus software as it said and it still won't load. Any help would be so much appreciated.
Thank you. Jill
I can't help you Jill, sorry...
My problems are different but I love my photodeluxe I had to find ways around it and I finally did..
I have had a terrible time with Vista. Adobe does NOT support its older products, so Vista is not compatible with the 3.0 or the 4.0 photodeluxe.. The drivers are different and I have not been able to get my scanner to operate. So I had to buy an HP scanner and printer combo. (scans pretty good) The good news for me is that the 4.0 does load, won't work, but does download and I can use the software on the pictures etc., that I scan in with HP.. What a crazy thing my PC is loaded with extra non-working software... So that's my fix....
If you get a scratch disk error, go to Help in Photodeluxe, click on Index, and type "scratch disk". You will see the following instructions:
PhotoDeluxe Home Edition uses both installed memory (RAM) and scratch disk virtual memory to perform most operations, but some operations (such as using the Distort filters) run exclusively in RAM. When Home Edition has insufficient RAM to perform these operations, the application displays an error message and does not complete the operation.
Before allocating more memory to Home Edition, make sure you have at least 32 MB of RAM on your computer.
To allocate more memory to Home Edition:
1 At the top of your screen, choose File > Preferences > Memory Preferences.
2 Increase the Used by PhotoDeluxe value to no more than 75% (Windows 95 or Windows 98) or 65% (Windows NT), and then click OK.
Had the same problem, tried everything to no
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