I am trying to load actions into PSE 10. Following the instructions given, I go to Mac HD/Library/Application support/....next step should be Adobe but it is missing. Any ideas? Thanks!!
Okay, you can do this, but it's going to be more complicated than if you had the regular version. All file paths are different in the app store version, since apple requires that everything be contained within the app package itself for app store programs. Start by right-clicking the actual editor application>Show Package Contents>Contents>Application Data>Photoshop Elements>10.0>Photo Creations and you should see photo effects, which I presume is the folder you're looking for. If you want to install in the actions player, it would be Contents>Application Data>Photoshop Elements>10.0>Locale>en_US (or your location)>Workflow Panels>Actions.
In either path, when you try to put the file into the folder you will get a message that it can't be modified. Click Authenticate and give it your OS X account password and you will be able to put the action into the folder.
Edit: Oh, and mediaDatabase.db3 is in the Locale >en_US (or equivalent) folder.
Ok so I got to the photo effects, dragged and dropped the actions into the folder, authenticated, opened up PSE....no new actions......did I forget a step? In the instructions that came with the actions, they mention changing the mediadatabase.db3 to mediadatabaseOLD.db3. I did this both ways and still no actions.... I am new to the Mac world, so this is a whole new experience!! Thank you so much for your help.
Still no luck....I opened up the folder, highlighted all the actions, and dragged and dropped that into photo effects. I just tried it with selecting the folder, that didn't work either...arrrrrgggg.....
All copies of mediadatabase are deleted, and each action has xml, atn, and png. When I restart Elements, nothing comes up about rebuilding. I should mention that I am not in any way a whiz with computers, so this is way outside my comfort zone. I really do appreciate all your help.
No, sorry, I really don't know why it's not working for you. As far as I'm aware it doesn't work in PSE 9/app store, but should work in PSE 10/app store. I certainly would agree that if the ability to add stuff (of any sort, not just actions) to PSE is important to you it's a lot easier with other versions, even when the app store version does work correctly. Updating the raw converter is much more complicated with the app store version than with the others, for example.
Good news. Stumbled upon a blog discussing the fact that the app store version does not allow you to install actions. Emailed Apple and within 24 hours they agreed to refund me for the program! Purchased and installed the Amazon.com product and already have my actions installed also! Thank you for all your help along the way!