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"Could not complete your request because of a program error"

Mar 31, 2012 7:29 PM

Tags: #photoshop #problem #cs5 #error #mac #photoshop_cs5



I've seen many posts regarding this and similar issues, but I've seen no answers.


Today when trying to save an image I was working on in Photoshop CS5 (v 12.0.4), I received a dialog box stating "Could not complete your request because of a program error."


I am using a Mac Pro with 10 GB of memory running 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I have:

  • used Font to resolve duplicate fonts and validate fonts (458 passed, 42 have "minor problems");
  • "zapped" the PRAM;
  • uninstalled and reinstalled Photoshop CS5 (and updated it after it was installed).


I keep getting the same dialog box and I am out of ideas. Can anyone help?


Thank you,


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    Mar 31, 2012 7:49 PM   in reply to rdmartin_1

    Font checkers will check to see if there are errors, but can not determine if there is a conflict with Photoshop.


    Think back and see what has changed since it last worked.  Did you add software, fonts, or harware?


    Do you use Suitcase for fonts?  There have been some with confilcts with this program.


    Did you reset your preferences?  A reinstall will not affect this file.

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    Apr 1, 2012 12:47 AM   in reply to rdmartin_1

    Your system log viewer is your friend. Mac apps are pretty talkative and your system will log any critical errors...



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