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Using the Effects panel

Apr 11, 2012 6:17 PM

 
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    Apr 11, 2012 6:17 PM   in reply to Community Help

    Suddenly I can't use the effects panel.  The subcategories don't appear nor do the thumbnails.  I have no idea how to correct this problem.  Can anyone help me?

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 7:44 PM   in reply to 123goliath321

    You will need to delete mediaDatabase.db3, but what version of PSE and what operating system/version do you have?

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 7:55 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Sorry, I should have included that information with my original question.  I have PSE 10 and I'm running Windows 7.  I have used the effects panel numerous times in the past with no difficulty.  Now when I sign on the subcategory appears biefly and then disappears altogether.

     

    So all I need to do is delete this file? 

     

    Thanks for your help,

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 8:02 PM   in reply to 123goliath321

    I just checked and don't find this file anywhere...

     

    Perhaps you can direct me to the correct location when you respond.

     

    Thanks,

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 8:18 PM   in reply to 123goliath321

    You will need to enable hidden file viewing to find it.

    In Windows 7, it’s in C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\10.0\Locale\en_us (or your location). After you delete it, the next time you start the editor, don't do anything till it has time to rebuild the contents of the panels.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:15 AM   in reply to Barbara B.

    I don't mean to belabor this, but I enabled the viewing of hidden files and I followed the link...there is no mediadatabase file to which you refer.

     

    When I click on Locale\en_US, I see:

    application_swfs

    Plug-Ins

    Support files

     

    I have opened each of these and don't find the appropriate file.

     

    Can you offer me a plan B?

     

    Thanks,

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:54 AM   in reply to 123goliath321

    It sounds like you are in Program Files, not ProgramData.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:14 AM   in reply to 123goliath321

    Might be ThumbDatabase.db3 file may not have been rebuilt by Photoshop Elements.

    Do the following.

    1) Close Photoshop Elements.

    2) Navigate to the following location and look for the ThumbDatabase.db3 file.

    C: > ProgramData > Adobe > Photoshop Elements > 10.0

    3) Rename the ThumbDatabase.db3 as ThumbDatabase_old.db3.

    If necessary, you can revert to the old ThumbDatabase.db3 file by changing ThumbDatabase_old.db3 back to ThumbDatabase.db3.

    4) Open Photoshop Elements.

    The program may take a while to become functional, as it has to rebuild the ThumbDatabase.db3 file.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:30 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    That's exactly what I did.  Thanks for figuring that out for me.  Once I got to the right place, I deleted the appropriate file and all is working again with my Effects Panel.

     

    Thank you so much for your help...sure couldn't have done it without you.

     

    Kim

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:32 PM   in reply to hyadav

    Thanks for offering me the Plan B.  You gave me credit for being able to follow directions....thank you for that.  Turns out, I was, indeed, in the wrong place.

     

    Kim

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:50 PM   in reply to 123goliath321

    Great, glad you found it.

     
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    May 31, 2012 12:55 PM   in reply to Community Help

    I have loaded a new Action to my PSE10 (Windows 7) and I keep getter an error message:

     

    if your image is of general interest, such as a landscape, use action: "general interst glow".  if your image has a particular area of interest such as a person standing in front of a general landscape use C.O.I. glow. (Center Of Interest)

     

    then it has a "STOP" button...

     

    I can't seem to apply the new action to my photo...

     

    it is called Gothic Glow

     
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    Jul 2, 2012 12:08 AM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Hello,

    I have lost the subcategory of my effects panel.  I'm trying to add shadows the the drop down menu for the subcategory has disappeared.  I've read the previous posts and can't figure out how to delete the file.

     

    Can someone please help me?

     

    Thank you,

    Pam

     

     
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    Jul 2, 2012 12:12 AM   in reply to Community Help

    Hello,

    I have lost the subcategory of my effects panel.  I've read the previous posts and found the mediaDatabase.db3 but can't figure out how to delete that file.  I am using PSE10 and Windows 7.

     

    Can someone please help me?

     

    Thank you,

    Pam

     

     
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