No argument on Bridge. It is a very active program on my computers, but takes longer to load, and display, than some of my other options.
Now, I WILL argue about English Bulldogs, but that would get very OT for poor Bob, and I did see the smiley! "Beauty in the eye... "
I am beginning to think that someone else needs to restate things, as I do not believe that I am helping. Maybe I have chosen the wrong words.
Let me think about this a bit, and see if I can do better.
Yes, have been attempting to pay attention but waver off on the talk regarding the mac usage and OS plus the bull dogs etc. I did do an uninstall and turn off computer and rebooted and now cannot reinstall PS6.0. I put the CD in the tray and it goed in and the CPU hums and moans and my mouse arrow flickers on the screen although nothing from Photoshop appears on the screen allowing me to proceed through the reinstallation....not certain now what to do.
yes: I did do that a little while ago . . . and it works! Also, now I am
trying to RE-INSTALL Photoshop Version 6.0 on my system. I put the CD into
the DVD tray atop my CPU and press the button....it goes in and the
computer hums and moans and all those noises....but nothing appears on my
screen to allow me to proceed in reinstalling Photoshop 6.0 on my hard
drive. Why doesn't any prompt or the usual instructions appear on my
OK, glad that the File Association thing worked.
Now, how many multi-drives do you have on your system? Every build that I have done, will always have at least two, and of different makes/models, as some read disc A better, while the other will read disc B better.
If you are not getting your installation to work properly, here are two options:
Copy your installation disc to your HDD, and try to install from there.
If that does not work, then download the great, free ImgBurn, and Copy your installation disc to a blank DVD. Try from that one.
…now I am trying to RE-INSTALL Photoshop Version 6.0 on my system…
Are you really dealing with Photoshop 6.0, as in seven (7) whole versions ago? That sucker was released in the last year of last millennium, 12 years ago!
That was before the Healing Brush was introduced and before text was made fully vector! Way before even the first version of Adobe Camera Raw!
I finally got Photoshop 6.0 reinstalled. All image files are still in PSD format (including the GIFs and JPEGs). However, see attached screenshot as Bill previously mentioned looking for the EXE in my file associations list....it isn't visible. Might I need to do something concerning that? Like going to START>RUN and type something there? Don't forget, I am very archaic, using Windows 7....perhaps I need to readjust something else?
The .EXE is the file extension, i.e. it is an executable. It will not appear in an alphabetical list of programs, but would be something like Photoshop.EXE, or PhotoImpact.EXE. In the Programs list, you will not even see that. When you choose Change, and then Browse, should the desired program not show up in the Programs list, you will, depending on your settings.
Sorry for the confusion.
Thanks Bill. Multiple web pages display fantastic for me on my browser. My problem is with display (View) of image files in my folders and in Photoshop. I messed up something and from that standpoint, that is what I am still trying to figure out. Do I actually tweak a setting within Photoshop while I have that open? Let me know your thoughts. I appreciate your assistance thus far. And I hope I am not boring you to death....I know station_two said my copy of Photoshop is like 12 years old, but really it has done the trick for me...in fact, here are some of my image: http://www.danscartoons.com/editorial_illustrator.htm - I've been doing this on a fulltime basis for over 30+ years and my version of PS has been a God-send. One guy I know has a copy of version 3 and still illustrates covers for the New Yorker!
If your Web page display is OK, then leave that View setting, as it is.
I also retained a much older version of PS, version 4, as it handled one specific form of Spot Color, in a particular way, that changed, as of PS version 5 and later. I had a client, who had one client, who needed that "old style" about twice per year, for their printer. There ARE reasons to stick with older versions, though I did upgrade my "regular" PS over the years.
Now, you mention that something has gotten messed up. Where are you now? I remember that you did a reinstall of your PS, and if that is correct, you might need to go back to Windows, and repeat the steps for File Association. I just want to make sure that we are talking about the same thing now.
See attached new screenshot. After reinstalling Photoshop 6.0, it works great, I can size, color images etc. perfectly. However, all image formats are displayed showing the same exact image (that raw PSD icon, which includes TIFFs, GIFs and JPEGs I have saved in different folders). My biggest frustration is:
#1. How to get those JPEGs to show the designated orange-looking icon, GIFs etc. to appear in their own right?
#2. Can that only be done, going into CONTROL PANEL>FOLDER OPTIONS>FILE TYPES tab?
If so, do I scroll to EVERY JPEG listing, and if so, what designation am I to pick?
#3. Or, do I navigate elsewhere and NOT do this in folder options?
And yes, Duotone...I agree about "memory lane"....But PS6 works wonderfully for me and recently illustrated a magazine article and colorized it with this same program. There is the old adage: If it aint broke, don't fixt it. The other artist I mentioned who uses PS3 does vector image/color covers for The New Yorker and gets thousands of dollars per cover design. It's called being ethical. For me to spend a few thousand on a Cintiq, then a couple grand on a new Mac, and upgrade to CS would be very unethical for me. I mean, I can drive 10 miles down the road with my used Ford Taurus and get there in the same speed preference as I could, if I did it in a Cadillac Escalade (and I don't care for Escalades much - LOL!) But I certainly understand your point.....
Yes, when installing PS, it assumes that you want all of the Image formats, that it supports, to point to it, as the default program for those Image formats.
In Control Panel>Folder Options>File Types, just scroll down for the JPEG, JPG, JPE, and then GIF, etc., changing each one to associated with the program of choice, such as possibly Windows Image/Fax Viewer, or other. This will be done one-at-a-time, as I know of no way to select multiple file formats, and then globally change the File Association, all at once.
When done, you icon should reflect the program, that you Associate the format with.
As an example, most of those file formats are Associated with Ulead PhotoImpact on my workstation, and each sports the icon for PhotoImpact. On my laptop, they are Associated with Windows Image/Fax Viewer, and sport that program's icon. My PSD and PSB files are still Associated with PS (plus some others), so sport that PS icon.
Good luck, and remember, if you reinstall PS, you will need to repeat this operation.
Bill et al: Great appreciated. See attached new screenshot to help understand a bit further. Sorry to be such a bore....but after taking the afore mentioned steps in screenshot, my orange typical JPEG icon isn't appearing in the folders list when I go to MY DOCUMENTS and view the files. All that appears is that typical PSD icon. Is there a different series of steps in another tab I need to go to? Or? Keep in mind, when I do click those designated JPEG files, yes, they do open up in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. However it would be great seeing the different icons to differentiate between file associations I've saved.
Without any apparent success, I've tried explaining to you your erroneous conception of file icons being associated with file types rather than with an application.
From my post #28:
Bob, your misconception is that JEPG icons and PSD icons are inherently different by themselves. They are NOT. They are defined by the application with which they are associated in File Associations. They're different when the JPEGs are associated with one application and the PSDs with another one. Because you have both file types associated with Photoshop, the icons look similar and both file types open in Photoshop.
I just don't see what else all those who have tried to help you here could possibly do to make you understand this.
I used to be able to go into my folders list like in the screenshot attached, and click PSD on PSD files saved and PS would automatically open up on my screen and that specific image would be ready to work on. The GIF for example would have it's traditional GIF icon designation, as would JPEGs etc and those would open in Windows Pic and Fax Viewer. This is basically all I am trying to figure out. No worries, I am trying to figure this out on my own, but trying to show you the actual visual difference in the icons.
Bob, I have an idea that may help you.
Download and install the freeware viewer Irfan View: http://www.IrfanView.com
During installation it will ask you what file types you would like associated with it. When I installed it I picked the "Images Only" choice.
Now when you double-click smiling guy.psd or mouse 150.gif the IrfanView viewer will pop up virtually instantly and show you the image. It's a very nice viewer and is quite configurable. You can sweep through multiple images in the same folder quickly by just pressing the space bar, you can go full-screen by pressing Enter, and it will even do slideshows.
station_two: I don't blame you for giving up....I concur whole-heartedly. Noel: I really don't need to install IrfanView simply because I have image opening great in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. We may all be misinterpreting one another bcause I want my designated JPEGs to have that orange icon next to them (like in this screenshot). I am wondering if I unistall PS and reinstall it again, if while in the reinstall process, I need to "customize" the settings. One thing I beluieve is causing the confusion is the fact everyone else is light years ahead of me in the updates, software and Operating Sytems....no worries.
So you're saying the right application is opening but you don't like the icon - I finally get it.
I don't remember how to help change just that - sorry. I probably did once, but it's been too long since I used XP.
One thing i'm curious about is those blue symbols on the photoshop icons. (file icons)
What are those?
Ooooh! I nearly missed the implied < sarcasm > tags in R_Kelly's great post!
That is the bloody Photoshop icon, which is what I've been trying to tell the original poster all along:
See if the following works:
1. Open the folder options>file types dialog
2. Click on the JPG File
3. At the bottom of the dialog you will see either Advanced or Restore.
If you see Restore press that and the advanced button will appear.
If the advanced button is already visible press that.
4. In either case of the above press the advanced button
5. In the Edit File Type dialog press Change Icon
6. In the Change Icon dialog press Browse
7. You want to find the shimgvw.dll so navigate to:
8. Click open and choose your icon and click OK in all the dialogs except the Folder options dialog.
9. In the folder options dialog you may have reset the file association back to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, but that shouldn't change the icon.
Yes, his icons appear to come from one or more of the miscellaneous custom icon collections distributed or sold (for Windows XP in his case), e.g.: