I will be having an entirely new computer built. I am upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. When I upgraded from CS5 to CS6 on my present computer, I said yes to preserving the old presets. But how will this work on a new computer? And, in fact, all of my versions of Photoshop going back I can't recall how far have been upgrades. How is this handled with a new computer? I have the CS3, CS5 and CS6 installation disks. I am not sure about the older versions. So, two questions here: 1. How is the CS6 installation handled if all I've had for the past who-knows-how-long is upgrades. I started with one of the very first Photoshops. And 2. how do I preserve the presets it took me a year to work out on CS5, along with my gazillion actions and who knows what else?
Simply save the presets using the flyout menus in the respective palettes for brushes, styles etc. to external files. When installing, you simply install CS6 - it will ask for the CS5 serial number for verification.
what about actions? and so very much more. I just opened CS6 and clicked on the little square on the upper right of actions and it has a whole list but I have no clue what to do. the more i look at this the more confused i get. and as for the installation, cs5 was also an upgrade. i don't think i have the original version, whatever it was, of photoshop anymore.
and as for the installation, cs5 was also an upgrade. i don't think i have the original version, whatever it was, of photoshop anymore.
Doesn't matter. All the installer needs is one serial of a previous qualifying product, not all of them and that is the last version you bought, i.e your CS5 upgrade. And hang in there. The load/ save stuff in the flyout menus is way to go...
Thanks so very much for your help with this. That puts my mind to rest about the install. But how does this flyout menu thing work. I went to my actions palette and clicked on an action and I see an option to 'save actions' along with the box that let you clear, reset, load or replace actions. is this what you mean? and what about my digimark filter and all my preferences? it took me a year to straighten that out. there was also something in bridge that involved being able to make a contact sheet that took me months to figure out since it was not automatically part of cs4/5
It was explained how to save my actions when installing CS6 onto a new computer but how do I save my preferences, my special filters and a few other things that took me ages to figure out. I have no idea, for instance, how I managed to get the old contact sheet II back, only that it was hard to figure out and I no longer remember what I did. And is there any way to preserve my preferences?
my special filters and a few other things that took me ages to figure out.
If these are 3rd party Filters, and are the correct 32-bit, or 64-bit for you installation, many will probably need to be installed again. Some (do not see THAT many anymore), that are correct for your version, might just require the Copying of the .8bi files, to the appropriate folders. Exactly what needs to be done, will depend on the Filters. Can you give us a list of the ones, that you are concerned with, and mark all, that are 3rd party plug-ins. Someone will likely recognize many of them, and can give you specific instructions.
I have a filter called digimark that lets me embed watermarks. I have no idea where it came from. Nor do I have any idea how to find .8bi files or where such a file would go. Meanwhile, what about my preferences and the matter of contact sheet II which took a lot of backbending for me to get it to work. It was carried over to my present version of CS6 but I'm assuming that is because I had it on CS5. This is all way beyond me. I wish there simply was some way for me to preserve all of this when installing in my new Windows 7 computer. Is there?
Digimarc was a trial Filter, that could be activated via a subscription, and that was shipped with, and installed with PS. I do not recall the details, but think (from a fairly recent thread on this forum), that it might not be available in PS CS 6. Maybe Search this forum for digimarc, and look for CS 6 threads.
Some functions have been moved in CS 6, and I think that Contact Sheet is now part of Bridge. Check that out, and there was a fairly recent thread on Contact Sheet also.
As for the Preferences, as those can become corrupted, I would not try to transfer it, but would instead manually set up my Preferences (Edit>Preferences) for the new install.
As for the .8bi Filter files, their exact location will depend on several factors, such as your OS version, your PS version, and the Path chosen, when you installed PS. You can use Windows Search, and plug in *.8bi, to see where yours are located.
Message was edited by: Bill Hunt - Corrected spelling of Digimarc from "Digimark."
I assumed the fact that I saw contact sheet II in bridge was because it had 'come over' from my CS5. That is wonderful. Right now, when in Bridge if I click tools/photoshop I then see contact sheet II. Is what what you are referring to? As for digimark, I will leave that for a later slog. Again, thks so much
Just looked under threads for 'contact sheet II' and found only questions about previous versions of photoshop. So pls let me know if the way I accessed it (see above reply: bridge/tools/photoshop/contact sheet II) is what I will see when I install CS6 on the new computer or is this because it was 'brought over' from my CS5). It wd be one less worry. Sorry I am so nonfunctional about the tech end of all this. urg.
That is wonderful. Right now, when in Bridge if I click tools/photoshop I then see contact sheet II. Is what what you are referring to?
Yep, that is the one.
I would take a look at a Search for Digimarc, just so that when you do get around to it, you do not waste too much time looking for it.