I just read that the easiest way was to save the Actions in CS5 in a specific folder then go to CS6 and load the individual Actions. Sounds easy, however I can't get past the first step. Photoshop won't let me save the Actions in SC5. What can I do?
Actions are saved in sets.
Select each action set by clicking once on the name of the set to highlight it, then click on the little fly-out menu icon in the upper right corner of the Actions panel and choose Save Actions. Choose a safe place on your hard drive, e.g., where your other documents are, perhaps make a subfolder just for your actions, and save the .atn file.
Repeat this for each set you currently have loaded in Photoshop CS5, then quit/close Photoshop CS5.
Then to load them into Photoshop CS6 will probably be a bit easier - just double-click each .atn file from your Explorer or Finder window, and it should automatically load the actions into the latest installed Photoshop version you have.
Thanks for responding, my problem is that I tried this method, but for some reason the "save action" is greyed out. I can't save. I;ve tried this one both of my iMacs and neither work, any ideas?
Hm, you've kind of got me on that one. I've never seen the Save Actions menu grayed out. Are you *sure* you've highlighted the name of the SET you want to save first?
Something you could try... Kind of a shot in the dark...
1. Use the fly-out menu and choose New Set.
2. Select the actions in the original sets you want to move by clicking on their names. You can click on one then control or shift click on another to select multiples.
3. Drag the actions to the new set you have created.
4. Click on the new set name to highlight it, then Save Actions.
If this doesn't help, could you please do a screen grab of your setup showing the menu item grayed-out and post it on the forum here (use the little camera icon to upload images). Maybe someone here can spot what's wrong.
Unfortunately I can't see anything in your ACTIONS panel, since the menu overwrites it.
Please move the ACTIONS panel out to the left, then do another screen grab. Sorry to make you go through this but it really looks like what you'd see if you have the wrong thing selected in the ACTIONS panel.
Just for reference, the terminology is this:
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