I recently loaded PSE7, but the drop down menues (such as File, Edit, etc) are grayed out . I cannot access any of my pictures off the HD. Any ideas?
As you can see, there are no drop down menus such as File, Edit, Find, etc. like shown in the "Getting Started" booklet. I don't know how to obtain/import my pictures.
By the way, I used PrtScn to get the screenshot. Using the camera had too many reflections.
Not sure what is the issue here as in initial post you mentioned about greyout options and now you wish to know about import. You can import from File->Import...http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-elements-9/importing-photos- into-the-organizer/
I'm sorry I confused the issue. It is the "ORGANIZE" workspace I am referencing. I'm looking for "Import" or "Open" where I can access the pictures on my HD. There is no "File" dropdown menu where I can access my pictures to organize them. There should be 6 dropdown menus across the top of the workspace that I can access, they are not there!
When I go to the "Edit" workspace, the dropdown menus are there. I hope that makes things clearer.
Thanks for the tips. Ctrl+shift & G worked. However, I could not find any right pointing >> symbol. The original problem still exists; Where are the dropdown menus. They should be right along the top of the workspace.
Seems like it can be due to DPI settings of your machine - Please browse here http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/menus-missing-elements-8- 9.html and make sure the DPI settings are as per the system requirements.
The attachment is the screenshot I took before I used 99jon's suggestion of "holding down Ctrl+Shift and pressing the Letter G". Now I can't get rid of the pictures. Still, there are no pull down menus across the top. When I go to the Edit workspace, they are there.
It made no difference. I can't use such a display so I returned to the recommended 1920x1080 setting. Besides, why would the drop down menus only show in the Edit workspace and not the Organize workspace?
Try resetting Preferences.
Hold down Alt, Ctrl, and Shift keys (Mac: Command, Option, Shift) while starting up Organizer.
A dialog box will appear asking if you wish to delete the preferences/settings file.
Click on Yes.
I revisited this suggestion and changed the DPI from 125% (Default) to 100% and the problem is solved. I did not do it the last time because it showed 125% as default. Now my problem is that my eyesight is not that good so the small letters are sometime too small to read. I'll just have to adjust.