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Photoshop elements won't switch to the editor workspace from the organizer.

May 16, 2013 3:36 PM

Tags: #can't_edit #photoshop_10

I can't edit more than one photograph per session when using Photoshop Elements 10.


When I first open up the organizer, I can select a photograph for editing and send it to the editing workspace.


However, when I try to edit a second photograph in the session, the editing workspace won't load.  Even if I try closing Photoshop Elements altogether and reopening it, the editing workspace still won't load. 


The only way to get the editing workspace to load again is to shut down my computer completely.


This has only started recently, and I am unaware of doing anything to cause this problem.


Has anybody come across this problem and how did they solve it?

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    May 16, 2013 4:40 PM   in reply to cuvolunteer

    Do you get some sort of error message? Or does it simply not react?


    Are you able to manually launch the Editor?


    If you are having to restart the computer, it sounds as through the application is not closing correctly. This generally happens when another application is holding the process. You can close it from the Task Manager on the Processes tab.

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  • 99jon
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    May 17, 2013 4:22 AM   in reply to cuvolunteer

    Try making a direct shortcut for the Organizer and Editor. You can then launch the programs directly from the desktop bypassing the welcome screen. This is generally better as the welcome screen leaves background processes running.


    On Windows, Right click anywhere on the desktop and select New >> Shortcut


    Then click the browse button and navigate to:


    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 10 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe"


    Then click Next; then click Finish


    To launch, try right-clicking on the new desktop icons and choose “Run As Administrator” which often improves stability.




    Then make a direct shortcut for the Editor in a similar manner.


    On Windows, Right click anywhere on the desktop and select New >> Shortcut


    Then click the browse button and navigate to:


    "C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 10\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"


    Then click Next; then click Finish


    N.B. navigate to Program Files on 32 bit systems.

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