I just installed PSE onto my new iMac after editing for about 4 hours I had this message pop up “Could not complete the Open command because there is not enough memory(RAM)" and then a few minutes later PSE crashed. I tried allowing more RAM and that didn't work. So any help would be appreciated! Thanks
I would uninstall it (use the uinstaller in the PSE 11 folder in applications), then create a new adminu user account and use that for the reinstall. If you use any kind of antivirus software, disable it during the installation.
Sorry, that was just a typo. I know you mean PSE 10. Go to system preferences>users and groups. Click the padlock at the bottom and give it your password. Then, on the left side of the window click the plus button under the list of accounts to create a new one and be sure that Allow this user to administer this computer is checked on the right side of the window.
So I did everything you said and it still didn't work. after opening a certain about of photos that message pops up. Thank you for your help, do you have any other suggestions for what to do?
So I should just uncheck everything in the media analysis? And when I look at the Activity moniter it says
Free: 4.30 GB
VM Size 227.33 GB
Page ins: 948.0MB (0 Bytes/sec)
Page outs:552 KB (0 bytes/sec)
swap used 17.1 MB
Also, I don't know if this pretains to anything but when I go to save a picture it has very random folders like e4%58nNxQ9zcxz0ptuAmHg (and others like that, just very random) obviously not really an issue because I just click on a different place to save it but just something else weird since I installed it onto the iMac.
PSE12 is due out any day now, so you might want to wait at least before purchasing an upgrade, but you could download and try the trial of PSE11 to see if to work any better.
How big is the file you’re trying to open—pixel-dimensions, or does it die before you get to specifying the file to open?
Thanks for letting me know about PSE12. Usually it's not just one file. I open several pictures at once. But honestly I haven't had problems with that part in awhile I am just editing smaller amounts of pictures at a time now so I am not usually getting the RAM message. Now it's the crashing and freezing that's a problem.
Go to your username>library>preferences and delete:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Paths
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 settings
If you have 10.7 or higher, that library is hidden. To see it, option-click the Go menu in the finder and it will appear below the little house for your user account. In 10.7 or 10.8 also delete any lockfiles with the same names and while you're in the library go to the Saved Application States folder and delete any for PSE.
'Tis a puzzlement. I've never known anyone get that message unless it was true, at least not for any recent version of PSE. If you have apple hardware test on your recovery partition I'd check your ram, just to rule that out.