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Some .png Files Won't Open, Others Will

Aug 26, 2011 1:17 PM

Okay, so this is a silly question/problem, but it's still one I would like to resolve. I am trying to edit some Minecraft .png files so that I can fix a mod. However, when I ask the computer to open it in Photoshop (I have 6), it opens Photoshop but then it just sits there as if it's finished. No message, nothing of that sort. It just... does nothing at all.

 

Any suggestion on how I could fix this?

 

Thank you so much for any help!!

 

~PheonRen

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 26, 2011 2:37 PM   in reply to Pheonren

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    What is different about the PNG files that will open, and the ones that will not?

     

    Though more often used for AV files, MediaInfo does a pretty good job of pulling out all the specs. to most still image file formats. Have not tried it with PNG's, so do not know how well it will work. Will test, and report back. If it does handle them, it might point out differences, and it's free.

     

    Also, will the problem PNG files open in other programs, like IrfanView? Usually, if a file will not open in PS, one does get an error message, but you did not.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     

    [Edit] Yes, PNG files do open in MediaInfo, and look at the details in Tree View.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 26, 2011 7:00 PM   in reply to Pheonren

    If you're willing, post one of the PNGs that won't open here and I (or others) can let you know if a newer version of Photoshop can deal properly with the file.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:49 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Use the little camera icon just above where you type to upload an image file.

     

    Why are you trying to load a plug-in?  Photoshop 6.0 really should handle PNG files right out of the box.  I suspect there's could be something wrong with the file, and we can try to verify that with the file you post here.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • JJMack
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:21 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Is that one the does not open for you in Photoshop???  Are you using Photoshop version 6 which is very old or Photoshop Elements 6 which is just old?

     
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:23 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Part of the problem may be that your file has two file extensions and even

    though they are both png, it's usually a good idea to only use periods on the

    the file extension and no where else in the file name.

     

    Photoshop thinks any periods stand for file extensions and may get confused

    if it sees more than one period.

     

     

    MTSTUNER

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:27 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    That image opened right up in my copy of Photoshop 6.0, so it's not a fundamental incompatibility of Photoshop 6.0.

     

    Something to look at...  You say you don't get any error message, but Photoshop doesn't display the image...  Do the panels change to where it looks like the image is being opened but just not shown to you (e.g., choose Window - Navigator, then try to open the image).

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:27 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    I was able to open the file in photoshop 6 without any problem.

     

    Have you tried using File>Open As and choosing png and also is your

    photoshop 6 updated to 6.01?

     

     

    MTSTUNER

     
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  • JJMack
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:33 AM   in reply to MTSTUNER

    MTSTUNER wrote:

     

    Photoshop thinks any periods stand for file extensions and may get confused

    if it sees more than one period.

    That is not a problem you can have many periods in a file name   like  "John Doe Jr. C.E.O. Adobe Inc..png" should not be a problem its a proper file name just not a normal file name.

     
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  • JJMack
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:48 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Also post a list of the plug-ins you have inatslled in the plug-in root and file format directories so we can see what is there

    Directory of C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins

     

    08/27/2011  10:40 AM    <DIR>          .

    08/27/2011  10:40 AM    <DIR>          ..

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Adobe ImageReady Only

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Adobe Photoshop Only

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Digimarc

    08/14/2011  02:33 PM    <DIR>          Displacement Maps

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Effects

    06/06/2007  10:16 PM    <DIR>          Extensions

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          File Formats

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Filters

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Import-Export

    08/27/2011  10:40 AM                 0 list.txt

    04/03/2010  06:29 PM           618,496 NeatImage.8bf

    06/06/2007  09:31 PM    <DIR>          Parser

                   2 File(s)        618,496 bytes

                  12 Dir(s)  11,098,345,472 bytes free

     

    Directory of C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins\File Formats

     

    08/27/2011  10:41 AM    <DIR>          .

    08/27/2011  10:41 AM    <DIR>          ..

    03/22/2005  02:20 AM            37,376 BMP.8BI

    03/22/2005  02:21 AM            14,848 FilmStrip.8BI

    03/22/2005  02:23 AM            20,992 PCX.8BI

    03/22/2005  02:23 AM           139,264 Photo CD.8BI

    03/22/2005  02:24 AM            14,848 Pixar.8BI

    03/22/2005  02:25 AM            26,112 Targa.8BI

                   7 File(s)        253,440 bytes

                   2 Dir(s)  11,098,300,416 bytes free

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 27, 2011 9:24 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Pheonren wrote:

     

    On the pick list for "open as", png is not an option.


    It should be.  Something you've installed or done to Photoshop must be blocking it.

     

    PS6OpenAs.jpg

     

    When you tried to install that PNG plug-in, did you remove it again?

     

    Do you have the Adobe Png.8bi plug-in on your system in one of these two places (the second one is where it goes on 64 bit systems)?

     

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0\Plug-Ins\Adobe Photoshop Only\File Formats\Png.8bi

     

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0\Plug-Ins\Adobe Photoshop Only\File Formats\Png.8bi

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 27, 2011 9:39 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Pheonren wrote:

     

    Here are my plugin folders. Are there any you would like a list of what's inside the folders?

     

    Parser

    Import-Export

    Filters

    File Formats

    Effects

    Displacement Maps

    Digimarc

    Adobe Photoshop Only

    Adobe ImageReady Only

     

     

    I don't know how you got that list that you displayed.

    The good all old  fasion DOS command Dir. If  you can not do that use windows file explore and capture two  screen showing the files inside the root plugin directory and inside the file format directory all you showed are directories no plug-ins use the details view please.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 27, 2011 9:39 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Assuming by "it" you're talking about the PNG plug-in...  Is this plug-in you're trying to put in that folder the one from Adobe for Photoshop 6.0?

     

    Do you have permissions to write into that folder?  What OS are you running?

     

    I think rather than messing around with individual files I'd suggest reinstalling Photoshop.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 27, 2011 9:42 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    Pheonren wrote:

     

    Maybe it doesn't work for mine. The folder it is in says "Photoshop 7" although it stated it worked as far back as 5.5.

     

    You seem to have some confusion over versions...

     

    You're working with Photoshop 6.0, right?  Are you sure?  What does Help - About in Photoshop say.

     

    The folders for Photoshop 6.0 are as I listed above, exactly, they do not contain the numeral 7.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 27, 2011 10:29 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    I can't say why your SuperPNG plug-in won't work.  It looks like you have it in the right place.  You HAVE closed and restarted Photoshop after putting it there, right?

     

    Is there anything special about the PNG files you're editing that makes you think you need something more than the standard Adobe plug-in?

     

    If you're unwilling to reinstall Photoshop to recover the Adobe Png.8bi that has been deleted, I don't know what else to advise.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 27, 2011 10:45 AM   in reply to Pheonren

    For what it's worth, the Photoshop installation doesn't wipe out previously installed plug-ins, and doesn't reset preferences.  It may not be as traumatic as you think.

     

    Best of luck with Irene.  I hope it's losing strength.

     

    -Noel

     
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