6 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2012 7:21 AM by zen alrighty

    FW CS4 / FW CS5

    zen alrighty

      I created art work Images in FW CS4 saved as on a LaCie mobile drive, when I open image in FW CS5 Png or Jpg, the image opens flat,  can't edit - on Mac OS X 10.7.3.

      BUT When I open the same image in Mac OS X 10.6.8' FW CS4 - edit image works fine.

       

      * Can you help me figure out why the images open in FW CS5 flat and un-editable on my new iMac OS X10.7.3??

       

      Thank You

       

      Zen Alrighty

      kenhappen@yahoo.com - cell: 201 208 1900

        • 1. Re: FW CS4 / FW CS5
          groove25 Level 4

          I'm not sure what's causing the issue you're describing, but just to clarify: If you're saving or exporting a file as a JPEG, you're creating a flattened version of the file. Likewise, if you're choosing the Flattened PNG format.

           

           

          Save As JPG.png

           

           

          It doesn't sound like you're doing this, but there's some ambiguity in the way you've worded your question—your first sentence, in particular—so I thought I'd mention it, just to be sure.

           

          The best format for a working document is Fireworks PNG. Since the extension for this is indistinguishable from that of a flattened PNG, I'm in the habit of adding FW to the end of the file name of any Fireworks PNG that I create. That way I know it's a multi-layer PNG at a glance.

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          • 2. Re: FW CS4 / FW CS5
            zen alrighty Level 1

            Thank you for your help

             

            Sent from my iPhone

            KG, iPhone: 201 208 1900

            • 3. Re: FW CS4 / FW CS5
              zen alrighty Level 1

              Grove 25,

              Thank you for your response,

               

              With the image loaded into FW CS5 / When I go to FILE & DROP DOWN TO "INFO" it tells me the image is a png file,  "not flattened " but of course it is!

              Might this be a Mac OS X 10.7.3 issue??

              Thanks

              Zen Alrighty

              • 4. Re: FW CS4 / FW CS5
                groove25 Level 4

                This one's over my head... I've not heard of the issue before.

                 

                Might the file be locked somehow? Are you accessing it from the mobile drive? If so, you might try copying it to your computer first. (Or vice versa: try opening it directly from the mobile drive.)

                 

                And does this happen with other files created in FW CS4? Maybe try resaving the file from within Mac OS X 10.6.8 FW CS4. You could also try saving a copy in an alternative multi-layer format, like PSD, though you might lose something in translation.

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                • 5. Re: FW CS4 / FW CS5
                  zen alrighty Level 1

                  Thank you GROVE25

                  I think you hit the nail on the head.

                  Thanks again

                  • PS: I will let you know how it works out - I am away from the iMac now.

                  ken

                  Kenneth Gould

                  iPad

                  kenhappen@yahoo.com

                  Cell:  201.208.1900

                  • 6. Re: FW CS4 / FW CS5
                    zen alrighty Level 1

                    Sorry

                    "I meant to tell U yes it was loaded from a mobile drive"

                     

                    Kenneth Gould

                    iPad

                    kenhappen@yahoo.com

                    Cell:  201.208.1900