Which version of Outlook are you using - 32bit or 64bit?
I have PSE 12 running on Windows 8.1 with Outlook 2013 32 bit and Outlook appears in the sharing options.
Since PSE is a 32bit application, it will not work with Outlook 64 bit.
Interesting question. How would I know whether the version of Outlook I have is 32 or 64? The other thing is that I also have a Dell XPS 27 with Win 8.1 (64) installed with PSE 11 installed and Outlook works fine as an email client on that machine. I seriously doubt I have a 32 bit version on the Dell. Thanks.
To determine whether you have the 32bit or 64bit version, you need to find the About Outlook details.
In my case, in Outlook I go to File -> Office Account and click on About Outlook - but I have Office 365 it may be different on your system.
You may find it in File -> Options -> About
Brian - Thanks. You were spot on. The PSE 11 sharing issue I described is on an Acer S7 laptop I bought over a year ago. At that time I separetely bought a version of Office from the Microsoft Store. Since the Windows 8.0 version installed on the Acer was 64 bit, I bought the 64 bit Office version. I never tried to share anything off PSE 11 from the Acer until just recently. And I was perplexed when I tried because of what I describe below
Fast forward to two months ago when I bought a Dell XPS 27 All-in-One for my wife. It came with Win 8 64 bit and I had Dell factory install Office as part of the deal. After I got the XPS 27 I separately installed a new version of PSE 11. Low and behold, the Office version Dell factory installed is 32 bit. They had more farsight than me. And PSE 11 shares fine on the XPS 27 using Outlook.
So thanks again. You solved the riddle for me, at least with respect to my wife's desktop. On my Acer laptop, I can't get the share function to work with either Adobe Mail service or Windows Live Mail. Those are the only two clients that appear in the drop down but neither will work. Not sure what that's all about. But having PSE share seemlessly through Outlook on my wife's machine was the priority for me right now.
I installed the 32bit version on my 64bit Windows because I noticed that Microsoft recommended the 32bit version to avoid compatabilty issues. It seems the problem is that 32bit applications like PSE can't talk to the 64bit applications.
The Adobe mail service does (eventually) work although there are problems. If you are having problems with getting the verification message, that is usually because of spam filters and seems to work better on webmail sites like outlook.com. The problems come about wheen you try to change the body of the message.
If you get problems with PSE, it is better to ask on the PSE forum.