I purchased some actions that are installed in the "panel" in PS CC. None of them came over--obviously. Of course, Adobe's "help" answer happens to go to communities where people are answering the SAME questions, but getting no answers. It has not even been a year since Adobe put out PS CC ?? Some of my add-ons CAME OVER TO 2014 as only Actions.???? Whatever enhancements they did for 2014, are not enough to give up the panels, for me. This whole thing stinks. Leave it to Adobe to make things only more confusing???
And http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2014/06/2014-release-of-photoshop-cc-faq.html#plugins (scroll down to "Why don’t my 3rd Panels show up in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC? What happened to Oil Paint, Mini-Bridge & Kuler?”)
There is a new Kuler HTML5 panel available on Add Ons: http://adobe.ly/UgxQSN
If some extensions are not supported by PS CC 2014, you have to continue to use them in PS CC until their HTML based counterparts become available.
These links, which I have already read, contain only the most basic info.
I know some extensions won't be supported (see my original question).
However, in the extension mgr, one can select the program to see what
extensions are enabled for that specific program. (The list differs
depending on the program selected.) Only one of the extensions listed as
installed and enabled for PS CC (2014) shows up in the extensions window in
the program itself. The link itself is no longer grayed out since one
extension finally showed up, but the other extensions that should be there
(according to the ext mgr) are not.
One more thing. There's no reliable way to tell which add-ons will actually work in (2014). The one that does appear in my PS extensions window doesn't say so on the add-ons web page for it; looks just the same as version compatibility of everything else that doesn't work.
Looks like I am going to HAVE to use communities--so please excuse my "dumbness".
Problem. I do not want to use the 2014 edition of Photoshop. I didn't realize that it would do away with panels, so now how do I get rid of 2014-64bit ?? I don't know if 2014 is an upgrade that is only "partial"--uses part of the 2014 program or that we must upgrade to keep our subscription active.... I want it to stay EXACTLY like it is now (PS CC). I probably didn't post this in a under the right topic, but I noticed that you were one of the moderators. Please reply in some fashion.
You don't have to get rid of 2014--and I wouldn't do that, at least not
right now. It's a whole, new program (not that different from CC, but
nevertheless separate), not an upgrade. Therefore, it doesn't change or
affect PS CC at all--that remains just as it was, unless you've deleted
it. So, you have two independent programs, and you can go right on using
PS CC. Just put the 2014 desktop icon in a different place, so you can
tell the icons apart (they look identical) and choose the CC icon when you
want to open PS.
IF you use Lightroom, you'll need to arrange the "edit in" so that photos
open in CC and not in 2014. To do this, use the preferences to create a
second "external editor," which will be PS CC, and when you want to edit a
photo, go to Photo menu, click "edit in" and choose CC instead of 2014.
It's an extra step, but there are bound to be new things in 2014 eventually
that you might want to use. I'd just wait and see, for the time being.
Hope this helps.
Thank you so much Gail for your answer. I can handle the ICON problem I think. I also discovered another problem, if I am going to keep 2014. The 2014 is the "default" extension for the .psd, .jpg , etc files. I tried to change it on the "default files" list--I am running W-7--but I just couldn't. Also, and I will check that I opened the correct program, the Bridge program option on right click for open on PS--is the 2014 program--not the PS that came with it. I haven't looked at Lightroom yet because I don't want to mess up things there...already enough problems.
Just wondering, if you knew, what the intentions that Adobe has going forward?? I am a Sr Citizen, and really don't like change at all--especially if I am going to lose features that I like. Also, I see that I will probably forget which program features are in which version !! Ha!
PS--If you use windows and you know--which file does , say CC, look for to upload actions, brushes, etc. Is it in the "Program Files" or the "Program Files (x86)" section when I go to the file in Windows Explorer ?? In the past, I just used Windows Explorer and moved third party directly to the correct PS file??? It is really confusing me for some reason..
I am not an expert here, and I use Lightroom instead of Bridge. (It's less
cumbersome, and I can do all the Camera Raw type editing in LR, so I don't
always even need PS.) If you go to Edit/Preferences/File Type Association
in Bridge, that's where you'll find all the file extensions and what they
open into. I don't know how to edit the association, though. You'll have
to dink around or ask elsewhere for help on how to add an option so you can
choose where files will open.
You now have two versions of PS. CC is still there in the same place it
was before. Can't you use the same system for acquiring brushes and
things? If not, the extensions manager (Help/Manage extensions) will allow
you to install and activate whatever you like, so long as it's an add-on
that's compatible with the program you are using. In Ext Mgr, choose the
program you want (e.g., CC 64-bit), then click "install." It will open
Explorer, where you should find whatever you downloaded, yes? When it
shows up, activate it. Then there's a window at bottom of Ext Mgr window
that tells you where to find the add-on when you want to use it. (I
download all downloads into the same folder, so I always know where to find
them until I've installed or moved them myself.) I'm not sure this answers
your questions, since I don't do exactly what you do.
I surely don't have a clue about Adobe's future plans. They do come up
with interesting and useful new capabilities regularly, which is why I
subscribe. The (2014) programs are stand-alone new versions of the
programs, NOT updates, and are bound of have initial problems--and lots of
us fussing about them. Eventually, it'll be the standard. For the time
being, I'll keep both versions and use the new one except for those few
things that require the older one.
Thank you. I plan to copy and paste your response,so I can try all the options you suggested.. Hope I can follow?? My problem is different probably. My desk computer went down in Feb after I downloaded PS CC, and I just finished saving and re-installing W-7. So the ones I copied were actually loaded on my laptop, running PS 5 ..I confuse myself sometimes !!
Gail is correct. If something you want is missing in PS CC 2014, you can continue to use PS CC.
To restore PS CC as the default program for .psd, .jpg, etc files, please hold down "Shift" key, then right click any of .psd files in Windows Explorer, select "Open with..." from the context menu. In the popped up dialog box, select PS CC, if it is not shown, browse to it. Ensure you check "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" option, then click "OK" button. Do the same for .jpg, etc. files.