3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2017 12:00 PM by harleygnuya

    Layers Panel is disabled

    harleygnuya

      I opened a TIFF file in PS CC and everything in the layers panel is disabled.  I cannot select the one and only layer, all the controls are grayed out.  I can do nothing with layers.  When I go to the Layer dropdown menu, almost everything is grayed out.  I can't even create another layer.

       

      Could it be related to the fact that this file is a large 22610 x 10000 pixel, indexed color 8 bits/channel image?  I opened another similar file and am having the same problem with it.  But, I am able to open other, much smaller, TIFF files and they act normally.

       

      I searched through the forum and didn't uncover anyone else who was having this problem.

       

      Any ideas what may be causing this, and what I can do about it?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Ken

        • 1. Re: Layers Panel is disabled
          harleygnuya Level 1

          I forgot to mention that when I try to use the Straighten Layer function of the ruler, I get an error message, "The command 'Set' is not currently available."  Could this be related to the fact that I don't have the layer selected (because I can't select layers)?  (This is what led me to discover that the Layers panel was disabled.)

          • 2. Re: Layers Panel is disabled
            davescm Adobe Community Professional

            harleygnuya wrote:

             

             

             

            Could it be related to the fact that this file is a large 22610 x 10000 pixel, indexed color 8 bits/channel image? I opened another similar file and am having the same problem with it. But, I am able to open other, much smaller, TIFF files and they act normally.

             

             

             

            Thanks,

             

            Ken

             

             

            Not the size - but the indexed colour. Change it to RGB mode (Image - Mode - RGB Color) and all will be well

             

            Dave

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            • 3. Re: Layers Panel is disabled
              harleygnuya Level 1

              Thanks, Dave!  That was it.