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My intrest in Photoshop is only to output prints on an Epson 1270 ink jet printer. What I need is an in depth tutorial that covers the process start to finish with emphasis on retouching and output.
Unfortunately, this is well beyond the scope of the FAQ. We like to keep the content to Frequently Asked Questions.
However, here´s just a couple of links that might interest you:
Mathias, how about adding the info from post #12 in this thread to the faq for red eye removal?
It seems like a good method. It has been added.
Hey guys, re the dialog box FAQ topic again. ( Mathias Vejerslev "Dialog box is missing??" 10/29/02 1:06pm )
Some new info for dual monitor users in this thread post #4. Can it be included? That should cover all dialog box missing scenarios without having to reset the prefrences.
I'm a NEW Photoshop user and somewhat new to GoLive. And I've been to GoLive forums. GoLive forums ACTUALLY have what's called a FAQ section. You know, where questions are asked? and followed by an answer!
PhotoShop forums are not very clear about where the FAQ section is (except it looks like another forum to me). In order to post a message, It keeps stating click on the Add Topics link above. Okay, where IS the Add Topics link??
I'm sorry I'm a little frustrated. Can someone please explain?
Huh? The FAQ section is for administrators to add things to, not users. And how much more obvious can we make it than "FAQ -- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions--- "? Hmm, I guess the big splash at the top of the GoLive forum does help. But the GoLive FAQ looks more like a copy of the manual than a FAQ.
If you have a question, you ask in the main forum. If many people ask the same question, then the administrators add an entry to the FAQ.
Dennis - you should probably spend some more time reading the forum before complaining.
Like I said, Im relatively new to PhotoShop and PS forum. I have researched the PS manual, PS help topics and this forum. I am not an individual that would ask a question of hard-working volunteers about a subject that I have not already researched. And yes, I know and understand what FAQs are and how they are generally presented on the web.
Huh? The FAQ section is for administrators to add things to, not users. If you have a question, you ask in the main forum. If many people ask the same question, then the administrators add an entry to the FAQ.
Okay if this is true, how was I able to post a message? I wasnt aware that I couldnt post a FAQ suggestion to the FAQ suggestion Forum? Hmm, maybe I missed the small print on that one.
Look ... I do NOT want to create any hostility with you. You have given me some answers and I appreciate your comments. I will go back and "wade through" all of the forums to look for basic or frequent problems that may answer some frequent questions.
If you want to ask a question, you post a message in the forum.
This is the only topic in the FAQ area that users can add to.
Again, the frequently asked questions get added in the FAQ area as needed.
I still don't see any problems here.
In regards to the article:
that you posted in the FAQ:
"Computer locks up, shuts down, or reboots while running Photoshop"
I am a classic example of. Everything worked fine on my XP machine. I went to nail the update, though, but Photoshop still refuses to load after. The only solution is to drop photoshop into the startup folder so it loads early enough it seems. Once loaded, and as long as I don't leave, I can use it normally. Close it and try to boot it again, it freezes.
Hopefully a fix is immenent from Adobe, is a lot of money to lay useless.
Did you read the FIRST post in the topic?
"Please see http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/2256a.htm
The most common causes are defective motherboards, defective RAM, and defective CPUs.
On Windows 95/98/ME, this can also be caused by buggy drivers.
This behavior cannot be caused by application software.
Actually, it CAN be caused by software. Again refering to the Knowledge Base sheet about XP and the 811493 security patch:
I am very familiar with Photoshop's ability to find questionable hardware when I installed Photoshop onto an old system with the Asus P2B motherboard. However, this is a case of PS7 running fine right up until I installed said security patch for XP.
I have since uninstalled the patch, but it has not corrected the behaviour.
As a follow on,
Microsoft has released a Performance Enhancing patch for Windows XP that addresses the 811493 issue. My appologies, but I don't remember off the top of my head the exact patch number, but it is labelled as a Performance Enhancement. It should be not trouble to find and install.
I have rebooted and loaded PS7 many times now without a glitch, and even reinstalled the 811493 patch and still no burps. I am only using Photoshop at the moment, so the other affected Adobe programs I cannot speak to, but if Photoshop behaves, the others should as well.
Just a note to let the administrators know that the link referenced in the "Allocating Ram and Scratch Disk..." FAQ section is broken.
Here's the link.
Noted, thanks Dave.
Is there currently any anti-trust type litigation against Adobe for their unusable manuals and tutorials? The manual that came with the very expensive photoshop is poorly written, using terms unique to their product with no definitions, the help box comes up "file not found" the "getting started" tutorial says No items, and the forum has no place to start a new thread even though it says to look for the box at the top of the current messages. I suppose I COULD call them for $25 every time their manual instructions are incomplete. I think for the money I paid for the software, I should have just a little more help in using the product. Is there a message board on the net not assocciated with Adobe?
Steve, the FAQ sub-forum is read-only except this topic. Try posting a new topic in the forum proper.
Can anyone shed any light on whether setting the program compatability properties for photoshop when using Windows XP home edition OS is relevant and what settings to use?
FWIW ... If you are having trouble saving importing images from an EPSON scanner (2450 Photo specifically)..IE: Photoshop just plain turns off when you try to save an imported image .. and computer locks up (WIndows XP Home) ... Lo and behold .... if you turn on the scanner AFTER PS7.0 is open and running , everything works fine .
Tgodding: Relavant to what? Please post your question in the main forum if it is not FAQ related.
Hey mat... Here's one for the list, maybe:
dave milbut "Help! Photoshop 7.0 crashes as it is loading" 12/6/03 6:36am
I made an add suggestion in post #3. Here's how I'd rewrite (flesh out) the last paragraph of Len's post (#2)...
"Isolate the problem font by moving half the fonts in your Windows\Fonts folder to a temporary location and seeing if the problem disappears. If the program loads, the problem font is in the half you moved. If not, it's in the half that remains. Continue halving the fonts in the set that causes Photoshop to fail in the described manner until you isolate the problem font. This way you should be able to isolate the problem font."
I thought it was worthwhile, Dave. Len, feel free to modify it. I just copy/pasted your post as usual <g>.<br /><br />Mat
cool. no more retyping that long one! :)
Mat, I ended up without host rights in this thread. Can you please check to see if the sysop group is listed in the access list. If nothing else, add me and I can look at it. Thanks.
Which thread is that, DK? My newly created one?
The one we are in right now.
I´ve lost rights over this one too..
Huh, strange. Have to get help from the backroom I guess.
I wasn't subscribed here. What needs fixing?
Neither Mat nor I have host access in this thread. I should with the host group and he should have edit rights.
I find that I am not the only one that thinks highly of the software and poorly of the manuals.
I think "How to scan in a new $20 bill" should be added to the FAQ since it is asked frequently and is a question ;-)
Joke, right Phil??
Yes, I was kidding. (translated into: trying to cause trouble)
[forum mom lurking... speaking softly, but... (do you have to be American to 'get' that line?) You kids behave now, you hear?!?]
I have two problems. One minor, one major.
I"m currently using CS and as I move the cursor around the screen, it takes a few seconds to change including when "right clicking" and waiting for the subsequent menu.
In vers 7, the cursor changes instantly. This is not major.
What is major is when I open an image, make some adjustments and save to PSD without changing the extension but changing the type, it still saves as a jpg and then will not open.
Do I have to change the extension every time now? And, how do I recover the image that will not open. Fortunately I archive everything before using, so it is not lost.