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Photoshop Elements: Basic troubleshooting to fix most issues

ps_elements_13-logoI’ve tried to collect a set of basic troubleshooting steps that should solve most problems encountered while using Photoshop Elements.

If you happen to encounter a crash, be sure to submit all crash reports. If you submit a crash report for a known issue to Adobe with your email address, we can email you a solution for correcting the problem.

Please try all the steps below prior to reporting a problem, posting on the forums or contacting support for Photoshop Elements specific issues.

If your issue is with getting up and running, please see the following document: Help with Downloading, Installing or Activating


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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is now available to download

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is now available to download. Photoshop Elements 12 helps you organize and edit your photos and to make them look their absolute best before you share them in print, online, or as keepsakes. Plus, now you can take your Elements photos with you, wherever you go, on your smartphone or tablet.

Rich set of new and enhanced features in PSE 12 includes:

  • Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel
  • Tagging features
  • Sorting of media alphabetically by name
  • Search Improvements
  • Support for sharing photos using Twitter
  • 64-bit support on Mac OS
  • Content-aware Move
  • Auto Smart Tone
  • Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)
  • Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan
  • New Guided Edits
  • Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos
  • Pet eye effect removal
  • Printing and sharing photos from Editor
  • Revel Albums in Editor
  • Open in Camera Raw and many more…

Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel

Photoshop Elements lets you upload your media to Adobe® Revel and then access it from any device. Media already present in your Revel libraries is downloaded into Elements Organizer, so that you can work with it.

Adobe Revel is an app that lets you store your media in the cloud and share it privately or publicly. See this article for more information.


Upload local albums to Revel

Tagging features

Elements 12 features several exciting tagging enhancements:

  • Place tags in Elements 12 have GPS coordinates associated with them. These coordinates are also associated with any media tagged with these place tags.
  • You can now create people, place, and event tags from the right panel in the Media view.
  • You can now create and view place stacks in the Places view.

Content-aware Move

You can now reposition objects in your photograph, and automatically have the background filled in with an intelligent content-aware fill. In addition to removing something with the Healing Brush, you can now select an object in your photo and move it to another position.

Auto Smart Tone

Automatically modify the tonal value of your photograph. Let Photoshop Elements make a recommendation based on its unique algorithm that also learns from your previous actions. Or, you can move the Auto Smart Tone tool (Enhance > Auto Smart Tone) joystick around on the photograph, to view the effect of different tonal values being applied to the photo.

Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)

Apply frames, effects, and textures without having to be an advanced Photoshop user. Take any photo and convert it into a work of art. All three embellishments – frames, effects, and textures – are accessible in the Quick mode.

Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, foldable card layouts could only be ordered online (using an online service like Shutterfly). From Photoshop Elements 12, you can now print foldable greeting cards with a locally available printer.

Note: The feature to print foldable greeting cards on a local printer is available for users in USA, Canada, and Japan only.

New Guided Edits

You can consider a Guided Edit a set of step-by-step instructions, to accomplish a complex-looking effect, with just a few selections and mouse clicks. In Photoshop Elements 12, three new Guided Edits have been added.

Zoom Burst Guided Edit

The Zoom Burst Guided Edit simulates a technique in manual photography, of zooming into an object with the shutter on the camera open.

Puzzle Effect Guided Edit

The Puzzle Effect Guided Edit simulates the effect of a photograph being put together in the form of pieces of a puzzle. You can choose from options that let you determine the size of the individual puzzle pieces. Displace a few pieces of the puzzle to make the effect look even more realistic.

Restore Old Photo Guided Edit

The Restore Old Photo Guided Edit brings all the tools you need to retouch a photo, into one location. The tools available in this Guided Edit are the most often-used tools by professional retouchers and gives you considerable, finely-tuned control. Use the Guided Edit’s tools to remove blemishes, repair imperfections, and restore your older photos.

Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos

When you perform straightening in photos, gaps are introduces along the edges of the photo when the content of photograph is rotated. This happens when you choose to maintain the original size of the photo, or grow/shrink the photo while keeping the background as transparent pixels.

When you select the new Autofill edges option in the Straighten Tool, content-aware technology automatically fills the empty gaps intelligently, with relevant image data.

Pet eye effect removal

Take the dreadful pet eye effect out of pictures of your pets. The flash on your camera is one of the main causes of the pet eye effect. However, taking pictures of your pet indoors or in low-light conditions without a flash is, often, not an option. Now, use the Pet Eye option available in the Red Eye Removal Tool, to make the eyes of your pets look more realistic.

Printing and sharing photos from Editor

From Photoshop Elements 12, you can use Editor to easily and quickly share and print photos online. Social sites that you can share with online are Revel, Flickr, Twitter, Smugmug, or Facebook. Service providers whom you can use to print your photos and creations include Shutterfly, Costco, Photoworld, and more. The availability of online sharing and printing services, however, depend on the locale you are in.

Revel Albums in Editor

Integration with the Revel online service has been extended into Photoshop Elements Editor as well. You can now access any Revel photograph in Editor, using the Photo Bin drop down. Log in to to the Revel service only from Organizer, though.

Open in Camera Raw

The Open as menu item has been replaced with the Open in Camera Raw option. You can now open your files directly in the Adobe Camera Raw dialog and process them, before opening them for further work in Photoshop Elements Editor. You can use the ACR dialog to open files of type:

  • Photoshop,
  • Camera Raw,
  • JPEG, and,
  • TIFF.

For more info review:

Photoshop.com blog post

Photoshop Elements 12 detailed documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements.htm

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Major Update to Adobe Creative Cloud is available now

Our new family of Creative Cloud desktop apps, and many of the powerful publishing and collaborative features that we announced at Adobe MAX in May, are now available via Creative Cloud coupled with power pack apps, services, features and what not…

Adobe Creative CloudFor more info on this update visit Creative Cloud blog here. To know more about membership plans, FAQs etc. visit product page on Adobe.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lightroom 5 is now available for download

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Following our legacy to offer best to our users here we have Lightroom 5 available for download via Adobe.com. Lightroom 5 is also available as a standalone license and as a free update for Creative Cloud members.

Lightroom 5 is an intuitive, all-in-one solution for bringing out the best in your photographs. It includes powerful yet simple automatic adjustments and features as well as state-of-the-art advanced tools, allowing you to achieve amazing image quality. Lightroom 5 is coupled with lot of power pack features:

  • Advanced Healing Brush
  • Upright
  • Radial Gradient
  • Smart Previews
  • Video slide shows
  • Improved photo book creation
  • Share photos using the Behance Publish Service and many more…

To receive regular tips, tutorials, inspiration and more, join the Lightroom communities on FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus , YouTube channel and Lightroom forum. Additional materials can be found on the Lightroom product pages  and on  Adobe TV.  If you have any questions regarding the product please review FAQ.

Adobe GroupPix is now available

I think we have all had this experience – you go to a party, everyone is taking pictures and maybe a few are shared on Facebook but what happened to the rest? A lot of us here at Adobe can really relate to that- and that’s why we introduced Adobe GroupPix, a new mobile app for iOS. When you and your friends use GroupPix on your iPhone, all the pictures that everyone takes are saved to one shared album. During the event you can add comments, ‘like’ your faves, and view the photos as they’re being snapped. After the event’s over, you can add more pictures and view them on your iPhones or computers. GroupPix means you’ll never miss another great shot! Check it out. Download GroupPix to your iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-grouppix/id591490672?mt=8

Common issues and troubleshooting steps for Print

While printing with Photoshop Elements at times you face issues like ‘Unable to detect printer..’, ‘How to get borderless prints’ etc. and solving them without any clue might turn into nightmare for you. We have come up with a more enhanced Knowledge base (KB) article ‘Print FAQ | Photoshop Elements – Adobe‘ which addresses most of the common issues with troubleshooting issues and solutions to make sure our easy to use product helps you to achieve best print output.

This article on printing addresses some common issues faced while printing an image using Photoshop Elements like:

For more information on color management settings while printing, such as Color Handling, Rendering Intent etc.  please review Color management settings for the best print output.

Color management settings for the best print output

Color Management while Printing has been one of the challenging areas which has been discussed a lot over user forums and has been a painful area in terms of clear understanding while taking print outputs.

Here is an easy-to-understand KB (Knowledge Base) article ‘Color management settings for the best print output’ to help you get the best from your printers using PSE and bridge that knowledge gap.

This article explains color management in Photoshop Elements, how to get better prints, and addresses some of the following issues like horizontal/vertical streaks in print output, too dark or too light print output, ICC profile problems and Color differences between prints from PSE and other applications.

The key section of Color Management in Editor (File->Print->More Options) includes:

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For more information on other printing related issues, such as the printer is not detected or how to select paper type, and their troubleshooting steps please review Common issues and troubleshooting steps for Print.

Adobe Photoshop Express is now available on Windows 8

Adobe® recently released Photoshop® Express on Windows 8 tablets, and is now available for download via Windows Store. Adobe® Photoshop® Express is a little app that packs big fun into every photo you take with your smartphone or tablet. Use easy editing options to fix flaws in your photos. Add some creative juice with eye-catching looks and effects. Upload to Adobe® Revel or share on Facebook.

Coupled with power pack features like basic editing, auto fix, effects there are two premiun features available to try and buy as in app purchase. The most exciting feature is import and export with Adobe® Revel making your photos accessible anywhere anytime acrosss all your devices.

Currently the app allows import of photos from Pictures Library, Adobe® Revel or directly from Camera.

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Once you open the photo you would have access to array of great editing features:

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Crop which includes Crop, Rotate, Flip, Straighten…

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Correct which includes common adjustments like Contrast, Exposure, White Balance…
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Looks which has a very cool collection of effects to give that wow to your photos. An addtional set of effects available as an in-app purchase…

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Reduce Noise which minimizes unwanted grain and speckling in your photos available as an in-app purchase…

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Upload to Adobe® Revel with power to import or export your photos with Photoshop® Express. Share to Facebook…

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For more info visit Adobe® Photoshop® Express.

 

Accelerating Shift to the Creative Cloud

Today’s update to Creative Cloud is packed with features, reimagining the creative process through a new set of “CC” desktop applications and enhanced cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities . Adobe also announced that the company will focus creative software development efforts on its Creative Cloud offering moving forward. More details info on press release here.

Also there have been major updates to Cloud in terms of :

  • Desktop, Web and Mobile Access
  • Integration With The World’s Leading Creative Community
  • Synchronize, Store, Share and Collaborate
  • Seamless Publishing

There have been host of new feature additions in other flagship products like Illustrator etc. For more info click here.

 

Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 is now available for Photoshop Elements 11

Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 7.4 is now available to download for Photoshop Elements 11. More information regarding the additonal camera support added can be found at link here. For updating your camera raw plug-in in Photoshop Elements 11 follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Photoshop Elements.
  2. Click on Editor.
  3. Click on Help->Updates.
  4. You will be shown availability of new ACR plug-in with version 7.4 in Adobe Application Manager window.
  5. Click to Update.

Photoshop Elements Camera Raw Update

In case you are not able to get it visible in Updates section download the Camera Raw 7.4 from here and run the AdobePatchInstaller file.