Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Organizer is very sluggish or slow in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Hi Friends,

As you know that Organizer provide very rich functionalities for organizing our photographs, videos and audio files. Since it keeps record of huge metadata and operations over the years, there can be a possibility of some performance degradation which can be handled/avoided many ways...

I always recommend Catalog Repair time to time, which will avoid any technical anomalies in your catalog. If you have been using single catalog for a long time and upgraded from various versions of Photoshop elements, I would recommend to create one another and make it a habit to have different catalogs for various events you hoot... Its completely my personal opinion for better management.. I create one catalog in an year and since I shoot lot of raw photographs, sometimes I need to create many catalogs depending upon the need...

If you are currently seeing some performance hit then of course you need some corrective action rater than preventive activities which we discussed above... Here are few thing which may help you :

Organizer preferences delete:

We would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:

1.       Exit Elements Organizer and Photoshop Elements Editor.
2.       Browse to the location ->  C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Elements Organizer\9.0\Organizer and delete the files “Status.dat” and “psa.prf”.
3.       Re- launch Elements Organizer.

Further, Please follow the steps mentioned below:

Auto Analyzer Turn OFF

a)       Launch Elements Organizer
b)      Go to Edit > Preferences
c)       Click Auto Analyzer Options. De-select “Analyze all media in Catalog Automatically” and “Recognize People Automatically” options.

I know many people have done many experiments around this topic and would want to know about those... So I will keep updating this post regularly. Please comment back in case some other method better worked for you !!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Problem with email sharing in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0/8.0 on Windows7

If you are using 7th or 8th version of Adobe Photoshop Elements on Windows 7, then you might be seeing following message while emails sharing.

"There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

Here is one of the workaround which may resolve your problem (Give it a try ...) :

Check out http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/848/cpsid_84866.html

Do comment back in case this doesn't work for you or face some problem while trying this !!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Adobe Photoshop Elements with Windows Live Mail 2011 - How to make it work ?

If you use Windows Live Mail as default email client in Adobe Photoshop Elements, then you must be knowing that WLM 11 is not compatible with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0. To work with emails and photomails, you need to follow below mentioned steps :

a) Uninstall Windows Live Mail 2011 : Go to Control Panel and uninstall Windows Live Essentials 2011
b) Install the previous version of Windows Live Mail from : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=56883de5-2024-4631-806e-757693072a1c
c) After the successful installation of the Windows Live Mail, configure your Windows Live Mail. This will make sure that there are no issues with the Windows Live Mail.
d) Launch Elements Organizer , Go to Preferences > Sharing. Change Email client to Windows Live Mail and Click Ok.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Adobe Photoshop Elements crashes when sharing a Photomail - How to resolve?

Recently I saw  few people facing this problem and here is one of the workaround which worked most of the times. Please try and comment back in case it doesn't work for you :

a) Browse to the directory where you have installed Photoshop Elements 9.

For e.g. if you have installed PSE on C: , then browse to “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\”.

b) Select and Right Click on “PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe” .

c) Select properties and the “Compatibility” tab and select checkbox “Run this program in compatibility mode” .

d) From the drop down items, select “Windows XP”.

e) Click OK and launch Elements Organizer  9

f) Complete the Photomail workflow once. (There might be a slight performance issue but we would suggest you to complete the process.)

g) Exit Elements Organizer 9

h) Repeat the first 2 steps.

i) De-select the compatibility checkbox marked in Step 3.

j) Re-launch elements organizer 9 and complete the Photomail workflow.

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