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Messages - Hudson Owen

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Photoshop Question
« on: September 26, 2015, 03:16:21 pm »
I have Windows 8, but when I download a file from a stock company, it doesn't automatically open in Photoshop. I have to find it, while I am in photoshop, and open it. If I double click on it in file manager, it will open in windows picture viewer.

Your file, or the stock company, don't 'recognize' or not recognize Photoshop. In the back end of your system, you assign what programs will open what files. Perhaps in the past, your computer just happened to be set up so that jpegs opened automatically in Photoshop - mine never has done that and I'm very computer savvy, but I could go into my system and specify it to do that. I don't bother though. Open your file directly from Photoshop.

I don't remember what system I had when PS 5.5 automatically loaded the image from the stock company.  Maybe it was XP2, the best program Microsoft ever invented and one they never should have stopped supporting.  When I try to open the saved file from my file folder in Win 7, I get an error message that this cannot be done, and that is the end of it.  No connectivity.

 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Photoshop Question
« on: September 26, 2015, 02:57:44 pm »
Might that have something to do with the Photoshop bridge?  I don't use that so I don't know.

I just find the downloaded file on my computer, right click, open with and select photoshop.

Or within Photoshop, file, open and then find the file (stock photo) on your computer (in the folder folder you downloaded it to).

OR I'm not understanding the question.

"I just find the downloaded file on my computer, right click, open with and select photoshop."

ImageReady, Paint, and a list of other choices appears.  No Photoshop.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is this any better?
« on: September 26, 2015, 02:47:55 pm »
It wasn't an affair, but readers don't realize that until later in the book.

It was a "moment of weakness,"  (the guy has a problem if it only lasts 30 seconds)  the most common of plot devices.  In today's world, a moment of weakness would not generate so much heat.  Which is why I say the novel has the sound of Peyton Place, or something like that.  Maybe the author can carry it off.

Blurbs are 'messy' inasmuch as they are about what the author thinks as well as writes.  Trying to guide the author's hand is tricky business.  I admit, I have only so much patience for the task.  So, I think I'll mosey along now.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Photoshop Question
« on: September 26, 2015, 02:08:02 pm »
Might that have something to do with the Photoshop bridge?  I don't use that so I don't know.

I just find the downloaded file on my computer, right click, open with and select photoshop.

Or within Photoshop, file, open and then find the file (stock photo) on your computer (in the folder folder you downloaded it to).

OR I'm not understanding the question.

"I just find the downloaded file on my computer, right click, open with and select photoshop."

I don't get photoshop as a selection.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is this any better?
« on: September 26, 2015, 02:03:03 pm »
She's here to get help with her blurb not be criticized about the content. You're no help.

Well, the blurb reflects the content, and all I'm saying is that this seems to be much ado about little when you cut through the verbiage.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Photoshop Question
« on: September 26, 2015, 01:06:31 pm »
You can set the defaults for what type of file is opened by what type of program. I'm not really sure from your question though what you are actually having problems with. Are you able to open Photoshop? if you can, just open your file from there, don't double click on the file in another program like Bridge or  file explorer.

Does that help? Or perhaps you can explain a little more what is happening? I'm not sure what you using Firefox has to do with any of it.

I can open Photoshop fine.  When I try to download an image from a stock image co., it doesn't recognize PS 5.5.  Formerly, it did and my file went directly into PS.  Now it doesn't.  There is no connectivety between stock photo company and my computer.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is this any better?
« on: September 26, 2015, 12:57:11 pm »
All of which is to say, Celeste had a brief affair.  Is the affair all that destructive? Really?  Reminds me of Love With The Perfect Stranger.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Photoshop Question
« on: September 26, 2015, 12:45:29 pm »
Are you opening the saved image from Photoshop or from Windows Explorer? I found that my version has problems with Windows 7 and I have to open Photoshop first and then open the saved image with File/Open.

I using Firefox.  I don't understand your solution.

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Writers' Cafe / New Photoshop Question
« on: September 26, 2015, 10:31:10 am »
I recently re-installed PS 5.5 on my system after a crash.  However, now I have Win 7 and it doesn't recognize Photoshop.  Therefore, I can't import a image from a stock agency into my system to start a new book cover.  It's default is Image Ready instead of Photoshop before I re-installed it.  When I download my image and try to open it, I get a window that tells me an unknown error has occurred.  What do I do to make my pc recognize Photoshop?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: I have a stalker.
« on: September 25, 2015, 06:06:46 am »
I wouldn't worry about someone bothering you on social media.  They can be tracked down and dealt with.  I would worry about someone who has a private obsession they nourish in solitude, someone who, for example, calls your cell phone and doesn't leave a message and has been doing this for years.  Rest assured,  There are writers out there with worse stories to tell who are still working and being productive.  And you've got to figure there's a random assortment of nutballs who who will take aim at public figures.  Look at the poor Pope, surrounded by security, who still manages to smile and mingle with the crowd.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Critique my blurb, please:)
« on: September 24, 2015, 12:41:33 pm »
Up until the last two sentences, it sounds like you are writing a medical mystery along the lines of Lorenzo's Oil, an excellent film, BTW.  Then comes shattering revelations and damning facts, which sounds like an entirely different story.  So what book are you writing?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Cute / Hot / I'm out of adjectives...
« on: September 22, 2015, 08:25:54 am »
I think you're trying too hard with slang that will go out of style soon.  Stay will "cool." If he's so hot, he's cool.  If you're cool, you've got a knack, you radiate confidence and girls like that.  You might be a player, and girls don't like that.  But they'll go for the boy who kind of quiet, sweet, doesn't talk a lot but says something when he does.  He smiles and takes you by the arm.  In a word, he's cool.  American culture has been built on the cool model for many years.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 19, 2015, 09:05:44 am »
I tried again and managed to re-install PS 5.5.  The problem now is that I have found access to only a small fraction of my PS files.  There is one drive D ( I have two hard drives in my computer, C and D)  for which I have access, but nothing else.  Where are the rest of my files?  Clicking on the C drive doesn't do it.  They are in there somewhere.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Your experience with hurtful or wrongheaded review...
« on: September 18, 2015, 08:41:08 am »
For a book of non-fiction I received a one-star review by someone to obviously wanted to kill the book.  I have yet to sell a single copy of the book.  As for the elevator, he would be taking his chances.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Beware of fake Amazon email going around
« on: September 18, 2015, 08:02:53 am »
A real email is generally addressed to you personally.  A fake email is usually addressed "To Whom It May Concern"  Or some such.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:40:13 pm »
CS2 runs fine on windows 8, shouldn't have any issues with 7.

Yes, but how do I open the VCS2.zip file that I have sent to my Documents?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 07:37:22 pm »
You need an Adobe account. It is perfectly explained in the links I posted. Please do it as described there.

I'm struggling with the download now.  I have an Adobe account.  There are six versions of CS2 to download.  Which do I want?

Update: I have got VCS2.zip into my system, one of the six downloads,  and sent to Documents.  However, I can't figure out how to open the file.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 01:38:28 pm »
Actually you do download CS2 from the Adobe website. There you'll also find the serial numbers. The sites I linked to just explain how to do it!

Can you link to CS2 on the Adobe website?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 10:49:35 am »
Actually you do download CS2 from the Adobe website. There you'll also find the serial numbers. The sites I linked to just explain how to do it!

Well, if you read the whole thing, it gives you instructions on how to set up an adobe account, pick your OS, and find the serial numbers.  But I'll search the Adobe downloads and see if I can find it on their site.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 09:24:44 am »
It's no worse than most companies like that, and seems easier than the alternatives. They're probably the only ones that can truly help with an authentication issue. Assuming your 5.5 is CS 5.5, that's not really old enough to totally abandon ship in my opinion. Hope you get it figured out.

Edit: I totally misremembered how old CS 5.5 is (or isn't). I see now that you're truly on 5.5, and not CS 5.5. If you called Adobe, they'd probably just encourage you to upgrade, so yeah--you can safely ignore my earlier advice. Sorry about that.

Adobe has always been high-handed with customers.  There is no contact info.  Given that PS 5.5 is no longer supported, I doubt that I could get a peep out of them.  Look at CS2 -- I have to go to a third party website to download it.  I see your postscript--safely ignored.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 09:03:48 am »
Check for operating system info in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  • Click the Start button Start button, enter Computer in the search box, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  • Look under Windows edition for the version and edition of Windows that your PC is running.



Hooray!  I have a 32-bit operating system!

Thank you, sir!


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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:36:01 am »
Maybe you need to turn off your antivirus before installing and right-click on the installer and "Run as administrator."

I've thought of that.  That might have eliminated the annoying "Do you want..." questions.  Good point.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:33:08 am »
I don't know the answer, but I'm probably about to face the same problem. I had a hard drive semi-crash, and when replaced, Photoshop stopped working. Now I'm about to move it to a new computer, running Windows 7, and have no idea whether I can get it to work or not.

I rarely use it, so I'm not crazy about signing up for the pay-by-the-month-for-the-rest-of-your-life plan.


I don't like the subscription model either.  But I want to stay with PS if at all possible.  All my graphic files are in PS.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Photoshop Question
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:30:28 am »
I'd contact Adobe for an issue like that.

Hard to do.

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