Photoshop as external editor

When using elements 12 as an external editor from aperture the elements opens but no photo appears. In elements 9 it worked fine. Do I have a set up issue?
It worked fine with elements 9 always worked well.

Are you sure you really got the editor itself? It's not the most obvious file. Since PSE 10 it's been buried in support files. You want this one:

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    Which version of Windows are you using Walterono?
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  • Elements 8 Organiser will not load Photoshop as External Editor

    For some years I've succesfully used Photoshop CS2 with Elements (various versions) Organiser as my photo file manager.  The Organiser allowed me to select Photoshop as the external editor and subsequently accepted/managed the edited photos from Photoshop when I closed the file there.  (I prefer the facilities of Organiser to those of Bridge; and other folk in the household prefer Elements Editor).
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    I have tried to persuade Elements Organiser to reconsider Photoshop as an external editor by going to the "Editing" section of Elements Preferences dialogues and specifying Photoshop.exe.  However, no matter which version of Photoshop.exe I point at (64bit CS5, 32bit CS5 or even the old 32bit CS2) Elements tells me that it automatically already has Photoshop as an external editor and I don't need to specify it as such.
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  • Photoshop as external editor, where do my edits go

    I am using iPhoto09 and have Photoshop CS3 set up as my external editor.
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    Have a read of the Help on this, it explains it quite well.
    The link is the word "Help" up there on the Menu Bar.
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  • Photoshop File Save useing Photoshop as external editor

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  • How do I make Photoshop the external editor

    I upgraded to snow leopard and now the "Edit in External Editor" option is grayed out in iPhoto. How do I choose Photoshop as my external editor?
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    In the iPhoto preferences you set PS as the external editor - when you finish editing you save (not save as) - and the photos is returned to iphoto and the iPhoto database correctly updated to keep the original and the modified version
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  • I am using Photoshop as external editor but can't use all the filters

    I have just started using Aperture and have set-up photoshop CS2 as the external editor. I'm trying to add film grain to some of my images using the artistic filters. If I open one of my RAW (EOS 5D) images in Bridge once open in CS2 all the filters are available for use.
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    a few filters will (or have already) changed in cs3, however most remain the same in terms of 8 vs 16 bit. filters who are based on the rgb channels will be "grayed out" in the filters menu if an image has 16bit colours (regardless of tiff or psd of course).

  • How do I delete references to Photoshop as External Editor?

    I loaded Photoshop CS4 as a trial, and subsequently deleted it.  I have Elements 7, and DxO Pro, which I would like to make my external editor options.  When I go to the External Editor Preferences page, the first option is Photoshop CS4 (not found), leaving only one choice.  Is there a way to delete the Photoshop CS4 reference, and have the two others as my options?

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    Message was edited by: Ian Lyons

  • Photoshop as external editor: can I change TIFF file options?

    I've set up Aperture 2 to use Photoshop CS2 as an external editor. When I save the file it is added to my library (like I expect) but it's a 57 MB file. (16-bit TIF).
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    When working with Photoshop I usually use ZIP compression, which Aperture handles, and sometimes convert from 16-bit to 8-bit for the final product (when it won't be printed). I'd like a way to send the files to Photoshop in 16-bit and get them back into Aperture in whatever format I like, in just one Aperture step. Is this possible, or will I have to Export Version, then Import and manually stack?

    1. Aperture doesn't support ZIP-compressed TIFFs, just uncompressed and LZW-compressed.
    2. Aperture is only looking for the file it created - if you 'save as' into a new file Aperture has no way of knowing about that file.
    You best bet is to reduce to 8-bit, then save as using LZW compression - but save over the open file.

  • Where does my saved file go after using photoshop as external editor

    Okay, I understand that when I have a 30MB picture file and edit with photoshop afterwards, I click on Save and back into aperture i'm left with a 175MB picture (bigger or smaller sometimes), but my question is this:
    Since i'm working with all referenced images that have been stored on my external hard drive, after i make the edits and the file size explodes, does aperture save that large file in the aperture library, or to my external drive?
    I keep my aperture library file on my computer, but the images on an external drive.
    Should I make a new library file and store that on an external drive also?
    The whole point of using referenced images is to save space on the main computer, but if it's saving a file that's 6 times larger onto my computer instead of the external drive, it kind of defeats the purpose right?
    Thank you all for your superior technical wizardry and support! I appreciate everything!

    You can test this for yourself, but I just tested with a new Project, importing to Aperture to remain at the currently location, editing a photo with Photoshop. The Tiff that Aperture first created for PS to edit was created in the original folder, and not in the Aperture Library. The edit, when Saved, was made to that new copy in the original folder location, and thus in the external location.

  • Using Photoshop as External Editor in Aperture

    I'll be switching from PC to Mac soon. I use Photoshop to do all my editing. The database mgt tool for my PC does not have a Mac version, so I'm hoping Aperture 3 will fit my needs. I now make three versions of a photo - the original, a "working" version and the final version used for prints (I sell the prints). The PC file names are the same except for CAM or WORK or FINAL added to the end of the file name. Here is what I do. I find the original version (CAM) in the database and start PS and open the file from the DB program. I make my changes in PS and do a "save as" in PS with the WORK or FINAL in the new name. The new file will be added to the DB. So, now there are 2 DB entries - the original and the final along with 2 seperate files.
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    Looking for HELP!

    When You use PS from Aperture, then Aperture makes a new version (a new file) that pass to PS.
    When You save from PS don't change the name, the file will be updated with all the variations made in PS (if You want, also with layers).
    This file is recognized in Aperture as a new file.
    In fact You have two files on disc.
    If You use directly PS without pass through AP, then You have two files, but the new file (made from PS) must be imported into AP.

  • How do I get imovie to use Photoshop Elements 12 as external editor?

    How do I get imovie to use Photoshop Elements 12 as external editor? I am making a movie slide show with music from my Caribbean vacation photos and adding text captions to photos in PS Elements 12. I can also add some effects to photos like edge blur although I like iphotos effects better but iphoto doesn't seem to do text. The finished PS Elements photo doesn't seem to want to be shared by iphoto which is what imovie uses...
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  • When using Photoshop Elements 9 as external editor my iPhoto version does not update

    I am using Photoshop Elements 9 as an external editor in iPhoto V9.4.2
    My photo's are Raw and they open in Elements fine for me to edit. When I go to save or exit I have problems. I get options to choose from - I am assuming that saving them as JPEG now they are edited is the best choice. However it shows me a file location where it will be saved and this is not the iPhoto libary. Even so, I save them where PSE wants to and when I go back to them in iPhoto they are not shown as edited (either in preview thumbnail or full version and regardless of which folder I look at them from). I shut iPhoto down and re-open and still they are not changed. I have watched the Adobe lesson on this and it is identical right up to the point of 'saving'. I have read other question on this and followed some advice but not getting the desired result of showing up in iPhoto still.
    Thank you.

    Are you using PSE and saving the edit as described below?
    Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements as Your Editor of Choice in iPhoto.
    1 - select Photoshop or Photoshop Elememts as your editor of choice in iPhoto's General Preference Section's under the "Edit photo:" menu.
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    This method will let iPhoto know that the photo has been editied and will update the thumbnail file to reflect the edit..
    NOTE: With Photoshop Elements  the Saving File preferences should be configured as shown:
    I also suggest the Maximize PSD File Compatabilty be set to Always.  In PSE’s General preference pane set the Color Picker to Apple as shown:
    Note:  to switch between iPhoto and PS or PSE as the editor of choice Control (right)-click on the thumbnail and select either Edit in iPhoto or Edit in External Editor from the contextual menu. If you use iPhoto to edit more than PSE re-select iPhoto in the iPhoto General preference pane. Then iPhoto will be the default editor and you can use the contextual menu to select PSE for your editor when desired.

  • Lightroom 1.2 has lost Photoshop CS3 as external editor

    In Lightroom 1 I used Photoshop CS2 as external editor and lightroom has found it with the first choice of external editors.
    In Lightroom 1.1 I used Photoshop CS3 as external editor and lightroom has also found CS3 in the first choice of external editors. CS2 was deinstalled.
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    How can I solve the problem, because I want to have two external editors?
    Achim Guhr

    Try the following link. The upgrade to 1.2 lost track of CS3 for me too. I fixed it by editing the registry as outlined in the article.

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