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Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 not working in Mojave via Parallels

I am trying to run Photoshop CS5.1 (from the Adobe CS 5.5 Web Premium suite) in MacOS 10.14 Mojave using Parallels. The host machine is a 15" MacBook Pro late 2013 with a 2GB nVidia GT750M GPU ...
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iMac freezes and then "soft" restarts/ resets

This could be a general problem, but I couldn't find my exact issue and no solution so far. I have an iMac 5k 27" 2019, 3GHz i5, 40GB RAM, Radeon 570X, macOS Monterey Version 12.3.1 In the last ...
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When Photoshop Elements is running, all windows lose sizing controls

I notice I am unable to resize any windows on my desktop (Big Sur). The mouse pointer does not change to sizing controls or goes back to pointer immediately. This happens only when Photoshop Elements ...
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macOS Monterey "Save As" file naming bug - is there a fix?

I've noticed when assigning file names during a "Save As" in Monterey, the text I type gets put in the wrong place. For example, if I am trying to save the file as img.png, I instead get i....
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a working jpeg won't open in Apple Preview

I just bought a new trail camera. It takes 12 MP jpeg pictures. When I try and open the jpegs with Preview, I get an error message that the file is damaged or an unrecognizable file format. The ...
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Why does my Apple Pencil produce different brush strokes than my mouse in Photoshop?

I’m working through the 2021 release of Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for my digital imaging class. One of the lessons is on the Mixer Brush tool. I decided to connect my Mac to my iPad Pro ...
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iMac keeps crashing using Photoshop

My 2018 iMac keeps crashing sometimes 2-3 times a day while I am working with Photoshop. I have 64GB RAM but still have that issue. Hopefully some can help me read the crash report. I work primarily ...
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Good alternative to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe products have always been the bane of my Mac existence, and lately they seem to have gotten even worse (notably running multiple processes in the background constantly accessing my keychain and ...
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How do I stop "node" asking for my password?

How do I stop "node" asking for my iCloud keychain password (for Adobe Creative Cloud)? My goals are never to see this dialog again, to continue using Photoshop. If I can't accomplish 1 ...
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How do I remove the "Do you want to replace it?" dialog in Big Sur?

On a new M1 with Big Sur I attempted to save over a file with Photoshop. Adobe has always presented a dialog box to confirm I wanted to save over a previous file. Note the "confirm" button ...
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Photoshop Dialog Boxes not opening in the center of the program?

My machine: Macbook Pro 15" 2017 with additional monitor on the side. I've been searching for a solution for this annoying thing for awhile and just seems there is no solution. Dialog boxes ...
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How do I display an image at a particular size (in mm)?

I’m trying to use my iPhone as a light source and a digital negative to make analog prints. For example, the Paper Exposer app generates a light source that when placed behind a 35mm strip of film and ...
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iMac 2020 shuts down when I'm working in Photoshop or Bridge

I have new iMac 2020 with AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT 8GB. I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.7, Photoshop 2020 21.2.3 and Bridge 10.0.2.131. Are they 32-bit apps? I didn't know that. Sometimes when I work in ...
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Photoshop scaling screwed up after upgrading to 4K monitor

Running Mac OS 10.14.6 and Photoshop 21.2.3. I just switched from a 1920 x 1200 monitor to a 4K (16:9) monitor whose native resolution is 3840 x 2160. I have the Mac's display preferences set to ...
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Can Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 app in the App store construct and print multi month wall calendars?

I have an iMac ( 2017 ) running Catalina 10.15. A year and half ago when I was running Mojave I purchased Adobe photoshop Elements 2019 directly from Adobe . The program was very glitchy but did ...
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Solid purple colour appears when trying to view large files in Preview

I'm trying to do some editing of large uncompressed .tif files (800MB-3.5GB). While I'm able to open them in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, I am having real trouble opening the images in Preview as the ...
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renaming hdpim.db on my macbook Pro to update PS

Trying to update Adobe PS but get the error message 105. I have tried renaming hdpim.db to old_hdpim.db. any ideas please.
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Uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) from macOS Catalina when uninstaller is 32-bit

I've upgraded to macOS Catalina and now noticing some long unused apps that I'm purging from my system. Adobe Creative Cloud being one of them (well, many of them). I know there is an Creative Cloud ...
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How to prevent Photoshop changing the windows size if the menu bar is in auto-hide mode?

Photoshop is constantly moving the window application on macOS when the menu bar overlaps it. The menu bar is set to be hidden automatically like it's shown in the image below. I'm using Photoshop CS6 ...
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Saved images from Photoshop do not show up in folders until restart

I have a problem saving images from Photoshop CC. I usually shoot Camera Raw images, edit them and save them as JPEGs. Photoshop seems to save images normally - it takes about 2 seconds to complete ...
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How to enable/disable Adobe host port in terminal?

I disabled some ports (below) to be able to install Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator applications. The challenge is to re-enable them through terminal, otherwise I could not install Photoshop( see below ...
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Android JPG images not opening in Photoshop

I have problems opening JPG files sent by Android smartphones. In Photoshop it says that i's impossibile to open the image since it lacks SOFn, DQT or DHT marker before JPEG SOS marker. In Lightroom ...
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Command or Shift key modifiers always activated

Regularly, when I am using Photoshop CC 2018 (mostly), suddenly I got a modifier key which always stays activated. Sometime it is the Command key, and sometimes Shift key, which make it impossible to ...
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Adobe photoshop cs6 not upgrading raw plugins in my macbook

i tried to install raw camera plugin in my adobe photoshop cs6, but still not getting installed.
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Why doesn't photos send raw files to photoshop?

I currently have both JPEG and RAW files in my photo library on High Sierra. I want to edit the raw photos in Photoshop. However, when I use the 'edit with' option Photos always converts the file to ...
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issues rendering images when using any icc profile (including apple's default). clipped dark areas. preview/quicklook shows wrong contrast

Firstly: I know this problem has been around and recurrently emerges since around 2014. Many OSs and program updates happened since then. Some solved the problem (cfr. Lightroom version 5.7 that fixed ...
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Lightroom CC - keep catalog on computer private?

I have an Enterprise CC subscription through my work since I need Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop etc. However, I have Lightroom just for my own personal photography. I have been using 5.7 but ...
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El Capitan and old Photoshop to bootable partition

I have a working copy of Photoshop CS3 on a 2011 MacBook Pro. I would like to put it and an older OS on a bootable partition so I can use the CS3 occasionally and not have to pay monthly fees to Adobe....
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How do I get old apps like Photoshop CS5 to work on macOS Mojave

On the weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave. Things are mostly ok but I have some apps that no longer work. The one I’m most stressed about is Adobe Photoshop CS5. When I try to run it it ...
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After installing High Sierra, preferences do not stick: PhotoShop images default to open in Preview

Since I "upgraded" to High Sierra, the text program (Tex-Edit Plus, v14.10.4) always reverts to the default preferences of opening two windows I do not want open: "Enable Quartz anti-aliased text at ...
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Completely uninstall Adobe CC

I want to get rid of all the services, background processes, and apps that would have been installed when I got CC. The software has a heavy footprint from licensing daemons, always running update ...
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PDFs always open in Photoshop on Macbook Pro 2015 even when I change default program

Without my intervention, pdfs just open up in Photoshop. I've never told them to open in Photoshop, even once, but the computer decides to change the default program to Photoshop. I change the default ...
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 - how to condense text? (kerning, less space between letters)

I was looking in the docs: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/edit-text.html I want text to appear more condensed. Where is the button? It was there in a non-elements Photoshop ...
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How do I use Applescript to click the Replace button in the Photoshop Save As dialog?

I have an Applescript that successfully clicks the Replace button in the InDesign Save As dialog, but the same script doesn't work in Photoshop. It fails on the click command in this section of the ...
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Question about compatibility of High Sierra (on MBP 2017) w Photoshop Elements 2018

Specifically: Are there certain things I should do on my end (MacBook Pro 2017, High Sierra) so as to avoid crashing Photoshop Elements 2018? Not having a decent photo software on my MBP is driving me ...
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Prevent apps from changing the default app to open PDF files?

The Preview app used to be the default app to open PDF files. For some obscure reason, this is being changed into Photoshop every now and then. If this happens, I do this: Right click on a PDF file, ...
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Search directory of .psd files for specific text?

I have a directory of hundreds of Photoshop files (.psd) and need to locate files by searching for a string of text that exists within a file. Using Finder to search for "Contents" doesn't seem to ...
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Why can Perspective Warp cause my Mac to run out of application memory?

I'm running Adobe Photoshop CC on a Mac with 32GB RAM. I have no performance issues other than Perspective Warp. Sometimes it works immediately, sometimes after a few seconds (while I wait for the ...
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Macbook photo storage for digital art, strategies?

My wife is a digital artist and has a Macbook pro, iPhone, and iPad, and I am constantly having to clear disk space from the Macbook due to all of the selfies, snaps, cat pictures, and legitimate ...
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Deleted almost everything from MacBook Air (2014) and still no storage?

Last night, I was working on Photoshop and it said my scratch disc was full which, after looking it up, meant my startup disc was full. I went through and deleted a good 95% of my photos, all the apps ...
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Download and Install Photoshop CS5

I want to transfer a legal, licensed copy of Photoshop CS5 from and old Lion iMac I am de-commissioning to my current El Capitan system. I have the license number, but not the install media as this ...
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AppleScript Error using Adobe Photoshop CC to batch convert CMYK profiles

I'm using AppleScript to process a folder of TIFF images that need to be converted to a specific CMYK profile in Photoshop. The script first asks for a folder containing the images and then prompts ...
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How to disable / change the photoshop cc splash screen (on Mac)

When you open photoshop cc on mac you get this image: Photoshop CC Splash screen I want to disable it, or (if impossible) to change it to my own image. I know that is not something you can do by ...
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Adobe Creative Cloud Color Replacement Tool Not There

Color replacement tool in Photoshop CC missing. It's usually behind the brush tool. Just updated and it's still missing. It's there on my desktop Mac, but it's missing on my MacBook Pro. How do I ...
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"securityd: keychain reference in server mode" in console

I am experiencing a strange issue when starting Adobe Creative Cloud 2017.3 applications (Photoshop, Illustrator,...). The applications hang the system completely for a minute or two (50% System-level ...
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Using a MacBook Pro Retina Display with USB3 external drives

I am trying to find out if working directly from a USB3 external hard drive will slow down the Mac's performance in using software such as Photoshop CC. I realise this is not purely a Mac specific ...
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Upgrade Operating System Snow Leopard to OS Sierra

I know I must upgrade first to El Capitan before upgrading to OS Sierra. But my question is will I loose installed Adobe Photoshop CS5 and my Bootcamp where I have 2 other costly programmmes installed....
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Photoshop—"scratch disk is full" error

Using a Macbook Air, I have 60Gb free space on my hard drive, yet I can't crop an image (W x H, Resolution setting) because "the scratch disks are full". What does the error mean? How do I fix it? I ...
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What's Photoshop CS6 keyboard shortcut to call Edit - Transform - Scale?

I'm not able to see any predefined keyboard shortcut to call Scale under Transform. If such a shortcut does not exist, is there any possibility to define one, so a specific thing will be called?
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OSX 10.11.x and Adobe CS6 suite incl photoshop?

Since updating to OSX 10.11.3, I have found Photoshop CS6 will not load, as well as several other programs. Others include Hugin, possibly Dragon Dictate 5 (not resolved or confirmed yet re VP ...
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