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I had Photoshop Limited Edition for a brief time and then removed it. Now all my pictures are of type PhotoshopElements.image.2  . Other programs dont like that. I need to change the type to Adobe Photoshop Image. There are almost 4000 Pictures.
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I can't remember if elements has this feature, but try going here:

Go to file> automate >batch.

From there you should be able to tell it which folder the pictures are in and what to convert them to.




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I have removed PS-LE. Is there a way to batch the files with Photoshop 9?
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In order to construct an action, dont I have to know how to change the type of file?
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I have a network. All pictures are on a different computer, than the one that has this problem. So seems like the problem is deep in the photoshop on this computer, because it opens only pictures on the other machine. And that machine opens pictures with the type adobe photoshop image
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I reinstalled PS-LE and unchecked all in the file manager (I think that is what it is called). Now this machine opens the pictures as PSD. Dont know if that will work, they should be "type adobe photoshop image".
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You should change them to tiffs or jpeg. The only thing about jpg is that it loses quality. PSD is the photoshop format, so your ok there.

I believe in cs2 you can open adobe bridge> select all the files then click save as and choose a format.  I'm using cs so  i'm not sure. I'll see if I can find a better tutorial for ya.

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Here's a video, its for mac.  Your photos are psd on pc but it should work the same way.
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Oh yea, can you go to the other computer and save the files to a couple of  writeable cds? Then you dont have to worry about the network issues
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I can now save in PSD, but need Adobe Photoshop Image.
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 Can anyone help? I now have a proble with the find funtion. It will search only the base folders.
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Why do they need to be in adobe photoshop image?  If you want them to be opened in other programs its best to save them as a stantard format like tiff.

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I have almost 4000 pictures 3000 of which are adobe photoshop image. That is the default format when you select psd to save your picture. I feel like it would be best to have the same type for all pictures, when I burn to dvd.
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Ok, I see what your saying now. Are you not having any luck creating a batch to do it automatically?

(I'd save them all as tiff.  You want to be able to access them on other computers that dont have adobe installed right?  If you save them as the photoshop format you wont be able to just go to any computer and have them work.)
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maybe something like this program would be easier, if you have trouble creating a batch in photoshop.
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How about this one, cannot create a new user account (in user accounts) becuse the name already exists.
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Are you using a mac?  Where are you getting this error from?
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I found the answer to user accounds. I guess I'll delete this question, but thanks for trying.
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So you didn't fix the problem with photoshop?  I'm still not sure if I understand what you were trying to do.

Here's what I thought:

You had several photos that needed to be changed to a format that could be read on all computers. Solved by: Creating a batch to automate the process to change them to a .tiff (or .psd)

But you were really just having trouble accessing the photos on other computers through your network because your computer didn't have the correct permissions and/or software?


Is this right?  
I'm glad you were able to solve your user account issue. Did you need some photoshop tutorials as well? I have some good links.
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I have a network of three computers. After installing photoshop LE on one computer , all pictures were opened in psd format, only on this one machine. So I uninstalled PS-LE after I removed all its permissions. But This computer still opens pictures in psd format, the other two have not changed and open with Type: Adobe Photoshop Image.
 I need this computer to open pictures with Type: Adobe Photoshop Image. Just like it did before installing PS-LE.

   I still have the same problem.
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Ok now I understand. You should not close the question. It was unclear at first to see exactly what you were doing.

The reason the files open in that format is because they were saved in that format.  You simply need to resave the images on that computer as the format you want.  You can do this one by one or reinstall photoshop and create a batch file and tell it what format to save in.  Until you save them as Adobe Photoshop Image (which I thought was the name of PSD) they will open as PSD. In order to change the format you have to reinstall photoshop.
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You simply need to resave the images on that computer as the format you want.  
   
    I have tried that. There is some reason this computer refuses to open them in the default format.

Until you save them as Adobe Photoshop Image (which I thought was the name of PSD) they will open as PSD.
   
    PSD is apparently PS-LE and PS-9, but when PS-9 opens them, only on this computer, they open as psd, not adobe photoshop
    image.

In order to change the format you have to reinstall photoshop.

    I really would like to advoid this. Hate to go through reactivation. I have already reactivated several times.
    I wish I had never installed PS-LE.
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The reason the files open in that format is because they were saved in that format
   This not possible because, the pictures are on a different computer. Photoshop on this computer does not have any pictures, futher it can not  open pictures without the network.
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PSD is adobe photoshop image.  Since LE is an older program it saved to the old photoshop format.  You can open them in PS9 which is very good, it makes it look like they are opening as PSDs which is ok.  Thats what 9 calls all photoshop files, that doesn't mean the format is changed.  So your are ok here.  Since you don't want to reinstall photoshop  you need a program to save them as another format.  Try Infranview.  http://www.irfanview.com/  

This make work too but i've never used it.  http://www.reaconverter.com/

To avoid this from happening again save future files as tiff, that way  you wont lose any quality and you can open them on any computer.  The only reason you would need to save them as .psd or any photoshop format is if you had done some major editing with multiple layers and needed to preserve the layers in case you needed to make changes.

I understand you not wanting to activate again it can be a hassle. If you do decide to re-install  defintely make sue you save them as a tiff or a jpg( jpg loses quality)


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There were no pictures saved to the computer that had PS-LE installed.
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They dont have to be. It doesn't matter where they were saved just the program that saved them.  Which ever computer you can open them on just save them as a tiff.  

You may have opened them on that computer  in PS LE and saved them as that format accidently instead of just closing it. If you click save after viewing a file it will overwrite and save as the default format whereever the file is located. In your case psd could have been the default.


The only way a file can open as a photoshop image is to be saved as one or someone renamed.  You can open and  see the files right?


If I were you i'd open them and just resave as tiff. Then you'll have no problems with the files.
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tiff is not an option, it is a downgrade from type adobe photoshop image. And any form of jpeg is far worse. I dont have a file problem. The problem is this computer opens files as psd, not type adobe photoshop image.
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the files are stored on MARS, they are type adobe photoshop image. When Pluto opens them, they are psd. When Pluto saves them, they are psd, but only on Pluto. They are still Type adobe photoshop image on Mars.
    There is a third computer(Venus) that opens and saves as type abobe photoshop image. So far the pictures remain the right format on mars. But it is very confusing to see psd on pluto and how long will it be before this error affects the other computers.
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Oh ok. When you double click the photo does it automatically open with photoshop?

What software is on MARS? Photoshop Elements LE?
What software is on Pluto? PS9?
What software is on Venus?Photoshop Elements LE?

PSD is the high quality format you (should) want. This format is good, its the standard for the professional version of photoshop. The other is the elements format.

PS9 and all professional versions of photoshop save as PSD.
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Mars; PS 8
Pluto; PS 9
Venus; PS 9
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I currently have 8 on the computer i'm working from so i'm not sure if things look the same. But when you open Photoshop>Preferences> File Handling> File saving options on Pluto is there anyway to change the default saving format?
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