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    MichaelTuska
    10 Oct 2012 - 9:03 AM

    I appear to be having a problem with images that have been created/edited in Elements 9 ON MY iMAC!,
    when you try and open on a PC.
    The camera club computer is a PC linked to a projector for digital image viewing, and they have the same problem.

    However, images edited on a PC Elements 9, will open up on the Mac!

    And, also images edited using iPhoto ON MAC, will open on a PC!

    Is this a common problem? Is it me or what?

    Regards,Mike Tuska

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    Jonnymyles
    10 Oct 2012 - 9:07 AM

    I have no problem with the full version of photoshop going between the two, what file format are you saving the images in?

    sut68
    sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Oct 2012 - 9:13 AM

    The images probably aren't not be saved in a cross-platform format - JPEG, TIFF etc., any other file type/extension will probably be only native to the application that saved them.

    MichaelTuska
    10 Oct 2012 - 9:36 AM

    Saving them as jpeg

    mikehit
    mikehit e2 Member 45765 forum postsmikehit vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Oct 2012 - 9:57 AM

    If I recall correctly, you have PC emulators on mac machines but don't have mac emulators on PC machines which may be why you can open PC files on the mac.

    This link has some suggestions (I googled "opening jpeg from mac on pc"):

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/1694443#forum-post-19365360


    Quote: I know PS Elements had that problem, and I started using "Save for Web" because of it...


    Quote: i have had problems burning jpgs in a folder on a cd, pcs at camera stores sometimes can't read 'pccompatible' cds burnt from a mac with subdirectories - make sure the jpgs are sitting in the main directory on the cd, not in a sub folder

    TimMunsey
    TimMunsey e2 Member 386 forum postsTimMunsey vcard United Kingdom
    10 Oct 2012 - 10:20 AM

    I use Mac and have regularly handed in jpegs to be projected from a PC at our photoclub, the oldest in the world here at Leeds.
    So I believe it's your saving format that's going wrong somewhere, do your files have a jpg extension eg Flower.jpg that's the first thing
    to check.

    Tim

    lemmy
    lemmy  61672 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Oct 2012 - 12:11 PM


    Quote: which may be why you can open PC files on the mac

    Jpg is a cross platform standard. It is designed to and does work seamlessly on any machine without simulation or any other kludge. Assuming your storage is formatted to a mutually readable standard, probably fat32, there has to be a problem with the way you are saving the files on Elements.

    If you save a .txt file on the Mac, will the PC read it? Will the PC read 'tif files from the Mac Elements? Go though every aspect of the 'save as' dialog and make sure there is nothing untoward there. I don't have Elemenst but could you be saving layers with the 'jpg? That stymies many programs.

    User_Removed
    10 Oct 2012 - 12:50 PM

    Michael are you sure it's a real iMac? According to the Mac people I know Mac's just work. Problems don't occur. Get the camera club to invest in an Apple projector.

    mdpontin
    mdpontin  96016 forum posts Scotland
    10 Oct 2012 - 12:54 PM

    Check your file extensions. Both .jpg and .jpeg are valid on the Mac. I don't know whether or not that's the case on Windows. There's certainly no reason in principle why there should be a problem with JPEGs cross-platform.

    User_Removed
    10 Oct 2012 - 1:00 PM

    Both valid on Windows too

    lemmy
    lemmy  61672 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Oct 2012 - 1:28 PM


    Quote: Check your file extensions. Both .jpg and .jpeg are valid on the Mac. I don't know whether or not that's the case on Windows. There's certainly no reason in principle why there should be a problem with JPEGs cross-platform.

    All file extensions of jpg, jpeg and the many others are valid on PC. As are jpgs embedded in tif.

    I doubt that any extensions are not 'valid' on PC, Linux or Mac. It is just a matter of having the software to interpret them correctly.

    MichaelTuska
    10 Oct 2012 - 1:36 PM

    Thanks everyone;

    I have been experimenting as you have suggested and, possibly, I may have been using images already edited elsewhere from raw and saved as tiff then for reasons that the digital images are reqd.in jpeg format for the computer projector, changed back to jpeg.

    When taking an untouched jpg from the camera or library, then edited and saved in jpg it appears to work.

    Hoping I have sorted
    thanks,
    I will be back if it persists.

    User_Removed
    10 Oct 2012 - 2:50 PM


    Quote: changed back to jpeg.

    I'm guessing by just going on your Mac and changing the file extension? Grin

    lemmy
    lemmy  61672 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Oct 2012 - 3:37 PM

    All's well that ends well.

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