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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?
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I have no problem with the full version of photoshop going between the two, what file format are you saving the images in?
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.
Saving them as jpeg
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"):
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Both valid on Windows too
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.
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
I will be back if it persists.
Quote: changed back to jpeg.
I'm guessing by just going on your Mac and changing the file extension?
All's well that ends well.
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