Photoshop 7 - I'm baffled

Phillbri 18 116 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:30PM
I having been using Photoshop 7 for a number of years. I now find for no apparent reason that the majority of the tools (dodge tool, burn tool, clone tool, blur tool etc.) will not work. I cannot see any logic for this. Have tried re-installing Photoshop and the problem persists. Any help would be appreciated.

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lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:33PM
Is it a 16 bit image? If so try converting it to 8 bit: image>Mode>8 bits/channel
Phillbri 18 116 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:37PM
Thanks for your prompt reply. The images are already 8 bit.
timbo 17 596 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2009 4:05AM
Is caps lock on?
Photogene 13 176 Wales
23 Dec 2009 5:32AM
Have you tried re-setting all tools?
23 Dec 2009 8:37AM
This is from a similar question I found when I had a similar problem:

Quote:Usually the options are greyed out when you are in transform or type mode. Look up to your tool options bar (the bar on top that shows whatever tool you have selected, and on the right hand side see if there is a check mark next to a circle with a line through it. If you see those options, click on the check mark. (pushing the enter key will do the same thing)

It might vary with different versions,
Phillbri 18 116 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2009 12:02PM
Thanks for all your help. Have tried re-installing photoshop again. The problem seems now to be intermitent. Not working this morning but now after a re-boot seems to be ok!!
User_Removed 17 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2009 12:05PM
I think you may find it's a corrupt preferences file. Either locate this and delete it manually or if you do a Photoshop managed uninstall, I think it asks you whether to delete all the saved preferences etc in which case say yes
Phillbri 18 116 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2009 11:28AM
A big thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Problem now solved. Have a great Christmas.

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