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  1. I've contacted ACDSee again, and they tell me I can't keep file folders open and it can't show the sub-folders on a Mac. I've asked for a refund as this was the only reason I wanted it. If you can convince me that I can see this on a Mac, I'll call off my attack!! I just want a simple file viewer! My scrapbooking has come to a halt! Sandy
  2. Thank you so much for this explanation. I can't tell you how many hours I have spent trying to find a replacement for Picasa. I have Lightroom and I have PSE 14 for my editing. I also have a ton of photos, like many of you, I am sure. So I have ACDSee for Mac 6. I have a support ticket open with them. I want to be able to see what is in each sub folder easily when I scroll (like I could with Picasa). I also want to hide certain folders and ONLY use this to look at my scrapbooking files. I tend to scroll through the collections and glance at color schemes that might work for a particular set of photos I might be looking to scrap. I tend to work from one collection at a time, so I don't search for "buttons" per se. It tends to be a color scheme that catches my eye. Are you able to hide folders in ACDSee? Any tips you can provide on this would be so welcome. I'm about ready to ask for a refund!!! Hope you and yours are well during this unprecedented time. Sandy
  3. Can you share with me what it is you like about ACDSee and how you use it? I love that I could pull up Picasa and see all of the embellishments and kits all across the screen. They were sorted by folder, but I could easily see what was in each one. I'm looking into Phiewer for the Mac...I need to resolve this so I can see what is in all my folders!
  4. It is a Mac thing for sure. But I've read that it's a problem for Windows 10, I did not have a problem until I upgraded to the latest version. Had I known, I would not have done it! I find Picasa to be so helpful - it allows me to see all of my collections and elements right in front of me without opening all the folders. I'm beside myself trying to come up with the best plan!! Everything else seems to complicated - ACDSee seems close but still way more than I need. I have Lightroom and PSE - I just need this for a photo viewer! Sandy
  5. Hello everyone - I hope that each of you are doing as well as can be during these unsettling times. TeeCee - I know you said you also worked with and loved Picasa. With my latest upgrade to the Mac, Picasa no longer works. Something to do with 32 bit vs. the OS being 64 bit - not that I understand. I am looking for a photo viewer to replace Picasa. With Picasa, it would show "open" folders with all the elements in it and I could scroll down and see what I wanted to work with. My question is - how do I select a photo viewer that will show me what is in the folders without having to open each one. My files are all in one main folder, Scrapgirls, and then organized by the file names they come in as. So all my ABR_ are together, etc. I want to see what is in each of them without having to open all (hundreds) of them. Am I making any sense? Right now I have to open every folder to find something. I don't find "search" to be helpful. I prefer to see the collections! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions!! Totally lost without my Picasa! Sandy
  6. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! Your responses are so helpful...I'll stick to the .psd files as I move along. Brandy, I think I have almost every one of your collections - love them!!
  7. Thanks very much - I agree! I guess its the png and jpg files that are throwing me off the most!
  8. Hi All - it's been a while! I just purchased Brandy Murry's Background Blenders 7 and am confused. There are several .png files, several .jpg files and several .psd files. Within the .psd files there are sometimes 2 layers. I can't for the life of me figure out how to use these. Do I select only one layer in the .psd file? Attach my layout paper to only that one layer? Also, the .png and .jpg files are really tiny - what are they used for? Sorry, never was this confused about blenders before! Bought these with the intention of using them as she did on the layout with a blonde woman featured in the detailed images. Thanks for any help! Sandy
  9. This is awesome! So helpful! I am going to play around with it tonight and hopefully take 10 years off my face! 🤗 Thank you again, you ladies are all amazing!! Sandy
  10. If anyone can answer this question, I know Scrapgirls can! I recently read a very helpful article on the Scrapgirls site about duplicating a photo and using Screen to lighten it. Awesome! It was so helpful. I have a photo (up close, facial shot) that I would like to "soften" for lack of a better word and am wondering if there is a filter or a screen or something to just adjust it a tad. It's a photo that I would like to use on a brochure, so I need a close up, but hey, CLOSE up is a little too CLOSE up! Any suggestions would be awesome! I am using PSE 14. Thanks in advance! Sandy
  11. Emolyn - you are a doll!!!!! With your information and enough clicks, I've got it!! You are truly a gift! I've spent way too much time on this, I most sincerely appreciate your help!!! Sandy
  12. Hi All Having trouble with brushes in Elements 14. While I used to buy brushes from Scrapgirls and load them easily to use them as a "stamp", now for some reason, nothing seems familiar to me. The brush icon now has Detail Smart Brush or Smart Brush, and seems to create a new layer on top of the new layer I already created and almost seems to have an "effect" on top of it. Is there soNo longer can I click on the brush I installed and "stamp" it on my layout. Does this make sense to anyone? Thanks for any suggestions! Sandy
  13. Update - the right combination of the Command + shift + y along with the reset type tool and closing/opening PSE seems to have worked. Phew, that was easy! Thank you again for all your help. My Christmas card is finally ready for print!! You've all been wonderful! Sandy
  14. Thank you all - this happens with ALL fonts, not just those in upper case only. I did try the Command + shift + y - and that did not do it. (I had googled it extensively before I posted!) There is one more suggestion but that is pretty complicated and I'd rather not mess with anything if I don't have to. It's a new Mac and I'm having a hard enough time learning the basics (very different than my old HP) But thank you all, maybe when I get home and log in all will be right again...as it had been all along till yesterday (when I needed to complete a project for the printer!!!) Many thanks! Sandy
  15. Hi All If anyone can help me with this, I know y'all can!! I am working in a new IMac (El Capitan) and Photoshop Elements 14. All of a sudden, I have text ONLY in uppercase (caps lock in NOT on!) - what in the world?? I have tried "Reset Tools" and I have closed it out. Seems that closing it out and opening worked once, but after opening a new file, back to where I was with no option for lower case. There surely must be something somewhere that is set wrong... Any ideas?! Thank you so much for any help!!! Sandy
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