Variations

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shirley_cortesi
Jul 4, 2007
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Variations has disappeared. Why do certain things disappear in photoshop? first my help, then filters artist which i got back with the help of this forum. and now variations..i am using 8bit screen…ummmm which is better 8bit or 16bit..whats the difference? i say this cos i read in my search that variations does not work in 16bit.
thanks for your time.

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Don_McCahill
Jul 4, 2007
Variations has disappeared

From which version of Photoshop? Disappeared totally, or is it just greyed out?
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chrisjbirchall
Jul 4, 2007
It’s still there in CS3 – but not in 16 bit mode of course, which is how it always has been.
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chrisjbirchall
Jul 4, 2007
i am using 8bit screen…ummmm which is better 8bit or 16bit..whats the difference?

Don’t know what you mean by an 8 bit screen.

What’s the difference? Digital images are captured in approximately 12 bit depth. If you bring them into Photoshop in 8 bit mode you have to discard a great deal of colour depth. By opening them in 16 bit mode (for this you have to shoot RAW) there is plenty of room to accomodate the 12 bit depth. So doing enables you to carry out considerably more "destructive" adjustments (such as levels) without impacting too much on image quality.
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shirley_cortesi
Jul 5, 2007
Yes i understand the 8bit and 16bit thingy thanks.
Cs2 is what i am talking about. It has completly disappeared and not greyed out.
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chrisjbirchall
Jul 5, 2007
Have you tried resetting the Preferences as detailed in the forum FAQs?
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shirley_cortesi
Jul 7, 2007
tried the shift ctrl alt, comes up scratch disk position…searche hard drive…but i am not too good at that..nothinng came up..maybe you could explained detailed second to second how i can find preference resetting..most obliged..worn out am i..i got probs with printing and stamping too..phew am whacked..am not a great computer fixer..get most frazzeled
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LenHewitt
Jul 7, 2007
Shirley,

Make sure Photoshop is closed.

In Windows Explorer, select Tools>Folder Options>View

Under Hidden Files and Folders, make sure that Show Hidden Files and folders is checked and Hide file extensions for known file types is UNCHECKED. Click OK.

Now naviagate through to:

%windir%\Documents and Settings\~username\Application
Data\Adobe\Photoshop\[version #]\Adobe Photoshop [version #] Settings

That will probably translate on your machine to:

c:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\Application
Data\Adobe\Photoshop\9.0\Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings

Now delete the Adobe Photoshop CS2 Prefs.psp file in that folder
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shirley_cortesi
Jul 8, 2007
DONE it, didnt work, many many thanks, now i know how to find settings in windows..for the moment i have more pressing probs with my monitor colors and printing cos i got to get ready photo’s for a sort of local competition…variations helped a great deal, but not with printing in the end…i think i am daltonic, cos i just cant get rid of this red cast on the monitor which doesnt show up on printing…but i am rambling and has nothing to do with this..i think..must look up faq
thanks a million from dazed adobe gamma mind.
will try to figure out variations later on.maybe ram shortage?
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Rob_Keijzer
Jul 8, 2007
Shirley,

Try a repair install. (install Ps again).

Rob

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