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    Adobe7

    I have just installed Adobe 7 and got the caution message on screen which I have copied and attached, what is the procedure to rectify this conflict please? Thanks Dave.
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    Re: Adobe7

    Adobe Photoshop uses a swap file much like Windows does. If you have two physically separate hard drives, change the settings in Photoshop to move the scratch disk to the one where Windows doesn't live.

    If you only have one hard drive, regardless of whether it has multiple partitions (letters), then there's really nothing for you to do. I doubt you will notice much of a performance hit unless you start working with print media or other huge files. Remember, Photoshop is used for high end design work, and those files can get incredibly large. If you're editing photos and the like, then you shouldn't be bothered by leaving this setting alone.
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    Re: Adobe7

    Thanks Mark. I do have a partitioned C: drive but also have a Seagate 160GB external drive too. No, I do not envisage doing much in the way of doctoring photos etc. but just recently I thought I would create a sort of montage incorporating some of the numerous photos my son has taken of his newborn baby using a digital camera. I have concocted one (montage) using Word but I find it rather fiddly and (because I am new to the task) did not manage to tilt any of the photos at say 30 degrees. I do have MGI Photosuite 11 SE but can't quite get the hang of it's potential. As the attached screen shot shows I got so far, having opened a photo [see top right hand corner] but how to insert it into the blank frames is where run up against the buffers. Back to the Adobe Photoshop 7, I could not see a tutorial on the program so Googled it and there was a freeby to download but as I did not feel comfortable about downloading it I put it on the back burner till I get a second opinion. I will submit a second post with an attachment showing the freeby as I would appreciate an expert opinion on how prudent it is to enter my email address as requested. The tab in question is the second down on the right side of the Google search. Thanks for the response. Dave.
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    Re: Adobe7

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    Here is the site I mentioned that appears on the right of the Google search., I have since searched further and find that the tutorial has to be purchased fro $97 which is available from http://www.learnphotoshopnow.com/demo/. Dozens of testimonials to it's benefits but I prefer caution when divulging my address. Dave.
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    Re: Adobe7

    Dave,

    If you're leery of using your email address to register for a download, then create a free one at Yahoo, MSN, AIM, or any of the other various free providers.

    Now, about your project. I think you will find that Photoshop is not ideally suited to the task for a few reasons. One, it has a steep learning curve. It's intended for graphic design and the media that the resulting projects go to - print, web, etc. For a photo montage, it's the equivalent of shooting a flea with an elephant gun. I am certainly not trying to discourage you from using it; by all means experiment with it and learn it. It's quite a powerful application. The key to Photoshop is thinking in layers: stacks of transparencies with a single image on them, laid one on top of the other.

    There are many other programs that will get you to where you want to go without such a steep learning curve. I would suggest playing with Windows Movie Maker to create a slide show - very intuitive, very easy, and it can also add sound and other transitions. When you're done, you can create a DVD or CD with the slideshow that works in nearly any player (provided you use the right discs!).

    Some things to investigate: Ulead's offerings, CoffeCup software's applications, and ACDSee. These are all simple (and low cost) applications that will get you to your goal much quicker.
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    Re: Adobe7

    Thanks for taking the time to enlighten me about Adobe7.... which a friend who is a very accomplished computer buff, likens to the Creme -de - la Creme in graphic software [if that's how to spell it!!!] She incidentally uses and is quite satisfied with Paint Shop Pro so maybe I will get a few lessons from her relative to that package.
    Regarding the divulging of my email address I do have a little used Hotmail address so maybe I should use that for such contact, however, in light of your remarks and the cost of the software concerned I think I will give it a miss as my demands for such a complicated suite does not warrant it. Thanks again Dave.
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    Re: Adobe7

    Mark is right that many other applications might serve your current needs with less effort on your part. However, since you already have photoshop I suggest you consider getting your education about using it from Lynda.com. You can buy DVDs of the training, but the online video tutorials are very good. Sign up for $25 and you can get training on any of their extensive offerings 24 hrs a day for a month. Each title has a one or more of the lessons that you can view for free to help you make a decision. Check out photoshop 7 here http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/m...ng.asp?pid=185 . They have some excellent offerings and learning photoshop this way is better, in my opinion, than from a book or from printed tutorials.

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    Re: Adobe7

    Have you tried looking for Photoshop tutorials on YouTube? Not all the kind of things you want, of course, but there seem to be a lot of people putting up videos of how to do various things.

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    Re: Adobe7

    Thanks gentlemen for your comments, I paid a visit to the friend I mentioned in one of my posts [who incidentally spent two years at university learning I.T.} and she agreed with the comment that Adoby Photoshop 7 is really for graphic experts adding that, despite having the said Adoby software she prefers to use Paint Shop Pro in conjunction with Serrif; which both present a less steep learning curve. As for the advice about consulting You Tube that Ian gave I shall certainly explore that medium as one can't have too many sources of reference. Thanks again Dave.
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    Re: Adobe7

    By the way, if you are a Costco member, you will recently have received a coupon to get Photoshop Elements 6 for $50 in a couple of weeks. This package is suitable for home use and has many "one-click" features that automate the power of Photoshop. In terms of automation, it is much more state-of-the-art than Photoshop 7. On the other hand, the menus are quite different between PSE and PS, so you have to get all new books and tutorials...

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