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Graphics cards and Adobe Photo shop!!

by drdvorak / March 3, 2006 2:04 PM PST

First: What is the difference (if any) between a graphics card and a graphics card accelerator? Does the accelerator plug into the existing graphics card or does it replace it all together??

Next: I'm having problems getting pictures to load in Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, they either take FOREVER or they don't load at all. One error message I get says something to the order of "is having problems parsing this file"... and those pictures have loaded before... I have a ton of hard disk space (+100 GIG) and alot of RAM (1 GIG)... I have a suspicion that its my graphics card (which is an "INVIDIA 5500" & came with the computer)... am I right???? Please help! I'm trying to restore and digitize old family photos from the early to mid 1900's!!!

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Just a note.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 10:27 PM PST

Adobe has articles about that error message. I read such and the video card was not noted as a possible problem. Since it's web content, I don't duplicate it here.


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I would be less concerned with the graphics card ...
by EdH / March 4, 2006 2:03 AM PST

...and more concerned with the files. Are you trying to load them direct from the camera or a CD? Do other files from other sources open okay? Best to open images locally from your hard drive.

If this is a new problem you might try "trashing (resetting) preferences". At least in the full version of Photoshop this is a common remedy for many odd problems. Look under Preferences in the Help file for further info.

If that doesn't work reinstalling Elements might be your best bet. Perhaps the Parser Module has become corrupted.

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Corrupt Files
by taboma / March 12, 2006 2:07 PM PST

EdH, sorry to be late to your post.
Sounds like corrupted files to me also.

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