Adobe Photoshop Elements/Mac Monterey Temporary Workaround and FlamingPear Freebies

“Floating Rose Pink Squares” ©️Robin King

After a couple of days of trying things I figured out that Adobe Photoshop Elements will function normally on my Mac (Monterey) exactly one time per computer startup. In other words, if I start the Mac and open PSE (Photoshop Elements) it works fine. If I close PSE and then reopen it (without restarting the computer), PSE won’t open. So…if I do open it I have to leave it open until I’m ready to shut off the computer. PSE will start again and run fine following another computer startup. Weird, but there it is. 

Note: I posted about this problem earlier: https://robinkingfaces.com/2021/11/26/adobes-announcement-about-photoshop-elements-mac-monterey/

Here’s some fun news: Years and years ago (2006?) I first downloaded the “Freebies” pack of Adobe Photoshop Elements plug-ins from FlamingPear. So useful! So easy work with! Over the years, each time I got a new version of PSE I downloaded and installed the Freebies. Today I was happy to see that the Freebies work with my new PSE! Here’s a link if you’re interested: http://www.flamingpear.com/freebies.html

They really are free and are simple to install. I edited “Floating Rose Pink Squares” (above) using the “Kyoto Color” filters.

I made the image itself using Image Tricks Lite (Belight Software). It’s also free: https://www.belightsoft.com/products/imagetricks/

If you don’t see me here for a couple of days it’s because I’m playing with my “new” digital toys – including Affinity Photo and Pixelmator Pro.

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“Floating Rose Pink Squares” is now available in my Redbubble Shop: https://www.redbubble.com/i/throw-blanket/Floating-Rose-Pink-Squares-by-artbyrobinking/95412338.NZ8A6