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Is there an app that correctly drops out backgrounds of either a specific color or in their entirety? I would love that even more than softening the edges of an image.

There is no PS tool that will CORRECTLY drop out what I need. I tried the background eraser but got a message that it could not be used because of 'a program error'. Why is every darn thing a problem?

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Yes, Photoshop has this ability.

Please forgive this observation....................but you seem to be the only one having problems. Have you considered upgrading your Ps version to the latest?
 

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You made an excellent observation. For many reasons I am financially unable to take on yet another monthly payment in order to rent Photoshop CC. I know that no one will agree, but I find it egregious on the part of Adobe. Even after paying for years, you still don't get to have PS on your own computer. I am trying to hold out. It's a rent forever deal whether you use it daily or monthly... you never get to own it.

Even on this site I have a problem. I click the icon for adding an image. The box comes up and offers the computer or a URL. I choose computer, navigate to and select the image and it never saves or shows it. Why, I do not know. There is no 'save' button, only 'choose'o and after choosing nothing happens. There is nothing to click but the X at the top. It doesn't even say what it's for. Close the window or send the image.
 
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You made an excellent observation. For many reasons I am financially unable to take on yet another monthly payment in order to rent Photoshop CC. I know that no one will agree, but I find it egregious on the part of Adobe. Even after paying for years, you still don't get to have PS on your own computer. I am trying to hold out. It's a rent forever deal whether you use it daily or monthly... you never get to own it.
I understand. But since this is a choice your making for yourself, then you need to find a way to be happy with the outcome and problems you face with your current version of Ps. Before you ask any further questions about why everything is a problem for you, make sure to remember that it's your choice.

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Even on this site I have a problem. I click the icon for adding an image. The box comes up and offers the computer or a URL. I choose computer, navigate to and select the image and it never saves or shows it. Why, I do not know. There is no 'save' button, only 'choose'o and after choosing nothing happens. There is nothing to click but the X at the top. It doesn't even say what it's for. Close the window or send the image.
Again this is not a problem with the site. In your description above you do not mention that you pressed the "upload files" (below the browse button) after you have chosen a file. Please try that.
 

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If I knew where the screen shots were going I would try to post one showing that those words do not appear anywhere on the insert image box or on the page behind it. Could it be because I am using Safari?

Yes, it is a choice, but only because of cost. And as mentioned I find it greedy as it must be ongoing forever. However, basic things should always work regardless of the model number.
 
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It's not Safari. You mentioned earlier that you made a change in TERMINAL (given to you by a senior advisor) which created a folder on your desktop desktop to house screenshots.

You ma need to go back into TERMINAL and change it back to the way it was.

I found this...........I don't know if it will work................

"......If for any reason your screenshots are being saved to a new location, you can change the location back to default by using Terminal. This is a simple process, but be extremely careful to paste the commands exactly as they're written. Open "Terminal" from your Utilities folder, and then type or paste the following line: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/ Press "Enter," and then type or paste the following line to save the changes: killall SystemUIServer Press "Enter" again and exit Terminal, and your screenshots will save directly to your desktop.....'
 

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Sam that looks wonderful, but I am not sure exactly what to paste. Would you please put whatever I am supposed to copy and paste in terminal IN one color and the instructions in another color or just this black.I know things must be done just so in terminal and I am afraid to mess up.

And if that gets me another folder I will never be able to thank you enough. Ever.
 

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Again, I'm not sure if this will work!This will not get you a folder.............it will only reset the default setting of placing screenshots on the desktop!!!

"......If for any reason your screenshots are being saved to a new location, you can change the location back to default by using Terminal. This is a simple process, but be extremely careful to paste the commands exactly as they're written.

Open "Terminal" from your Utilities folder, and then type or paste the following line: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/
Press "Enter,"

Then type or paste the following line to save the changes: killall SystemUIServer
Press "Enter" again and exit Terminal.

Your screenshots will save directly to your desktop.
....'
 

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You are the MAN! Thank you a gazillion times over. I will get a senior advisor to find the code for putting them into my folder rather than scattering them hither and yon on the desktop. I still want to know why I cannot see the appropriate button to upload a screen shot. But thank you again and again. At least they are somewhere even if I have to hunt for them.
 
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