> Help! I checked Adobe's support database and ran the latest updaters, and
> I'm still stuck.
> I just switched to HFS+, Macintosh's "Extended File Format." Every other
> piece of software (so far) seems to be working fine, but suddenly
> Photoshop 4.0.1 isn't working.
> Specifically what happens is, although I can load in three files from a
> TWAIN device (a digital camera), the minute I attempt _any_ process --
> even cropping down to postage-stamp size -- the "scratch disk" (my hard
> disk) suddenly fills up. And I mean _suddenly_. Like 300MB free to 23k,
> as soon as I attempt to edit the image.
> Does anyone know if there's a fix for this, a setting somewhere I should
> change, anything? Suddenly my favorite piece of software is totally
Photoshop does just fine with Mac OS 8.1 and HFS+ formatted
drives....I've got a Mac at work running that config and it's been
flawless; most of Adobe's Photoshop Tech Support staff is also running
that configuration; and we just don't hear about problems with that
combination. There's something funky about your system.
Keep in mind that you're using another piece of software here: the
camera's TWAIN file(s). Have you checked with the manufacturer of the
camera to see if the TWAIN files you've got are compatible with Mac OS
8.1, Photoshop, and HFS+ formatted drives? Thisnis probably the best
place to focus your efforts.
When you do speak with them, listen carefully to how they answer your
question (hint: don't ask general questions like "is this compatible?"
or "is there a problems with this combination?"....a better way to ask
is "have you (camera manufacturer) seen it work there yourself, with
this exact combination (version of the scanner files, Mac OS, Photoshop
Remember, even if the problems only occur after you've successfully
pulled the images into Photoshop, the problem may be caused by something
funky that the camera software did during its operation (that is, it may
have messed up your Mac's memory management or something else *).
The big question is, if you leave the camera software alone and just use
Photoshop for a while, does it run fine? If it does, then Photoshop
itself is almost certainly OK.
Hope that helps.
Adobe Systems Inc.