If Im not sure whether something applies to a version, it will be indicated with a question mark, e.g. Hold down the Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keys and click Edit.Keep holding down the keys until you see a window asking Delete the Adobe Photoshop Elements Settings File? (Note that this does not delete the Organizers settings.) If youve changed PSE 6 to start in the Organizer or Editor and thus cant get to the Welcome screen, start the Editor, do Window To do that, see these Adobe tech notes: PSE 8, Vista/Windows 7, steps 3 and 12: 8, XP, steps 3 and 11: 7, Vista/Windows 7, step 3: 7, XP, step 4: 6, Vista/Windows 7, step 3: 6, XP, step 4: Welcome Screen of PSE 7 and 8 is quite annoying to many users.So someone buying PSE could reasonably assume that Adobe supports PSE 7 on Vista.However, at least one person has reported that Adobe Technical Support told them that PSE 7 is unsupported on Vista 64.It makes it significantly slower to get into the Organizer or Editor, and in PSE 7, the Welcome Screen shows Adobe marketing messages that annoy many people.
Warning: At least one person has reported finding numerous files starting with IPOD_ scattered throughout her pictures folders, and it may be that this solution sometimes causes this to happen were not sure.
As of 3/7/2009, Adobe doesnt explicitly state whether it provides customer support for PSE 7 on Vista 64.
The System Requirements now state Certified for 32-bit version of Windows, which vaguely implies they dont support Vista 64 (but why dont they just say that? There are some tech notes that mention Vista 64 without saying that it is unsupported, and the Read Me explicitly mentions one minor issue with Vista 64 without saying that it is unsupported.
Lightroom is marketed to professionals and prosumers with tens of thousands of photos who demand adequate organizational capabilities, whereas Photoshop Elements is marketed to consumers, most of whom do not want or use the Organizer. Hold down the Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keys and click Organize.
The versions to which each FAQ applies are indicated with the notation [PSE 6, 7, 8]. Keep holding down the keys until you see the Catalog window. Select repair anyway even if PSE doesnt find problems. (The documentation says that Optimize merely optimizes the performance of your catalog, but some people have reported that it also enabled catalog conversion to proceed after they initially encountered errors.) If youve changed PSE 6 to start in the Organizer or Editor and thus cant get to the Welcome screen, start the Editor, do Window Start PSE to get to the Welcome screen.