11 When I open PSP
I see "error starting program" The JCMYK.DLL file is
linked to missing export MFC42DLL:6880 When I click OK this screen pops
up C:\Program Files\PaintShop Pro6\PSP.exe "A drive attached
to the system is not functioning"-Click OK.
"Paint Shop Pro, as well as most Windows programs, uses certain shared system files to run. One of these files is called MFC42.dll. This file is part of the "Microsoft Foundation Classes" (MFC) and is used by many programs. When Paint Shop Pro is installed it looks at the MFC42.dll file on your system to see if it is the correct version. If it is of the correct version (or higher) the installation program leaves it alone. If it is of a lower version than what is required the installation will replace it. However, if there is another program running on your computer that uses the MFC42.dll file during the installation, then Windows will deny access to Paint Shop Pro installation to replace that file. Paint Shop Pro will simply move on with the installation. If this occurs, then when Paint Shop Pro is launched it will report an error about a missing or corrupt ordinal or export file. This is because that file is the wrong version.
If windows does not allow you to rename all of the MFC42.dll's, rename what you can and do the following. Go to START>SHUTDOWN and select RESTART IN MS-DOS MODE. This will bring your to the c:\WINDOWS prompt. Type in CD SYSTEM and strike enter on the keyboard. Then type RENAME Mfc42.dll Mfc42.OLD and strike enter again. Then type in EXIT. Windows will restart and bring you back to your normal start up screen. It may give you an error that c:\windows\system\mfc42.dll is missing, ignore this message, just click OK. Then reinstall Paint Shop Pro and try to run it again. If this does not work feel free to contact us again."
Now - here's a freebie tip from me. Once you have PSP running again, drop to DOS and copy the working mfc42.dll to your Paintshop Pro directory. Then, if the file is overwritten again, PSP will be OK (a program normally looks in its own directory for a file before searching the path - if it finds what it needs, it stops looking). No more mfc42 errors. -Jackie
Why I try to start PSP, I get the following message: Error
Rename your existing files to *.old and install the new ones.
you wish to save image__" or "Do you wish to save image????"
Do a Start> Find>Files or Folders> search on mfc42loc.dll. (That's MFC42 ell-oh-cee.dll, not MFC42 one-oh-cee.dll) It would be in your C:>Windows>System> folder. If you have it, you have to rename the mfc42loc.dll to mfc42loc.old.
Shut Down>Restart in MS-DOS Mode> and then type the following
line at the command prompt. ren c:\windows\system\mfc42loc.dll
mfc42loc.old Shut down and restart Windows
text effects buttons/combo possibility
Instantly build-up drop shadows & cutouts by hitting your Repeat last command
launches a whole new copy of itself every time I double-click
(Note - it might be separate from the PSP image file type if you added the association with "Open with" - I suspect it will be, because usually this occurs when the association has been added manually where no DDE info is added.).
Highlight the entry and click Edit. Highlight Open in the Actions box, and click Edit again.
In the Application
used to perform action box make sure that behind the psp.exe
path you type: /dde
are a tiny bit different in XP -
In the "Application used to perform action" box make sure that after the psp.exe path you type: "/dde" (the quotes are part of it, make sure you type them in). Check the "Use DDE" box and under "DDE Message" type [open("%1")] Click OK and back out using the "OK" buttons."
Just for background, a great resource for this sort of question is http://www.whatis.com About DDE, it explains: "DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) In the Windows, OS/2, and (with third-party development kits) other operating systems, DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) allows information to be shared or communicated between programs. For example, when you change a form in your database program or a data item in a spreadsheet program, they can be set up to also change these forms or items anywhere they occur in other programs you may use. DDE is interprocess communication (IPC) that uses shared memory as a common exchange area and provides applications with a protocol or set of commands and message formats. DDE uses a client/server model in which the application requesting data is considered the client and the application providing data is considered the server."
In the case of PSP, using DDE makes Windows "aware" that the application is running as a client; Windows then will funnel each call to the open app. Without the DDE message, Windows treats each call individually and will open multiple instances of the app (or will choke on the image and refuse to open it at all)." -Jackie
Awesome, Jackie!!! Thank you SO much! The only thing I had to do different was where you had said to put /dde after the psp.exe path, I tried to do that, but it told me something like that path didn't exist or was invalid or something. I was probably doing something wrong, but that's ok...I left that part alone, but checked the Use DDE box, and put that code you gave in the DDE message part, and now it works grand! Thanks again, Jackie. You've cured a year old headache for me & hopefully the original poster will see your solution & get rid of his headache, too! -JoFlo
16 Although the images are fine they are quite purple does one just fiddle with the RGB or HUE values till they look good? Something I've had good success with is using a layer as the equivalent of a photographic gel.
Open your image. Look for an area that should be close to white once corrected, and pick up that colour with your eyedropper as your foreground. Double-click on the foreground colour, and from the colour wheel go 180 degrees across - from a purple tinge, this will put you into the yellow-greens. Don't change the saturation or lightness - it's only the Hue that we are concerned with. (Basically, what we are going to do is add in the complimentary colour to neutralize the purple cast).
Add an upper layer and flood fill it with your new colour - this provides your corrective gel. Now you can play with opacity and/or layer blends to correct your hues. I've had good results with Soft Light and opacities in the 20-30% range, depending on the photo. -Jackie