"Please don't make me scroll"
37 I hate going through all those SAVE formats just for the few I use?
39 I try to customize toolbars & get scrambled
The toolbars and menu icons in PSP exist as a long bitmap containing all of the possible icons. Unfortunately, some video cards do not properly handle a bitmap of this size (approximately 5K pixels long). When the video driver fails to load the bitmap, you get a number of different symptoms. Sometimes the bitmaps are just random garbage, sometimes they are blank, sometimes they seem correct but look like they are missing every other row, and so on. Since PSP has a much larger number of icons available than Animation Shop, you see the problem in PSP but not in AS.
In every case, reducing the acceleration on the video driver has cured the problem. Since that of course has undesirable side effects, the more desirable alternative is to see if a newer driver for your video card is available.
icons can be turned off in the preferences, so you can do that
if the problem is only affecting the menu icons.
Uh-oh, Updating my Video Card Drivers didn't fix it?
Let's try this.....
If this still fails to fix the problem your Video Card probably needs further updated drivers. Contact the manufacturer and let them know about this problem so they can look into it.
Right click on any tool bar that you have customized & select customize.
This opens the customized window
Shut down your PSP 7.
From My Computer or Windows Explorer browse to the folder where
you have PSP installed. Open that Cache folder & delete
the Shapes.jpc file. When you restart PSP and select your Shapes
tool, that cache rebuilds itself from scratch. -Jo
I need to capture PSP screens for tutorials but each time I start "Capture" PSP minimizes but it doesn't work?
In order to use PSP's screen capture within PSP itself you must have two instances of PSP open. One to set and activate the screen capture and the other to take the captures from.
Launch PSP from the Start> Programs menu and then repeat that action so you have two versions of PSP open. Make the capture settings in one program and do all the tutorials in the second program. When you want to capture something in your working copy, maximize the first program and click the capture button. All the captures will be kept in the first program and can be labeled there or you can wait until you have made all the captures and then do all the work on the captures in the first program