Elements 11 iOS 10.13.3 Photo Booth problem

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Can't see Photos, or any other Folders other than "Photo Booth"
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hi John,   

Photoshop Elements 11 is not supported now.  It's old.   Recent versions will work better.   For Windows 7, 8, 10, try PSE 14, 15, or the latest PSE for 2018, version 16.   

The only reference to "photo booth" in PSE-11 was Photo Booth templates which you had to have created as a "photo booth template" file and saved.   You can also save files as JPG and TIF.   Photo booth templates were in only one folder made for a film-strip-printing which was (only) used on a subsequent application, "Breeze" software which doesn't exist anymore.   Photo booth film strips are not supported by conventional printers.   Film strips need a sub-dye printing system that prints like photo booth photos.  It is very expensive and only for professionals.  

If that is your only file support, change its file format to another format (JPG or TIF).   To change a batch photos at once in PSE click File, then click Process Multiple Files, and in that panel, look for types of files from, and types to and have two folders ready for this conversion, one from your Template folder, and an empty folder for conversions.   

It may be better to upgrade to something mentioned above.   

BTW, real photo booths still use sub-dye printers inside its cabinet base, and after about 6 months it needs technical support as they function only some of the time as their (thick-oily) printer-inks run out fast, as sub-dye printers will print in sheets, one color at a time, completely shifting back and forth on a carriage, printing like an overlay system much like old newspaper print.   It's really an old system that works for photo booths which makes their film strips dark, oily, wet, and when ejected to a customer, they are still wet.   Only professionals know how to work with this type of printer, and it's not used much for professional photography.   Although they have depth like 3D pictures, they take a lot of ink, special paper, and they are quite expensive to run.   This is not practical for a business to make a profit.   Those who provide photo booths for parties make a profit of only 25 cents per picture at best, and only if the booth is used frequently.   Most party users reject them after their first run.   Because they don't make money, providers are selling them fast, and they recommend to newbies not to buy one.   Every used machine has problems you cannot fix.   New machines are $4000 up which begs the question concerning business profit again.   Without the photo booth cabinet, Sub-Dye printers can be pricey, from $1700 up for mediocre used machines.   If you have one and have had good luck, you are typically 1 in 20.   For me, I would switch to a regular conventional printer, which will be well accepted at parties.   The problem with profit is the way printers will take camera memory.   Even an iphone has a removable micro SD memory card that can be inserted into a full-sized SD card, then inserted into a conventional printer, and all your images are printed at once on regular paper, but load it with photo paper and you will be a hit at your party.   At parties, its all about the memory and passing images around, as most pictures end up in a drink.   Wedding parties will totally reject a regular printer, as they opt for a professional photographer <hint>.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE