My lighting effects filter not working even though in 8 bit mode

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I am using Photoshop CC 19.1.2.  I am trying to use the lighting effects filter and even when the photo is in 8 bit mode, the filter is greyed out.  Working on some Senior Pictures so would like to know if there is a way to get it working
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Howdy Jerry,

If your image is RGB and any bit (non-B/W) color depth, the Lighting Effects filter should be valid.  Are you sure your images aren't indexed or CMYK or Lab or some other mode?

Thanks,
David
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just restarted photoshop and now it is working.  Weird
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Howdy Jerry,

Please let us know if this comes back.  It might have been a glitch or a weird driver issue.

Just so you know, however, Lighting Effects should work for any RGB document.

Thanks!
David
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It stopped again.  I updated my video driver for my Nvidia Geforce GTA 960 with 2 TB memory.  I quit photoshop and tried reopening.  Not working again.  Gonna try rebooting.  It worked on about 3 photos and then quit working again and is greyed out
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It worked on one photo that I had made a smart layer for the effect and it worked  So i reponed it.  The filter was greyed out but when I clicked on the Smart Filter effect for the Light Effects, it popped up like it should.  Frustrating.  I am running windows 10 and the latest creative cloud download of photoshop
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I uninstalled photoshop adn reinstalled and now it seems to be working again.