Photoshop: Open images not displayed (Mac OS X 10.7 Lion)

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I recently upgraded to OSX Lion. Photoshop will load, but will not show image when i try to open file. Layers show up but no image.
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Michael Martinez

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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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Are Photoshop and OS fully updated and have you performed the usual trouble-shooting routines (trashing prefs by keeping ctrl-alt-shift pressed while starting Photoshop, 3rd party plug-ins deactivation, system maintenance etc.)?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Michael,

As Christoph suggested please try these two steps and see if that resolves your issue:

Keeping Photoshop Up-To-Date: http://adobe.ly/PS-Up-To-Date

Restore Prefs: http://adobe.ly/PS_Prefs
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John van Dam

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I had the same problem. Also, if I change workspace in Photoshop, everything except the menu bar disappears and can't get it back unless I restart the application. Everything is up-to-date. Resetting the preferences fixed the problem. So thanks!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Glad to hear resetting prefs fixed it. Let me know if you get in that state again. Might be helpful to get a copy of the bad preferences.
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Kerry Maxwell

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For me restoring prefs is simply not a solution, but an additional PITA. In my case that would only work for one image, and then the problem returned. Resetting prefs every time I use Pshop just isn't an option. I have a strange workaround that may be a clue to what the problem is. Open iPhoto> select image> right-click> edit in external editor (which is set for photoshop). Image opens fine (and is visible), and all other images opened are now un-hidden. Awkward, but far superior to resetting prefs.