Elements 13: Stacks and version sets won't expand w/new catalog

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Just purchased and installed Photoshop Elements 13. Even in a new catalog, neither stacks nor version sets will expand. I see forum comments about killing the "auto analyzer process" for Elements 12 as a "solution" but it seems there is no such process fro Elements 13.

I created a new catalog. Imported one photo. Edited and save in version set. Version set won't expand. If I zoom all the way out, I can convert to individual items (if not zoomed out, command is grayed out). Once converted to individual items, I can create a stack. But again, can't expand. Again, if zoomed all the way out, I can access the stack command, and convert stack back to individual items.

So the only way to access photos in a stack or version set, is to remove the stack or version set!
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Patrick Wiegand

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I've been stuck with the same problem. Help welcome.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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The apparent problem in PSE13 is that the new default display in thumbnail mode is optimized to give the maximum space to the thumbnails, ignoring the details, file names and version set/stack icons.
Simply use the shortcut Ctrl D/Cmd D to retrieve the previous display of thumbnails.
Is that your problem?
There is no longer the problem in version 12 (corrected in update 12.1)
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Ctrl D fixed it for me. Thanks
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Eric Roberts

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Yeah, had the same problem, the "expand" version set or stack seems non-functional.
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Eric Roberts

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Ctrl D to separate the images fixed the problem. Thanks!!
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Victoria Coulter

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I needed CTL-D as well. THANKS!!!
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Eric Roberts

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I like the old catalog with gridlines better anyway!!
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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It's your choice. The new display lets you see much bigger thumbnails or much more thumbnails per page, which is ideal for visual searches. A simple shortcut and you are back to the usual detailed view.
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For sure, nice having options
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements 13: Version set not functioning.

I have recently purchased online and installed Elements 13. I have used "version set" on Elements 10 and 11, but on 13 I am able to create a version set, but not able to expand the set. The pull tab is not visible, and the version set commands are not live in 'edit'. My earlier 'versions' are therefor not accessible. ???
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Thanks. Control D did the trick; but this should have been addressed in the description of Version Sets, and Stack Sets in Elements "help".
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See conversation above. You have to go back to Details (grid) view - hit Cmnd-D, and then you can access stacks and version sets - looks like older editions of Photoshop in that view.

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Thank you, Thank you. I put my thumbprints in "album Order and hit control D. All the pull tabs showed up. The way you can also do it, is to enlarge one picture to full screen, go to view, and hit "expand version sets". But this way is much easier and takes care of a lot of pictures at once.