CS3 next to my machine not on it !!!!!!!!!!!!

CS3 next to my machine not on it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Error "Some problems occurred during installation", "Component install failed", or "Shared components failed to install" (Adobe Creative Suite 3)

Tried these but failed (a-friggin-gain):

Possible reasons for these errors include, but are not limited to:

o You may have insufficient disk space on the hard disk that you are installing to, or on the hard disk Windows is installed on
o Your virus protection or firewall software might have invalidated the installation.
o You previously installed a beta or pre-release version of an Adobe Creative Suite 3 application.
o You have left over files from a previous installation.
o Google Desktop is installed on your computer.
o Previous versions of Flash Player were not correctly uninstalled.


To determine the cause of an installation problem, there are two tools referred to in this document that you need to understand. The Suite installer creates installer log files which can be viewed to narrow down the cause of the installation failure. Some of the solutions below refer to these installer logs. Explanation of the installer log files is at the bottom of this document in the section, Understanding and Analyzing the Creative Suite 3 installer log file.

The Event Viewer is a Microsoft utiltiy that collects data about errors that occur as you run Windows. You can use it to diagnose issues with the Windows instatller.

To open the Event Viewer:

* In Windows XP: Click Start > Run and type in eventvwr then click OK.
* In Windows Vista: Click Start > type eventvwr into the search window and press Enter.

Select Application. Look for yellow warnings and red errors in the Type column, that also contain MsiInstaller in the Source column. This data might point you to an application or service that is conflicting with the installer and causing the installer failure. This is data that you might need to send to technical support.

Windows Event Viewer also displays errors that can direct you to the correct solution. Several of the solutions below and in other Knowledgebase documents are based on specific error numbers found in the Event viewer. Open the Event Viewer, find the error data in the list below, and then go to the specified solution or Knowledgbase document.

Error and Solution list:

* For error 1406 or 1402, see Solution 1
* For error 1603, see Solution 5.
* For error 1401, error indicates Adobe Illustrator failed to install, please see Knowledgebase document kb402035.
* For error 1714, please follow the steps in Knowledgebase document 320310.
* For error 1321, please follow the steps in Knowledgebase document 333331.
* For errors 1704 or 1500, please follow the steps in Knowledgebase document 332507.
* For error 1335, 1311, or 2350, please follow the steps in document kb400806. Although this document is written for Premiere Elements, the steps are valid for other programs.
* For error 1310, see Solution 8.
* If all the CS3 applications install except Acrobat, more than one problem might be the cause. If you had beta or pre-release software installed, follow the steps in Knowledgebase document #kb401574 to remove any pre-release Adobe software on your computer. If you did not have any pre-release software on your computer, check the Event View for all of the above listed error numbers, and work through the appropriate solutions and/or documents for each error number that you find.

Solution 1: Check the Event Viewer for error numbers.

If the component listed in the error message is Adobe Acrobat, please use the steps above to open the Event Viewer. Look for error numbers 1406 or 1402. If you find one of them in the Event viewer, follow the steps inTechnote 329137, until you are able to reinstall Acrobat.
Solution 2: Disable your virus-protection software and all firewall applications before you install Creative Suite 3, or any of its point products.

Virus-protection software exists to stop errant applications from installing on your system. If your virus-protection software believes your Adobe application is a virus, it will affect the installation, and the product will not be installed correctly. If you haven’t turned your virus-protection software off before you installed, uninstall your Adobe product, disable your virus-protection software and firewall, and reinstall.

The Version Cue installer installs a service called Bonjour, which searches the network for other Bonjour-enabled machines. If your firewall is unaware of this protocol and blocks it, installation can fail. Turning off your firewall while installing prevents this from occurring.
Solution 3: Verify that you have sufficient disk space and if not, clear disk space on the target drive or install to a drive with sufficient disk space.

Refer to the System Requirements information for the Creative Suite you are installing. Make sure you are installing to a volume the that meets the minimum requirements. System requirement information is listed on the Adobe.com product pages www.adobe.com/products.
Solution 4: Remove pre-release Adobe software.

Follow the steps in Knowledgebase document #kb401574 to remove any pre-release Adobe software on your computer.
Solution 5: Uninstall Google Desktop

If error 1603 displays, uninstall Google Desktop, then install Creative Suite or the Adobe product.
Solution 6: Check the installation media.

Creative Suite 3 installer may fail if the Creative Suite 3 disk is bad or damaged or if the computer drive is defective.

To check the installation media:

1. Check the DVD for dust or damage. Clean the DVD with a soft, lint-free cloth. Check the back of the DVD for warping, smudges, scratches, or discoloration. If you find any of these, proceed to step 2 in this Solution.
2. Copy the contents of the DVD to your hard disk. If you get errors during the copying, contact Adobe Customer Services at 1-800-833-6687 for replacement media. If you do not get errors, proceed to step 3.
3. Try installing on a different computer. If the installation fails, then contact Adobe Customer Services at 1-800-833-6687 for replacement media. If it is successful, then the issue could be with the filesystem or disk drive on your original computer. You can run disk utilies, such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools) to clean up and organize your hard disk. If you think you might have a damaged hard disk, you can run the chkdsk/f command, but make sure you back up all your files first. and contact Microsoft support for more information about using this utility.
4. Attempt a desktop installation. For more information on doing a desktop install with Creative Suite 3 see Adobe Technote kb400609.
5. If the software was purchased via ESD, re-download the software. A file damaged during the download process will cause errors during installation.

Solution 7: Remove previous versions of Flash Player.

If your error in the installer log includes the following, you need to remove previous versions of the Flash Player:

1: 0 2: Install Flash Player 8 Plugin.msi 3: 91057632-CA70-413C-B628-2D3CDBBB906B 4: 91057632-CA70-413C-B628-2D3CDBBB906B; 5: 0 6: 1 7: 1 8: 0
Error 1714.The older version of Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group.

To remove Flash Player:

1. Remove any log files in c:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeInstallers folder. These files will contain or end in "log" or "gz." You can delete them unless you are currently using them to locate error messages, in which case, move them out of this folder, into a new folder on the desktop, so they are still accessible.
2. Download and install the Microsoft Cleanup Utility from support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
3. Choose Start > Run and type the following: T 91057632-CA70-413C-B628-2D3CDBBB906B. You should see a command window flash briefly on screen.

Note: The product id 91057632-CA70-413C-B628-2D3CDBBB906B varies, depending which version is blocking the install. Use the product ID from the installer log entry.

For example, your command should might look something like this "C:Program FilesWindows Installer CleanupMsiZap.exe" T 91057632-CA70-413C-B628-2D3CDBBB906B

4. Repair or Install Creative Suite 3.

Solution 8: Update the user privileges to files.

If your error in the installer log or the Event Viewer includes the error message, "Windows Installer Error 1321 "The Installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file C:Windowssystem32MacromedFlashFlashPlayerTrustAcrobatConnect.cfg," update the user privileges to the specific folders. Here’s what this error might look like in your installer log file or Event Viewer:

Action 11:21:48: InstallValidate. Validating install
Action start 11:21:48: InstallValidate.
Error 1321.The Installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file C:Windowssystem32MacromedFlashFlashPlayerTrustAcrobatConnect.cfg.
Action ended 11:21:48: InstallValidate. Return value 3.

Although this error might indicate another path and file, most likely the Macromed folder will be the folder that needs its privildges changed.
Windows XP Professional:

1. Choose Start > My Computer.
2. Chose Tools > Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab.
4. Uncheck the "Use simple file sharing…" option at the bottom of the Advanced Settings section.
5. Click OK.
6. Choose Start > Run.
7. Type %SYSTEMROOT%system32.
8. Right-click the Macromed folder and select Properties.
9. Select the Security tab.
10. Make certain that Administrators and SYSTEM is listed and permissions for security is set to full control.
11. Click Advanced.
12. Check "Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects".
13. Click the Owner tab.
14. Select "Administrators".
15. Check on "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
16. Click OK.
17. Click OK on the warning that displays.
18. Right click on the Macromed folder and chose Delete.
19. Reinstall Creative Suite.

Windows XP Home:

1. Reboot into safe mode.
2. Restart Windows.
1. Press F8 before Windows starts, when you see a message such as "For Advanced Startup Options . . . .
2. Select Safe Mode from the list of startup options.
3. "Safe Mode" should appear in each corner of the desktop.
* If "Safe Mode" doesn’t appear in each corner of the desktop, then repeat steps a-c.
* If "Safe Mode" does appear in each corner of the desktop, then log in as administrator of the local machine.
4. If a dialog box indicates that Windows is running in Safe Mode, then click OK.
3. Choose Start > My Computer.
4. Chose Tools > Folder Options.
5. Click the View tab.
6. Uncheck the "Use simple file sharing…" option at the bottom of the Advanced Settings section.
7. Click OK.
8. Choose Start > Run.
9. Type %SYSTEMROOT%system32.
10. Right-click the Macromed folder and select Properties.
11. Select the Security tab.
12. Make certain that Administrators and SYSTEM is listed and permissions for security is set to full control.
13. Click Advanced.
14. Check "Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects".
15. Click the Owner tab.
16. Select "Administrators".
17. Check on "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
18. Click OK.
19. Click OK on the warning that displays.
20. Right click on the Macromed folder and chose Delete.
21. Reinstall Creative Suite.

Windows Vista:

1. Choose Start > Run.
2. Type %SYSTEMROOT%system32
3. Right click on the Macromed folder and select Properties.
4. Select the Security tab.
5. Make certain that Administrators and SYSTEM is listed and permissions for security is set to full control.
6. If Administrators and SYSTEM are not set to full control click "Edit", then click through the UAC elevation prompt and make the necessary changes.
7. Click Advanced.
8. Click Edit… and click through the UAC elevation prompt
9. Check "Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects".
10. Click OK
11. Click the "Owner" tab
12. Click Edit… and then click through the UAC elevation prompt.
13. Select "Administrators".
14. Check on "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
15. Click OK.
16. Click OK on the warning that displays.
17. Right click on the Macromed folder and chose Delete.
18. Click Continue, and then click though the UAC elevation prompt.
19. Reinstall Creative Suite.

Command line (you can use this method instead of the above methods for all versions of Windows):

1. Choose Start > Run, and then type cmd in the Open box. Click OK.
2. Use the following commands; include quotation marks and press Return at the end of each line (also make sure to enter spaces between /T, /E, /C and /G in the third line):

Note: To complete this operation on Windows Vista you need to be using an elevated command line. To do this chose Start > Accessories > Right click on Command Line and chose "Run as administrator".

cd "%SYSTEMROOT%system32"
cacls "Macromed" /T /E /C /G Administrators:F
cacls "Macromed" /T /E /C /G SYSTEM:F
Solution 9: Update the registry keys noted in the error log.

If you receive a Windows Installer Error 1402 or 1406, and the error message: "Could not write value to key" or "Could not read value to key" displays during install, then update the registry keys noted in the error log or the Windows Event Viewer .

This is an example of the error that displays in the installer log and in the Windows Event Viewer:

[ 6240] Fri Apr 27 18:02:12 2007 INFO Error 1406.Could not write value to key SoftwareClassesCLSID1171A62F-05D2-11D1-83FC-00A0C9089C5A. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.
[ 6240] Fri Apr 27 18:02:12 2007 INFO Action ended 18:02:12: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.

[ 6321] Mon May 01 13:04:06 2007 INFO Error 1402.Could not read value to key SoftwareClassesCLSID1171A62F-05D2-11D1-83FC-00A0C9089C5A. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.
[ 6321] Fri May 01 13:04:06 2007 INFO Action ended 18:02:12: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.

Note: Perform the steps in this solution after you complete the Adobe Creative Suite 3 installation.

The Administrators group listed below is the default local administrative group for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Disclaimer: This procedure involves editing the Windows registry. Adobe doesn’t provide support for editing the registry, which contains critical system and application information. Make sure to back up the registry before editing it. For more information about the registry, see the Windows documentation or contact Microsoft.

There are two tasks you can perform before you do these steps to back up your current system and registry:

* Create a restore point on your computer by choosing Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
* Back up your registry immediately after you enter the Registry Editor by choosing File > Export, and exporting a back up copy of your registry with a name you’ll remember to a location you’ll remember.

Posted by f_stop_start on 2007-12-06 19:02:17

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Faux 4×5

Faux 4x5

Well, I think I have the technique down now. This is at least as good technically as any 4×5 I ever shot.

It’s an HDR composite of 63 exposures on the 5D, three rows of seven frames at -2, 0 and +2EV. Stitched in PTGui, tonemapped in CS3. The full resolution image is about 150 MP or so. I uploaded a fairly big version so that anyone who’s interested can check it out. View large or huge (>3000 pixels).

A few notes: making these images is fairly labour intensive. It’s certainly not an ‘easy alternative’ to 4×5. In fact, in terms of difficulty, it’s a wash. There are a billion things that can go wrong when you’re shooting 4×5 and the same is true here. You have to learn a ton of technical stuff to shoot and process 4×5 properly, and the same here.

If you want to shoot RAW, you’re using about a gigabyte of storage for every composite. That’s eight shots if you carry an 8 gig card into the field. Practically speaking, you don’t really lose any quality by shooting big jpegs because of the huge dynamic range BUT you lose the ability to forego HDR (if movement ruins the shot, say) and pull the RAWs from the 0EV exposure. You just have to pray your JPEGs are good enough.

A few more tech details. Camera shake is a potential problem. I am using a Nodal Ninja which is borderline for the 5D at low shutter speeds. Anything under 1/60 I stead it with my hand. Under 1/30 I use mirror lockup. I always use a cable release.

Another wrinkle is the speed of the camera when writing to the card. With jpegs, you’re usually okay. The camera dumps the images about as fast as you shoot them. But with RAWs there’s no way the camera can keep up. So you end up waiting with your finger on the cable release as the camera churns through the -2, 0, 2 EV brackets. It’s boring.

Batteries are something of an issue. I left the kit in my car one night and the next day went out to shoot in -10C weather. The camera wouldn’t even turn on. I guess I could have warmed up the batteries next to my body but instead I went home.

Finally, it’s not obvious, but I’m not framing these in any conventional sense. I’m just picking a spot, trying to figure out where the center of the picture is, and framing in my head. My standard 7 horizontal x 3 vertical shot matrix (15 degree increments horizontally, 20 vertically, with the camera vertical) is designed to capture as close as I can to a 90mm on 4×5’s field of view with a bit of wiggle room for slight reframing. I’ve thought about taking a 4×5 finder into the field. I will probably do that from now on.

Having said all that, there are some real advantages over 4×5. The kit is massively easier to carry around. You can postpone a lot of editorial judgements (BW or color? Filtration? Exposure?) until you are sitting at your computer. I don’t have to fight SCSI to get my 4×5 scanner going. I don’t have to do dust spotting. I don’t have to buy or process film.

And, maybe most important, I can shoot for different formats in the field. If it looks like a 4×5, I can shoot a 4×5. But if it looks square I can shoot it square. If it looks like a Noblex shot, I can shoot that. If it’s a 360, I can shoot that. For a camera whore like me that’s nice.

Posted by John Brownlow on 2008-04-07 13:40:45

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My Photography Workflow

My Photography Workflow

Probably the question that I get asked more than any other is about my photography workflow. I actually feel like my photography workflow is pretty simple so I thought I’d write up a brief post documenting my process all the way from photo capture to photo publishing. Feel free to ask any questions if you need me to elaborate on things.

1. Step one, capture the image: I carry my Canon 5D and 5 lenses (24mm, 14mm, 50mm, 135mm, 100mm macro) with me in a backpack every where I go. I take advantage of the routine time wasted in a day to turn that time into photography. Walking to and from the BART train. Going out for lunch. Waiting in line somewhere. All kinds of everyday moments become photographic opportunities.

Of course I also go out on specific photowalks all the time. Sometimes these are weekend trips away from home, other times they are just evenings out shooting with friends or with my wife. I use 2 8GB SanDisk cards.

To learn more about what is in my camera bag you can read this post here.

2. Step two, transfer the image to the computer: Here I use a high speed USB card reader. All card readers are not created equal. Spend the extra few bucks and get a high speed reader. Every day or other day I use my card reader to offload images on my camera card to my computer. In my case when I plug in my card reader Canon’s "Camera Window" software automatically loads. This software then pulls all of my images off of my CF card and puts them into folders on my computer titled by date taken. After my images are transferred to my MacBook Pro I then put the card back in the camera and delete the images off of it. If I’m on an all day shoot I’ll take breaks during my day (coffee, lunnch, etc.) to take a moment and clear out my cards.

Bonus Link: 13 Tips for Using and Caring for Memory Cards.

3. Step three, sort photos: Here I open the folder that has all of the RAW files from a given day’s images using Adobe’s Bridge software. I create a subfolder in the dated folder called "maybe." I go through the day’s photographs and I drag anything that I think might have potential into the "maybe" folder.

4. Step four, first pass processing using Adobe Camera RAW: My next step is to open all images in a day’s maybe folder using Adobe Camera RAW (comes with both Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom). You simply select all of the images in your maybe folder, right click, and select "Open in Camera RAW." This is where 95% of my photo processing is done.

With camera RAW you can adjust the contrast of a photo, the exposure of a photo, the saturation of a photo. You can adjust the temperature of a photo (the reason why some white lights are sulfur yellow and other white lights are soft blue), you can adjust the vignette (black or white edges around a photo), fill lighting, etc. Adobe Camera RAW uses sliders to make these adjustments and it is easy as pie.

After I get an individual image to where I want it I will use the "Save" button in camera RAW to save that finished photo as a JPG in a new folder "Finished Images."

After I process my first pass imagery I move that date’s archive folder off my Mac and onto my drobo to back it up and store it more safely. Note, none of my RAW files are ever saved as processed. I consider my RAW files my negatives and always want to be able to go back to them and process from scratch if need be.

5. Step five, 2nd pass processing: Once I’ve finished my first pass processing I will point Bridge to the "finished images" folder. Here I will look at each finished JPG image in as large a format as possible looking for photos that need additional work. Typically less than 10% of my photos need additional work beyond camera RAW.

The type of work here is all done in Photoshop. As I go through the images I look for a few things consistently. Images that need slight sharpening. Images that have dust spots on them that need to be fixed with the cloning tool in Photoshop. Images that could benefit from dodging or burning, etc. As I see an image in Bridge that needs additional fine tuning I will double click on the image in Photoshop, make my edits, save the file and close it.

6. Step six, keywording: My next step is to keyword all of my photos using Adobe Bridge. Adobe Bridge has pretty powerful keywording capabilities. I can batch and bulk keyword photos. I might start out, for instance, keywording every single photo I just processed as "Las Vegas" "DMU Las Vegas Meetup 2008" "Vegas". From there I then might go through sub batches and keyword them (say Caeser’s or Wynn or Venetian). From there I might then bulk keyword certain frequently used attributes (neon, mannequin, graffiti, night, etc.). And then I go through each image individually adding any final keywords image by image.

Keywording is important because these keywords will be automatically read as tags by sites like Flickr and Zooomr. It also allows you better to search your finished imagery in the future on your computer. The Importance of Keywording Your Photos.

7. Step seven, geotagging: Here I use a free program called Geotagger. Geotagger works with Google Earth and allows you to pinpoint a spot on the planet using Google Earth and then drag and drop any images from that location onto the program and geotags them with that coordinate. Geotagger only works for the Mac but there are lots of other free geotagging programs like Geotagger out there that work with Windows. When you geotag your photos at the file level both Flickr and Zooomr automatically add them to the meta data on your photo and place them on their site maps.

8. Step eight, sort finished photos into A or B to be uploaded folders: My next step is to go through my imagery and basically sort 80/20. What I feel are my strongest 20% go into a folder "B." The rest go into a folder "C."

9. Step nine, publish: I publish twice a day usually but this is by no means a hard and fast rule. Once in the morning and once in the evening. I typically publish 10-15 photos at a time selected mostly at random from my growing pool of "to be uploadeds."

I make sure that when I upload these 10 or 15 shots in a batch that the "B" shots are uploaded last as Flickr and Zooomr only highlight the last 5 shots that you upload in an upload batch. I want these to be what I feel are my better images.

And that’s it. I’m sure that there are more efficient ways that I could be processing my imagery but this has worked for me for a while now. Feel free to ask any questions as the above might sound a bit complicated to some.

Additional reading: Thomas Hawk’s Principles and Guidelines for the Modern Photowalker . Brian Auer’s Your Guide to Adobe Bridge: Useful Tips and Tricks.

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Posted by Thomas Hawk on 2008-06-24 16:48:17

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