Automation tools is greyed out. It used to work, and suddenly it's greyed out.
I uninstalled Elements, rebooted and reinstalled, then reinstalled the plugins but they're still not available.
Physically, I see the plugins in the plugin folder, and I've added the sub-folder with the plugins as an additional plugin folder in preferences.
I just don't get it. Thanks for any help you can give me.
What operating system are you using?
What plugins have you installed?
Usually most plugins/filters show under the Filter menu and very few actually are activated under the File>Automation Tools.
Some exceptions are the Nik Collection Selective Tool and OnOne photoshop plugins.
Thank you, R_Kelly.
I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. I had both the Nik Collection and Canon's Print Studio Pro installed and both were available under Automation Tools. Suddenly, Automation Tools was greyed out. As I said in my original post, I uninstalled and reinstalled Elements 14 and then reinstalled the Canon Print Studio Pro plugin, but that didn't help. I checked and Canon's Print Studio Pro does not appear in the filter menu. The plugins are in a folder called PSP under the Plugins folder and I added that folder as an additional Plugin folder in Preferences..
I appreciate your help.
Are you in Expert mode.
The Automation Tools menu is greyed out unless one is in Expert mode.
Thank you so very, very much. That was it. I was in Quick mode.
Have a great weekend.
I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. The automation tools menu is grayed out and I am in Expert mode. help what have I done wrong?
File>Automation Tools is always greyed out unless you have a third party plugin or script that uses that menu.
Examples of plugins that use that menu are Goggle Nik Collection and ON1 Effects 10.
Thanks for the help. I have down loaded the software. All works now.
Not for me 😞 I can't access it even if I have expert mode activated. why is it not working??
As mentioned above, in addition to being in Expert mode one needs a plugin or script that uses the Automation Tools menu. It is normal for the Automation Tools to be greyed out.