Filter Gallery greyed out, why and how do I get it to work?

New Here ,
May 10, 2018

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Help Please. Thank you.

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Enthusiast , May 10, 2018
DelphiZoa Enthusiast , May 10, 2018
Hi Tishah,Is your Photoshop document in CMYK? If it's in RGB, is it in 16 or 32 bit? The filter gallery is disabled in these modes. Put the document in RGB 8 bit to enable it.Let us know if that resolves the issue or if you need further assistance.

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Enthusiast ,
May 10, 2018

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Hi Tishah,

Is your Photoshop document in CMYK? If it's in RGB, is it in 16 or 32 bit? The filter gallery is disabled in these modes. Put the document in RGB 8 bit to enable it.

Let us know if that resolves the issue or if you need further assistance.

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New Here ,
Oct 15, 2019

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Spot on, thank you so much!

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2019

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this doesn't seem to work for me. everything was in RGB 8bit previously, and the filter was working.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2019

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I am in RGB and 8 bit and filter gallery greyed out.  It will not work.

 

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2019

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Hi

I have the same issue, i changed the document in RGB 8 bit but still not working !

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 31, 2019

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Hi Khaled_alarofi,

 

If you haven't already, try quitting photoshop and then reopening the file in question. This may refresh things and allow Photoshop to recognize that the file is now RGB 8 bit (sometimes it seems to get confused). In addition, make sure the layer on which you are trying to work is unlocked.

 

Let us know if that helps or if you are still unable to access filters.

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2019

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Yes, that's what I did and it works perfectly now !
Thanks for the quick response.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2021

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Still don't working,please help!

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2021

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Try all the suggested in this thread, then failing that, it often helps to make a new PSD document and copy across all the layers to it. 

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2020

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Cheers. Worked for me.

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2020

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It could also be greyed out if your document is too big, so that it can only be saved as a PSB, not PSD

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Feb 10, 2021

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ah, that did the trick. Thanks! 

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Community Beginner ,
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I have the same issue and it's driving me crazy. I've tried RAW files, JPG's, it's all in 8 Bit, and no matter what I try, (and reopened Photoshop several times) the depth channel will not appear. Using PS 2020.

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Hi, I'm having the same issues as described below (using Photoshop v 21.1.1.) on Mac Catalina. My tif or jpg images are in RGB 8 bit, small in size (600 px at 72 dpi), layer is unlocked. I've reset Preferences, have quit Photoshop and reopened a number of times. The filter gallery does not, will not, apply to this or to any other images. Please help. Thank you!

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2020

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I too am having the same issue,  You have to chnge the document to 8 bit in cc2020. Must ne a bug with photoshop, hopefully they will fix it.

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Explorer ,
Oct 16, 2020

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I changed it to Image-Mode-RGB-8bits and it works.

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