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It doesn't matter how many images I am trying to load into a stack, when it starts you can see it start to load them as separate layers but then it reverts back to the start screen. Every single time. I have no idea what is going on. This is a function that I use regularly. My PS and Creative Cloud and my computer are all up to date. Any answers to whatever is causing this would be super helpful!

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I had similar issues and it ended up being a jpg with internal corruption.

In your video clip it appears to proceed until it gets to some particular image and then crashes.

For me, Photoshop would crash with load into stack as well as fail to open the corrupted image directly, with the message:

Could not complete your request because of a program error.

In my case, I did a screen capture to create an alternate image file, and Photoshop was happy with that.

So I think probably Photoshop is fine, and sometimes you just have bad jpg file.

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Load Files into Stack not working

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It doesn't matter how many images I am trying to load into a stack, when it starts you can see it start to load them as separate layers but then it reverts back to the start screen. Every single time. I have no idea what is going on. This is a function that I use regularly. My PS and Creative Cloud and my computer are all up to date. Any answers to whatever is causing this would be super helpful!

PS.gif

I had similar issues and it ended up being a jpg with internal corruption.

In your video clip it appears to proceed until it gets to some particular image and then crashes.

For me, Photoshop would crash with load into stack as well as fail to open the corrupted image directly, with the message:

Could not complete your request because of a program error.

In my case, I did a screen capture to create an alternate image file, and Photoshop was happy with that.

So I think probably Photoshop is fine, and sometimes you just have bad jpg file.

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can you try resetting your preferences?

FAQ: How do I reset my preferences?

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What are you using?  What OS which creative cloud version of Photoshop?

I just tried loading 223 file into a stack Windows 10 Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 many different size and aspect rario image files no proble here.

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Functions like that are scripts that join up other smaller functions.  Photomerge is a good example.  Where the photomerge tool doesn't work, you can still load the files into layers, and use Align layers followed by blend layers to get to the same end result.  When scripts get broken, a reinstall should fix it, but you could try coming at it from a different direction like Bridge.

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Adobe's load files into stack script use at least three other scripts in the stack scripts only folder.  Bridge will use Photoshop and Photoshop will use Load Files into Stack script.

// BEGIN__HARVEST_EXCEPTION_ZSTRING

<javascriptresource>

<name>$$$/JavaScripts/LoadFilesintoStack/Menu=Load Files into Stack...</name>

<eventid>6F17BFA7-EFC8-40EA-B850-7B95ED8EA713</eventid>

</javascriptresource>

// END__HARVEST_EXCEPTION_ZSTRING

*/

// debug level: 0-2 (0:disable, 1:break on error, 2:break at beginning)

//$.level = (Window.version.search("d") != -1) ? 1 : 0; // This chokes bridge

$.level = 0;

// debugger; // launch debugger on next line

// on localized builds we pull the $$$/Strings from a .dat file

$.localize = true;

// Put header files in a "Stack Scripts Only" folder.  The "...Only" tells

// PS not to place it in the menu.  For that reason, we do -not- localize that

// portion of the folder name.

var g_StackScriptFolderPath = app.path + "/"+ localize("$$$/ScriptingSupport/InstalledScripts=Presets/Scripts") + "/"

  + localize("$$$/private/LoadStack/StackScriptOnly=Stack Scripts Only/");

$.evalFile(g_StackScriptFolderPath + "LatteUI.jsx");

$.evalFile(g_StackScriptFolderPath + "StackSupport.jsx");

$.evalFile(g_StackScriptFolderPath + "CreateImageStack.jsx");

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I had similar issues and it ended up being a jpg with internal corruption.

In your video clip it appears to proceed until it gets to some particular image and then crashes.

For me, Photoshop would crash with load into stack as well as fail to open the corrupted image directly, with the message:

Could not complete your request because of a program error.

In my case, I did a screen capture to create an alternate image file, and Photoshop was happy with that.

So I think probably Photoshop is fine, and sometimes you just have bad jpg file.

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Thanks very much for the feedback.  I'm using  PS 2019 on Windows 10.  I would never in a million years have consider "a bad jpg" as the cause of the problem, but I believe that's it.  If I go to any of the folders I have used before and try to load stack, they load with no problem.  I also discovered that f I go to the problem folder and specify the folder instead of the files, it will work.  If I select a few files in that folder, again, it will work.  Apparently, there are one or several files that are causing the problem.  This forum is an incredible resource.  Thanks, again, for the solution.  Much appreciated.

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This helped me.

And I know exactly why I have a bad jpg.

using interval timer on long exposures I turned camera off mid exposure. That file that was being processed at the time is now a 'bad' jpg

Many thanks!

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