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Installing Actions in Photoshop Elements 7

Ok, I received my new Photoshop Elements, version 7 yesterday.  I am so excited, but haven’t had a chance to check out the new features yet.  So glad it’s Friday – maybe I can play with it tomorrow!  I did notice a new Action Player in the Guided Edit section.  And one of the actions to play was Lose Weight – either 2% or 4%.  Hmmm.  I’ll definitely be playing with that one!  Not that I need it, of course. . . . (yeah, right.)

I did figure out how to transfer all my actions into PSE 7.  Instructions are here.

Installing Actions When Upgrading to Photoshop Elements 7

Note that, if you’ve upgraded from a prior version to PSE 7, you don’t have to re-download.  You can copy your action files into the proper PSE 7 folder.  You will have to rename a file for each action, and possibly save a file as a different file type.  Other than that, it should be a pretty easy change.

Are these instructions easy to follow?  Did I leave anything out?  Did you encounter any issues that I didn’t cover?  I can update them if I need to.  And I will try to help you with any questions!  Have fun with your actions and new Photoshop Elements 7!  Yayyy!

Installing Actions in Photoshop Elements 7 was last modified: November 9th, 2015 by Erin Peloquin


  1. Robin
    Posted on September 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    How to install this program to Element 8 ?

    • Erin Peloquin
      Posted on September 30, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Which program, Robin? Are you talking about actions in general?

  2. Joanne
    Posted on October 28, 2015 at 8:45 am

    The link for the instructions does not work.

    • Erin Peloquin
      Posted on November 5, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Joanne, thank you for letting me know. I fixed the link!

  3. Jayce
    Posted on November 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    The link is not working again. 🙁

    • Erin Peloquin
      Posted on November 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Well, that’s frustrating! 🙂 Try one more time. Thank you!

  4. Stephanie Hoitt
    Posted on January 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Hello again! I just upgraded to PSE 14 and am trying to figure out how to migrate (Marissa Gifford) actions from my previous PSE (11) to the new one. Problem is, I don’t know where I downloaded/saved the .atn file when I originally purchased the actions. (Could very well be that I deleted it.) From reading through this tutorial, it seems that there’s a way to find the folder within PSE 11… “I did figure out how to transfer all my actions into PSE 7. Instructions are here.” But when I click this link, it takes me to tutorials for installing actions in different versions. Am I misreading? Any tips to migrate actions from one version to the other? Any tips or tricks are MUCH appreciated. Thank you!

    • Erin
      Posted on January 4, 2016 at 7:47 am

      You install the actions in the folder that the installation instructions take you to. So, if you read the instructions, you’ll find the folder where you installed the actions.

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