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Lately, whenever I try to edit an image using Image Object > Edit the following message appears:

The program used to create this object is Photoshop. The program is either not installed on your computer or it is not responding. To edit this object, install Photoshop or ensure that any dialog boxes in Photoshop are closed.

This is strange because for some images I can still do that. I will mention that every image in my document is a JPG file edited using Photoshop. Also I have all the dialog boxes closed in PS. I tried re-opening both Word and Photoshop but the issue is still the same.

  • When Word thinks something is an object, it it usually to do with the way it has been inserted - - i.e. as an OLE Object that may contain a .jpg. Probably easiest to re-insert the .jpg from disk and take it from there. But...if you click Alt-F9, do you see a field code such as { EMBED something } ? (Less likely in Word 2016 than earlier versions) ? If so, what is the "something" ? If you right-click on the picture, do you see a menu item saying "Adobe Photoshop Object"? If so, click the "Convert ..." option in the submenu. Are you given any options (I doubt it, but worth a try). – user181946 Apr 29 '16 at 8:58
  • @bibadia I can't reinsert the object because I copied it from another document and I don't have the copy on my disk anymore. Alt-F9 doesn't do anything, just freezes Word for a few seconds. I went to Image Object > Convert... and converted it to an Adobe Photoshop Object (the only option available) but regardless it doesn't let me edit the image. – Artimonier May 2 '16 at 16:42
  • Can you copy, then paste->special using another format (unfortunately, even if you can, you will probably get a lower-res. image. – user181946 May 2 '16 at 22:59

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