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Premiere Elements: Blurry pictures in Premiere Elements

I used my daughter's wedding pictures, which by the way are very high-quality...not at all blurry, to make a video in Premiere Elements, and I am highly disappointed....the pictures are very grainy, fuzzy, and blurry in the finished video. I used Windows Live Movie Maker with the same photos, and they look fine....I feel pretty darn stupid that I spent the money for Premiere Elements because I thought it would be a much better product than the free software that came built in to windows. I feel I've been ripped off by Adobe.
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  • Hi Wanda,

    The dimensions of pictures gets resized to whatever the dimensions are for the project that you choose when you first start out. The solution might be to choose a different project that better matches the screen size you will be playing the final movie on when you're finished. On the screen when you first start a project and give it a name there is a button for Change Project, there you could choose a HD one that has 1920x1080 dimensions for example.

    If you are planning on playing it from the computer you might also try creating a slideshow from within the Organizer rather than from the Premiere Elements Editor.

    Hope these ideas help,

    -Dave
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  • I’m frustrated
    Dave,
    I just came across this response of yours after tearing my hair out for days about the very same issue that Wanda has. The scaling capability is VERY POOR in PRE 10. I have many hundreds of 16M RAW images which are beautiful to view as stills on my PC and Widescreen TV without having to manipulate them first. I have created 8 short 10-15min video segments using the instant movie tool and with the project setting at HD 1920*1080i. Many of the images get scaled VERY poorly and as a result I have to go through the video segments to identify individual images that I then have to resize manually in PSE and replace the footage. Its very messy and should not be necessary. I am seriously considering dumping PRE10 and going with something else. I'm not confident that PrPro is any better when I read many of the other blogs, etc. The software algorithms need to be improved asap.
    I'd like to know if there are going to be any updates to improve this in the near future.
    Cheers
    Stephen
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  • The best workflow would be to know what you want the output resolution to be. If your output is going to be a 1920x1080, I suggest that you resize the images in PSE to this resolution and then bring them into PRE. This way, the quality will be ensured.
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  • I also am very disappointed in this product! I had Photoshop elements 9 and had none of these problem, since I upgraded my computer to windows 8, I had to get the newest version of Photoshop elements, I am very unhappy with this program!

    I've used it for years and will more then likely make my slideshows,(which i do for my grandchildren's birthdays every year) in another program.

    Slide show with Photoshop elements 12 is very poor!!
    its heartbreaking after MANY hours of using it the same as the older-better version.
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