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170 Points

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 8:02 PM

Elements 13-up: Slideshow missing features, unable to support upgrade from earlier versions

I recently upgraded from Elements 9 to combined Elements + Premiere 13 with the express intention of creating a DVD from a slideshow created in Elements 9. I am extremely unhappy to discover that the slideshow functionality previously supported in v9 is no longer available. Specifically: transitions between slides and the ability to associate music with the slideshow. I have spent over £100 to upgrade as well as a considerable amount of time and effort. Please can Adobe please provide a 'downgrade' to v12 so that I can still use my slideshow functionality? Adobe have falsely misrepresented their 'upgrade' - which was actively marketed in my earlier version without any 'buyer beware' warnings.

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60 Points

6 years ago

I upgraded to this version because I could no longer use my old version on a Windows 7 machine. How can they possibly call this an upgrade when the functionality is actually LOWER than older versions?
This so-called "upgrade" cost me $100 AND a client because I could only offer him run of the mill slideshows with no way to do even the most basic edits. Such as adjusting the time each slide appears, custom transitions, backgrounds, Size of each jpeg on screen etc....

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Big Problems With PSE 13's Slideshow Editor.

I have a big problem with PSE 13's Slideshow editor. I bought PSE 13 thinking that it would be a big upgrade from all previous versions. There is no dialogue boxes for clipart, graphics, transitions between slides or setting the length of time between slides. The new Slideshow is what I expect Adobe's competitors to put out. Is there a way to download a slideshow from previous versions and attach it to PSE 13 somehow? The slideshow feature was one of the main reasons for purchasing your product. Can I please have some feedback please?

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84 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I am very very dissatisfied with the slide show generator in PSE 13. Anyone agre....

PSE 13 Slide show Generator does not allow:
Zoom
More than 1 song in a slide show
Full screen preview starting with the slide one is working on
Slide show duration
etc

All of these features were available in PSE12!

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements: Slide show flexibility mostly gone in vs. 13!.

I purchased Elements and Premiere Elements vs. 13, assuming it would have many improvements over my previous vs. 8. After many hours of trying to figure out how to create the slide shows I was trying to create - one of the main reasons I purchased the software - I am told (via forum) that vs. 13 only allows slide shows in one of 5 limited "themes"; none of the flexibility in editing slideshows that was present in vs. 12 and prior!! This in spite of the fact that the downloadable pdf Manual provides detailed description and photos on how to edit slideshows; which is apparently based on vs. 12 - so why is it in the Manual if it doesn't apply?! Also, none of the literature I can find on what was NOT retained in vs. 13, addresses this critical loss of functionality at all. I can only hope that Adobe plans to fix this omission rapidly; or am I dreaming?? Certainly gives me a bad taste starting out, with what otherwise is no doubt a good product.

Also, I don't find any instructions on how to save a slideshow created in Elements, to a dvd - even though I DO also have Premiere Elements, and again according to instructions, I should be able to do this. The Slide Show Creator only offers options to export to an mp4 file or to Facebook; neither of which is helpful for my purposes.

Premiere Elements does give me flexibility, and I was finally able to create a slideshow there, with great patience; but it's tremendously slow and easily gets bogged down - may be treating each photo as if its a video or something - since it's geared to videos rather than still shots.

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slideshow capabilites of PSE 13.

I was "forced" to upgrade to PSE13 to be able to import directly the RAW files of my new camera. Now I'm quite upset about the "rudimentary" slideshow function, which gives rather no room at all for customization. I've never experienced before hand that a new version of a pogram has downscaled core capabililites, therefore I was wondering whether there is any chance to have in PSE 13 the same spectrum of slideshow capabilitites already present in older versions?

regards from a quite frustrated user
Jan

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Element 13 Slide Shows not as flexible as in Elements 10.

I have updated Photoshop Element from version 10 to version. I can't find anymore the flexibility and fonctionalities of version 10 for the creation of slide show ("diaporama")

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements version 13 slideshow useless.

The slideshow in Elements version 13 is completely useless compared to the version 11 I upgraded from. Surely this is being corrected with a patch. Not being able to customize a slideshow to my liking is crazy. I now to re-install version 11 on another computer just to create a slideshow how I want it to look, again crazy.

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100 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slideshow downgrade?.

Elements 13 has a limited range of templates for slideshows. It also does not have the option of defining the make up of the template yourself, as in Elements 12. Seems a backward step to me. I fail to understand the reasoning behind it.

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements 13: Slideshow capabilities in Elements 13 are disappointing in compariso....

Elements 13: Downgraded Slideshow capabilities of Photoshop Elements 13 is very disappointing in comparison to prior versions of Elements. Looks like I'll have to revert to a prior version. Please add back in the capabilities available in V12 or before.

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80 Points

I agree

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60 Points

Just made same error and bought 13. Good solution.

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80 Points

6 years ago

I saw a version 12 last year and it seemed to be much better than my version 6. (I have pse12 and Premiere elements 4 package) I was thinking of upgrading but did not get around to it. two days ago i upgraded to version 13 package thing it would be even better. I can see that it is easier and quicker to do some things, but it has lost some of the features that enabled the user to customise their project. Like some previos comments, my main use of the software is to produce slideshows with individual control of Pan and Zoom, and to add multiple audio clips.
Now it seems I am restricted to the preset templates and one audio track.
I am very unhappy. I believe Adobe should either 1. Reinstate this functionality in form of a free upgrade, 2. Allow a downgrade to version 12 at no cost, or 3 Provide a refund on uninstallation of the product

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80 Points

6 years ago

I now used concurrent software : MAGIX Photostory which I found very good to make slide shows.

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164 Points

6 years ago

This is such a huge disappointment and, to be honest, pretty cheesy on the part of Adobe. Has anyone seen a formal response from Adobe regarding this concern?

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60 Points

6 years ago

I just "upgraded" from version 7 and spent hours trying to figure out why I couldn't do all the customized slide shows I am used to doing. It wasn't until I read these comments that I realized Adobe stripped all the functionality out of the slide show feature. What a colossal mistake!
Have they offered any official explanation? Obviously, a lot of people are disappointed with this.

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80 Points

6 years ago

Further to my previous comment I embarked on the process of seeking support. The phone no prompts a no of times an end up with" no telephone support for this product" The only solution is this forum or "chat" with adobe support. After logging on and requesting a chat, I had to wait one and a half hours before a contact. The another one and a half hours of chat with some long waits as well, I finally got a partial result. I can say that I did get a refund for my purchase, (and yes I have uninstalled the product). However my requests on the chat also included requests for advice on my other problem with pse6 and prel4. I suggested a full clean reinstall of windows and all programs. They agreed this may help. It hasn't. I an
m not looking forward to my next round of support from this company. I think their idea of customer support is disgraceful. Why cant we have at least telephone discussions with someone. However, having this rant, at least they gave me a refund. I was not optimistic of that result

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60 Points

6 years ago

I started having trouble running PSE & PE 8 on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I originally upgraded to PSE 13. When I realized the limited slideshow functionality I sunk another $70.00 into PE13. PE 13 is terrible also. I was able to do more things with version 8, & it was so much easier to use. Since there seems to be no help from Adobe & no other recourse, I'll probably chalk it up to a lesson learned & never buy another Adobe product again. Maybe I can make some tweaks to get version 8 working well enough until I can find another photo & video editor. I can assure you it will not be an Adobe product, no matter how much they change it & promise the return of previous functionality.