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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

5 years ago

Regarding missing features in v 13:
I cannot find the "Color Variations" command under the drop-down "Adjust Color". The Brundage book offers an intricate work-around, but why remove a properly-functioning feature [in v 11] from an upgrade? Is this an effort to steer us to the CS on the Cloud? I am evaluating other publishers' offerings.

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1.1K Points

If you haven't tried using the Alt key with the black and white sliders and/or adjusting the color channels in the levels dialog box, you should give it a shot. I use that a lot along with Shadows/Highlights and get great results. Sometimes need a little more color correction with Adjust Color features. And sometimes Vibrance in Quick mode.

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90 Points

5 years ago

13 absolutely is the biggest embarrassing disgrace Adobe could make.

Horrible problems and missing features, such as the pan and zoom functions of the previous versions.

I am done with all adobe products, unless i see some quick responses to the issues.

But, it will not happen.

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90 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled ELEMENTS 13 SLIDESHOW - i feel very cheated. I would like the older version ple....

I am shouting because ADOBE customer
service needs to wake up.

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1.1K Points

5 years ago

I just took another look at the version 13 slide show feature in a YouTube video from Lynda.com. (I'm still using 12.) It looks streamlined/easy to use and polished, so it does have those advantages, so I think it would be really good to have BOTH slide show features in one version.

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80 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled New Photoshop Elements 13 Slideshow option needs repair!.

I have used Photoshop Elements for many years and made many slideshows. Adobe has kept getting better until with version 13 the slideshow options are for little children not for people who create pictures. Why have you made such a bad choice and when will you give us back the previous functionality?

I do not want you cropping off my pictures. Headless birds make for ridiculous images. I do not like your choices of presentation. I can not find where you save my slideshow. Why did you not warn us that you had removed the functionality of your very satisfactory slideshow program?

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60 Points

5 years ago

I just bought Photoshop Elements 14 and am very disappointed with it. With my old version I could add numerous songs to a slideshow, set the music to where I wanted it to start and finish, change the font in the text portion...I used it all the time.

This new program is a complete DOWNGRADE not an upgrade. I am sorely disappointed and won't be purchasing any further photoshop programs.

I can use PowerPoint and get a better slideshow.

I can't even fathom how Adobe can in all good conscience even consider selling this product as a slide show program.

THAT is the last of my hard earned money that Adobe will see.

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142 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slide show option in PSE 15.

Need to give user options to create own slide show that existed in PSE 11. Limited options in 12, 13, 14 not useful. Also, hoping ACR will continue to be updated in future PSE editions.Currently own 11, 12, 13 and forced to use 11 for decent slide show options. Would have bought 14 if it fixed this problem. Thanks.

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100 Points

4 years ago

I have migrated to Fotomagico for slide shows now. I prepare the slides in Elements 14, but prefer a decent slideshow program to compose the show.

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142 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slide show limitations in PSE versions after PSE 11.

Thanks for recent comments. Since this slide show issue has been around since PSE 12, not optimistic that Adobe will address it at all. May eventually just go to new software, but in meantime this is how I can work around the problem. Edit my raw images in later edition of PSE since ACR for camera is not supported in PSE 11. After all edits are complete, save as DNG file. I've kept PSE 11 on my computer and so when I open PSE 11, all the DNG files are there for download and just the photos I want in the slide show. Then use PSE 11 for the slide show and Premiere Elements to burn AVCHD for best quality on HD TVs.

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100 Points

4 years ago

I recently upgraded to a newer version of Photoshop Elements and Premier, and found they took away the best feature which is making slide shows with some creativity. Their current version is for dummies, they took away the best slide show features because they decided to do so in some conference room. Adobe does not care about what customers want, or they would NOT call Elements 13, 14 or 15 an actual upgrade, it is a downgrade!!  I paid money to find out! Very poor decisions  made by Adobe over the last few years in several areas regarding what customers want, not what Adobe wants.

Adobe Customer Service for Photoshop Elements and Premier is non existent, they simply do not care about customer service by not allowing you to talk to live person, just go to some chat room? And, before you decide what Adobe to buy, you get to talk to Direct Buy Sales agents who do NOT  know their own product, not even trained? Nothing! No Help at all, a disgrace! I'm done with Adobe Photo anything. Moving to better company that cares about what their customers and know what customers wants, and is willing to actually talk to their customers.

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements 15 Slideshow - nearly useless.

I paid big bucks to "upgrade" from Elements 12 to Elements 15 and I soon discovered that the slideshow capabilities had been dramatically downgraded.  This new version with the downgraded slideshow function is UNSATISFACTORY AND UNACCEPTABLE.

One of the things I have always loved about previous versions of Elements (I've owned 4, 7, 12, and now 15) has been the ability to create attractive slide shows that I can control the appearance of.  I do NOT want to use your cutesy pan and zoom features and I miss being able to set background colors and have the show display in full screen.  There were many features that I regularly used while building slideshows in earlier versions of Elements and almost none of them are left.

I understand that some users want to quickly have a slide show prepared for them without having to do much work - fine - give them that option; but leave the full functionality for the rest of us.  It was wrong for Adobe to charge the rest of us for an "upgrade" which really dramatically downgraded our ability to create the projects that we have been used to.

I believe that Adobe should provide a FREE patch to restore the slideshow functionality that has been taken away

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11.3K Points

MCSE engineer responding; did you see (my) response on page 2 of this forum?

Hi there, David, 

Your complaint was merged with another forum.  

I think you need Adobe Spark.  The slide show was separated from Photoshop Elements.   As a slide show maker, it will process everything into one show, including graphics, words, photos, into one slide show.  It's great for for photos only, and it's been used for forums and blogs.  You can find Adobe Spark at: https://spark.adobe.com/home/.  Get started for free.   

As a professional, I think you received a lot more for your "big bucks" with Photoshop Elements.   And you have many versions with different tools to use as well.   A slide show feature in Elements can be bulky as most users only utilized the slide show feature once per two years. 

Professionals pay even bigger bucks for the full version of Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite.  We can make a slide show in 4 minutes as a routine:  2 second intervals per slide and 2 seconds for showing.  Keep the photos needed for your slide show in one folder otherwise, the maker will take all photos throughout your computer.  It takes 30 photos per  minute, 450 per 15 minutes, and then repeat.  Your audience will get restless just 15 minutes.  But if you want an hour show, count on 1800 photos.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE responding;

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11.3K Points

4 years ago

MCSE engineer responding;

Hi there, David, 

Your complaint was merged with another forum.  

I think you need Adobe Spark.  The slide show was separated from Photoshop Elements.   As a slide show maker, it will process everything into one show, including graphics, words, photos, into one slide show.  It's great for for photos only, and it's been used for forums and blogs.  You can find Adobe Spark at: https://spark.adobe.com/home/.  Get started for free.   

As a professional, I think you received a lot more for your "big bucks" with Photoshop Elements.   And you have many versions with different tools to use as well.   A slide show feature in Elements can be bulky as most users only utilized the slide show feature once per two years. 

Professionals pay even bigger bucks for the full version of Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite.  We can make a slide show in 4 minutes as a routine:  2 second intervals per slide and 2 seconds for showing.  Keep the photos needed for your slide show in one folder otherwise, the maker will take all photos throughout your computer.  It takes 30 photos per  minute, 450 per 15 minutes, and then repeat.  Your audience will get restless just 15 minutes.  But if you want an hour show, count on 1800 photos.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE responding;

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements: Slideshow maker useless and worse than ever.

Well this may be the final straw. While you add features that I almost never use, now you folks are removing the most basic control of  slideshows. What justification can you give for REMOVING features? Making slideshows used to be quite simple and the slide show maker previously, while boring, was adequate. But now? It basically sucks. Now you have to go into Premiere and do the whole thing BY HAND what used to be a somewhat automatic process.  Please bring back what you had - at least, and if PS 16 does not have significant improvements in the slideshow creations, you can say goodbye to me as a customer.

I have a copy of Magix Video Pro. They do a great job of slideshow creation - many transitions, movements, etc all applied AUTOMATICALLY with a wizard. A little tweaking and you have a very impressive slide show - not a boring fade in and out that PSE 15 generated for me, that I can't edit!!!!

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11.3K Points

4 years ago

Ed,
I am copying Richard's reply here that was in the other subject heading and not pulled over into this category.  I think it's worth reading his reply too.  I had forgotten Adobe Spark was available too, I had recommended that a month ago.  You will find that one above.    You can find Adobe Spark at: https://spark.adobe.com/home/.  Get started with adobe Spark for free today.   Now see Richard's reply to you.   

Richard Barnum

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Give em Hell Ed!!!!  Of all the complaints I have heard about PSE, yours has got to be at the top of the list.  I never used the feature but there were a whole lot of folks who did and I really wonder why they would have made this tool so miserable.  I doubt if they will ever fix it but Seve Leham gives you a really good free option.  I often have to use several programs to get basic things done, I still like PSE because it is the best option out there, it is not a subscription, and with a few second party plugins can run almost as good as PS.  I upgrade every other year.

Thanks for your post, you speak the truth for many!!!!




Rich

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70 Points

4 years ago

I just installed PE15 and went to run my slideshow (all 9000 items) and it says it can play only 512 media items. Any way to get around the restrictions? What other Slideshow creator (Win 10) can you recommend that handles video and photo and the captions from PE?