Photoshop Elements: Can I create a 2012 Calendar with PSE 9?

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I just purchased PSE 9 and I cannot make a 2012 calendar unless I upgrade for 49.99 /year. Is this correct?
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John Walsh

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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You should be able to make a calendar as far out as 2021 using PSE 9.

1. Click "Create"
2. Click "Photo Calendar"
3. Select the Year

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John Walsh

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Thank you for the quick response. Two obstacles. First, any calendar with a yellow band is not available unless I upgrade. 2nd - When I choose 2012, it makes a calendar for 2011; chose 2013, it made a calendar for 2012 and so forth. So, for some reason, my years are offset.

But, despite the minor adjustments, the rest seems fairly intuitive. Again, thanks.
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manny koufalakis

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did you get a reply to this because I am having the exact same problem, and noway am I paying again when I just purchased it less than six months ago.
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John Walsh

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Apparently there are two versions to PSE9. There is the basic version and the premium version. The premium version requires an annual fee to access the additional backgrounds.

I chose not to upgrade to the premium version. Instead, I found free backgrounds and brushes on the internet. For example, by browsing "free adobe photoshop backgrounds" you will find a myriad of free stuff. Through some experimentation, I saved the files and uploaded them into PSE9 and I was able to incorporate them into my calendar.

Overall, I really struggled with the calendar functions. I somehow deleted a month and could not figure out how to add it back in. I could not find a button that allowed an automated insertion of holidays. I had to manually enter every single holiday. And, when I did, the font was an awful bright green which was difficult to view on the white background. I would have liked to have been able to change some of the automatic/default format settings.

I inserted pictures on holidays and birthdays, which increased the size of my file; therefore making the process more sluggish as I trudged through the months of the calendar. I have a relatively new but inexpensive desktop computer. It is not suited for the image processing memory needed. I upgraded my RAM to 16gb from 4gb during the process and gained only a slight increase in speed. Someone recommended changing my video card and processor as well. Combined, they would both exceed the cost of my computer. I've not yet gone down that road.

I learned to save often because the program frequently locked up and I lost hours of work each time.

I spent over 40 hours making a calendar for my daughter. Unless Adobe makes some significant changes to the calendar process, I doubt I will use the program to make another.

I took a 10 week photography class at the local community college to enhance my digital photography skills. The class delved extensively into PSE, but I have found the skills I learned are perishable. I spend more time trying to remember how I performed a function than I do in the actual editing process. I purchased The Photoshop Elements book by Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski. They help through some of the basics, but the program has so much more potential.

The best resource I found are the videos on the internet. When I get stuck on a process, I Google it and I can usually find a video that shows me how to do it.

I know I didn't solve your problem, but at least we now know that we are not alone with our frustration. Good Luck
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manny koufalakis

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thankyou John, especially for your hint, by choosing 2013 I got a calender for 2012, I too found it a tad frustrating having to start afresh everytime I made a mistake, only took me 4 hours though. You must have a lot of patience.