Elements: How do I find a saved slideshow and open for edit?

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I am new to Photoshop Elements 8. I have it installed on Windows 7. Last week I created a slideshow in PSE8 and saved ii. Yesterday I tried to open it to do some editing but I cannot see how to open it, let alone where it is residing. All the tutorials show how to create a slide show but not how to open an existing one.
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If you create a slideshow project and save it, you can reopen the project later for further editing. This is done simply by double-clicking on the slideshow project icon. Finding your slideshow project could be tricky, depending on your settings.

First, a slideshow has a special icon on it's thumbnail (the thumbnail will be the first slide in the show).


If you know the name you saved the project as, you can simply perform a search with the search box in the upper left, just under the menus.


You can also restrict the view to show only Projects by going to View > Media Types, and unchecking everything except projects (no photos or videos displayed, remove the haystack to find the needle).


However, if you have created a slideshow and exported it out to a video file or PDF, you will not be able to edit that with Photoshop Elements. To edit PDF files, you'll need Acrobat. To edit video files, you will need Premiere Pro or Premiere Elements.
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"Finding your slideshow project could be tricky, depending on your settings. "

REALLY?  5 years later and this problem hasn't been fixed yet?  Hey, saving your file is a basic step to make sure you don't lose work by making an unfortunate edit -- it shouldn't be hard to do, or hard to find the file you did save!  I spent a long time a slideshow, clicked Save, clicked Done, and now can't find it anywhere.  What is the problem with making it easy to use?
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I totally agree. It is very frustrating!
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I just am continually astounded at how user UNfriendly Photoshop is. Everytime I use it something like this happens...I have to search around and hunt for the simpleist things!
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Are you also trying to find a slide show you just created?

When trying to find this information, where are you checking? If you are performing a search, what keywords are you using?

A freshly created slide show will be the first item listed in your Organizer if you are in Thumbnail View. Do you have suggestions on how it would be easier to find your slide show?
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There's no doubt that Elements is the most powerful and versatile photo editing tool around, by why is it so user unfriendly. I would upgrade from 7 to 13 immediately if I thought it would be better in this respect, but my present experience with 7 is discouraging.
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It isn't any better in ver. 14
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I cant find the slideshow I made yesterday. It is for a wedding and I spent alot of time organizing it. Where is it!
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I have the same problem using Elements 9 on Windows 7. I cannot tell the program where I want it to be saved, so when it crashes while I am trying to save the slideshow to a wmv file (it has done so 2-3 times in the past 2 days), I have no idea where to find the file which I saved prior to trying to save it as a wmv. I must be missing the File-->Open menu. When I do a search for it nothing came up. The only thing I was able to do is to search through all of the files on my computer for files last modified on the day in question, then go through the hundreds of results to look for something that looks like an adobe file. I clicked on that, then had to tell it what program to open it with. Isn't there an easier way? Is there no way to tell it where you want it saved to? You said it could be tricky to find it, depending on my settings. What settings do I need to change so that it isn't tricky?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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You won't be looking for a File > Open command. When you save a Slideshow, you are saving a project file. This does not get saved to your computer, which is why you are not asked for a save to location. So searching your computer or looking for new files will not be of any help. It merely becomes a part of your Organizer catalog.

What you will be looking for is your slideshow project within the Organizer. This will just be another thumbnail in your catalog, it will have the same picture as the first picture in your slideshow. What will set it apart is the little symbol in the upper-right, a rectangle with a Play button triangle. Simply double-click on this to reopen your slideshow.

If you are having trouble finding your slideshow, there are a number of ways you can find it. You can use the Search box in the upper-left, just under the File menu. Also, from the View menu you can hide all of your images by going to Media Types and unchecking Pictures.
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I am a frustrated Premier Elements 11 user. I 'used' to be able to save in PDF. However, and I believe after I accepted "update is available", the PDF save feature is no longer available. I can not find it anywhere.
I really NEED to save in PDF. And I need it for a presentation that comes up in a wek.
PLEASE help me.

I am downloading the "older version" of Elements 11 right now and hope to re-install it. We shall see. However, I hope it doesn't lose my stored files. Even if I copy them and restore them, there is no guarantee that they will work since I made the projects with the "updated version".
Oh well... we shall see.
thanks in advance for help.
Bob W5UQ@att.NET
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Hello Bob. There are not updates for Photoshop Elements 11 (unless you count updating the Camera Raw plug-in, but this has no effect on the slideshow). Saving as PDF should always be an option for slideshow output.

Just to verify, once you have finished creating your slideshow, click the Output button at the top of the slideshow editor and select Save as a File. You'll then have two options: WMV and PDF.

As far as losing any files, as I mentioned there have been no updates for Elements 11, so you will simply be reinstalling the software with no changes.

If you do not have the PDF option, can you post a screen shot of what you do see?
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Made my slideshow. Saved. relocated several days and edit it as well. Shut down my computer everyday. Took a break from the slide show and made 2 smaller shows. went back to edit original slideshow a week later. The format was in tack. Except for the images. Only a few images was still saved but, for the most of the slideshow the images was gone. Also the 2 newest small slideshow all images was missing. I can't find anywhere a reopen or find images or restore images to saved slideshow. WHERE and HOW can I get the original saved slideshow?