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....
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?
PSE 13 Slide show Generator does not allow:
More than 1 song in a slide show
Full screen preview starting with the slide one is working on
Slide show duration
All of these features were available in PSE12!
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.
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
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")
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.
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.
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.
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
Have they offered any official explanation? Obviously, a lot of people are disappointed with this.
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
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.
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.
I am shouting because ADOBE customer
service needs to wake up.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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