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

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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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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.   

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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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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.   

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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!!!!




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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?
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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.   

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Thanks Steve,
Does Adobe Spark include the Captions entered into PE15?