Elements: Ability to disable eLive

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The new tab, 'eLive', on Photoshop Elements' Organizer annoys me. I want to get rid or it, or hide it. I can't find anywhere (e.g. in Preferences) to control this.
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James Russell

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Tonia

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I just bought the upgrade today. I do not like the eLive tab. It's too invasive. I wouldn't have bought the upgrade if I had known how invasive it was.
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Philip Staley

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Agreed. It is causing issues with using Elements due to our Internet access policy.
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Tim Turner

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11 months ago and no response? I just upgraded to 14 and am trying to figure out how to get rid of eLive.
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Rufus Neal

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Elements: Elements Live - is it a security risk? Can I disable it and remove from....

How do I disable elive? It is an unwelcome intrusion both on my menu (I never use it and never will) and on my security (it seems to maintain a live conduit back to Adobe). This question has been asked several times before, but no-one from Adobe seems to have bothered answering it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled ELEMENTS 13 - can i disable elive or the organizer?.

Adobe Photoshop elements 13 is eating up all my resources. I don't ever use elive or the organizer. Can I disable them?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled elements 14, elive ,how do I close it when using gided edit?.

How do I close "elive when using the guided edit ?
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So far a lot of questions BUT NO answers.
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James Russell

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This refusal of Adobe to answer questions for months and even years, together with an incredibly persistent bug resulting in frequent crashes, sustained across years and multiple versions, is why I've abandoned Elements Organizer. I'm still using Elements Editor (which is excellent), but for organizing my > 20,000 photo collection I've switched to Lyn, an open source solution. Doesn't make an obnoxious, opaque and unstable data base, just looks right at your file system, efficiently. I regret that it does not have a keyword functionality, for multi-parameter organization. It does not seem to display metadata stored in the files themselves reliably. Any suggestions for this would be welcome.
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Shantanu Narayen

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This article was the first hit on a search for "disable stupid elive photoshop elements". While annoying, the only real solution appears to block access at the firewall level. Easy enough... What a pathetic application suite the entire Adobe line has become. Ironically, in order to post here, one must create an account at GetSatisfication.com. Funny, that.
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Shantunu - Interesting post...but some q's

how do you block access for alive at the firewall level - what address do you block - and does it affect Adobe updates (I'm on a mac)?

What alternatives would you recommend (again including ones for mac). PSE seems good value to me, but unless I can block it feeding info back to Adobe without my knowledge I would like to change when I next upgrade.

Incidentally - the modern versions of Adobe Reader seem to be online and constantly connected. But luckily there are many alternatives that aren't spying on me that I can use to open PDFs.

And finally. Why aren't there more people complaining about this? If only a few people mind, then Adobe won't change it...
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I have a personal firewall on my PC named Outpost. It blocks and records all outbound traffic and informs me of the address of that traffic. For example, "trackingyou.adobe.com" (I made that up, it's just fake, I no longer remember the addresses).

Whenever I start Elements, I just watch for all the (in my opinion) useless traffic to Adobe. This traffic isn't for my benefit, only theirs. "cloudy" and "advertising revenue", all that.  For each address, I add an entry to my wireless firewall to prevent such junk.  There are tens of them but I add them each visit.  Annoying, but it's better than giving all my information and photos and privacy to Adobe.

Everything on my laptop works fine, I just get messages from Elements, "Could not connect to eLive" that I just dismiss.  Editor works fine, Organizer works fine.  I really just wanted to buy the software, not get tracked and have to participate in the stupid "eLive" that is all the rage.  It's useless to us consumers, only valuable to Adobe. They get to "monetize you"... commentary aside :)

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Edward Lynch

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Have you ever tried to find help on Adobe? another great waste of time.
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The words "Help" and "Adobe" are mutually exclusive.
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sjconnorrj

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Adobe listen to customers?!?  Not a chance.  I, too, would love to get rid of that moronic eLive tab, but Adobe sees it (I assume) as a brilliant marketing tool.  It's not.
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I totally agree to this eLive annoyance, but Adobe NEVER listen - they are not bothered especially with eLive which CONNECTS to your computers and I would not be surprised if they actually log our Computer MAC address.
What if one uses a spoof address just to be anonymous and not be bothered by anyone?
I would probably not be able to work with their program because it does not match their database logs - art least when it decides to use the connection to check licence validity - why not use a hardware key then?

Apart from the fact it is invasive, because it is - it is also NOT purchased by use, they just added it!

Also, 'apart' from the above [!] it would be nice to actually 'control' it, as our computer is ours and we paid for using this software, not to be burdened with other stuff we do not want or asked invading our computers.
Adobe's software already is HUGE and invading as it is with too many scripts on at the same time - we do not need more.

My computer is very fast and PSE 13 slows it down a bit - first time and first program doing it - it is eLive in my view.

Unfortunately this is the approach of many Companies [especially US Companies I have to say] to 'invade'.

See Adobe's Flash Player updates!

They 'offer' you to try another software [which obviously pay Adobe for it] and Adobe keep the OPTIONAL offer checked and many [not computer savvy] install it - I do fix computers and 99% of the time I find they have their own Security installed and McAfee or Ask.com, etc. installed and they did not want it + McAfee can conflict with other security software and slow a computer down .

Why? Because it is the 'main' thing for these Companies = invading your privacy ;laterally' = legal [for now!]
It is an offer therefore I have the right to Check it if I wish to try it - not the other way around.

I also heard that in EU [possibly] eLive is not there - really?

Happy Computing
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What if you just stop using Adobe Photoshop because their customer service is so atrocious? I have, for that reason, and because Photoshop Elements Organizer has been unstable for multiple releases.