Elements 14: Where can I find Photomerge?

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I can not find Photomerge in the Expert view, or is there no Photomerge in Elements 14?
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Siegfried Höfler

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Hi Siegfried,

In Photoshop Elements 14, Photomerge was moved to be under Guided.

Photoshop Elements Help | What's new in Photoshop Elements 14: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-ele...

Photoshop Elements Help | Guided mode - Photomerge edits:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-ele...

In the Editor, it has been moved to the 'guided' edits display.
In the Organizer, it's still under the menu Edit > Photomerge.

Let us know if you need further help.
Regards
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Rob Fieser

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It's nice that there are panorama options in the Organizer and Guided mode. However, I still don't understand why the option for panoramas was removed from the Expert mode. I think it was a mistake and Adobe is going to lose some customers because of it.
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The new system is less flexible and therefore not as useful. The reposition mode does not allow you to do just that and reposition the images if the auto -stitch is not very good.  I liked to be able to see the  whole panorama before finally creating the panorama.

I have also found that it cuts off the outer edges of some photos.

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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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A small tip:
Once the Photomerge is complete, you can switch to the Expert view.
You can hide the visibility of the top photomerged layer and play with the aligned layers and their masks; I often use this to ignore the 'content aware' fill and crop according to my taste.
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I have versions 6, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 2008 As I am a volunteer trainer for seniors on all things photographic. I find Adobe has caught the Microsoft disease, i.e. change for the sake of change with no added benefit to the user.

in Version 14 Photomerge was moved to guided edit which wouldn't have been a major problem except it doesn't work especially in Panorama and you would be amazed how many people use panorama.

I have looked at version 14 on 5 different peoples computers and only one sort of worked, but when I took the photos and ran them through version 13 I got a much better result. There is obviously a code problem that it sort of runs on some computers and not on others.

It doesn't seem to matter whether it is a Microsoft 7 or 10 operating system it still doen't work

I know version 14 is old hat and Adobe would be reluctant to supply a patch, morally they should, but name me a computer software company who considered morals before profit (I need a good laugh.)

What adobe needs to learn a lesson from this and other similar stuff ups over various versions; Yes, please add more feature each year, but please stop moving and playing with the existing features un-necessarily. Learn the golden rule "If it isn't broke DONT FIX IT"  leave well alone.

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I can see that you are dealing with the "senior" group: I should know, I am 73...
Version 14 had a couple of flaws, especially the issue about having to re-save vertical files. But knowing the problems, I can work in PSE14 panorama  just like in PSE13 or the more recent versions. I don't find any difference in the results.

Yes, please add more feature each year, but please stop moving and playing with the existing features un-necessarily. Learn the golden rule "If it isn't broke DONT FIX IT"  leave well alone.
That's what senior users wisely teach.
Two problems.

Keep the programm unchanged. Ok if nothing changes around the program. The hardware; the OS, the OS version, the add-ons, the external assets like Google Maps... Otherwise you'll need updates. Anyway, bug fixes are expected.Those updates require programming. Users of the nearly twenty Elements versions would like free updates for each one of the old versions. Morally, I don't find that expectation to be fair.

Second issue.
You know what happens for programs which are no longer supported.
For programs to be supported, not only should the updates be paid in some way by the existing consumer base, but there should be an incentive for new customers to continue to buy the product. That means expectations from younger customers for 'magic' or 'gadget' features; that means taking the competing softwares into account.

you would be amazed how many people use panorama.
Yes, once or twice a year, or just when testing the new Elements version to play with new features.
I would teach beginners to do more of them, not just for play, but to use them when that makes sense, for instance when you don't have an enough wide angle lens, whith two to three images only. I would also teach them the basics of panoramas which apply to any panorama shooting.
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Ken Britton

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Michel, I think you missed the point. I fully understand that programs need to be upgraded to suit changes in OSs and or hardware.  I also understand you can't have patches for legacy versions. However Adobe often move features from one tab to another for no obvious reason and these changes are not noted in their "what's new and changed" sepal that they have at the beginning of all new versions.

 I have spent many years working to sort issues with multimillion dollar software packages and I find two problems. the programmer has no concept that only 30% (if that) of all users are intuitive and have the ability to use any program and work through it without a user guide, the rest get hopelessly lost. That is especially true of mature to senior users who want to learn to use the software, but are either new to computers or their experience is limited to very fixed usage and programs like PE is to them very complex.

These people will replace their Photo software every 4-5 years and can't see why should have to do so any more frequently.

It is morally wrong to expect users to have to buy a new version every year, fixers and patches should be available for at least 18 months after release.  If it hasn't been sorted by then it will never be sorted

I buy at least every 1-2 as I need to be across all changes for teaching purposes, but most of my own personal work is done using Lightroom or Photoshop CC, illustrator or indesign, depending on what I'm doing as not all of my activities are limited to photography. 

From  a teaching point of view I like that Adobe has developed more features in guided edit, but please tell the user, but don't assume they can work it out for themselves.


You obviously don't comprehend that that a lot of people take photos with non DSLR  as well as DSLR.  Also I estimate the number of people buy a DSLR camera because they think it will take better photos is very high.  Lots of these people will spend hundreds on the camera, but have no intention of having more than the one lens that the guy in the camera store suggested. 

They buy them for travel and bring home their memories, they are not like you or I who might wait hours for that perfect sunset or sunrise.  When they get home they put their photos in Photo books. They don't want to, or intend to carry a lot of gear they expect their flash camera will do it all on Auto.

I can assure you they will takes lots of photos they then wish to merge into panoramas for their photo books

These people don't want to go and do a photographic course.

BTW at 73 you have a lot of catching up to do, I was not long retired at that age.

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Siegfried Höfler

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Sorry, there is no Photomerge under the menu Edit.
I have Windows10 and Elements 14 German.
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It's not in the menu Edit of the 'Expert' editing mode.
In Elements 14 you can choose between 'Expert', 'Guided' or 'quick' mode.
Select the guided edit mode, you'll see a menu bar on top. Photomerge is the on the right.
This will display the photomerge menu as explained in the links given by Pete Green.
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Siegfried Höfler

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Yes, it is there, but it does'nt work.
Photoshop Elements 11 was much better.
I think it is not made for windows 10.
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Su Yoder

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Exactly it is not working it is there...
I almost did not buy this program but thought maybe it might have improved..
You just make it worse
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled ELEMENTS 14 Merge features.

I have PSE14. How am I able to do Photoshop Merge. In PSE 11,12,13 it used to be under the Enhance drop down menu.
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I have issues after just purchasing elements 14 ,Photomerge doas't give me the same user functionality that elements 11 had ,if its working well why change it.It keeps aborting with error 8800.Also in elements 11 I was able to reposition to what I wanted in photo merge, in 14 if it can't atuto merge no matter which setting it just says can't merge.This photo merge seems massively clunky towards the old photo merge which was a quick 3 step ,now it just doesn't work for me :(
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jim hays

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Photomerge doesn't work. Help files aren't helpful on this.
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jim hays

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John Tymon

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I Use photomerge a lot with my pano landscapes the elements, and the 14 version just doesn't do it for me .please put the repositioning part back in as an update or patch, I think you will find most serious users used this function in photo merge above all others and ,its been removed for some unknown reason in elements 14.Its the first time out of 5 times purchasing elements that ive been disappointed as the programme has gone backwards instead of forwards in a function.
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Hello
I used PSE10 and add to update to PSE104 because my Oly body (OMD EM1) need at least a new version for RAW Files.
I can't open a photomerge@panorama with RAW file directly as I was proceeding with PSE10.
I have only the comment "Open files from the basket" when I clic on "Photomerge@panorama".