Photoshop Elements: How do I Launch PSE 9 from Premiere Organizer 10?

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I have Premiere Elements 10 and PSE 9. I want to use the Premiere 10 Organizer but want to be able to launch my pse 9 from organizer 10 for pictures. I don't want to have to maintain 2 catalogues. Any ideas?
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You can convert the catalog of PSE9 to PSE10. This can be done by going to Elements Organizer of PSE10 and convert the catalog of PSE9. This can be done through File->Catalog->Conversion and then select the catalog of PSE9
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Saurabh,

I think he's aware of how to upgrade the catalog. I think he's wondering how to configure Elements 10 Organizer to launch PSE 9 Editor.

Ray,

Have you tried an experiment of loading a single JPEG into the PSE 10 Organizer to see if launches PSE 9 Editor?
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Jeffrey, you are correct. I have converted my PSE9 catalogue into my Premiere 10 Organizer but when I try to edit a photo from the Premiere 10 Organizer (right click and select Edit with Photoshop Elements) it says I have to install Photoshop - but I already have PSE 9 installed. I understand the incompatibility between Organizers but i just want to use the Organizer that came with Premiere 10 and be able to launch photos for editing back into PSE9 and videos into Premiere 10.
Thanks for any suggestions you can give.
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I've tried a few things and haven't been able to specify PSE 9 as a separate external editor. I've asked the team for some guidance.
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Hi Jeffrey.
Had any luck with this? I WAS able to make a copy of the PSE9 exe (changing the name) and then specify it as the executable for a different photo editor under Organizer 10 under Edit, Preferences, Editing but there are now 2 less serious problems. 1. The only way you can launch PSE9 is by selecting the photo in Organizer and then selecting Edit, Edit with . 2. The other problem with this approach is that as soon as you launch PSE9 this way, it automatically creates a Copy and automatically saves it even if you haven't made any edits.

Again, any help you can suggest would be approeciated.
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Each version of the Elements Organizer is designed to only work with it's contemporary versions of Photoshop and Premiere. There isn't a direct way around this. It's not very often that we see an offset like this, most people buy the Elements bundle (it's much cheaper this way), so we don't see a lot of off-version pairing of the Elements products.

Have you tried simply renaming the application folder?

Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 9, and rename it to "Photoshop Elements 10".

This could be what Ray was alluding to. And it does come with some issues because a lot of functions within application rely on correct folder structure and pathing.
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Thanks Brett. Just got around to trying it. I also tried renaming both the folder AND the PSE9 exe to what it looked like the PSE10 filename would be (by looking at the format of the Premiere exe) but neither works. In my previous email I also mentioned that I was able to launch PSE9 from Premiere Organizer 10 as an auxilliary editor but that it creates a copy of the original file and automatically saves it. That might be "liveable" except that the copied file does not go into the Version set so it proliferates the catalog entries.
The Premiere purchase was made as a new purchase after I had been using PSE for some time and I didn't see enough new stuff in PSE10 that I would use that I felt it was worthwhile.
Thanks for all the people who responded. If you come across any other way to address it please let me know but I guess I will just have to wait until version 11 of both come out and then if there is enough in it, upgrade both.
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Sorry. Yes, I talked with the Elements product manager. They make it specifically so they're paired up by version to avoid conflicts and other confusion. So, unfortunately for you, it's an intended limitation. Sorry.
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Hi Jeffrey. After trying to work with the mixture of PSE9 and Premiere Elements 10 I am finding maintaining 2 Catalogs very unworkable. Are any of the following options possible:
1. Backgrade my Premiere 10 to V 9. I understand that anything I have done in the V10 catalog will be toast but I think I can live with that. My copy of Premiere was a first time purchase - not an upgrade so I don't have Premiere 9 code or key.
2. I am not prepared to upgrade my PSE9 to V10 for $79 as there is little if anything I would use in the update. (I upgraded my V8 to 9 because I saw features I would like) However, I know that there are periodically promotions offered. Are there any in the near future which would allow me to upgrade at a much better price point? I really am only interested in compatibility between Photoshop and Premiere catalogs.

Thanks
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I'll follow up via email with a suggestion. Thanks.