Multiple file processing bug in PSE 2018: Attaching label fails

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When trying to attach a label (e.g. file name) when processing multiple files, it only works on the very first image. All consequent images don't get labeled.
Version: 16.0 (20170902.m.113423)  x64
on Windows 10 64-Bit

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Jürgen Atzgerstorfer

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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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What do you mean by 'attaching label'?
The process multiple files command has a few options to batch rename files, that's all.
Are you also using the organizer? That's the tool to manage tags, keywords and captions on many files.

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Jürgen Atzgerstorfer

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See bullet point 8 under the header "Process multiple files": https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/opening-files.html#main-pars_heading_8

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Thanks for the link, now I understand your issue better.
A few things to consider:
- I would advise to choose another destination, not the original one and to look at the destination locattion to check the result.
- The default font size may be much too small to be clearly visible if your file is big in pixel size.
- If you choose the option to process already opened files, be sure all files are selected (white border around each thumbnail in the photo bin - select the first one and shift click the last one). Not sure about this, but that might explain why a single file would be edited with the label.
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Jürgen Atzgerstorfer

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Thanks for thinking more about this issue!
The function has been working properly before, therefore my confusion...
- I always use a different destination folder
- The font size is fine (I can see the label nicely on the first photo)
- I tried working from only opened files and selected them all, still only the first photo worked
This really seems to be a bug. I'm not aware of any recent software updates on my PC that might have impacted the PSE installation.
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