Slideshow Options in PE15

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I have a few questions regarding slideshows using PE15:

1.  Is it possible to change the order of photos in a slideshow (e.g., earliest dates to latest dates)? I know one can do this in PE18, but I can't find anything about PE15 in this regard.


2. If I export a slideshow to a hard disk, can I then burn a copy on a CD/DVD to give to a family member?

3.  Does an exported slideshow retain associated music?

Thanks.


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Jon,It appears that you are using Photoshop Elements 15 (PSE15) and not Premiere Elements (PE15).

1 - I have found no difference between Version 15 and 2018 in this respect. I create an album, set the sort order to the desired order or 'custom' and create the slideshow from there.

2 - When you export, you get an .mp4 video file. You can copy and share that file in a usual way, for instance to a USB thumbstick. If you burn the video file to a CD, the destination player (a TV set for instance) must be compatible with the .mp4 video format.

3 - The video file is complete with music.
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Michel,

Yes, I meant PSE15. Thank you very much for your answer, which is very helpful.

I have another, related question. I went through my thousands of photos and made copies of selected ones, which I put into a separate folder on my computer. Is there a way to create a slideshow from the photos in that folder, or does the selection of photos have to be made using the original copies in the organizer?

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The slideshow uses files imported in your catalog.If your copies have been created in such a way that they are in the catalog, no problem.The general workflow is to manage your files by creating albums to select your files and order them in your preferred sort order.Then, you may want to 'export' your files with the options to resize and possibly rename them for use in other softwares, including sliding show ones.If you export your files, they won't be included in the catalog. You have to import those files in the catalog. No problem to create your slideshow from those exported files.
The only potential problem could be the following.You have created the copies outside of the organizer.You have to 'import' the copies.There, the risk is that the 'import' function of the organizer will refuse to import because "the files are already in the catalog". That would happen if the copies have the exact same size as the originals, even if they have been renamed.
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Thanks. I have a followup question. You just mentioned putting photos in an album in sort order. I assume that you don't have to put photos in a given order in an album in order to use them in a slide show? I thought a slideshow is made by first selecting photos in organizer and then selecting 'create slideshow'?
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You don't need to.
"I thought a slideshow is made by first selecting photos in organizer and then selecting 'create slideshow "Yes, using an album is just another way to select photos in the organizer. If you want to take advantage of the option to switch instantly from one sort order to another (latest or newest, file name...) do it before entering your files in your project. If you have to use a 'custom' and random order, you can do it in the album or later in your project.