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Thu, Jun 2, 2011 1:23 AM

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Elements: Please add Slideshow feature to the Mac version

I have just switched from PC to Mac, and I have been using Elements for years. I love the creative control in slideshows on the PC version, but I was distressed to find that there was NO slideshow option on the Mac version? What the...?

Please, please, please... I love the Mac for my photo management, but I love the slideshow control in Photoshop Elements 9 for PC, please add it to the Mac version.

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10 y ago

Photoshop Elements Organizer is new to the Mac platform, with Version 9 being the first to include it. The reason it has been absent for so long is that it depends on a fair number of Windows technologies.

Slideshows are a perfect example. The technology that drives this feature is Windows Media Player. The corresponding technology on the Mac side is Quicktime. Unfortunately, Quicktime doesn't offer the same feature set to allow for the creation of slideshows.

As Organizer matures on the Mac platform, look for additional features as we work toward platform capability parity.

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72 Points

10 y ago

Sure wish Photoshop Elements 9 would allow you to import slide shows on mac. I have used Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for years on my WIndows PC and decided to take the plunge into Mac world only to find out you can't export slide shows. Any idea if/when this will be corrected?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop Elements slide shows on Mac.

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62 Points

10 y ago

Pour quelle raison PS Eléments 9 n'offre-t-il pas les applications de création des diaporamas et de mini-films, ni d'envoyer des messages électroniques agrémentés de photos lorsqu'on l'utilise sur plateforme Macintoch ? La version 10 non plus. Quelqu'un aurait-il une idée sur cette question ?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PSE 9 et 10 sur plateforme macintoch.

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< translated > Why does PS Elements 9 does not include applications for creating slide shows and mini-movies, or send e-mail with photos when used on platform Macintoch? 10 version either. Does anyone have an idea on this?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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62 Points

10 y ago

I switched from windows to Apple and had to buy v9 of elements to convert my 25,000 slide catalogue. I just discovered that it deleted all my slide shows. AND it doens't even have a feature to create slide shows - one of the most basic needs. What's going on????

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
No "Create Slide Shows" for PSE on Mac. What the ????.

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72 Points

10 y ago

So, I see Photoshop Elements 10 is now out and there still is no support for slideshows with Mac. That is so disappointing. I bought my mac due to my love of my iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

I went to the Apple Store multiple times after I realized that the Mac would not meet my needs and they suggested I buy Final Cut and Aperture. Oy! Really? Already spent $800 more than I had to with a PC and now I have to buy another $400 in software?

Really, REALLY disapointed!

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80 Points

10 y ago

I too am disappointed. I love my new mac but enjoy doing slide shows on elements. I have recently had to dig out my ancient laptop with elements 6 to make a slideshow! Ridiculous situation! I then spent ages getting the mac to read the wmv file but found the 'flip for mac' download to play it in QuickTime. Mac doesnt support othe slide show programmes either eg pro-show gold.
Please please apple sort out the situation soon.

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62 Points

9 y ago

What's the ETA for a slide show creator in PSE 10/11 for Mac? I hope it's very soon. We're all looking forward to it.

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PSE11 did add some new features to the Mac that were Windows only previously. But we still have not been able to develop the same slideshow creator using Quicktime or a substituting technology.

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8 y ago

Well, what a pity to see that a question asked 2 years ago still hasn't been fixed. I too bought a fancy macbook for my wife, and find out that slideshows aren 't possible. Happily enough it 's in the trial-version, but i'm sorry to say i will not buy the mac-version.

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70 Points

8 y ago

Adobe should include a disclaimer in their advertising that PS Elements for the Mac platform does not support the slideshow feature. We bought an iMac when we decided to replace our aging computer, but may have stayed with a PC if we had known this limitation. At least Adobe should allow using the PSE on BOTH (not either) a PC or MAC to allow the slideshow feature (since I still have a PC laptop).

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Whenever the slideshow feature is mentioned in our documentation, it includes a disclaimer that it is for Windows Only. For example, see: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/elementso...

Slideshow availability is not the only difference between Windows and Mac versions of the Elements Organizer. Here is the full list: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elem...

Additionally, depending on how you purchased Photoshop Elements, you may be able to use it on both Windows and Mac. If you purchased a boxed copy of the software, it would include disks for both Windows and Mac.

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touché...but what about the advertising (as opposed to the documentation)? Re: dual use: I do have both disks, but the photoshop combined license states "2.1.5 Dual Boot Platform.
The Software is licensed for use on a specific operating system platform. Customer must purchase a separate license for use of the Software on each operating system platform" (http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/p...)

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Do you have an ad in mind that we need to modify? Please let us know.

That is the general eula, but for some products that doesn't apply. Lightroom is another example where the license is dual platform. Also, a Creative Cloud subscription is dual platform (as well as multiple language).

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62 Points

8 y ago

I too switched to Mac and am bitterly disappointed that I can no longer do slide shows. It took MANY hours to import my photos as the PC hard drive had crashed. To finally get it all transferred over (two months) and have no ability to do slideshows made me feel betrayed, misled and really let down. ADOBE brand image way down on list now.

Whatever the tech issue is - this program should have a slideshow feature to be of any decent value. Lots of posts about the bloat of tools on the new ver12 package - why not invest the money into writing code for a slideshow feature? It is not rocket science and it is needed.

Wardeye

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60 Points

7 y ago

It is outrageous that one of the most fundamental features of photo organizing software is not included. It's been over four years and the 'Quick Time' excuse - never convincing in the first place - has now worn so thin as to have disintegrated.

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7 y ago

Steve,
I have not yet tried the new slideshow feature in Elements 13, but here is what you find in the pdf help file of the organizer:
http://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/elements-o...
page 136.
"About slideshows
Slideshows are a fun way to share media files. With Elements Organizer, you can easily create slideshows and customize
them with themes, music, text, captions, and more.
After you finish putting together a slideshow, you can choose to save it as an MP4 video or share it out.
Slideshow creation in Elements 13 is available to users on both supported platforms—Mac and Windows. When you
open slideshows created in earlier versions of Elements in Elements 13, you are prompted to upgrade the slideshows".

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80 Points

7 y ago

I was most interested in your comment Michael and read the PDF help file with interest. The slideshow for Mac that you have referred to appears to be just a choice of a few fixed template slideshows and not the full slideshow availlsble on PC.
Has anyone tried the slideshow yet? What is Apple's comment? I'm not buying another PSE upgrade until I'm assured that one can make fully customised slide shows.

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7 y ago

Jane,
To be fair, I don't use the new slideshow feature in Elements. I can't speak for Adobe, but I can tell you a few facts I have gathered from users from various Elements forums.
- the new slideshow version is exactly the same in Mac and PCs.
- Mac users always had other solutions to create slideshows, and Elements has always been very good at supplying resized, optimized, sorted pictures to feed the slideshow module or external software.
- a majority of former users of the slideshow feature in Elements considered it to be totally outdated to deal with HD format, and the lack of mp4 support.
- The new version can play on both Mac and PCs and produces quality results, but with very little flexibility and customizing, and a lack of support of older creations. No doubt it's enough for many Elements users who mainly want to display their photos without sophisticated effects.
Many assume that the present state of the slideshow feature is only a start...

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7 y ago

Thanks michel
I'd be interested to know what other software Mac users use as I haven't found anything. I'd like to use pro show gold for example ..... I've resorted to using a cheap app on my iPad for slide shows!