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Tue, Jun 28, 2011 8:49 PM

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Photoshop Elements: PSE 9 Widescreen option missing?

I just upgraded to Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere 9, from Version 7 and the new PSE 9 is missing a very key option that Version 7 had. In the new PSE 9, when you creat a slide show, then output, there is no longer a widescreen option. You could create beautiful widescreen with perfect aspect ratio for 16:9 TV's. But, with PSE 9, the "Send to TV Option in the Output window is now gone, so there is no way to creast a widescreen slide show in PSE 9!. In this day and age when everyone has 16:9 TV, and only the old standard 4:3 option is available?? That is a shame and not what I expect from Adobe. Please fix this problem.

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10 y ago

The "Send to TV" option was a method of previewing your slideshow on an external monitor. As such, it was designed to allow video playback on TV so that it could be recorded with a VCR. As the VCR is a completely archaic technology, the "Send to TV" option has been deprecated.

We are moving into a world where the TV is no longer king (widescreen or otherwise), so the output options for slideshows are more about sending them to Premiere Elements for mastering. There you can output your video in Widescreen for DVD, Blu-ray, and even optimized for mobile devices (which is the true future of media playback).

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10 y ago

That's too bad, Photoshop Elements as a standalone software should offer a widescreen output, and it does not do that anymore. Nobody uses 4:3 anymore, I should not have to rely on a secondary software like Premiere program just to get widescreen capabilty. At least Send TV optionin V7 offered widescreen capabilty, even though the "preview" window in photoshop is also old 4:3 so you can not see widescreen there either, but at least the Output worked for widescreen, that is better than then the new version 9 where it is all 4:3 and no widescreen at all. I bought version 9 of photoshop and can not use it or return it, I have reverted back to the older version 7, at least that works.

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10 y ago

I agree with Vas Panikian. I have PSE7 and I just downloaded a trial version of PSE9 because I want to produce widescreen slideshows for my TV. I was amazed to find that PSE9 doesn't support widescreen. I'll look for another product.