New user: iMac 10.7.5 3.4GHz i7 4GB mem ~2GB free 300GB disc free
When I tried to import from a card reader, some pictures were, maybe 75 of the 339 in the card. Then PE11 became unresponsive, can't quit, cancel. Mouse still worked on other programs. As another thought, I didn't like for it to open in full screen mode.
Why are you using Premiere Elements, a video editor, to try and edit pictures?
Are you going to make a movie, or slideshow, from those pictures?
Read Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
My Sony camera ( HX200 ) does good photos and AVCHD or MP4 movies. I'm on a Mac and have used iPhoto for all of my pictures. When I try movie clips ( MP4 only ) iPhoto will import them sometimes and will lock up sometimes. It takes a hard boot to get the system back. I have tried iMovie and the results are the same. The specs on PE says "AVCHD and MP4" work.
I want to produce a slide show eventually and include some movie clips. PE seems to be even poorer than iPhoto.
Thanks for the info. My pictures are several times that size. If I had known that was a limitation I would have saved my money. My movies are even 1980 x 1020. I have stills that are 3456 x 2592 and 4912 x 1080. I guess I'll stick with iPhoto without movies.
The limitation on Image sizes in PrE is 4096 x 4096, but each Image takes resources to process.
That is why we normally suggest Scaling them down to ~ 2000 x 1500 for HD (High Def) Projects. The "rule of thumb" is 1000 x 750 for SD (Standard Def) Projects. This relieves the computer having to process pixels, that are not used.
Even with 4000 x 3000, within the 4096 x 4096 limitation, a lot of computing horsepower is used up, and one cannot show more than 1920 x 1080 pixels at a time, with an HD Project, so the extra pixels just take resources, to no end.
Also, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements have more and better Scaling algorithms, than does PrE - they are, after all, Image editing programs.
When Scaled outside of Premiere, I have had Projects with 3000+ 720 x 480 (SD Project), that edited smoothly. On the same computer, a Project with but five 4096 x 4096 Images slowed to a crawl, with the sixth. I had to take the Project to Adobe After Effects, as it handles large Images in a totally different, and better way.
For advice on Scaling large Still Images, this article should be helpful: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798?start=0&tstart=0