I have created a slide show in PSE 9, but whenever I try and preview it in full-screen mode I get an error that the program is experiencing a problem and it shuts down. Can anyone suggest a fix?
Try re-sizing the images, then create the slide show. I use jpegs 1500 x 1000 px. You can batch process to a new folder, retaining your originals. From Full Edit use File >> Process Multiple Files
Otherwise from the slideshow editor use Output >> Save to File >> WMV
Then try viewing the slideshow in Windows Media Player
Thank you for your response, but I'm going to need a little more hand holding. Would you mind walking me through the process of re-sizing the images? I have about 200 in the slide show. Also, once I've resized them, can I continue to tweak the slide show in PS? I am still working on transitions and adding the music, so I made need to do those things first.
Make your re-sized jpegs first then start over by adding them to a slideshow. Finally add the transitions and music and re-save.
File >> Process Multiple Files
Choose your source folder (e.g. the one containing the 200 images)
Create a new folder and select it as the destination.
Under Image Size check the box: resize images then enter 1500 pixels and 1000 pixels into the width and height boxes and set resolution to 72.
If your originals are raw files, PSD or another format, check the box for jpeg conversion and choose high quality.
Then click OK and when PSE finishes go to the new folder.
I followed your instructions and I did select JPEG high quality because a few of my pics were not in JPEG. However, now when I click on the new file in the Organizer and import the photos, I get this error: Nothing was imported. The files or folders selected did not contain any supported file types, or the files are already in this catalog.
There is no need to add the duplicates to the Organizer.
Create >> Slideshow
In the slideshow editor click:
Add Media >> Photos & Video from Folder
Navigate to your new folder and select the jpeg files.
OK that’s probably because the original aspect ratio was not 3:2 (e.g. 1500 x 1000)
You need to re-size in the same aspect ratio for your camera shots e.g. if the ratio was say 4:3 with an original size of say 4000 x 3000 you would resize to 1500 x 1125 to avoid distortion.