You have a brand new laptop with a 12 year old operating system?
Have you esured that any photo you add to your Premiere Elements project is no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size?
Have you run Disk Cleanup and ensured that you have at least 30 gigs of free, clean, defragmented space on your hard drive?
What are the technical specs on those computers? How fast is the processor, how much RAM and how much free, clean, freshly defragmented space on the hard drive?
Abotu operating system - I am in the hands of IT dept
They are planning upgrading to Windows 7. But not within the timeframe of current projects.
The image imitation I wasn´t aware of. Is that a definied/stated limitation in Adobe Premiere? To me the intuitive image size while working with 1920 x 1080 screen is making images in same size.
The laptop is completely new. I am definitely sure about a non-defraged-disc. 92 GB used 306 GB free.
It dept say the hardware should be sufficient. Even the earlier laptop they tried to get working had enough capacity due to the stated demands Adobe have.
i7-3520N CPU, @2.90GH
2,89 Ghz, 3.41 GB RAM
PAE (Physical Adress extension)
4 GM memory,
You need to open your photo(s) in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and ensure that each is no larger than 2000x1500 (since you are working in high-def).
And please make sure (or have your IT department make sure) you're running XP SP3 with all of the updates, including the non-critical updates. That's a very old operating system, and if it is not well tuned, clean, defragmented and up to date it could be contributing to your issues.
It´s SP3 - I´ll check the others :-)
Also, are the Still Images stored locally (on your laptop), or are they stored on a network?
Everything is locally. Project, images, .mov files, virtual files, temproary caches - everything is locally. I work half time offline so I am definitely sure.