Please find my response to your queries inline:
'I am forced to go to Revel and pay more for having gone over my backup limit. A scam!' - For a free user the limit is 50 uploads per month. If you exceed this limit then you need to purchase a subscription (in order to continue uploading more images onto Revel). Though during this period you can edit/delete/download your images from Revel.
' I notice that all the edits I make to MY pictures are not reflected in the pics in "My Pictures" on the hard drive.' - The edits made in Revel are saved on Revel cloud (Oz cloud). To get the edits on your hard drive, you need to export the 'Current version' onto hard drive.
Could you please elaborate about your Facebook workflow?
Please let me know if you need more clarity on any issue.
I will attempt to export the "current version"...tho Photoshop is so non-intuitive that I would have appreciated an explanation of how to do this.
So...you do not know how albums are created on Facebook ...and you call yourself a photo editing company. Basically you highlight the photos you want uploaded in My Pictures and they are uploaded to Facebook en masse.
All I am trying to do with Photoshop elements is to edit the photos on my hard drive before uploading them. I do not want or need "cloud backup". I do not want or need to pay you more $ for the privilege. There are a lot of editing fish in the sea. So unless I get a real explanation of that is going on...I will switch to Picassa or some other.
Sad...because photoshop is a very powerful editing tool . I think you must have too many software engineers employed making changes willy nilly...forgeting what the product is designed to do.
At the very least there should be an "old school" button to go back to the tried and true...tho I must say, I have had probelems with the old version as well. It no longer recognises photos that have already been uploaded resulting in multiple copies being saved. A waste.
There is a misunderstanding between my reply and the original issue. My previous reply was in regard that you are using Revel app and you want to download the original. (Export current version option is there on Revel not on Organizer).
But it appears that you are using PSE for communicating with Revel. For detailed steps on how to import/export image to/fro Revel using Organizer, please visit: http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/elements-organizer/using/revel.html
Once you have the images in Organizer, you can share them on Facebook is same way as you do for local files. Please let me know if I missed something.
I will try this...thank you.
Is there some way I can turn Revel off? Get rid of it?
Adobe simply notified me that all my photos were going to be stored there. I did not seem to have a choice.
I do not use apps on phone devises or have any particular need for "portability".
I do take a lot of photos at times. (50/month is a laugh).
I find no advantage whatever to Revel...just another layer of commands to perform when trying to simply edit photos. It looks very much to me like a scheme to extract monthly payments.
I am unable to find how to get my edits to my hard drive "My pictures" with
the above instructions. There is no mention of Revel in PSE,,,,
I am planning to delete PSE and get on with my life with a new functional
editor... PSE is useless if it can not edit photos and have the changes
appear in a useful usable way.
I should be able to edit photos and have the changes appear in My Pictures
with no "import/export" commands.
Why have you ruined my photo editor?
My Facebook friends are already noting that they will henceforward avoid
Elements. PSE will go the way of AMIGA and the Dodo...
PSE is a very capable and functional photo editor.
You may be put off by the Organizer so just use the Editor portion, itself.
Open My Pictures in Explorer, find the thumbnail f a picture you want to edit and do right-click, Open with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, then do whatever you want to do in the editor, then use File / Save As… to create a new copy with your edits, or File / Save to overwrite your original with your editor version.
Alternatively you can start up the Adobe Photoshop Element 11 and then choose Editor, then use File / Open and browse to your pictures, and then the rest will be the same as above.
i appreciate your loyalty, but here is the deal.
For years, I have imported pics into my computer with PSE and then gone
thru the pics to use "Fix" to correct contrast and color and crop. Very
fast . Very efficient. I bought it and have upgraded it over the years
specifically for "Organizer". The current version I have is elements 10.
I rarely use Editor which I find to be very complex with indeciferable
icons and commands. I looked over the Photoshop books at Barnes and Noble
over the weekend. HUGE books. That says a lot.
You are telling me that Organizer no longer works.
I want my old program back. Is there a way to disable this Revel
What does Revel have to do with anything, then?
What is happening differently with Organizer that doesn’t let you Fix pictures on your local drive like you always have?
When I start up my PSE10, I see Organize and Edit buttons on the left and when I click Organize it lets me Fix things like normal. Sure there is a big to-do about Revel on the righthand side, wanting me to know that Photoshop.com is going away and Revel is taking its place, but that doesn’t affect me using Organizer.
The problem...one more time...is that the edits I make in Organizer and
Elements are visible there...but when I go to My Pictures...the edits have
not happened. Did you check the hard drive of whatever you are using? Is it
The work I do in organizer, stays in organizer and is not sent to the hard
drive...so what is the point?
Before the appearance of Revel...this was not a problem. That is why I am