I am trying to copy photos (just photos( from adobe elements to my cd in my optical drive as I have done may times on my old windows computer. I have tried and have no issue doing same with external hard drive - problem is in copying to a CD or DVD in optical drive.
Which version of PSE do you have? There is no way to burn a cd directly from PSE in PSE 11/mac. Export the photos to the desktop (organizer has Export in the mac version now) and then move them from there to the CD. You can't use copy/move because PSE/mac doesn't support moving to disc.