Please explain further. What do you mean by "images"? If you mean stills (photos), the Motion Tracking features does not work with stills, only video.
When you are working with video, are you doing the sequence
1. Select video clip
2. Tools Menu/Motion Tracking
3. Select Object (designating the object to be tracked)
4. Track Object (to end up with a yellow frame around object to be tracked)
5. Dragging you tracking object from Graphics, Elements Organizer, or Project Assets
toward and into the yellow frame - result yellow frame turns blue?
The following was demonstrated in version 11 and applies to 13/13.1 also.
Please review and consider and then we can discuss this further and decide what next.
Thanks for the clarification between the object in the video being tracked and the object tracking that object in the video.
Your question is pointing to source media to be used for the object to track the object in the video.
I find a problem in Premiere Elements 13/13.1, and not in 12/12.1, for using video for the source media. What you get
in 13/13.1 is a PiP (picture in picture) effect and not an object to track the object in the video.
If you read the Adobe document on Motion Tracking
Motion Tracking gives you the ability to track moving objects in a video clip. You can attach clipart like still images, graphics, or video clips to these objects.
In this case, focus on "video clips" for the tracking. That statement appears to be true for version 12/12.1, but not 13/13.1.
I will think about this some more.
So basically the version 12 is better than version 13 for tracking. What a deception. Can I downgrade to version 12?
Or can I install version 12 as well as version 13?
Are you within 30 days of purchase for the Premiere Elements 13? And, did you purchase as a download from Adobe? If so, you can
apply for a return/refund for 13. If you purchased elsewhere, then you would be governed by the return/refund policy of the seller.
Adobe no longer sells version 12, so you would have to find a vendor who still has it in stock and purchase it. There is no way to "downgrade"
13 to 12.
What you may want to do is to download and install the Premiere Elements 12 tryout from the following web site to verify that 12 Motion
Tracking works for you; whereas 13 cannot with regard to use of video for the Motion Tracking source media.
Apparently this web site does not sell the tryout. It just makes it available for use.
Before I posted my reply to you I looked at Motion Tracking with video source media on both Premiere Elements 12/12.1 and 13/13.1 on the same Windows 7 64 bit computer.
If any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
Premiere Elements 12 and 13 are standalone products. You can install and activate both on the same computer.