Please explain your question further.
When you click on the desktop icon of Premiere Elements 13, what opens
Premiere Elements Editor workspace?
And which one do you want to open to when you click on the desktop icon for the program?
I am not understanding
"Now when I open 13 Organizer, I get only the welcome screen and not a pr" What is pr?
Where you are opening the 13 Organizer...
a. Organizer Tab in Premiere Elements Editor
b. Welcome Screen Organizer Tab
When I click on the desktop icon of Premiere Elements 13, the general welcome screen offering either the organizer or the editor appears. On that screen, I click organizer. Instead of the organizer workspace appearing, a welcome type screen appears with multiple boxes highlighting features of Premiere Elements 13. The first time I clicked for the organizer after downloading 13, it did give me the organizer workspace and prompted yes or no to converting a catalog. I did not know whether to convert so I did not make a selection. Now I cannot get the organizer workspace when I select organizer from the general welcome screen. I only get the multiple box highlights welcome info. There is no access to a prompt to convert my catalogs from 12 to 13 in order to start using the organizer.
For now I am assuming that you are using Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.
What happens if you try to access the Elements Organizer from Premiere Elements 13 Editor's Expert workspace?
1. Try to find and delete the Elements Organizer 13 settings file named psa.prf.
Local Disk C
and, in the Organizer Folder, is the psa.prf file that you delete or disable by renaming to psa.prfOLD.
2. If all else fails, then
Uninstall the usual Control Panel way
Do a ccleaner run through (regular and registry cleaner parts)
Reinstall the program with the antivirus and firewalls disabled.
When asked whether or not to convert the catalog, click No. You can always convert the prior version 12 catalog later in 13 Elements Organizer (File Menu/Manager Catalogs/Catalog Manager and its Convert option there).
Please review, consider, and then we will move forward based on the details in your reply.
I am sorry. I think this has gotten beyond me. I do have Windows 8.1. When I click on 13 from the icon I get the screen which offers either Organizer or Video Editor (no indication of an Editor Expert workspace). If I click on Video Editor it gives me a choice of Existing Project or New Project. If I click on New Project it asks me for a disk to be inserted in drive E. That box will not leave my screen, even if I click cancel. I installed the Premiere Elements13 from the web and did not use disks.
I am not a tech savy and would not be able to venture into uninstall, etc. Is there a second part of the trial download that I missed? Is there an additional organizer/editor expert software that is separate from the organizer/video editor? My main interest is the enhanced slide show features and being able to burn a slide show onto a DVD. I may have to give up on this trial. Your thoughts?
Thanks for your time.
Do not give up on this yet.
Thank you for the additional details which may have the key words to solutions for you.
1. If you are getting the No Disk error.....that is a known issue with Premiere Elements 13/13.1. Adobe has offered a solution for that. And, that solution is deleting or disabling the OldFilm.AEX file. This file can be found and deleted or disabled from the following location
Local Disk C
Adobe Premiere Elements 13
and, in the NewBlue Folder, is the OldFilm.AEX file that you delete or disable by renaming the file to OldFilm.AEXOLD
2. When you are evaluating Premiere Elements 13 (purchased or tryout), you will find that it gives you two parts
Premiere Elements 13 Editor with workspaces of eLive, Quick, Guided, Expert
Elements Organizer (that is where you are going to be doing the slideshow that you referred to).
The Elements Organizer can be accessed from the Welcome Screen as well as from within Premiere Elements Editor.
When I referred to Expert workspace, that is the Premiere Elements 13 Editor workspace which offers you the most opportunities and features
for a project in the Premiere Elements 13 Editor.
Have you worked with a version of Premiere Elements earlier than 13? I ask that because the slideshow feature of 13 is different than that of earlier versions.
You will build your slideshow in the Slideshow Builder with a few choices of themes, but you will not get the Elements Organizer Premiere Elements type of integration that you had in versions of the program earlier than 13. What you will do is export slideshow there to AVCHD.mp4 1080p or AVCHD.mp4 720p file that can be saved to the computer hard drive. Next step for a burn to disc is to import the 1080p or 720p into the Premiere Elements Editor project for the burn to disc in the Publish+Share/Disc/ area of the program.
Have you read the Adobe document of the 13 slideshow.
Let us first get rid of the No Disk error. Do not get overwhelmed by any of this. Whatever you do not understand, point to what you do not understand, and I will rewrite if necessary to communicate. We can go at whatever pace you want in the troubleshooting.
Thanks for the follow ups.
OK, I was able to re-name the OldFilm file and that problem has disappeared.
I see the Editor workspaces as you described. I can access it by clicking on the Video Editor side of the Welcome Screen.
I still cannot access the Organizer workspace. When I click on it from the Organizer side of the welcome screen I only get another screen entitled "Welcome to Elements Live" On that screen are boxes with pictures and topics such as " Learn lapse photography using Premier Elements" and "Guided edits" There is no organizer workspace and I cannot find any icons to get to the Organizer workspace from that screen.
Another Question: Does the trial version not allow you to use an existing Elements 12 catalog with the Organizer??
I have only plain Elements 12 and have never used a premiere version of Elements. I can use some of the help guides for creating a slideshow once I can access the organizer and import a catalog, or selected photos.
Great news that you got rid of the No Disc error of version 13. Great job.
When you are at the Welcome Screen and click on Organizer, is this what you see?
If that is the case, look to the top of the Elements Organizer where eLive is highlighted in black. Click on Media. You should be in the Elements Organizer workspace. The road to your slideshow there is Create/Slideshow. For further details of the Elements Organizer 13, also see the Elements Organizer 13 Help PDF or just ask.
I have already posted the link to Adobe's document on its new 13 slideshow.
With regard to .
Does the trial version not allow you to use an existing Elements 12 catalog with the Organizer??
Not sure. But, give it a try - you should not lose your Elements Organizer 12 in the process of the conversion of it in Elements Organizer 13.
1. Go to Elements Organizer 12 and its File Menu/Manage Catalogs/Catalog Manager and view the name of the current catalog that you want to convert in 13.
Close out of there...all that you want from there is knowing the name of your 12 catalog.
2. In Elements Organizer 13, go to File Menu/Manage Catalogs/Catalog Manager and its Convert Tab...follow the instructions using the name of your 12 catalog.
We will be watching for your progress. Remember, any questions, do not hesitate to ask and to ask for clarification when needed.
Holy Cow, It's Working!!!!!!!!!!
You have saved the day. Now I will spend some time reading the info about slide shows in Premiere!!! Thanks so much, I will certainly want to upgrade as it looks much more robust than the basic elements.
Thank you much!!!
Wonderful news. "It's Working". Great job in sorting through the details to move forward in your Premiere Elements projects.
Give the Premiere Elements 13/13.1 tryout a good workout before you make your decision on whether or not the program is going to work for you and your video goals.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions or need clarification on your slideshows or any other workflows for the program.