A .psess file is a Photoshop Elements work file. You will not be able to open it in Premiere Elements. The slideshow program has also been overhauled in later versions of the Elements Organizer, so you will not be able to open it in version 13. You'll need to continue to work on it in the version 9 Organizer.
What process did you use to get the slideshow from the slideshow creator to Premiere Elements?
Have you ensured that all of your photos have been resized to no larger than 2000x1500 pixels (72 ppi) before you loaded them into your slideshow? It is possible that you are using photos that are too large for the program to downsample as video.
Thank you, Steve
First, I was trying to open it in Elements 13, not Premiere Elements 13, but I understand now why I can’t do that.
My process was, from Organizer I chose Output, Burn to Disc, Chose DVD, NTSC. It saved my file as a WMV file. Playing the WMV I had the issue, so I went back and tried each of the other choices with the same result.
I did not know about resizing the pictures. I will go back and make those corrections and try again. I’m certain this is probably the problem, but I want to test it before I sign off on this question.
I was trying to open it in Elements 13, not Premiere Elements 13,
There are two Elements 13 programs:
Premiere Elements 13 - use for video or slide shows
Photoshop Elements 13 - use for stills and very basic slide shows
And the Elements Organizer, which houses the slideshow creator.
But if you're using the Organizer's slideshow in version 9, you should have chosen the option to Send to Premiere Elements. This would have send the raw files to Premiere Elements, where you could have created a DVD.
Outputting your file as a WMV is an unnecessary step that can prove counter productive.
Steve, you were spot on!. The slides I had came from two different cameras. Camera 1 files came across fine, but the Camera 2 files was where the problems showed up. I compared the files from the two cameras, and the 2nd set of files were much larger than the first set. I deleted the files from the 2nd camera from my slide show, resized the photos and added them back to the slide show. All I had to do was redo the Pan & Zoom on each slide, everything else (the sound and transitions) fell right in. Thank you so much for your explanation. I had been working for days on this.
Great news, Judy! Please mark this question as answered.
Yes, Steve, I’ve already done that.