4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2017 10:38 AM by MichelBParis

    Using captions in a slideshow?  Elements 2018

    SandCTX Level 1

      I have captions on my photos and I would like to bring these over to a Slideshow.  I see that I can type a new caption in for each photo but is there a way to use the existing captions??

        • 1. Re: Using captions in a slideshow?  Elements 2018
          MichelBParis Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          SandCTX  wrote

           

          I have captions on my photos and I would like to bring these over to a Slideshow.  I see that I can type a new caption in for each photo but is there a way to use the existing captions??

          The answer is no.

          As a matter of fact, you can either create the new flavour of  'automatic slideshows' in PSE 2018, or use the Full screen (F11) slideshow feature. The latter has the option to show the captions. Not very flexible to say the least.

          My guess is that including the captions in the real slideshows would not be used by most users. For a pleasant show, you would need to add your text very selectively. The captions may be obstrusive, difficult to read; they should be different than the normal slideshows

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          • 2. Re: Using captions in a slideshow?  Elements 2018
            SandCTX Level 1

            Thanks for your response.  The F11 full screen slideshow shows the captions that are attached to the picture as I would like but there does not seem a way to save this so I can share with others.  Do you know a way to do this?  The pdf slideshow also does not include the captions.  I would like to share some travel photos and include the captions so people know what they are looking at. I could do this with past versions of Elements.  Thanks for any suggestions you may have!

            • 3. Re: Using captions in a slideshow?  Elements 2018
              SandCTX Level 1

              I can't find a way to export or share photos using the existing captions on the photos. Not very good or am I missing something????

              • 4. Re: Using captions in a slideshow?  Elements 2018
                MichelBParis Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                To answer your previous question, no I don't know a way to share slideshows with the files captions on recent PSE versions. You may add text but not from the caption.

                What is important is that when you add a caption