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Yes, move to Europe... the "feature" is only available within the US... otherwise probably unfortunately not!!!
Photoshop Elements 7 has a startup program which calls the main PSE program. If you start the main PSE program directly, it avoids the splash screen. My PE7 only has one program (I live in Australia) but perhaps the US versions have this two-stage approach, in which case just start the main PE7 program directly.
Take a look here at the .swf files in the various folders. You might try deleting or renaming those. But you might miss out on some great deals.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Elements\7.0\various folders\*.swf
Try the ones in here first:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Elements\7.0\Application SWFs
Peter, in the US when you start up PE7 it starts with the Photoshop.com splash screen, nothing to do with Photoshop Elements.
Seems like Adobe anticipated people deleting those .SWF files, because the ad has now reappeared after I had deleted all the .SWF files.
:) damn cunning...
I wonder if when you install the program you tell it you live outside the US and then select NTSC for video option if it will still do it. Or is it that it looks at your IP address???
There's another easy method to try. If it works you can bet I'm not going to post it. Adobe may figure out another tactic.
>Peter, in the US when you start up PE7 it starts with the Photoshop.com splash screen, nothing to do with Photoshop Elements.
I mentioned PSE because it has a two-stage startup process and wondered whether the US version of PE, unlike my version, has a two-stage startup as well. I can avoid the PSE splash screen by going straight to the second executable. If the US version of PE has a two-stage startup then perhaps going straight to the second executable will avoid the splash screen there as well.
Over on the Photoshop Elements forum there is a v7 FAQ for
How to avoid the Welcome Screen and turn off advertising in PSE 7
I don't know if either of the approaches in that FAQ will work for Premiere Elements in the USA. However one of those methods is to create a shortcut to the executable (as Peter has suggested) so that MIGHT work.
With Photoshop Elements, you can set up shortcuts to either the Editor or Organizer executable to avoid the splash screen.
For Premiere, there's only one executable so that trick doesn't apply.
Also, on the "splash screen", you're required to either a) specify which project to open, or b) specify a new project in which case you have to fill in some particulars about your new project. Or you could do instant movie which is more involved.
I did find one trick though... if you put an existing project name after the executable, it will bypass the splash screen and open that project. So, for example (sorry, I don't remember the exact .exe name, I'm at work):
i "c:\...\Adobe Premiere Elements.exe" "c:\my documents\my videos\project1.prel"
Will bypass the splash screen and take you directly to editing Project1.
All you need to do is right-click on the shortcut on the desktop, and select properties from the drop down menu. In the "Target" box is the link that the shortcut calls. change only the portion that reads "Photoshop Elements 7.0.exe" to read "PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe" and click Apply. The program will now open directly to the editor without a splash screen.
That's the trick for getting rid of the (annoying) splash screen for Photoshop Elements.
I think the OP was looking for a way to get rid of the splash screen for *Premiere* Elements - which I don't think can be done.
There is no such executable in PE7. Is there some command line switch?