You'll need to come up with some way of ordering your photos once you get them into your Premiere Elements Project media panel.
Your options are:
1) Give your photos an alpha numeric name so that they're listed in order in this panel; or
2) Select the option to display the assets in this panel as icons rather than a list; in icon view you can drag them around into the order you want.
Because you're dealing with so many photos, the first option is probably better.
Your other option, since arranging them is easier is Videowave, is to just order and create the slideshow in Videowave. From Videowave, you can output this slideshow as a DV-AVI, the universal language for PC-based video editors. You can then bring that AVI into Premiere Elements and add it to whatever other media you plan to edit in your movie.
After all, there's no rule that says one program has to do it all! If you've got a tool that does some aspects of your editing better, your wisest choice is to combine the power of both programs!
Thank you for the reply.
When I rename them in XP they have a name like Balloons (2) .jpg,
Balloons (3) .jpg, ... in order
I think your right, just use Videowave. The only thing is that the
camera outputs the video as a .mov file and Videowave can't rotate the
video when I tunr the camera on it's side.
I used "Movie Rotator" to rotate the video, but when I put it in
Videowave it was still on its side. ??
Thanks again for the help
I'm sorry. I can't help you with Videowave.