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You really shouldn't crop your photos to 16x9 if you plan to pan and zoom around them, mmm. That could be contributing to the problem.
And, if you'll uncheck the option to Scale to Frame Size (in Edit/Preferences) before you add the photos to your project, you won't have to manually uncheck the option for each individual photo after.
So there are a couple of things at work that are messing things up for you.
You say you created the slideshow in Photoshop Elements? Which method did you use?
It's more likely you created the slideshow in the Elements Organizer program and then ported them to Premiere Elements. This is one of the four ways to create a slideshow for Premiere Elements, and it will work if you use the proper workflow. But, without knowing exactly what you did, it's hard to correct what you did wrong. Can you be more specific?
BTW, my books walk you through doing this kind of thing, step by step -- just in case next time you'd like to get it right the first time.
Thanks for such a quick response Steve. I will attempt to add more information to help clarify your addtional quesitons
The pan and zoom I am using is the default (very minor- just enough to give the perception of movement).
If I import directly into PRE8 the picture(s) look perfect. It just seems to occur after I port to PRE8
I am not sure what workflow I am following but will be a bit more specific as to the steps I have been taking:
1. I open the PSE8 workspace and choose "organize" (not edit)
2. I click on "create" then click on "slideshow"
3. Next I set my specific defaults (for this project) 3.2 sec interval, 1 second Random transitions, apply pan and zoom to all slides and leave the "crop to fit slide-landscape" checked ( thanks for the tip to uncheck this next time, so I dont have to do it to every slide!!)
4. I then import my media from "add media" "photos and videos from folders" place the photos in the order i am looking for then save the project.
5.I next click "output" and "edit with Premiere Elements" - which open PRE8
6. in PRE8 setup I choose the "HDV 1080i 30" configuration.
The slideshow has now ported over to PRE8. The slideshow bundle does not utilize all of the space in the sceneline, hence my problem (black bars top and bottom of screen). Ironically, when I import via get media (directly from PRE8) the same pictures from my computer file (not in the organizer), they fill the entire space in the sceneline (no black bars on top or bottom). I have this problem regardless of whether or not I am using the pan/zoom or the unchecking of crop to fit slide landscape in PSE8.
I can send a screen print if you think that might help??
I sure hope this helps, all the other video items that are not related to this slideshow are perfect and this is killing me!!
Thanks, again, Mike
So you are using the Organizer's slideshow creator.
That may be the problem, unfortunately. If you want to do what you want to do, you'll likely have to create your slideshow right in Premiere Elements. Sorry.