I've been using Adobe Premiere 2 on my old XP running computer to make simple slide shows with music and titles. Nothing real fancy. I just got a new computer with Windows 7 and today purchased the combo Premiere and Photoshop 9 at the store. I installed both. I first learned that it won't open one of my old projects. Next I started a new project and imported some .jpg and avi files from my computer. I started arranging the photos in the timeline (with a little difficulty adapting to the changes since Premiere 2). The first time I tried adding some text on a photo, the program crashed. The next three timse it did also. No explanation given except to close the program. Is there a trick to adding text?
I decided maybe I was missing some updates so I searched for updates for both Premiere and Photoshop. While doing the latter I got a message that said Photoshop Elements 9.03 patch couldn't be applied. Contact product support.
Also, I'm surprised how poor the quality of the preview picture is... VERY pixelated. I changed the display quality to best from auto and it really didn't have an effect. I'm sure there are settings I am missing. I probably bought too complex a program for my simple task.
Should I uninstall both programs and start again. What's up? I'm a very unhappy camper.