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I am using PSElements9 on Windows 10.  In the past I have added a caption to a full size thumbnail in Organiser by entering it in the "click here to add caption" box.    When I tried to do this yesterday, no caption box appeared.   How do I get it to show up?

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I am using PSElements9 on Windows 10.  In the past I have added a caption to a full size thumbnail in Organiser by entering it in the "click here to add caption" box.    When I tried to do this yesterday, no caption box appeared.   How do I get it to show up?

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"I am using PSElements9 on Windows 10. In the past I have added a caption to a full size thumbnail in Organiser by entering it in the "click here to add caption" box."

None of the previous or ulterior versions have that feature.

To be clear, it seems that what you want is to add some kind of text to an image, not add an information to the properties of the digital image.

Adding text to an image is available by adding a text layer in the editor.

Adding a caption information to the file is a property of the organizer, just like you can add tags to your files.

Please confirm what you want to achieve to get more targeted help.

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The oldest version of Elements that I currently have on my machine is Elements 14, which certainly does have the "click here to add caption" control in the Organizer.  I have never used this feature but as far as I can recall, it has always been available in full screen view.  Since JLynette says, " In the past I have added a caption to a full size thumbnail in Organiser by entering it in the "click here to add caption" box,"  I assume that it was available in version 9 and the problem has just occurred in the Organizer. 

 

I have never seen this problem before, so first I must ask whether existing captions are viewable in the media grid in full screen view? If so, are you able to add a caption in the Information panel which will then show up in the media grid?

 

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I know of no controls that can toggle this feature on or off.  So, the only thing I can suggest is to delete the preferences file.  Click here for instructions.

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Sorry Greg, but I must admit that I am answering only from memory since I am not at home and the oldest version here is the French PSE15.

For me, captions in editor or organizer only refer to the piece of information in the metadata, not at all to a text added over an image. In that case, there may be a paragraph box, but no standard caption field is added in the organizer. There is a mention about printing the caption in the organizer in the advanced option, but the caption must have been added before as an information in the catalog, and there is no formatting option.

So, do you get the above message? From the editor, the organizer? Which command? By the way, your screenshot also shows the 'note' metadata field, which is distinct from the 'caption' field.

I'll have PSE6 to test next week.

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MichelBParis said:  For me, captions in editor or organizer only refer to the piece of information in the metadata, not at all to a text added over an image. 

Michel, I think you are correct about the caption being added to the metadata.   But, in older versions of the Organizer's slideshow, there was an option to add captions to the slideshow.  I just tried it out on version 14 and the captions were on by default.  The caption appears as text below the image in the slideshow and is also contained in the video that is exported from the slideshow.

The caption is no longer presented in the current Organizer slideshow (Elements 2018 and 2019), but I assume there are other applications and browsers that can pull the metadata from the file for viewing.

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Greg is correct in that the option certainly existed in the past. I don't know when in later versions the caption box was removed but it always served me well and was a quick and easy way of adding captions to travel photos. I used to then create slideshows without having to re-enter captions, though I did have to reduce the font size in the slideshow as the text was far too large and was superimposed over the photo. On the organiser screen it was under the photo.

I have just checked previous albums and find that the captions I had entered have also disappeared which is most frustrating as it took hours to enter them at the time.    Something has obviously gone seriously wrong with that part of the software.

Interestingly, however, I checked on my laptop and there the captions are still in place.

If I reset "preferences" will that affect anything else - I don't think I have ever set any preferences.    I would be grateful for your advice.

PS:  I rarely look at metadata.

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Judith, the text box for captions still exists in Elements 2019.  But, as I said, the option to include it in an Organizer slideshow has been removed (since 2018, I believe).  Are you still using Elements 9?  As I understood your original post, the Caption text box has suddenly disappeared from the full screen view in your installation.  Can you answer my earlier questions so that we can try to troubleshoot your problem.  And have you tried deleting the Organizer's preferences file as I suggested?

I was posting while you edited your reply.

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