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Error when creating panorama in elements 14.

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New user though my version is Elements 14.  First time attempting to create panorama.  When I click the "Create Panorama" icon, I get the following error:  "Documents must be saved before they can be merged."  Can you tell me how to fix this error?  Also, I figured out that I could not use 16 bit files for panorama in elements 14 (so am now using 8 bit just to try and get a result).  Can you tell me if a later version allows use of 16 bit files for the panorama function?

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Error when creating panorama in elements 14.

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New user though my version is Elements 14.  First time attempting to create panorama.  When I click the "Create Panorama" icon, I get the following error:  "Documents must be saved before they can be merged."  Can you tell me how to fix this error?  Also, I figured out that I could not use 16 bit files for panorama in elements 14 (so am now using 8 bit just to try and get a result).  Can you tell me if a later version allows use of 16 bit files for the panorama function?

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The reason is that creating panoramas implies using layers and masks, and Elements does not support layers in 16-bits mode. You'll need the full Photoshop.

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Oct 06, 2019

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Michel,

Thank you for the reply, that answers my 16 bit file question.  Any thoughts on why I am getting the error "Documents must be saved before they can be merged" when attempting a panorama using 8 bit jpeg files?  Thank you.

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There is a bug in PSE14 with this error message. It means that the panorama plugin does not handle properly the way vertical and horizontal images are coded in the file format. Either the orientation is 'baked in' the frame of pixels, or, more frequently, simply indicated as a tag in the exif metadata. With this message, you have to open and save your files as copies to be able to perform the merging of images. There were other isues with panoramas in PSE14. My advice is to start the panorama from the organizer rather than from the editor (in guided edit).

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Great.  I created copies of all the files, reloaded the copies and it worked fine.  Thank you for the help.

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