I just installed Photoshop Elements 2019. In the Organizer, I went to Edit | Preferences | Media-Analysis and I un-checked everything on the tab, including:
However, the file 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' runs in the background, even when PSE is closed. This causes my computer fan to run loudly all the time, because of the cpu cycles the file is using. How can I prevent 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' from running in the background?
Did you re-boot your computer before checking?
For me, the 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' task is only invoked briefly and is negligible in the task manager, then it disappears.
I haven't rebooted since installing PSE 2019. 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' is not negligible on my computer. It takes up around a third of the available cpu cycles. Using Window's Resource Monitor I can see which files it is reading. It is going through and reading each of the photo files in my PSE library. With 10s of thousands of pictures in my PSE library, it looks like it's going to be doing this for a long time. 😞
Then the first thing is to reboot.
After that, you should see the message in the Home Screen:
On my computer, the exe files appears briefly, with a peak at 10% for the processor and disappears totally after a couple of minutes.
We apologize for the inconvenience you've faced.
Please find the details of how Elements Auto Creations 2019 exe works:
1. It performs the analysis for smart tagging, auto curate and auto creations. So if you are switching off this preference, you would not be able to leverage these features also. Along with Auto creations, Face recognition process is also running in parallel, which might be using your system resources initially, if the media count is large. This system resource usage would decrease gradually as the processing approaches completion, until you import more media.
2. Elements Auto creations 2019 exe works only when your system is in idle state, i.e. when it is not in use by you. When you are using your system, this exe would continue to remain in activity monitor but not use your system resources and your system should work smoothly. Let us know if this is not the case with you.
3. In case you still want to turn off these preferences, you can do so from Organizer.
When you turn of these preferences, they come in effect when Elements Auto Creations 2019 exe launches again, and not in the same session. For this, you can Force Quit the exe from activity monitor. Post this, when you would reboot your system or would start Elements, this exe would still launch and exit after a while without doing any analysis.
Activity Monitor is a powerful way to forcibly quit any app, task, daemon, or process running on Mac OS X. You can find it in /Applications/Utilities/ or open it from Spotlight with Command+Space and then type ‘Activity Monitor’ and the return key. Using Activity Monitor is very easy: Select the process name or ID you wish to kill (unresponsive apps will usually appear as red), and hit the red “Quit Process” button.
Thank you for your explanation. Your explanation is consistent with what I experienced. After I disabled 'Run Face Recognition Automatically' and all other 'Analysis Options' in the 'Media-Analysis' section of PSE Preferences, 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' still ran, but it only ran when my computer was idle. I never restarted my computer (because I was doing other work on my computer that I didn't want to disrupt). Even though I didn't restart my computer, 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' finally stopped running after it had analyzed all of the files in my PSE catalog. So, now, even when my computer is idle, it doesn't run.
I'm glad it finally stopped running, but I wish it would have stopped as soon as I disabled the settings in the Media-Analysis Preferences. Maybe it would have stopped and not run any more, if I had used the Force Quit method you described. Hopefully this thread will be helpful to other users who come across this issue.
Thanks for confirming that Auto Creations process is working correctly and only when your system is idle and not hampering your usually system usage. This has been designed smartly to work like that.
Have a happy Elements experience.
Thanks very much for your prompt response. In the Mac version there seems some problems. See picture. Many hours later, this is
hogging a lot of memory space. This is without a reboot and no Adobe software actually running as an application. So this is in the background of the Mac and slowing things down.
I agree! This thing is a freaking virus! I bought Photoshop elements and premiere elements last week to replace my previous 15 version. I have had to kill it many times.
After rebooting and not even opening any adobe stuff, Elements Auto Creations 2019 has stolen 800MB of my memory processes!
Elements organiser is a dog of a program too, so so slow and I had to kill it.
I am running iMac 24GB, 3.4GHz quad core i7 and this thing crippled my computer.
What has Adobe done to this!!!!!
I really think that you need to have a coffee machine on hand to use this program. Every time I press anything it locks up my machine for anything from 2-5 minutes. There is no prospect of disabling a series of options - that would take all day!
I only have Chrome (with a couple of tabs open) and Outlook so wouldn't expect my PC to grind to a halt.
Yep I'm not liking Auto Creation at all - PC working furiously when I step away from it even after following the steps to disable it. Will check through again and reboot, but frankly it's just not why I upgraded to Elements 19
I have Organiser 2020 and find it horribly slow compared to Bridge in CS3. I used Norton Security to block Auto Creation from running. Luckily I dont need to refer back to old raw images very often. But a trips worth of 1000 raw DNGs is loading for an ice age from external disk storage. I intend to store current work on drive C: while processing. Which should help.
I'm running (October 2018) Windows 10 and I seem to have a similar/related issue,
After booting the computer and logging on I get the display as shown here :
I do not use Adobe Organiser. Can someone please clarify how to remove the cause of this message?
If I'm posting in the wrong area please let me know.
Windows 10 antivirus (with ransomware: on) block Auto Creation
I'm so glad that I saw this question. I was about to purchase Elements, but now I won't. I hate automatic "features" that are forced on me by some egotistical software engineer. I'll just keep using CS2 until I find a non Adobe alternative.
I had this same "challenge" in my Windows 10 version of Premiere and Photoshop Elements 2020. I located the 'Elements Auto Creations 2019.exe' file and renamed it to 'Elements Auto Creations-RENAMED 2019.exe' and then, in Organizer Edit-->Preferences-->General-->Media-Analysis, I turned off all the options. I then rebooted both the PC and Adobe and it all seems to be "not" running. Yay!
I agree about the painful and imposed challenges this sort of thing causes. It's almost not woirth it. I also use Ashampoo and it's much more user-friendly.
I forgot to mention that you can also disable the "Elements Auto Creations.exe" when your PC boots by pressing Ctrl-Atl-Delete and selecting Task Manager then selecting the Startup tab. For me, the item is "Elements Auto Creations 2020".
Click on it to highlight it and then select "Disable" in the lower right corner and close Task Manager. Auto Creations will then not start when the PC boots.
I did both - disable it at startup and rename the file so it will not autoexecute when either Premiere Elements or Photoshop Elements start.
Hope this helps.