I have been using Elements 11 for years and with Windows 10 was forced to "upgrade" to Elements 15. The pan and zoom function in 15 is awful, to the point of being unusable.
Previously, when I highlighted a still photo to zoom/pan on, it would automatically limit the zoom time to whatever the clip length was. Now it readjusts the photo to whatever happens while the pan/zoom function is active. This is particularly aggravating as Elements "conveniently" adds a new frame every time I click on one of the boxes - and the clip gets extended even if I delete the extra boxes after Elements adds them, meaning my clips keep getting artificially extended and I have to go back and cut everything down. Using the pan/zoom tool - which should take seconds - is taking minutes instead.
I don't know if I've described this adequately or if anyone else has struggled with this delightful "innovation" by Adobe. I can upload a video to show what I'm talking about if that helps.
Have you tried changing the settings? It worked for me.
Thank you for your interest in helping me! Can you be more specific about which settings to change, please.
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First go to the Preferences (under the Edit menu on a PC) and, on the Auto Analyzer page, uncheck the Face filter.
Then, in the Pan and Zoom Tool, click the Settings button in the lower left of the workspace. Change Hold Time to zero and then click OK. Click the Cancel button in the lower right of the Pan and Zoom workspace to close the panel without saving.
From now on when you add a still photo to you timeline and then open the Pan and Zoom Tool for that still, there will be no face frames automatically added nor will the length of the still be extended.
It's a Christmas miracle! Thank you so much.
Hello! this looks like it helped for Jared but I cant seem to find what your talking about in my settings.... I have premiere elements 13 and it really does nothing I want it to do. I looked in settings but I can't seem to find this auto analyzer page. Do you have any idea what it might be?
Hi all, thanks for all info but still I have some problems. In the settings window I changed the holding time to 0s and the panning time to 5s. When I use the pan/zoom tool the holding time is 0s but the panning time did not change and is set still to 2s. So every time I have to change the panning time manually.
Furthermore: for some reason sometimes PE adds a third frame automatically (face filter is unchecked!). Why? And can I prevent that from happening?
Last thing: I always use cross fade between my photos and videos and I always use the pan/zoom tool for my photos. The holding time for a photo is set to 0s. But still with an applied cross fade, it takes a fraction of a second for the panning to begin, it seems that the panning begins after the cross fade has finished. So everytime I have to cut away the beginning of a panning/zooming photo and when you use a lot of photos, that's a lot of work. Is there a way to prevent this?
Thanks for the info and all the best from Holland!
Adding a transition between photos add half of a second to the end of one photo and to the beginning of this next. This is called header and footer material. This header and footer material are part of the transition, and are necessary because, for the length of the transition, both photos (or clips) are on screen at the same time.
You can try adding the transitions BEFORE you add the pans and zooms. That may get rid of the hang before the pan and zoom start. But the best solution is to use keyframing to creating the transition manually (or to adjust the keyframes created by the pan and zoom tool). In the keyframe controller, you can drag your keyframe points to the actual beginning or end of your photos or clips.