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How do you replace a slide in Photoshop Elements 6?

I have created a large slide show in Photoshop Elements 6. I found that I need to re-process a large number of the slides. I would like to re-edit the images & replace the respective slides. I could re-create the entire slide show, but then I have to re-work every caption I did. I would prefer to limit my re-work to the slides I replace.
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  • Did you save the slideshow project file? If you did, all you have to do is to open it in the Slide Show Editor and either make more edits to the existing slides (double click a slide in the preview window and choose your editing choice from the properties pane on the right of the screen) or replace them with new versions (you can do this in the story board).

    If you already output the file as a wmv file or whatever and didn't save the original project file, you'll have to start over or else you could create a new slideshow with the changed slides, output that as a wmv file and use a video editor (like Premiere Elements or Windows Movie Maker) to cut and combine the two.
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  • I did save the project file. I have the originals of the images in a folder. I have the edited versions for the slide show in another folder, all in the organizer. I re-edited the original & replaced the edited version in the edited folder. The image did not change in the slide show. I tried adding media, but can find no way to easily locate image in organizer other than adding special tag to new version. I can find no way to use the story board to replace. Please explain if there is an easier way.
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  • So you can find the new edited versions to make additional slides, right, just not see how to remove the old slides? Is that correct?
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  • I can delete the old slides, but adding the edited version is the problem. How do I add it. If I try adding media, it gives me the whole organizer content without folders, no organization. My work around is to use the tag feature. Here is my work flow: 1) In organizer move old version to another folder to keep it, 2) Edit original again & replace image in edited folder, 3) Add unique tag to new version, 4) Find slide show project in organizer & open it for edit, 5) Delete old version from slide show, 6) Use add media to find tagged replacement & add it, 7) Re-edit caption notes on new slide, 8) rebuild video from slide show, 9) Check to see if notes need fixing.... repeat

    I do the rebuild as a last step, not after each slide. That step is necessary because the preview & edited slide show may not have the captions matching the video that is built. They change when the video is built. So, all you can do is build, fix & repeat until acceptable.

    It would be nice if I could just replace the re-edited image in an easier way, at least.
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  • Yes, that's pretty much what you'll have to do, given what you've already done. For future reference, it's easier to edit the slide itself than to replace it entirely. From the properties window you can send it to the editor to make any changes you want.

    I like folders, too, but if you want to use the organizer comfortably in the way Adobe intended, you need to stop thinking in terms of folders. The folder view is buggy and very weak compared to the rest of the organizer.

    Have you tried right clicking the old slide in the Preview area to see if it gives you an option to replace the image? I'm in the middle of reinstalling Vista right now so I have no way to check, but I think that may be one of the options. It wouldn't hurt to check. If it is you'll still have a lot of hassle tracking down the image to use, but at least you'd keep your captions.
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  • Thanks for your help. I have looked at the options in the preview area & replacement is not among them. It would be easier if my edits were tweaks instead of start-overs. My images are all jpegs. I did that because I'm distributing images with the slide shows to others. So I don't have a psd in the slide show to start over.

    In my editing, I start with Camera Raw on my camera jpegs & then follow with the editor steps. All of these steps are in flux since I am learning more from your book and others like Scott Kelby, etc.

    If I was more sure of my method and needed only tweaks & maybe if I was using a true raw image or psd files some of this would be easier... But I gotta start somewhere. Hopefully, I'll learn an effective workflow from exercises like this.

    Thanks again for your responses & help. I really enjoyed your book. I'm still reading it and have learned a great many things from it. Thanks for your effort.
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  • It really doesn't matter what format your image is in: there's no advantage in the slideshow to psd over jpg, really. I'm trying to understand why you think that would be easier (it's true that it's not a good idea to keep saving over a jpg repeatedly, but within the slideshow there's nothing special about psd that I'm aware of).
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  • It would probably only help for those adjustments that were done with adjustment layers. Then, if those were the alterations I wanted to make, I could either revise the adjustment layer or replace it. But since I'm still learning the whole editing process from the original on, and many adjustments in the editor are not done with adjustment layers, it might be of no help at all. Just a thought that layers in a psd file might be of a benefit.
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  • It would have made more sense if history was saved with the psd. But, alas, it isn't...
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