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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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Importing widescreen video into PS Elem 6

Is there a way to import widescreen video into PS Elements 6 so that a frame can be captured?

I had Elements 2.0 I got with a scanner and was able to do it with no problems but when I upgraded to 6 (2 isn't compatible with new OS) everything remains squished to 4:3 even if an anamorphic Quicktime is created.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM
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Damon,

Were you using the File Menu/Import/Frame from Video feature of Photoshop Elements 2 when you said you achieved your goal of obtaining a 16:9 freeze frame from a widescreen video? I think that is what you said you did.

Photoshop Elements 6 has that exact same route. So, I am curious as to how you went about that and did all that in Photoshop Elements 2. I see no intervention of a display pixel aspect ratio in either program, like you might expect to find in the later version of Photoshop (above CS, I think).

Very curious about what you were doing in Photoshop Elements 2....

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Old November 24th, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Unfortunately since I am unable to load Elements 2 I don't know the exact path I took. If my memory serves me correctly, I thought there was a way to change the aspect ratio in 2, or at least make it letterbox.

It is not something I did often in the past, but it has come up more often now in recent projects.

Off the subject, 2 was great when using the crop tool because you could set the pixel ratio you wanted but in 6 I don't see that.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 06:58 AM
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Damon,

Just one example.................

In Photoshop Elements 6 Full Editor, if you click on the Crop Tool in the Toolbar, the Options Bar at its top left corner says "Aspect Ratio". There is an arrow there that, when click on it, gives you a drop down list of Options....from No Restriction, Use Photo Ratio....down to Custom. When you select Custom, you can enter your values for Width, Height, Resolution.

Have you tried that and, if so, did it not work for you?

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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:19 AM
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ATR,

First, thank you for your replies.

Second, regarding the video portion of my question, I did and still do capture video as you mentioned earlier. Again, if my memory serves me correctly, I thought there was a way to change a setting in preferences or somewhere else that allowed me to change the aspect ratio or allow for letterbox.

I used PSE 2 to create menus for my DVDs as well as for the jacket design for the cases. I use PSE 6 for the same reason.

Third, on my list of options I get No Restriction, Use Photo Ratio, and a list of various sizes. I don't get a Custom option. If I leave it in No Restriction, I can enter the values and Custom pops up in the window allowing me crop to the size I need.

I guess I was so used to the ease of working in PSE 2 that upgrading to 6 was such a huge leap that I feel I'm playing catch-up.
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