Adobe hates me. I can tell, because after spending 3 days on a silly little slideshow, it won't let me burn the blasted thing to DVD. Rather than performing as advertised, the program informs me that I should go to hell while it shuts down. And it won't let me port it to another computer without making me go into the picture folders and pointing out all 147 pictures one by one (if I could even find them all again.) For some reason when I export to Windows Media, all video gets dropped (though the audio is great.) Quicktime fares better, but the sound sucks the bag. And the timing get thrown off a bit. And it's still too big to email or upload anyway.
My friend said today that her sis (an Adobe honcho) gets all kinds of hate mail. I told her that I totally understand why. ^_^
I have learned some valuable things from this exercise in futility:
- no matter how high tech a program might appear to be, I will be the one who needs the one seemingly simple little thing that it cannot do
- never try to build anything with Adobe Premiere Elements on the left-hand computer again
- make a tiny little 3 second movie as a test, rather than a 4:24 one
- anything else I may have learned has been replaced by a bad word starting with "F" and every time I attempt to access that portion of my memory, that's all that comes to mind
Somehow tomorrow is going to be Monday again already. How does that happen?
Oh, on a far happier note, Going Great White had a blurb in the WI State Journal today. Clearly Frank and Frank are having more success with Adobe than I am. ^_^