How to Create a Memories Video in Photoshop Elements 18

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Clicking the Slideshow button in Photoshop Elements 2018 creates a video referred to as Memories. Select an album, photos in the Media Browser, or some Smart Picks and then click the Slideshow at the bottom of the Organizer window. The Memories wizard opens.

In this window, you find three buttons in the upper-left corner. Click the first button and you see all the photos that will be included in the video. Click the plus (+) icon and you can add more images. Click the Show Text check box, and you can add captions to the images.

The second button displays several different Themes you can use with a video as shown here. Click a Theme to use it with your video export.

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Click a Theme to apply it to the video.

The last button enables you to choose an audio track. You can choose from audio files loaded in the Organizer or click the plus (+) icon to add an audio file from your hard drive.

When finished making the choices for your images, Theme, and audio track, click the Export button in the upper-right corner of the window. You can export directly to your Facebook account, export to Vimeo, export to YouTube, or save the video file to your hard drive.

To double-check your work, try to export the file to your hard drive and view it on your monitor before uploading the file to a social media site. See the following figure for a video shown in Windows Movie & TV.

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View the video export before uploading to a social media site.