Please DO NOT eliminate the Legacy Title creator in future updates.
Adobe tends to update with only the highly skilled pro in mind. But there are many advanced amateurs like me who DO NOT want to lose Legacy Title creator.
We understand that retiring a part of the software can create issues for some users. We are doing our best to make this a slow and steady process and are adding needed features along the way. Most importantly, we have added the ability to convert Legacy Titles into Source Graphics. While not all characteristics will translate perfectly, this should give you really good results in most cases.
We’re not just taking something away, we’re adding functionality to Essential Graphics constantly. Our team is working hard to make sure it meets your workflow needs. And if it doesn’t – we want to know about it.
If you feel that there is a specific feature missing in Essential Graphics please create a single UserVoice post for it, e.g. for Inner and Outer Strokes. This way it is much easier for others to vote on something actionable.
Please take a look at our FAQ about the Legacy Titler retirement: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/legacy-titler-retirement-faq.html
Please take a look at how you can upgrade your Legacy Titles to Source Graphics: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/upgrade-legacy-titles.html
I will also echo Neil's request for more keyboard shortcuts
James could you please procure clarification of the "Under Review" status of this request?
Here is a list of features missing in the new Title Maker:
- Small Caps Size
- More shapes than Rectangle and Ellipse
- Pen tools
Thanks for catching this, John. You are correct, we are trying to keep all the 'don't get rid of the old titler' topics in one place so all the votes and comments can count as one. I will merge it.
My idea was merged into this one, nothing but feature parity is acceptable for long term compatibility!
Kevin Monahan commented
All kinds of reasons why people don't use Legacy Titles. You never mentioned yours. What's your issue with Legacy Titles and why haven't you switched to the new title? Curious.
John Graves commented
On the Users forum there are 23 pages of complaints from editors who either do not find Essential Graphics to be useful and/or have ongoing projects with titles from the "Legacy" app. I lost several hours of billable time when I had to research the problem of a timeline locking up due to the use of a "legacy" title and had to roll back to previous version of Premiere. You folks really should read what real editors experience. Shame on you. https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/a-low-level-exception-occured-in-adobe-player-player-5/m-p/11126223?page=23#M270476
ALL features from the "Legacy" Title Maker that we all know and love should be incorporated into the currently supported Title Maker. Titles made in the "Legacy" Title Maker should be editable in the new Title Maker and should be supported indefinitely.
Kenn Baynard commented
Bring back Legacy Titler! There are some things ESP can't do!
Douglas Bruce commented
On the latest version of Premiere 14.01.0 (build 116). There is an issue with using any legacy titles. If you are using the Mercury Playback Engine GPU Accelaration (CUDA) the timeline will not playback after a title has been inserted. For example, lets say you have a 10 min clip and at the 5 min mark you place a legacy title name super ... from that point on the timeline and onwards the picture freezes but the audio continues to play. If you remove the Legacy title the entire clip plays normally. If you are using the Mercury Playback Engine Software only, the issue does not happen. I have confirmed this on 2 different systems with vastly different hardware (one a desktop with a 2080ti and the other a laptop with a GTX1050) When there is no title, the render bar shows yellow up to the point of the title and then red thereafter. Also a "Low Level Exception" is temporarily displayed.
On a personal note.... Please restore the export and save functionality of the Legacy titler. In my opinion it is a much better title module then the new "essential graphics".
Google translate has a 3900 character limit, but I ran what I could through it. I think this is a request for the Legacy Titler to not go away, or for Graphics to have additional telop features added in order to bridge that gap. At least that's what the first several paragraphs seem to indicate. I'm migrating this to the existing request for not eliminating the Legacy titler so that all the votes and comments will count in one place.
Visual Feast commented
The same way you delete any asset in Premiere, select and hit delete.
How does one delete a legacy title?
I also have this problem, which becomes quite annoying when doing a bunch of titles in succession, and EVERY TIME the titler window opens, the panels are all changed to different sizes/configurations that are weird and unusable, until I change it back. Which, again, happens EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Please fix to make them stay put!!
I think it was mostly a "if it ain't broke don't fix it" kind of feature. Pls keep
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
I also use bins with the Legacy Titler to organize them for future use within big, ongoing projects that sometimes require hundreds of titles. Please do NOT get rid of the legacy titler! Instead, FIX IT! The Kerning bug, for example, is very annoying. If you type new characters in any title, the Kerning value that's applied to the new characters is 0 rather than respecting the title's current Kerning value.
Rick Adams commented
Do you use a lot of Bins with Legacy Title (LT) items in the project panel as a significant part of your workflow?
Yes I do.
The legacy title tool offers more text, shape, and shadow options. It's easier to use, and more powerful. And back when I could save titles and open them in other projects, it was easy to standardize titles across projects.
Colin Hazard commented
I'm a big fan of the Legacy Title Tool's new title from existing title button. Every once and a while I have to generate dozens of titles. I can't think of a faster way to create dozens of titles in one sitting than that button. First, I build all the titles. Then I place them. Very efficient. I would miss that feature very much. I do like the essential graphics titles though. They are developing nicely.
Gerry O'Leary commented
Working with latest ver of PP CC and using the legacy titler.
See three screen grabs of successive openings of the titler.
Notice how sub panels change size.
On third opening, the font properties panel is covered over.
Also attached, about screen for PP and iMac details.
Notice the time of these screen grabs in top right corner
Please fix one and for all.