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.
Luke MacDonald commented
The new title (graphics) system is garbage.
I pay good money for this every year. I can't even get an educational discount despite being a teacher, or pay once and get it for life and keep one version without getting useless "upgrades"
I already lost Encore, which was at least 25% of why I used Adobe stuff to begin with. Sometimes forward momentum can take you off a cliff.
1. Your new system sucks
2. There was no reason to get rid of the titler to begin with.
Keep whittling away at all the reasons I actually pay for adobe stuff, though. I'm sure open source software is getting better. There will likely be a breakthrough in the next few years that will negate the need for an expensive NLE and have all the features I need. You won't release a Linux version, you threaten legal action to anyone using old software that we paid for, and you remove the features I actually use one by one. Every time you pull this ****, it makes it easier to ditch you forever.
If it was removed to force people to buy / use After Effects, well... I already pay for AE, but I don't want to have to open ANOTHER super resource intensive bit of software to do ONE THING that I could previously do in Premiere, let alone spend the time to learn new software that I just won't know how to use in 2 years anyhow. At least with the previous "buy" model, you could just learn your software and only have to learn new stuff in 6 or 7 years, instead of sometimes more than once a year. It's infuriating.
It's not exactly what I wanted, since the result is not editable and not very resize-able, so basically not titles anymore, but thanks anyway.
You're not gonna like it.
HOW TO SAVE ALL YOUR LEGACY TITLES PERMANENTLY:
Create a new sequence with the same resolution as those titles.
place all the titles onto the sequence.
highlight them all, and open up the Clip Speed / Duration panel. (i believe it is CTRL R by default)
Change the duration to 00:00:00:01 (so, one frame each) and CHECK ON the "ripple edit, shift trailing clips" checkbox.
Now you should have a sequence with all your titles one 1 frame each.
Now, export that sequence as Format: PNG, PNG Sequence with Alpha.
Make a new folder and let 'em export.
Now, the exported pngs will no longer be editable in Premiere's legacy titler, but you will at least have saved them all in full quality. And you can use photoshop. Yep.
you can't even make a simple crawl with this new "tool"; Adobe replaced the already mediocre "Legacy" Titler and replaced it with an even more deficient one.
How do I turn hundreds of "Legacy" titles into these new ones? Why wasn't there such a tool or method provided before they were called "Legacy"?
@John P I probably didn't make it clear that I'm just scratching my brain for workarounds that might be viable for you, not excusing the feature gap with a cumbersome workaround.
I also tried Master Text Styles to see if that could be a way for you to set custom Small Caps Size onto several Layers/Graphics at once. But that did not work out since Master Text Styles do not support sub-strings.
I think we need to add Small Caps Size that are only possible in the Legacy Titler.
Hey Mike, thanks for the reply.
The Stroke options that I see are not comparable to the ones available in the LTM. Maybe I’m missing them and you can point them out.
I did figure out how to use the stock Pen Tool with EG in a somewhat similar way to the LTM, but the documentation here is lacking.
James: that’s extremely cumbersome for long texts.
Keyboard shortcuts please?
Graphics also have Small Caps and the size of those Caps relative to each other can be adjusted by using the Font Size property for selected characters.
Mike Berry commented
Hi John -
Can you clarify your list a bit more? The new graphics system has:
- Pen Tool
Is there something wrong with the new ones that make them unsuitable for you?
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.
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?