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.
The Legacy Titler has been retired with Premiere Pro 23.0 (released October 2022). Projects that contain Legacy Titles will automatically get upgraded to Source Graphics which can be edited inside the newer Essential Graphics panel. We did not take this decision lightly and had been working on a transition for many years. If you feel that you are missing functionality in Essential graphics, please file new feature requests or vote for existing ones. You can still use the Legacy Titler in versions prior to 23.0. Here you can find more resources to make the transition easier:
Modernize your titles workflow in Premiere Pro
Retiring the Legacy Titler FAQ https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/legacy-titler-retirement-faq.html
Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/upgrade-legacy-titles.html
Essential Graphics documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/essential-graphics-panel.html
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.
Yes we need to keep this feature. Its great as we use MANY titles in the 1 project and need them all in the bin to keep them organised and duplicate them as we use the same layout just different text. It is one of the most important aspects when we are editing a project.
THIS. I came here to say this. It's is INFURIATING. I have to manually enable the properties, actions and tools tabs EVERY TIME I want to manipulate a title. It's bonkers! ADOBE, fix.