An Adobe watermark is seen in the Premiere Elements tryout's project file and in exports from it. The Adobe watermark cannot be removed from those exports from the tryout even after the purchase of the product. However, after the purchase of the product, the Adobe watermark can be removed from the tryout's project file that generated those exports.
Regarding removing the Adobe watermark in the purchased product...
- Classically it is written, to remove the Adobe watermark from the project file created in the tryout, import the project file from the tryout into the purchased program, and go to and use Timeline Menu/Delete Rendered Files. If the Adobe watermark is not gone at that point, creating new rendered files in that purchased program and save close reopen of the project sometimes finally results with the Adobe watermarking gone.
- In contrast, some of us have found that just importing the project file from the tryout into the purchased product automatically gets rid of the Adobe watermarks.
- And, the current Adobe download page for the Premiere Elements 13 tryout reads
Due to licenses of various codecs, a watermark is displayed on all videos in the preview window and will be added to all the exported files. If you decide to purchase Premiere Elements 13 after the trial period, the watermarking will be disabled once you enter a valid serial number.
Recently a user reported that she created a project file in the Premiere Elements 13 tryout and included in it circles created in the project's Titler using Default Text/Styles/Shape. After she purchased Premiere Elements 13 and used Timeline Menu/Delete Rendered Files to remove the Adobe watermarks from the tryout's project file, she found that she could remove all the Adobe watermarks except those related to the circles that had been created in the project's Titler.
What are these rendered files? Whenever the Timeline content is rendered for previewing purposes, the project generates preview files that are automatically saved to the computer hard drive. Whether the Timeline content rendered is video or still, the preview file is a video file. For SD project, the file is DV.AVI, for a HD project, the file is MPEG2.MPEG (version 12/12.1 and earlier) and H.264.MPEG (version 13/13.1) plus a companion .xmp file.
Typically*, when titles are created and even edited repeatedly in the Titler, they present on the Timeline in best possible preview. Timeline rendering which is used to get the best possible preview is not needed nor available since the best possible preview of these titles are being displayed. If it is accepted that removal of tryout's Adobe watermark and deletion of its rendered files (preview files) in the purchased product go hand in hand, then it would follow that tryout project's images that have the Adobe watermark and no rendered files** are destined to have Adobe watermark forever unless rendered files can be made for them in the tryout. The companion question is how to do this to get rid of the Adobe watermark without causing unwanted consequences to the image itself.
The easiest and less invasive way found to create "renderable" files for files such as Titler titles so that they could be Timeline rendered to produced rendered file was
- to apply to them the fx Effect/Advanced Adjustments/Image Control,
- do not edit the Image Control under Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Image Control Panel expanded (See Figure 1).
- and then Timeline render the Timeline title files to which the Image Control effect was applied.