What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
If you cannot scale the photos to fill the screen,
a. click on Monitor and scale moving handles of bounding box
b. Motion Panel expanded/Scale Property
Video 3 Your Photo
Video 2 A Black Video Clip from the program's New Item
Video 1 Your Video
More specific details available with more details of your program and computer operating system.
I'm running APE 11 on Windows 8.1
The black video clip was exactly what I needed. I played around with trying to create a black jpg but the black video clip works so much better and I don't have to mess with dimensions. Thanks
Create and add a black video clip
You add black video clips to separate multiple movies or to create pauses in a movie. You can also use a black video clip for a title.
- Click Project Assets.
In the Project Assets panel, click New Item from the panel options and choose Black Video.
Thanks for the good news that the generalized workflow suggestion worked for you.
I could not be more specific since you did not give the version of Premiere Elements with which you were working.
Glad for the opportunity to be of assistance.