To absolutely no avail, I can't seem to import a still image (and use that still image as a single layer of my composition) into the timeline for a duration of longer than 15 frames? I've tried all the normal things - i.e. start a new project with the preferences set to import still images as the length of the composition (I want my composition to be 5 seconds long and have set it to that) and not a specific length. I've closed after effects, re-set these preferences, started a brand new project, change the composition settings and length, then reset the duration of still footage import and then imported the still and same problem - it's locked onto the still being only 15frames long.
Normally I wouldn't care and would just duplicate the layer as many times as necessary then precompose it but... doing that will make my life a living hell because I want to animate the scale of this particular still image and it's easier to do on one layer than an individual scale up for 150 layers.
What am I doing wrong here?
I even though that once its in the timeline, I could just drag the outpoint and increase the duration of the layer that way but no, it doesn't work either.
Thanks so much!
Whoops, I mean it's not locked to 15 frames but to 1.5 frames!
Sorry to spam this board but I've found the problem and answered my own question - because it was importing the image as an image sequence and not a single image, there was the problem.
Thanks for reporting back with what worked for you.