What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
What you describe is characteristic of older versions pop ups about still size and later versions which are 32 rather than 64 bit applications.
If the total pixel count is greater than 16777216 pixels, programs like Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 will force you to reduce the
pixel dimensions as described in my post 6 in the following older thread.
I am speculating that the stills that do import have total pixel count (width in pixels x height in pixels) less than 16777216 pixels.
Please review and consider. We will be watching for further details.
I am using PE10 and my oparating system is macintosh!
Keep your photos under 2000x1500 pixels in size and you should have no problems loading them into a video project, Claudia.
(Videos are only 1920x1080 anyway, so there's no point in dropping massive photos into them. It just means the program has to work harder to down-rez them to video resolution.)
Thanks for the reply and the information on your version of Premiere Elements and the operating system on which it is being run.
The specific reason for your too big message in your situation relates to your Premiere Elements 10 Mac being a 32 bit application. Premiere Elements Mac did not go 64 bit application until version 11.
If you multiple your too big image's width x height, do you get a total pixel count greater than 16777216 pixels?
The 32 bit application version does not give you the choice resize or leave resolution as is. It just will not let you import a file exceeding its total pixel count limit.
If you had Premiere Elements 10 on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit, it is a 64 bit application and no too large message with images as great as 10000 x 7500 pixels.
Premiere Elements 10 on anything else is a 32 bit application, and you get the too large messages. With regard to 10000 x 7500, just because you can does not mean you should.
Please let us know if you are OK with the information above.
thanx a lot