Manually, one slide at a time, you can grab the edge with the mouse and shorten it or lengthen it.
Automatically, you can set the default display time of a still image. But, it has to be done before you add the media to the time line. I'm not sure without testing it, but it might have to be before you add the image files to the project itself. The setting is in frames and is under Edit > Preferences >General > Still Image Default Duration. It takes some math combining the frame rate per second of the project, the number of images and length of music!
Once all the images are in the project and on the time line, there is no automatic display time setting.
What I was hoping to find out was how to convert frames to seconds since the default still image duration is shown as 500 frames. Do you know what that conversion figure is?
Thanks very much.
What I was hoping to find out was how to convert frames to seconds
Look at your project properties to find the frame rate of the timeline. It will tell you how many frames per second.
Thank you Bob but I think perhaps the easiest way to sync the audio and video timelines is to:
1) Note the duration of the audio file in ‘properties’.
2) Divide that number by the number of images you will eventually use in the project.
3) Create a slideshow in Photoshop Elements and change the static default setting to the number found in point 2) above.
4) Make any other changes to the slideshow and save it.
5) Open a new project in Premiere Elements and upload the slideshow and the audio file.
Result – the audio and image timelines sync!
Your math in step 2 leaves out the project settings. If there are 30 frames per second in the project and you need 5 seconds per image, you need to set the default to 150 frames. It will of course be different if there are 60 frames, 24 frames, etc in you project.
Thanks for your help Bob.