3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2017 5:14 PM by Roei Tzoref

    why do some pngs/jpgs import wrong?

    TheOriginal150mph Level 1

      My project is mostly jpgs and pngs. All the pngs are the same kind of transparent background pngs exported from psd layers, but sometimes AE randomly imports them wrongly/differently and renames them for no apparent reason. And then I can't drag them into the timeline normally, they appear only as a fraction of a second and wont expand.

       

      eg. i made 2 different cloud graphics clouds1.png and clouds2.png (below). AE brings in clouds2.png fine but refuses to cooperate with clouds1.png - which is identical file characteristics & dimensions except for a slightly differently shaped cloud. The pngs are not wrongly named psd's, there are no masks, no paths, no alpha channels - they're all rgb pngs.  In fact cloud1 was created in Photoshop from a dupe of perfectly fine cloud2.

       

      AE renames cloud1.png as clouds[1-2].png with this different icon and most importantly - won't let me swap it in place of another graphic in AE.

       

      This keeps happening randomly with both pngs and jpgs and is really frustrating. How to fix?

       

      Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 3.26.52 PM.png

      clouds1.pngclouds2.png

        • 1. Re: why do some pngs/jpgs import wrong?
          Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

          the problem is a kind of gotcha in Ae. when you name your files sequentially in a folder, Ae automatically thinks you want to import them as a sequence so it will add a check mark in the import dialog box to import it as a sequence. what you need to do is make sure when you import it, to have it turned off.

           

          note: you can backtrack. just highlight the footage you imported as a sequence (you can see it has a sequence type of icon) and press Ctrl/Cmd + H to replace footage. in the dialog box pick the right one and check off "sequence layers" at the bottom right.

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          • 2. Re: why do some pngs/jpgs import wrong?
            TheOriginal150mph Level 1

            Thanks Roei.

             

            I didnt notice that checkbox before so re-imported without sequence & problem solved

             

            The backtracking sounded great up until I press Command + H (Mac) - which is the keyboard shortcut for Hide AE.... so it just hides each time =0|

            • 3. Re: why do some pngs/jpgs import wrong?
              Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

              I didnt notice that checkbox before so re-imported without sequence & problem solved

              it sneaks up on you I know. it's because the files are sequential

              The backtracking sounded great up until I press Command + H (Mac) - which is the keyboard shortcut for Hide AE.... so it just hides each time =0|

              you can also right click on the footage item and choose "replace footage"-> file.