3 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2008 6:42 AM by Mylenium

    Help!  Can't import .jpeg?? CS3

      well trying to import a .jpeg but after effects displays the folowing error
      AFter effects error: file (myfile.jpg) cannot be imported. FIle type is not suported.

      It works with other files (video .avi, .mov) but not jpeg.

      IT worked before, but then I added some plug-ins (worked fine) then deleted some. Did I accidently maybe delete a file that reads the jpegs? please help
        • 1. Re: Help!  Can't import .jpeg?? CS3
          Level 1
          Your jpeg file is probably cmyk encoded. You need to convert it to rgb in photoshop or some other image program before bringing in aefx...
          • 2. Re: Help!  Can't import .jpeg?? CS3
            Todd_Kopriva Level 8
            > Your jpeg file is probably cmyk encoded. You need to
            > convert it to rgb in photoshop or some other image program
            > before bringing in aefx

            That's not true for After Effects CS3. A little new feature in CS3 is that After Effects can convert CMYK to RGB upon import. Here's an excerpt from the "Preparing still-image files for importing" section of After Effects CS3 Help on the Web:

            "After Effects works internally in an RGB color space, but it can import and convert CMYK images. However, when possible, you should work in an RGB color space in applications such as Illustrator and Photoshop when creating images for video, film, and other non-print media. Working in RGB provides a larger gamut and more accurately reflects your final output."
            • 3. Re: Help!  Can't import .jpeg?? CS3
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
              Well, could still be an unsupported variation. AE also does not particularly like some grayscale JPEGs and some "high fidelity" JPEG files spit out by digital cameras... Anyway, if you're experiencing issues and are reasonably certain the image is RGB and within the specs, then the problem usually boils down to some EXIF data lingering somewhere from the RAW processing app or the digital camera. In such cases simply strip the data entirely in Bridge before bringing your files into AE.

              Mylenium