thanks. bummer, but thanks.
If you can generate file names, etc. into a text file, you can copy and paste text into
He would still have to manually create and edit each title.
There is probably software that could generate file names as text. Also, one other way is to go to the DOS prompt [cmd] then to the directory and list the files, then right click on the top bar, click on Edit, then Select All, Enter. Open notepad and press Ctrl-V. You now have a text file of your DOS listed files. Some deletions may be necessary, but it is easier than typing all the files if you have a lot of file. You can then copy and paste any filename into TItler.
Sure thing--it's a couple of steps, but very doable. I'll assume you know a bit about DOS commands (and that you're on Windows--you didn't specify)...
- In Windows Explorer navigate to the folder where your photos are stored; don't actually open that folder, just be in the parent directory.
- Hold down the Shift key and right-click on the folder that contains your photos; select the "Open Command Window Here" option. A DOS box will open up, with the current directory being your photo folder.
- Type (without quotes) "dir /b > X:\files.txt". Replace the X: drive with your drive letter and directory of choice. If you have subfolders add "/s". Hit Enter; this will write a text file with all the names of your files on individual lines.
- Navigate to the location where that text file was created, and open it up in Notepad, Wordpad, or similar. I'm going to assume you don't want the file extensions to appear as part of the titles, so we'll remove those by going to Edit > Replace, and then type a period (".") plus the file extension (for example, ".jpg") in the "Find What" box. Hit the "Replace All" button and all the extensions will be removed. Save the text file and exit Notepad.
- Download and install the Premiere Pro Title File Creator utility from Eddie Lotter. I won't go into all the details, but simply follow the instructions on that website. Design your "template" title, output your title as a standalone PRTL file by selecting it in the bin and going to File > Export > Title, and then use it along with the text file to generate title files matching the names of your photos. Import those into Premiere and edit away.
If you need any more details or run into a snag, post back and we'll get you on the right track. Good luck!
Colin...you are a Legend.. IMHO
Always prepared to help and your knowledge and experience is priceless.
Just too bad that I can't agree more than 100% with you.
My hat off for Colin!
Aw, shucks, guys! I'm just glad to help folks save a few minutes/hours after I'd spent a few hours/days figuring out how. My philosophy: there is always a way.
Glad you find it useful/interesting!
Thank Colin, I will have to check that out. I typed fast and I had my project rendered out until I got your reply. It could come in handy for future projects.