The method of establishing the Duration of Imported still images is to go to Edit>Preferences>General and set the still Duration, before you Import them. This setting will be in Frames. For general Timelapse, I like ~ 3 fps, but your subject matter might dictate something a bit different. Once you have set this, you then Import the stills. You can still modify select stills, should you need more, or less, but I'd shoot for something that works 99% of the time, to keep the hand-work to a minimum. If you have Imported them already, just Delete those, set your Preferences and re-Import.
Now, as to the issue of long file names, I'm not sure what you are encountered, as PrE will Import per the file names that you assign. Personally, I do my resizing to my Project settings in PS, and then do an Action and use Batch Automation w/ that Action. I'll choose my Source Folder and then my Destination Folder, and use PS to also rename, as I see fit. I'm not sure of what the limitations might be with PSElements vs PS.
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You could also use the Create Slideshow tool and set each slide to run, say, 1 frame so that your photos go by 30 per second, if you'd like.
To use the Create Slideshow tool, select your assets (your photos) in the Project media panel, right-click and select Create Slideshow -- then just set the timing, etc., as you'd like.
Ah, that's a good way to handle it. Maybe if I would finish my Steve Grisetti book, and learn of Create SlideShow (does not exist in PrPro), I'd have thought of that too!
Well, that goes without saying, Hunt.
Thanks for the quick reply Bill and Steve.
When I get back home I'll give your suggestions a try.
Regarding the resizing: I think you misunderstood.
All I did was to resize the picture, not the name.
I felt there was little to gain from importing 600 pictures that were shot with a 6Mp camera,
so I just resized all of them to around half of the original resolution.
Saves a lot in resources as well
So no issues what so ever what long names and such.
I'll let you know how it turned out!
Edit: worked like a charm! Thanks for the help