2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2010 3:05 PM by the_wine_snob

    CS4 Pro I lose my still pictures

    givingupusa Level 1

      I'm working on a project where I am adding pictures inbetween my subject talking.  I "unlink" a portion of my subject talking, and I stick in a still picture of what he is talking about. I have all my pictures for this one project saved on my desktop to make it easier for me to find them.  If I move these pictures to a different location (my hard drive) or create a file to store them in, I lose the pictures when  go back into my project.  I now have to add all those pictures back in.


      How can I save my still pictures so this doesn't happen, and is there a way I can click a button to have my pictures reappear in my project?  Right now, I have the red Asian picture.

        • 1. Re: CS4 Pro I lose my still pictures
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Don't store your pictures on your desktop. That is about the worst place to store them, both from an organisational point of view as from a performance point of view. How do you think you can handle 300+ pictures? You would not be able to find PR, let alone import or edit those stills.


          Get organized. Store them on your stills disk, probably your E or F drive.


          Your workflow does not make much sense. Why unlink a portion of your clip when you can simply overlay the still on a higher track.


          I suggest you start reading the help file and manual, watch tutorials and read some books on video editing. Classroom in a Book comes to mind.

          • 2. Re: CS4 Pro I lose my still pictures
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            I agree with Harm on the setup of your Project. In very general terms, I will create a folder for each of my Projects - one per Project. Beneath this "root" folder, I always create Still Images*, Captures, Video, Audio, Music, SFX, Artwork, etc. If I am working with existing Assets, Copies of these are added to the appropriate folders, and the originals are kept on my archival storage, like my NAS. The exception to this is my Captures from tape, which are the original Captured files, but then I never recycle my tapes, so I could always re-Capture, should I need to. It is all right there.


            In PrPro, I create Bins with those same names, plus Titles and Timelines. When I Import, it's into the appropriate Bin. When I create (Timelines and Titles) they are created in those Bins.


            I also like Harm's suggestion to Overlay your Video with the still images, and leave the Audio untouched.


            Good luck, and hope that this helps,




            * for larger jobs, I might have sub-sub-folders for say Still Images>1900-1926 & then 1926-1958, or I might create sub-sub-folders by maybe Sequence name.