First, you should ensure that any photo you use in Premiere Elements is no larger than 1000x750 pixels (72 ppi).
Then, once you've added your photos to your timeline, press Enter so that they can render (the red lines above them on the timeline will turn green) before you play them back.
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Can you list the steps that you are using to work with those images? Are they just Still Images, or they been added to a Title, as a graphic?
What are the pixel x pixel dimensions of those JPEG? They should be identical, or only slightly larger, than the Frame Size of the Project, say 1920 x 1080.
Could you please post a screen-shot of your Timeline, with those JPEG's, and the Text visible, and the CTI (Current Time Indicator w/ the red Edit Line / Playhead) showing one, and the Program Monitor visible?
I think that I know what is happening, but need a bit more detail.
I reduced the size from 1400 wide to 1000 on all of the images and it did the trick straight away. I didnt know there was a maximum still image size and I am sure I have got away with putting in images of all sorts of sizes before. Maybe it doesn,t matter if they are on their own.
Anyway Thanks again
Geoff ( Tangledbliss)
Lots more helpful tips like that in my books, if you're interested, George. They could save a trip to the forum every time the program does something that doesn't make sense!
This is my first ever post to this forum, and 2 replies so quick and so helpful. The image size alteration seems to have resolved the problem (fingers crossed) so I will leave sending screenshots for now, but thanks so much anyway.
Geoff ( Tangledbliss)
There is a max. Still Image size in PrE. It was 4096 x 4096 pixels, and I have not heard that has changed.
However, there are two additional considerations:
- Scaling in PrE is not the best. PS, or PSE, will have better Scaling algorithms, and quality will be better.
- Each extra pixel exacts a toll on the resources, so it does not take too many, before the computer grinds to a halt. For that reason, I always Scale (and even Crop) in Photoshop, prior to Import. I find no use in processing unnecessary pixels.
Glad that you found the key, and happy editing,
Your original advice seemed to sort the problem. I just reduced the images in size and it all worked. Now I have hit the same problem with a fresh project and smaller images. They go into the timeline with the correct filename but each only shows the image of the first in the series. They are just jpgs produced in Photoshop Elements.
Any ideas - screen shot attached.
The tmeline by default only shows the beginning and ending image in each clip. You can click on the tiny film strip to the left of "video 1" and that will change the behavior but I find that it really slows down the presentation of all the tiny images. I usually leave it like you have it now but of course that is personal preference.
I understand what you mean about the appearance of movie clips in the timeline, I don’t think that is the problem. With every other video editor I have used if I drag a number of still images into the timeline they will all behave like separate clips for however longer I want them and they will each show up in the timeline and in the preview window as I scrub along. At the moment instead of a mini movie of 4 still images I get a movie of the first image in the line repeated for times. The other image files are named in the timelinebut cannot be viewed in the edit and they don’t appear in the saved movie I am doing something wrong somewhere.
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2012 2:49 PM
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