There are several ways to do this, but this is the simplest.
Place them all on the timeline, then use Share/Computer/AVI with the DV preset to output them as a video file.
Remove the stills from your timeline and replace it with the video.
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If you have adjustments, that you wish to apply to multiple Still Images (or Video Clips), you can make the adjustments to the first, then Rt-click on it, choosing Copy. Now, to apply those adjustments to ALL, just Select the other Stills/Clips, then Rt-click on them, and choose Paste Attributes. All adjustments will then be applied to those too.
For Still Images, I strongly recommend that you first Scale all to match the Frame Size of the Project, before Importing them into the Project. This ARTICLE will give you tips, and details.
Thank you all, for your replies.
@ Steve: Thanks for your input. Actually, I had done this but I was hoping there was an easier way to do it within PE, without having to export as a video file and then importing that video file.
@Bill: That's a very useful suggestion regarding attributes pasting. I will definitely put that to use, and will be reading your article as well. Thanks.
@nealeh: Thanks for the screenshot. In fact, grouping still images together allows you to do things with them as a whole, such as copy and paste, but it doesn't affect changing opacity: each still/clip must be adjusted individually even if a number of stills are are grouped.
I had done this but I was hoping there was an easier way to do it within PE, without having to export as a video file and then importing that video file.
One has to think about what PrE is doing with the Timeline, to understand why the Export/Share is necessary to get Stills/Clips to become one file. PrE is a non-destructive editor, in that it does not actually work with the Source Footage/Files, but only extracts data from them. What we see on the Timeline is really a proxy file, representing the edits that we are making. It is stored as XML language, with first links to the Source Files, and then a set of instructions on what we have done with that data. Since the Timeline is but a representation, of what we have done, there is no AV file - yet. That does not come about, until we Export/Share. At that point, PrE looks at the Project file (PREL), and notes exactly what data is required from the Source Files. The program then reads that information, and say gathers the data of Clip # 1 from 00;00;00;00 until 00;05;00;00, for use in the output file. It then moves to say Clip 2, and extracts the data needed there. Finally, the program processes that data, say adding Effects, and then Exports/Shares to a new file - creating that from the data, and the instructions. Still, the originals are not changed in any way - they are untouched, and only read from.
For instance, say we have a 20 min. Source Clip, and cut it into 30 tiny segments, "deleting" material between those. We have not really Cut that Source Clip, and we have not really deleted anything - only in our proxy file, and with the instructions in the PREL. It is the same with Still Images. We see them as separate Clips, with the Duration that we have set, and perhaps any animation that we have added via Keyframing the Fixed Effects>Motion>Scale (Zoom), and Motion>Position (Pan), but other than seeing those changes in the proxy file, used only for display of the Timeline and playback, nothing has been done yet. Then, upon Export/Share, when the output file is created, those changes are enacted on it.
You can always adjust the opacity for one image and, when you've got it right, right-click on it and select Copy, then select the others, right-click and select Paste Attributes.