Yes, there is an Adobe way that is MUCH better, but it is not exactly a Premiere Pro way
1) Using Adobe Bridge, put all of your stills in the order that you want them to show in Premiere
2) Select all photos and do a right-click "batch rename" (set to make a copy of all photos with 001 002 003 numbers in front of each file name in an empty sub-directory)
3) Import the whole "folder" (that you just "batch rename" copied the photos into) using the "import folder" option
Hope this works for your "workflow" as well as it does for mine.
I already have the stills named and numbered. What I'd like is to drag the folder into Pr from Win Explorer and have Pr recognize the files as a series of numbered stills rather than having to import them. This avoids needing to navigate to the files from within Pr. Useful when there are several sequences to import. After Effects has this feature...
Import the folder into PP. You can do this by draging and droping, from Bridge or Explorer or thru the explorer in PP. After the import you can then highlight the PP bin the on the task bar click sequence then automate to sequence. You are done.
Sorry, you find that selection in Project/ taskbar,
This avoids needing to navigate to the files from within Pr.
I believe you will need to do that in order to get the "Numbered Stills" checkbox.
That works but is very difficult to manage on the timeline - compared to a numbered sequence.
Jim: I think you are correct. I did submit it as a feature request.
Thanks for the replies. It was my guess that this is not implemented in Pr, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.