This tutorial will help you create complex slideshows with hundreds of images in no time flat in Premiere Pro! No more frustrating hours spent building long multi-image slide shows that take forever! In this Adobe Premiere tutorial, we’ll create a photo slideshow and quickly import multiple images and place transitions in less than 5 seconds and we’ll also cover how you can animate photos, resize hundreds of photos automatically at once, blend music together, boost levels, and export your video slideshow so it looks amazing and is ready to be shared on Facebook, Youtube, or any video sharing website that you would like.
Importing Images to Premiere Pro
I created a new sequence at a standard 1080p size and 30 frames per second. To import the JPEG photos that I want in my slideshow, go File>Import and navigate to where your files are saved and choose all the images and import them. They will all appear over in the Project panel.
Placing Multiple Images at Once
You can place multiple images on your timeline at once by simply selecting multiple images by clicking and holding Shift and selecting all the images in a row and then drag and drop them on your timeline. They will automatically line up perfectly. If you want to change the default duration which they have when you place them on the timeline (i.e. maybe you want each image to be displayed for 8 seconds instead of just 5 seconds,) go to the Premiere Preferences by hitting Cmd/Ctrl + , (comma) and set the “Default Still Image Duration” to 8 and choose “Seconds” from the drop down menu. NOTE: You will need to re-import your images to get this new default duration.
Adding Multiple Transitions
Once you have your images in the timeline, use the Selection Tool (V) and drag a selection over all the images placed and use the hotkey Shift + D to place your default video transition at the cut of each of these clips/still images. TIP: To change your default transition simply find the transition you want to be default in the Effects panel and right-click on it and choose to set it as the default transition.