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Automated Slideshow in Adobe Premiere CC

November 4, 2019

In Adobe Premiere CC, it’s extremely easy
to create a slideshow with transitions. If you find this tutorial useful, check out
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which means there is no limit to the number of individuals that may attend. It’s one price. To get started with this lesson, click on
the project panel tab. If don’t already have a sequence, right click
in an empty area within the project window and choose new item – sequence. Choose a preset, give your sequence a name
and then press the return key. Okay, right click in the project window again
and choose import. Navigate to a folder on your hard drive select
a folder of pictures for your slideshow, and then press the return key. In doing so, this will create a bin. Double click on the bin icon. This will open a separate bin window with
all your photos. Now, make sure your clips are in icon view
by clicking on this icon in the bottom left corner of the bin window. Arrange your pictures in the order that you
would like them to appear within the timeline. Now, as you will see in a moment, you will
be given the option to add transitions between all your clips. To choose the transition that you would like,
click on the effects tab within the project window. Twirl down the disclosure triangle for the
video transitions category. Find a transition that you would like to use
for your slideshow. Then right click on the transition, and choose
‘Set Selected as Default Transition.’ Now go back to your bin window, and select
the clips that you would like to use for your slideshow. In the upper right corner click of the bin.
Click on the pull down menu. Choose automate to sequence. A dialogue box will appear giving you some
options for your slideshow. In this example, I’ll tell Adobe Premiere
to place the clips in sequential order with a 15 frame clip overlap for the transitions. If you would like to specify a duration that’s
different the marked area of your still images, click on the Frames Per Still option and specify
the number of frames you would like. Press okay when you’re finished. The slideshow is now complete. It’s that easy! For other great tips like this, or to enroll
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  • Reply Genius DV September 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Make sure your pictures match that same size as your sequence settings. If not, you need to re-size them. If your pictures are the same size – copy / paste the attributes of one photo to all the other clips.

    If that's your case, double click on your first clip and re-size it to fit your sequence within the program window. Then right click on the clip in your timeline and choose 'copy'

    Highlight all the other clips in your sequence and right click on them. Choose – paste attributes.

  • Reply HiPYSTER December 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    @TorjeTv cmd+A = Select All, Right Click, Scale to frame size

  • Reply Mhana Mason March 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    After the instructions are completed, then how do I see the slideshow with the transitions? Do I export it, or view in some other way? Thanks. 

  • Reply paul villaruel May 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    is there a way to have random transitions? since i have to deal 100 pictures, 🙂 sorry if i'm lazy 🙂

  • Reply cinetici July 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    When i tried to save the file it wont export, it reads the sequence as jpg. How do i sort this out?

  • Reply Sebastian Peret March 30, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Great video. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Dennis Natrayon May 8, 2015 at 7:10 am


  • Reply Cyclops Media May 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks!  It's so rare that you find a clean, clear, succinct and professionally made tutorial and it's such a joy when you find one like this.  Nice work!

  • Reply Mohamed Fadly May 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. It helped.

  • Reply Arshak Isoyan June 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm


  • Reply Seoul Assassin June 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Very useful!

  • Reply Duplex39 July 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    have to use Premiere for a project at college … must say it isn't the best video editor I used … honestly I think Windows Movie Maker is better … having so many small problems … I just wish I could Serif MoviePlus … you can do just as much but its just 100 times easier to use

  • Reply Lankie Nyashanu October 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

    realy nice way to import and place in the time line ,what about pan and zoom

  • Reply mike dragon January 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    how come I can't go over 99 frames for the duration of the slide?

  • Reply Michael Justice February 13, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Can I add this kind of slide show to my website?

  • Reply Marcos Leighton March 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    how can i change the duration of each photo?

  • Reply Pacific Rim Adventures May 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    can you have different durations for each pic? can i steadily speed of the duration?

  • Reply Connor King May 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    My pictures are too big for the screen, does anyone know how I can resize them in Premier?

  • Reply Mount Olivet Technical Ministries May 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    That was by far the best Adobe Premiere tutorial I have used. Thank you very much.

  • Reply John Heckt June 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    any recommendations for the sequence presets?

  • Reply halfblackmaniac July 19, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for this. i subscribed after this.

    End of line.

  • Reply Luis Bucchi July 27, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Thanks!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Omar Mizdaq July 31, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Great tutorial: however my photos aren't displaying correctly. Instead of displaying the whole photo, it zooms in on a small part of the center of each photo. Any ideas?

  • Reply Andrew "The Angry Sports Fan" Acuna August 21, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Does this method work with a Microsoft Powerpoint slideshow as well as regular pictures? Like if I wanted to make a video that uses Powerpoint slides will this method work too? (Is it also possible to use them or pictures in a non-automated slideshow?)

  • Reply H34db34ng September 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Is there an option to choose different slide times?
    For example I want to show my first picture only 1 second, but the second one 5 seconds.

  • Reply Andre Momentum September 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    If I want more than just one Transition, how do I add some more? And not only one as a standard.
    Thank you.

  • Reply Kerim Grozny September 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Thanks John!

  • Reply Alexandre Venseslau January 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Hi, please, do you know if is it possible create slideshow in Premiere with 360º VR photos? thanks

  • Reply B Fauzi November 8, 2017 at 12:09 am

    thank you… very helpfull

  • Reply Angela Layman December 6, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    my photos didnt size correctly. 🙁

  • Reply Maarten De Bie April 10, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Probably too late for many but I had the same question as some here in the comments.

    To fit every photo in the frame, click on one photo in the timeline (bottom right), presse crtl+A to select them all, right click and choose "Scale to frame size".

  • Reply backcenter2 July 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    how can I change clip overlap if I already set up my images to 10 second, added sound, other effects. I don't want to do all these steps all over again.

  • Reply AF GS September 28, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    ok, but there are not automate moving pan, tilt, zoom…

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