IN THIS CHAPTER:
22 Prepare a Still for Video
23 Scale and Position a Still
24 Set Still Image Duration
25 Remove Shimmer from a Photo
26 Make an Instant Slideshow
27 Change Slides to the Beat of Music
28 Use and Customize Preset Camera Moves
Chances are you'll regularly use still photos and graphics in your video projects. They're a great way to compliment your video footage and, when properly used, a still can be every bit as exciting and full of movement as a video clip. (See 69 Add Motion to a Still and 70 Pan and Zoom Still Images a la Ken Burns for ways to bring your still photos and graphics to life.)
Premiere Elements offers many features that help you make the most of your stills and graphics, including some powerful automatic features (see 26 Make an Instant Slideshow and 27 Change Slides to the Beat of Music).
Before you bring a photo or graphic into Premiere Elements, however, you'll need to make sure it's properly formatted and prepared. In 22 Prepare a Still for Video, you learn how to ensure that the graphic or photo you put in looks great when you output it as video.