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Importing images

New Here ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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hello, every time i try to import an image jpg, tiff, png AE automatically distort the images, for example a square image became rectangular and so on. Every time is the same, i tried different way to import the image and seem everything fine till the moment i drop the image into the composition. Anyone can help?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021
If your images are the same size as a standard non-square pixel video format like 720 X 480, After Effects will assume that the images are rectangular pixels. Check the file interpretation of the images. If your composition settings are for non-square pixels then the frame size is wrong for any kind of digital distribution to the public. Your comp needs to be square pixels and a square pixel frame size like 1920 X 1080. Media players do not usually know how to interpolate non-square pixel form...

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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If your images are the same size as a standard non-square pixel video format like 720 X 480, After Effects will assume that the images are rectangular pixels. Check the file interpretation of the images.

 

If your composition settings are for non-square pixels then the frame size is wrong for any kind of digital distribution to the public. Your comp needs to be square pixels and a square pixel frame size like 1920 X 1080. Media players do not usually know how to interpolate non-square pixel formats.

 

The only reason to work in a non-square pixel format like DVC Pro is to lay the rendered footage back to tape. Not many people use tape anymore. No broadcaster uses non-square footage anymore. 

 

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Rick has almost definitely solved your problem. Make your composition use square pixels.

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thank you so much, you solve the problem and also explain me the problem. GREAT.

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