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Hi! I want to create an AE composition that I can use as a template to place into Premiere.  Along with other graphics, this template includes an image/photo that I'd like to be able to swap out as well. I'm essentially creating a talking head image that you would see on the news that changes depending on the topic. What is the best way to go about doing this? I tried the method of choosing the image in the comp and then choosing a different image in my project files and dragging/dropping. It replaces the image but it also replaces the size of my mask (I assume to match the new image size?). Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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There (currently) is no way to swap images (or videos or other assets) in Premiere. That said, there's a request on the Adobe UserVoice pages to add this feature. Please go vote on it. 🙂

 

Anyway, your workaround is mostly working, it seems. The only thing is that you need to make sure the images are the exact same size. Alternatively, instead of using a mask, use a Track Matte.

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Swapping Images

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Hi! I want to create an AE composition that I can use as a template to place into Premiere.  Along with other graphics, this template includes an image/photo that I'd like to be able to swap out as well. I'm essentially creating a talking head image that you would see on the news that changes depending on the topic. What is the best way to go about doing this? I tried the method of choosing the image in the comp and then choosing a different image in my project files and dragging/dropping. It replaces the image but it also replaces the size of my mask (I assume to match the new image size?). Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Correct answer by Szalam | Adobe Community Professional

There (currently) is no way to swap images (or videos or other assets) in Premiere. That said, there's a request on the Adobe UserVoice pages to add this feature. Please go vote on it. 🙂

 

Anyway, your workaround is mostly working, it seems. The only thing is that you need to make sure the images are the exact same size. Alternatively, instead of using a mask, use a Track Matte.

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There (currently) is no way to swap images (or videos or other assets) in Premiere. That said, there's a request on the Adobe UserVoice pages to add this feature. Please go vote on it. 🙂

 

Anyway, your workaround is mostly working, it seems. The only thing is that you need to make sure the images are the exact same size. Alternatively, instead of using a mask, use a Track Matte.

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Got it! Thanks!

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Another user has created an identical Feature Request (FR). Add your vote here - https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/33839716-swap-footage-sour...

 

On your issue with replacing a layer with footage of a different size,you should add one more comp hierarchy into the mix. So, in the 'Final Comp', instead of replacing a video/image layer with a footage item, you instead have a Nested Comp. Your mask should be applied to this Nested Comp. You then commit to replacing a layer with a footage item in the Child Comp. Here, unless your footage item is smaller than the Comp's Resolution, you will have no issues with inherent mask expansion. HTH

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