HOWTO: Move Inserted Graphic / Photo to RHS of Frame

Engaged ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Working with PE2021 on a WIN10 PC...

 

When I insert a .jpg file into the timeline that is a photo or screenshot from a Smartphone, the graphic is scaled to the vertical limits with significant black bars left & right.  "Scale To Framesize" is enabled for this graphic.  Thats understood.

 

What I am at a loss to find out it how to move this graphic to the right-hand-side of the frame so that I can add some explanatory text in Video 2 to the left of the graphic.

 

All advice gratefully received.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021
The best way would be to create the photo/black area composition in Photoshop Elements as a 1920x1080 graphic, then you could add your text to the black area. But you can also do it manually in Premiere Elements. First ensure that Scale to Frame Size is turned off for the photo. You can do that either by turning off the preference before you import the photo into your project or by right-clicking on the photo on the timeline and, from the Clip sub-menu, unchecking Scale to Frame Size. Then, ...

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The best way would be to create the photo/black area composition in Photoshop Elements as a 1920x1080 graphic, then you could add your text to the black area.

 

But you can also do it manually in Premiere Elements. First ensure that Scale to Frame Size is turned off for the photo. You can do that either by turning off the preference before you import the photo into your project or by right-clicking on the photo on the timeline and, from the Clip sub-menu, unchecking Scale to Frame Size.

 

Then, with the photo selected on the timeline, open Applied Effects and make the necessary adjustments to Scale and Position in the Motion effects category.

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Thanks Steve - I used the second method you suggested (i.e. manually within Premiere Elements) & it worked fine.

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