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How to align photos in Premiere Pro?

Participant ,
Mar 22, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Hi there,

I have a few info graphics that I need to spread out evenly in my PP timeline.

I know that's an easy task with text or shapes in the essential graphics panel but how do I achieve this with photos or graphics?

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Community Expert , Mar 22, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

Create a new transparent video on the topmost track and apply the Grid Effect.

Adjust the parameters as necessary and use that as a guide.

Delete the clip, make its opacity zero, or turn off the track visibility when done with the transparent video.

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Mar 22, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Create a new transparent video on the topmost track and apply the Grid Effect.

Adjust the parameters as necessary and use that as a guide.

Delete the clip, make its opacity zero, or turn off the track visibility when done with the transparent video.

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Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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If you're working with it as a graphic element, don't put the image file on your timeline.

 

Import the image file.
Open the Essential graphics tab.

Drag and drop the image file in the darker box in the essential graphics tab, below "Browse and Edit".

Now you can align it like you do with shapes and texts.

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Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020

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To center an image you could more easily:

  1. Change units in your ruler to percent
  2. Select the image and click Scale in Effects Controls
  3. Move the image til the middle dot is aligned with 50% in ruler to center image. 

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New Here ,
May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020

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But why?! This is a perfect example of weird decisions that makes no sense in adobe software. We waist more time searching how to do simple things than doing the things that really matter.

 

Why in 2020 align an image on premiere is different than align everything else, this is just mindblow.

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Jun 22, 2020 Jun 22, 2020

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I could not agree more. Every video program I ever used, I just put a graphic like a png or jpg on the timeline, right click, Align Horizontal Center and I am done.

 

For such an absurdly expensive program, it is not just repeatedly non-intuituive, it is downright senseless and at times incredibly stupid.

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Jun 22, 2020 Jun 22, 2020

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You can align images with Snap In Program Monitor enabled.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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Another weird decision is I can't control effects on multiple clips, or it's the only me that don't know how it works.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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Thanks, I'll use this way...

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021

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At least in 2021 you can go to view and check "Snap to program monitor" for smart guides and align it there.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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Amazing tip, thanks!

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