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Chaz King
Importing Images from Online
on Jan 9, 2019 at 5:39:17 pm

I downloaded a template slideshow to use with pictures but I was curious if there was a way to import images from GooglePhotos/Folder on desktop similar to how After Effects can automatically update values in infographics using a JSON file. I feel like it would be much quicker to set up placeholders in the project and update a JSON file or something similar to update photos in it rather than having to go inside to the base layer of each comp to change each picture.

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Walter Soyka
Re: Importing Images from Online
on Jan 9, 2019 at 6:41:36 pm

My recommendation for this scenario involves a little bit of work upfront, but make updates super-fast later on.

Create a PHOTOS comp. Import all your photos into this comp. Select all layers, set their duration to a single frame, then use the "Sequence Layers" keyframe assistant to make it a single sequence of images.

In each of your placeholder precomps, place the PHOTO layer, enable time-remapping, and set it to a specific frame: 0 for the first image, 1 for the second image, 2 for the third image, and so-on.

Once you've done that, if you want to update the photos, you just have to clear out the old photos, import the new ones, and re-sequence them.

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