I am new to premiere but have watched about 15 lynda.com videos and I am very comfortable with the interface. I am very knowledgeable with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver so I am not totally stupid.
My project is to take several still "slides" (images created in photoshop) and put them into a movie with some simple fade ins and outs to transition between slides. I need to create one movie in standard 4:3 and another in 16:9 widescreen.
I have two issues.
1. I can't get the images into premiere without loosing quality. I am using jpg files saved at 72dpi... I can save higher res up to 300 at any pixel dimension needed.
2. I can't get the images to size correctly on export. I have used multiple export settings but when the image exports I am getting a squished image with black bars on the left and right.
What size images do I need to bring in. I would guess they are different depending on the aspect ratio.