In Shotcut 24.01.28 on Windows 10, I have a playlist consisting of images. If I drag them to the timeline, they default to four seconds each. If I drag one and attempt to set its Properties
as advised, I see that the Duration value is grayed.
How can I set the default duration of images to something other than four seconds?
The method in your link is not accurate, or at least is confusing.
Add your first photo to the project
Add the first photo to the Playlist
Select the photo by single left-click
Select Properties from the Toolbar
In the Properties panel look for Duration, set it to your liking and click Set as Default
All photos will have this duration on the Timeline from now on - until you change it, which you can do even within the same project. Enjoy!
Do this instead to set the default duration the images imported in Shotcut:
Drag an image in the Source panel (the player)
Properties Change the
Duration Click the
Set Default button.
From now on, all the
new images you’ll import in Shotcut will have this duration.
This also sets the duration of some of the generators in Open Others… (like color clips for example)
Thanks. That did it. Among other things, it clarified that the duration was set when I imported the image into Shotcut - not later, when I moved it from the Playlist to the Timeline in Shotcut.