I am new to After Effects. I imported few images into a project before creating a composition and it worked fine. I am trying to import more files but AE is importing the whole folder and not able to choose any individual image. How to fix?

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    Are the files sequentially numbered, e.g. file1.png, file2.png and so on? If so, AE is assuming they're an image sequence. There's a checkbox in the import window that you can uncheck to stop this happening.
    – stib
    Jun 23, 2017 at 14:42
  • No they are not sequentially numbered. They have random names. Thanks
    – VeeJay
    Jun 27, 2017 at 3:26

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How are you doing the import? Press cmd+I to open the import dialogue, or double click in the empty space inside the project frame. Then select the files you need.

  • I have tried cmd+I, double click in the empty space inside the project frame and File > Import > File and also, File > Import > Multiple Files but all creating the same issue!! I have also tried closing AE completely and reopening it.
    – VeeJay
    Jun 23, 2017 at 11:07

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