This tutorial shows you what to do if After Effects can’t import a jpg file.
Tutorial: After Effects Can’t Import JPG
TL;DR it’s probably set to CMYK. Go into Photoshop. Go to Image ► Mode ► and select RGB Color. Boom!
Check to See if the File is Set to CMYK in Photoshop
You’re in After Effects and the .jpg file won’t open. Open up Photoshop. It doesn’t really matter what version.
From here, check the top-left corner of Photoshop and find the name of the file. After the name of the file check to see if it says “CMYK”. If it does, you’re in business!
Having a different importing issue? Check out our other article on solving another type of common importing problem in After Effects.
Convert File to RGB
If the file is set to CMKY, go up to Image, find Mode, and click RGB Color.
Save the file then try to import it into After Effects again. Boom!
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