I'm doing a tutorial, and I noticed my timeline is quite different from the one in the video:

This is mine:

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This is the tutorial's:

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The first problem is that I can't find the Add Videos button in my timeline.

The second is that when I import videos from the top bar File, the videos become layers instead of whole videos.

I hope someone can tell me what's wrong with my Photoshop!

  • Please use comments to reply to an answer if it wasn't quite what you were looking for
    – JohnB
    Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 15:32
  • I've updated my answer to address your issue of not seeing timeline options.
    – Scott
    Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 17:12

2 Answers 2


The top image is a Frame animation.

The bottom image is a Timeline animation.

To switch between frame and timeline, click the menu on the Timeline Panel and choose the other option...

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You can also choose whether you want a frame or timeline animation before creating the animation:

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In order to create video timelines you MUST have the "Extended" version of Photoshop. The standard version does not offer the video timeline features.

  • !enter image description here hello I don't see button convert video time line i used Photoshop cs6
    – user34647
    Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 2:08
  • You need the extended version of Photoshop to create video timelines.
    – Scott
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 17:44

I've the same issue and I've read that reinstalling Photoshop solves the problem. I haven't tried yet, though.

There is also the possibility of not having the Extended version installed.

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