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Clipchamp supports images to add pictures, gifs, and photographs to your videos from your computer (e.g. to create slideshows or add images between video clips). 

The currently supported image file types are:

  • .jpeg / .jpg

  • .png

  • .tiff

  • .bmp (windows bitmap)

  • .gif

  • .apng

You can also add a slow zoom and other filter effects to your images.

Adding images from your computer

You can add images to your video from your computer in a few different ways.

Option 1. Drag and drop image files from your device to import.

Drag and drop your image files from your device into the importing tab.

An image of the media drag and drop box highlighted.

Option 2. Click on the import media button to import image from your files

Click on the import media button to browse your device's files. Click on the audio file you would like to add, then click open.

An image of a user clicking on the import media button.

Option 3. Click on the arrow button to import image files using one of our integrations.

Click on the down arrow to open importing media options. Select one of our integrations like OneDrive or Dropbox.

An image of a user clicking on the import media integration options

Option 4. Use your smartphone with the QR code.

If you would like to import images from your phone, click on the from phone button and then use your phone's camera to scan the QR code and open the website to select your media.

An image of a user using the QR code to import media.

Adding an image to the timeline

After importing your image, it's time to add it to the timeline. Drag and drop your image from the your media tab onto the timeline to start editing. If you're unfamiliar with how the timeline works, see working with the timeline.

User dragging and dropping image from computer into the browse files box

Editing the length of your image clip

You can trim and split images on the timeline just like video clips to adjust their time duration.

In the below example, we clicked and dragged the edge of the clip to the left to shorten (trim) the image clip so it plays for 36 seconds.

Close up of the plus icon to add media

Changing Image Cropping or Rotation

Images come in different shapes and sizes, so sometimes black bars appear on the sides of your image. These black bars mean the image does not have the same aspect ratio (dimensions) as the project – it may be too wide or too high. You may remember setting your aspect ratio when you created your new video.

Click on your image, so it's highlighted in the timeline to view the floating toolbar.

Close up of browse my files

Using the floating toolbar, you can edit your image size, crop, picture in picture, rotation, flip vertically, and flip horizontally.

An image of the floating toolbar circled.

To remove the black borders around your image, click on the fit button. Your image will automatically fit your video's aspect ratio.

User dragging and dropping image onto the timeline​​​​​​​

You can also resize your image by dragging the corners in and out to edit the size on the video preview.

Close up of zoom in, zoom out, and fit to timeline

Try it out

Head over to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself. 

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