Clipchamp Create includes support for images, so you can add pictures, gifs and photographs to your video projects 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 pictures to your project from your computer in two different ways:

Option 1: drag and drop the file into your media area


Option 2: click on the plus icon + or "Add Media" button

Click on the Add Media button: 

Then click Browse my files and choose a file from your computer. Or from your online storage (e.g. Gdrive, Box, Zoom, Outlook, Dropbox or from your phone)

Click Open. The image file will now appear in your media library. To start working with the image, add it to the timeline (see below).

NOTE: you can also easily add GIFs to your videos using the GIPHY tab in our stock library.


Adding an image to the timeline

After you add an image to your project, drag it into your timeline. 

You may need to zoom out to see the full clip using the zoom buttons in the top right of your timeline.

If you're unfamiliar with how the timeline works, see working with the timeline.


Editing the length of your image clip

Images are treated the same as other visual elements in the project, so you are also able to trim and split image clips (the same as you would for video clips) to adjust how long they play for. 

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 10 seconds.


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 is not the same aspect ratio (dimensions) as the project – it may be either too wide or too high. You may remember setting your aspect ratio when you created your new project.

The current version of Create allows you rotate and flip images, as well as auto fit the image to take up the width of the screen. 

To edit the image, select the image clip in the timeline. 

An editing menu will appear in the top menu area. In the example below, we chose Auto fit from this menu to remove the black bars:

You can also use the blur fill filter in the filters tab to fill the black bars with a blurred extension of the image, or change the aspect ratio of your project to fit the image.


Your final project

Once you've finished adding your images and editing your video, simply click the Export button to save the video to your computer:


Try it out

Head over to Create to try out adding images for yourself:

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