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
- .bmp (windows bitmap)
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 "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)
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
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:
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: