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 pictures to your project from your computer in two different ways:

Option 1. Drag and drop the file into your media area

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


Option 2. Click on the plus icon + or "Add Media" button

Click on the Add Media button: 

Close up of the plus icon to add media

Then click Browse my files and choose a file from your computer. Or from your online storage (e.g., Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Zoom, Dropbox, Google Photos, or from your smartphone)

Close up of browse my files

Once you click browse files, your computer files will appear.

Close up of computer files

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 video, drag it into your timeline. 

User dragging and dropping image onto the timeline

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

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

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


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.

User dragging the green side bar of image to make the time duration longer


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 project.

Close up of image with black borders

The current version of Clipchamp allows you to rotate and flip images and auto-fit the image to take up the width of the screen. 

Close up of crop to fill

Green highlighted images to give you more editing options. These will appear above the image preview. You'll see Layout, Transform, Filters, Adjust colors, and Fade.

Close up of editing features

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, click the Export button to save the video to your computer.


Try it out

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

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