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

How to add images to your video

You can import 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.

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

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

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

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

Option 4. Use your smartphone with the QR code.

If you would like to import audio files 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.

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 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.

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. Just click on the green sidebars on the image, then drag the handle left and right to adjust the length.

Changing the size and rotation of an image

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 your video – 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.

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

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

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

Try it out

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

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