Stock images can be used to create engaging slideshow videos and presentations in Clipchamp.

Step 1. Find stock images in the sidebar

Select the Stock images tab in the sidebar. Explore the collections on offer or use the search bar to find a specific image.

Stock images icon in Clipchamp sidebar
Stock images tab open in Clipchamp

Step 2. Select an image and add it to your timeline

Hover your cursor over the stock image you want to add to your video. A green plus icon will appear in the bottom right corner of the stock image. Click the green plus icon to add it to your timeline.

Green plus icon appears on bottom right of stock image when the cursor is on it

Step 3. Edit your stock image

You can edit stock images like any other media in Clipchamp. You can trim it, add transitions between it and other media, and more.

A stock image added to the Clipchamp timeline

The stock image will also appear in the Your media tab if you need to access it later.

Your media tab in Clipchamp shows all media in a video project

Step 4. Make your stock image fit your video

Stock images come in assorted sizes. You can adjust the stock image to make it fit your video's aspect ratio perfectly.

For example, the stock image below has black spaces on both sides.

A stock image of a whale in an ocean has black spaces on both sides

You can fix this in two ways. One way is to select your image in the timeline and select the Crop to fill icon shortcut that appears on the left of the image.

Crop to fill shortcut icon appears on the left side of a selected stock image

The other way is to select your image in the timeline and select Transform from the property panel above your video. Next, select the Crop to fill icon that appears under Resize.

Transform appears from the property panel above a selected image in the timeline. Crop to fill icon appears under Resize.

The stock image will fit the aspect ratio of your video now.

A stock image of a whale in an ocean adjusted to fit the video aspect ratio

Enjoy creating videos with stock images in Clipchamp.

Ready to get started?

Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself:

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