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How to Add a Photo or an Image to a Video

Edited by Pat Bitton

July 24, 2019

Sometimes we need to add a picture to a video, for example, the YouTube channel logo, copyright symbol, or just photos containing additional information. This short article will tell you how to overlay a picture on a video using Movavi’s software. This powerful app will help you not only put a picture into a video, but also edit your video clips in many other ways: cut and join, add funny stickers, apply creative filters, and more.

You can easily insert media objects into your project to make your movies more interesting and engaging. Take a look at the instructions below to learn how to overlay an image on a video.

Install Movavi Video Editor

First of all, download the distribution file and install the software. As soon as the installation process is completed, open the program. Choose the New Project option.

Add Video

Now it’s time to add a video clip. Click the Add Media Files button and choose the video on which you want to overlay a picture.

Add a Photo to a Video

To add an image to the video, you need to add it to your project first. Click the Plus button and choose the Add Video Track option in the drop-down menu. Then drag-and-drop your picture to the new track from the folder in which it's located. You can add more than one image if you need to. If you want to add a logo over the video, make sure the image has a transparent background and is saved as a PNG file.

Edit the Picture Layer

Double-click the image to adjust the overlay settings. Select the desired overlay mode from the drop-down menu (Picture in picture, Side by side, or Cover). Adjust the Angle value, picture size and location in the preview section. You can also define Opacity, Duration, and other settings in the list on the left side of the program window.

Save the Edited Video

Now you know how to put a photo on a video, you’ve done it yourself, and all you need now is to save the edited file. Click the Export button, select the desired video format, destination folder, quality, and new file name if needed. You can also define additional video and audio settings in the Advanced section. Then click the Start button. Once the export is complete, the folder containing your video will open automatically.


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