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Add Your Photo or Logo to Video File with Filmora
  • Blending mode/Opacity control for clips in PiP tracks.
  • Take good use of photo, music and other effects.
  • Multiple transition styles at your choice.

How to Add Picture to Video [PIP Video]

Adding picture to video refers to put a picture on a video, which can be used to protect your copyright. Besides that, you can also add a photo to video to remove irrelevant part or hide some private information in the video. The picture can be your own photos or logos.

Many people like to add their own photos or logo to video files but don't know how. In fact, it's just a walk in the park if you use some video edition tools. We have written an article about best free video watermarking software that you can use currently, while here you will learn how to add picture to video with a powerful video editing tool- Wondershare Filmora.

How to Add Picture to Video with Filmora [3 Steps]

Filmora is a simple yet powerful video editor, which provides not only some basic editing features, such as trimming, cutting, editing audio, and adding titles, but also provides some advanced editing tool, including stabilizing shaky footage, making green screen effects and correcting color. What's more, there are more than 300 effects built-in, and you can add filters, overlays and motion elements, making your video unique. And the Effects Store provides some specially designed Effects Sets, such as Block buster, Fitness, Cinematic, Business, and Beauty. If you are a YouTuber, we recommend you to join in Filmora.io community , in which you can get all the resources you need to grow your YouTube channel easily. OK, let's watch the video tutorial below first to check how to add a picture to the video with Filmora.

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Why we choose Filmora to put a photo to a video? Well, from the above video tutorial we can see:

  • Filmora is available on both Windows and Mac
  • Adding Photos to a video is easy: just drag and drop to the track
  • Adjust photo size, opacity and position in the video as you want

Download Filmora now try it by yourself. If you want to know the detailed information step by step, keep reading the following section.

Tips: If you want to learn how to add your logo to your video, you should check Add Logo to Video Software: Apply Your Own Branding to What You Create, which providing all information you need.

1. Import Files to Filmora

Click “Import” and then select the target images and videos from your file folder or directly drag and drop them to the Filmora Media Library. Then drag and put the video to the video track (first track). Note if you place all the video files to the same Timeline, they will be merged seamlessly together.

drag and drop to timeline

2. Add Picture to Your Videos

After that, select the picture you want to add to your video and drag it to the PIP Timeline track (the track above the video track). You will see the picture appearing in the previewing window.

add photo to pip track

Customize the size and position to make it suitable to your video. Then simply move it to the desired place of the video in the Preview window.

3. Customize Photo Settings [Optional]

You can drag the edge of the photo in the timeline to make it fit to your video length. Besides applying the motion effects to the photo added on the video, you can also add more effects to your picture. To do this, right click the photo in the timline and choose Advanced . In the pop-up windows, you can add motion, mask, make part of the clip transparent, add border, shadow, etc. For example, you can make your picture a little more transparent if its background color looks too obvious in the video clip. To do this, go to the Effect tab. Here, you can make part of the clip transparent, add border, shadow, etc. to make it perfect. You can also customize the mask shape of the photo or compositing the photo and video in a better way by adjusting the Blending mode and Opacity.

 Filmora PIP Edit

Tips: You can add multiple pictures to the video. What you should do is place them to different PIP tracks and adjust the settings as above.

4. Export the File

If satisfied, click the Export button. Here you'll find the following options:

  • Save as various formats: choose the export format and save to your local disk
  • Save to fit different devices: pick a specific device model and save to the compatible format
  • Upload to YouTube/Vimeo: fill your account information to share your video directly from Filmora
  • Burn to DVD: insert a DVD disk and get a high-quality DVD video in minutes

output window


Above are the steps for putting a photo to a video with Filmora, you see, that’s easy. Download Filmora today and try how to add images to your video. Let’s know if you have any questions in the comment below. If you want to know more features of Filmora, watch the video tutorial below to get more information about what Filmora can do for you:

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Sep 06,2018 14:18 pm

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You need to change the duration of the Logo. You can simply drag the edge of the Logo in timeline to set the duration. Or, you can double click the Logo in the timeline, and then click the Set Duration icon in the toolbar, and then set the duration in the pop up window. Let me know if that works for you, Benjamin.
Is there any way to have the picture track a face or for me to control the picture on each frame so I can move it.
How can I put a logo in the screen and keep it there throughout the video?
You can check this article to blur faces with the faceoff effects. https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editing-tips/blur-face.html Or use the PIP feature: https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editing-tips/video-overlay.html
You can change the duration of the picture. Double click the picture in the timeline and then select the clock icon to adjust the duration. See the picture. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de67cd6ebc14ddc6e3ab4db3e252d88b99ecc7a8326246a291b927bebeb80598.jpg
Probably a stupid question. When I add a still picture to the video, it appears for only about one frame. I want a still picture to appear for 20 seconds. There seems no way to "stretch" it out to 20 seconds. What is the trick?
how can we add one cropped photo over any frame of the video.
how can we put someone's face over the other person in video?
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