Effective solutions to overlay picture on video

Currently, a lot of video editing software in the market allows users to edit videos with basic functions such as adding texts, splitting, cropping and zooming. But when it comes to overlay image on video to make the video more interesting, things become more difficult. Here we sort out some efficient tools that can perform this task in quick ways.

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5 Methods Help to Add Image over Video

Add picture over a video online

Free Online Video Converter is a totally free online application that facilitates users to convert their video files to multiple formats. It comes with some advanced functions which allows user to edit video first before conversion.

By means of it, we can easily overlay picture on video as a watermark to protect the video from being unauthorized used. It offers five positions to put the picture. But be aware that the picture will show on the video from the beginning to the end, and you’ll be asked to download a launcher the for the first time use. Just check the steps below to know how you can add image over video with it.

  1. Open the website and click “Select files to start” to import the target video clip.
  2. Click “Edit” icon located at top right corner to activate the built-in editor, and select “Browse” button of “Watermark File” to upload the picture. After that, you can drop down the menu of “Watermark Location” to choose the position for this image.
  3. Hit “OK” button to confirm changes. After selecting your preferred output format, click “Convert” to save the file on your computer.

Overlay picture on video on Windows

Though the name gives people an illusion that this software is a watermark removal tool, it is also able to put image over videos as well as photos. You can import as many images as you want from the computer and then locate them based on your needs. Besides that, you can customize the size, transparency, and location of it. Below are the instructions to add image on video with this software. It’s quite simple to follow.

  • Download the software to your computer by clicking the button below, then install it on your computer.

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  • Open the software, choose “Add watermark to video” from the interface and you’ll be brought to a new window.

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  • Drag and drop videos into the software, click “Add image” button on the top right corner to import the image that you want to put on the video.

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  • After that, you can set the transparency, size and location until you are content with it.
  • Press “Convert” button on the lower right corner to start combining the photo and video.

Overlay picture on video on Windows and Mac

ApowerEdit is a professional yet easy-to-use video editor software. It empowers user to overlay either a picture or an additional video clip over the main video. It means you can watch two videos at the same time and enjoy both of the programs simultaneously. Besides the basic editing functions like splitting, cropping, zooming and rotating, ApowerEdit includes many advanced functions such as adding filter and mosaic, overlay effect, transition style, replacing original video sound as well. With the help of this brilliant tool, you can easily perform either basic or advanced editing tasks as well as export the high quality videos in multiple formats. Just follow the instructions below to add image over video with this editor.

  1. Click below button to download and install ApowerEdit on your PC.
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  3. Launch the program to import the picture and target video file. After that, drag the video to Video track and drag picture to PIP track.
  4. Double click picture to edit the motion and mask, and directly adjust its size and position at the right side of preview window. To set its duration, just click “Set duration” icon located at the right side of toolbar to adjust the image display time.overlay image on video
  5. Preview the video at the right side window. Afterwards, click “Export” > “Export video” to save it in your preferred folder.
  6. Overlay image on video on Mac

    iMovie is a powerful video editing software developed by Apple Inc. for Mac and iOS system only, and aims to help users create and edit their videos easily and quickly. With those advanced features, iMovie can help user to add pictures over a video easily and freely. It includes a wide variety of editing options and supports user to choose from numerous text styles, templates and themes. To access this function, you can do as follows:

    1. Click “Projects” tab in iMovie, select “Create New” > “Movie” and import target video clip and picture, afterwards drag and drop the video clip to the timeline.
    2. Drag the image to the timeline and put it above the video at the place where it will be inserted in. Click “Add as Overlay” tab located at top right side and choose “Picture in Picture” option. Afterwards you can find that the picture has been successfully added over the video.add picture over video
    3. Export the video and save the file to a preferred storage location.

    KineMaster (Android & iOS)

    KineMaster is an app that can help you overlay picture on video on both iOS and Android devices. It will let you add image and any other content just like text, stickers and more over the video. This app is free and easy to use, and you can enjoy its awesome features to make your video amazing, for example, add voiceover, background music, sound effect, special effects, etc. It also has simple editing features, like trimming, cropping, rotating. Using it, not only can you simply add image overlay on the video, but also create cool video at 4K resolution.

    1. Get the app on your App Store or Google Play.
    2. Open the app, tap the plus sign icon and choose the aspect ratio that you need on your video.add image over video using kinemaster
    3. Go to “Media” and select the video that you will use.
    4. Select “Layer” > “Overlay” and choose what will you add on your video.overlay image on video using kinemaster
    5. Once done, tap the export icon to save your video on your device.

    Conclusion

    All of these five tools are efficient in overlaying picture on a video. In conclusion, Apowersoft Watermark Remover is the best choice to go because of its versatile features on adjust the image overlay. The online application is convenient to use but its function and features are limited. ApowerEdit and iMovie are more professional to complete this task. While KineMaster can be used on mobile devices which has an effective way of adding image on your video. Now you can choose a favorite program from above that you like most and start to add pictures over video without any hassle.

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Posted by Ada Reed on to Video Editor. Last updated on August 16, 2019

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