Add photo to video

Add a photo to your video in three quick, easy steps with Descript. Same goes for images, logos, and any other assets: add them to your new video projects, ensure they’re appearing exactly when and where you want them, and do it fast — no training required.

A quick & easy way to up your video game

Adding photos and other images to your videos makes them more visually compelling and can help break up long stretches of footage — so the camera isn’t on your face the entire time. Descript makes the process simple so you can spend less time on the drudgery of editing and more time creating. Just create a video project, select the photo you want to display, and customize it to fit your video.

The easiest way to add photos to a video in Descript is by dragging and dropping them right into your project. Once you've added an image to your video, you can use the editing tools to overlay it on top of the video footage or add it as a background. You can also adjust the opacity, size, and position of the image.

You can upload PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, and many more file formats and use photos taken on any device — iOS, Android, or iPad. Import one image at a time or all at once so they’re available whenever you’re ready to edit. You’ll be able to organize and keep track of them in your project folder.

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How To Add A Photo To Video

Add a photo to your video in three quick, easy steps with Descript. Same goes for other images, logos, and any other assets: add them to your new video projects, ensure they’re appearing exactly when and where you want them, and do it fast — no training required.

Step 1

Find the high-quality image that you want to add to your video.

Step 2

Drag and drop the photo into your video transcript right next to the text you want it to appear with. Or hit Command+K on Mac/Control+K on Windows and type “image,” click Insert File as New Track, and select your photo.

Step 3

Determine how long and where in the frame you want the photo displayed — and quickly make those edits.

A quick & easy way to up your video game

Adding photos and other images to your videos makes them more visually compelling and can help break up long stretches of footage — so the camera isn’t on your face the entire time. Descript makes the process simple so you can spend less time on the drudgery of editing and more time creating. Just create a video project, select the photo you want to display, and customize it to fit your video.

The easiest way to add photos to a video in Descript is by dragging and dropping them right into your project. Once you've added an image to your video, you can use the editing tools to overlay it on top of the video footage or add it as a background. You can also adjust the opacity, size, and position of the image.

You can upload PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, and many more file formats and use photos taken on any device — iOS, Android, or iPad. Import one image at a time or all at once so they’re available whenever you’re ready to edit. You’ll be able to organize and keep track of them in your project folder.

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Add animated captions, logos, & shapes to a video

It’s not just photos — Descript’s video editor lets you easily add logos, animations, motion graphics, or video clips to use as b-roll. Plus, you can make animated captions, waveforms, progress bars, and other effects in Descript. Those features are particularly useful for creating short, animated clips to promote your videos on social media.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my options for adding photos or images?

Descript lets you use photos pretty much any way you want. You can choose and adjust the length of time your photo appears on screen using the clip inspector. Or add fades and crossfades to transition between photos or between photos and video without jarring jump cuts.

Why is there a watermark on my video?

Descript users with Free accounts can export videos for free, but with Descript's watermark. Creator and Pro account subscribers can export without watermarks.

How do I add captions to a picture in a video?

Add text by pressing command+K (control+K on Windows) or by clicking on the Plus (+) button in the toolbar then searching for Fancy Captions. Descript will automatically create captions (subtitles) from the transcript for your entire video or just the selected portion. You can right-click on the clip and select show clip properties to make adjustments to the font size, colors, and type.

What types of images can I use in Descript?

The video editing tool works with most media formats, including PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, and many more. The free video editing software also allows you to add any new image file you want — including logos, GIFs, graphics, and more — using the three steps above.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.