Adding an image to your project is an integral part to branding your video. The image can be your company logo, a product, or any visual representation of your business. This article will show you how to add an image to your video project.
Images can also be interactive by adding a URL. It can be your company sales page or any website related to your business.
Steps on adding an image to your video project
Step 1. On the Editor, click Elements
Step 2. Click the Image element.
A default VideoRemix image will be added into the canvas.
Step 3. Setup the Start and End of the image. These values indicate which time the image is displayed when the video is playing. The time values are relative to the whole project. In this example, the image is set to the default values (Start at 0, end at 5), which means the image is shown starting from the very beginning of the video up to 5 seconds at play-time.
Step 4. Select the kind of image you want to add. In this example, we will select the Single Image. (Note: Adding a Flickr Slideshow will be covered on a separate article.)
Step 5. You can either add an image from a web source or upload an image from your computer.
To add an image from the web source, enter on the Image URL field.
To upload an image from your computer, drag and drop an image or click on the thumbnail inside the broken border. Be sure to optimize your images before uploading. Using tinypng or Adobe Photoshop to resize your images to 1280x720 pixel resolution. It is best to compress image files to 120 kb or less.
Step 6. Preview the image on your video by clicking the play/pause button and the timeline slider.
Image Transparency is important for certain images such as logos. Make sure to render a web-optimized PNG or SVG with transparency enabled for best results for logos and the like. Adjust the Image Element's properties accordingly.
Advanced image settings
To resize your image, click and drag the corner handles as you see fit. You can re-position your image as you see fit by clicking and dragging the image in your preview pane.
To crop the image, double-click the image and drag the corners and/or sides into its desired final image. You can then click and drag the final image to move it to the center of the canvas.
Convert the image into a hyperlink / Using an image as a Call to Action (CTA)
Enter the URL of the destination page. This field is optional. Your video project allows viewers to interact with it. Adding a URL to an Image Element will redirect viewers to your desired destination if they click on the image while your video is playing. This is good for call-to-action links.
The Transition field lets you choose the animation to be used when the image appears.
You can rotate the image by entering the angle on the Rotation field.
Set as default
To keep the same image and it's settings the next time you add an image element, check Set as default
To edit your image using an Adobe Editor, click the button. This feature is available to those who are subscribed to the VideoRemix SmartVideo Upgrade (OTO1) / Templates Club.
If this feature is not yet available to you, this popup dialog box will be displayed upon clicking the Adobe Editor button. You can click upgrade and you will be redirected to the sales page for you to review and purchase the entire OTO1 program.
If this feature is available to you, an Adobe Photo Editor with your uploaded image is displayed. From there, you can make use of its features to edit your image.
To integrate your Youzign account and use your image from there, click the button.
Upon clicking on the Youzign button, you will be prompted to log into your Youzign to verify your account. (Note: Youzign integration will be covered on a separate article)
To integrate your DropMock account and import your image from there, click the button.
Upon clicking on the DropMock button, you will be prompted to enter your DropMock API Key to verify your account. (Note: DropMock integration will be covered on a separate article)
That's it! You're done adding and setting up an image into your video project. Adding an image into your project make your video more visually interactive and interesting for better conversions. You can also add a personalized image or text element into your video project.