Take a second to think: when was the last time you watched a YouTube video without a subscribe button image layered on top? Or a TikTok without a layer of a sound or music? It’s evident that adding images to your video immediately catches your viewer’s eye.
When you layer an image to a video, you’re combining multiple content mediums into one. This compels your viewers to be engaged with your video. Not only are your followers compelled, but you also attract new viewers. As more content is reposted across the web, adding an image like your brand logo raises more awareness as to who you are and what you do. When you add a picture to your videos, you’re giving your viewers a way to better visualize the message behind your content. You’re giving them a reason to come back and keep watching your content.
Upload the video or videos that you want to add images on. You can also paste a link to various file sources from across the web.
Search for an image to add, or upload your own image to add to the video. Using Kapwing's easy drag and drop editor, you can reposition your image on the editor as you feel best.
Once your video looks right, click 'Export' to create the new video. Now all you have to do is save and share the new video with your image on it!
Today, adding layers to your video is a must. Most creators are adding pictures to videos to give more context, or adding images that direct their viewers from their YouTube channel to their Instagram or other social media platforms.
Using Kapwing, you can add an image on top of your video, in the corner, or as another scene that appears before your video. Kapwing works completely online, so you can use the video editor on any device. We support most major image file formats like PNGs, JPEGs, HEICs, and You can also import an image from a URL. This tool will help you enhance your content, entertain your audience, and enhance your brand.
Kapwing is free to use for teams of any size. We also offer paid plans with additional features, storage, and support.