Video:Using Photos in iMoviewith Gretchen Siegchrist
Want to add still photos to your iMovie video project? Find out how you can feature your pictures in iMovie with this tutorial.See Transcript
Transcript:Using Photos in iMovieHi! I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Computing, and I am going to show you how to work with photos in iMovie.
Open Photos in iMovieOnce you are in iMovie you can access your iPhoto library by selecting the media button, and then clicking 'Photos.' This will open your iPhoto library, where you can browse through your photo albums.
Select iMovie PhotosChoose an album that you want to view, and then browse through your photos to select one that you want to use to start your photomontage. The picture will automatically open in the large preview window with the ken burns effect applied. Uncheck the effect box if you want your picture to remain stationary on screen.
Adjust the Photo SettingsOr, keep the box checked and you can adjust the photo settings. Move the tap to start and use the slider to zoom in or out on your photo. You can adjust the location of your photo on screen by clicking on the photo itself. The cursor will turn into a hand, which can be used to drag the photo around the screen.
Finish the Photo SettingsWhen you have finished the photo settings for the start of the picture, move the tab to end and adjust the settings for the end of the picture. You can preview the picture settings by clicking on the play button in the preview bar. If you want the photo to play backwards, click the reverse button.
Fix With the Photo TimesYou can adjust the amount of time that the photo remains on screen by dragging the slider toward the turtle or toward the rabbit. You can also type in a specific amount of time in the box. The first number is seconds, and the second is frames.
Apply the Photo to iMovieClick 'apply' when you are finished adjusting the photo settings. This will import your picture to the timeline. You can see the effect rendering by the little red bar below the photo. Repeat this process with other photos to create a photomontage in iMovie.
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