How to Overlay a Picture on a Video

The SoftOrbits Watermark Video Software is the best software for adding watermarks and overlaying high quality images on a video or movie easily.

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Many editors and video creators upload their content on YouTube and other social media channels. There are also teachers, artists, gamers and other users that make and upload videos of their activities. However, there are times when they don’t get credit of their work or it is stolen by others. To avoid this from happening, users add watermarks or logos in their videos. These logos and watermarks ensure that proper credit is given to the owner. It also helps him to spread his name among other viewers.

Unfortunately, overlaying image on a video is not that easy. Usually it would need a graphics designer or a video editing expert and a heavy software for the work to be efficiently done. However, the developers now have made many amazing software that can overlay image on video in a matter of seconds. They don’t take up much space on your PC either. So, you can comfortably capture videos, add logos and upload them without the fear of them being stolen.

Overlay a Picture on a Video..

Software to Overlay Picture on Video

Developers have worked tirelessly to create an efficient software that will add image overlay to video. One of the best software that adds watermarks and logos to video without reducing the quality at all is the SoftOrbits Video Watermark Maker.

Screenshot Video Watermark Maker..

The great thing about the Video Watermark Maker is that this software allows you to add text to your videos along with the images or logos. You can easily adjust the size and position of the watermark. The software has the ability of adjusting the watermark according to the video quality. You can adjust the size of the watermark by changing its pixels or you can just adjust the percentage relative to the video frame.

Add Overlay a Watermark on a Video in Video Watermark Maker..

Once you have adjusted the position and size of the logo, you can save the template for using later on other videos. In this way, you don’t have to adjust the watermarks over and over again.
The software also allows you to fix the video interval where you want your logo to appear. You can show them throughout the video or only during specific intervals.

Overlay a Picture on a Video in Video Watermark Maker..

Adjusting and positioning of the watermarks may become hard if you have a ton of videos on which you want to add the watermark. The software aids you by providing a batch feature which allows you to overlay picture on video within multiple videos at a time. This greatly saves time and energy.
Using the software is extremely easy and you do need to know to learn how to use this.

The watermark can be adjusted if you follow the following steps.

Download the SoftOrbits Video Watermark Marker and open it.

Add your video into Video Watermark Maker program..

Create your image or text logo or both if you want to.

Add Picture on a Video in Video Watermark Maker..

Choose the time intervals in which you want your logo to appear in the video.

Select intervals in Video Watermark Maker..

Position and adjust the size of the watermark. You can save your selection for future use by clicking on the Save Watermark option.

Save Watermark in Video Watermark Maker..

When it is done, Save your video. You will find your video with a watermark on it.

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video in iMovie

iMovie is an image overlaying application designed specifically for Apple. This is one of the applications of the iLife media suites. The main purpose of this application is to add video overlay effects by adding watermark logo on your video. This will allow the users to name their videos and save them from being stolen by others.
To use the watermark adding feature of the iMovie, the users need to allow the application to make changes in the video. This can be done by giving permission in the iMovie’s settings options.
Using the application is really easy and convenient. You just need to follow a few simple steps and you will be able to add watermarks to your video within a few minutes.

  1. Open the iMovie application and then go the menu bar. From there, select the Preferences option.

  2. Imovie create a project..

  3. A separate window will pop up from which you will select the Show Advanced Tools option. After that, close the window.

  4. Imovie choose type of project..

  5. From the menu bar, go to the File option and then select the Import Movies option. An options window will pop up from where you can select the output format. After selecting, click on the Import button. The video will be uploaded to the Event Timeline.

  6. From the event timeline, drag the selected video and put it in the Project Library window.

  7. Imovie add your video..

  8. Select the logo or watermark that you want to add in the video.

  9. You will be given a menu window. From there, choose the Picture in Picture option that will add the overlay effect on the video.

  10. Imovie Choose picture in picture..

  11. After that, you can adjust the time interval in which you want the watermark to appear.

  12. Imovie See your video with a watermark..

  13. Resize the overlay image or adjust its position if you want.

  14. After you are satisfied with the result, go to the menu bar and select the Share option.

  15. It will allow you to save your output video in the desired location.

  16. After clicking, your video will be downloaded and saved.

Imovie final result..

Overlay Image on Video in Windows Movie Maker

As the name implies, the Windows Movie Maker is made for the Windows operating system. It is one of the best video editing software that helps to add special effects in the uploaded videos. This software allows you to add the overlay or watermark on the video without affecting the quality. It also allows you to select the time interval when the watermark will appear. After adjusting the watermark according to your requirement, you can easily download the video in the destination folder of your choice and upload the video on your desired social media sites.
Even though adding overlay is not the main function of the software, using the software by installing some related plugins is really easy and effective. Following are the steps that you need to follow if you want to add picture in picture effect on your videos.

  1. Install and open the Windows Movie Maker software.

  2. Open Windows Movie Maker..

  3. Go to the menu bar and select the Import Video option. A pop-up window will appear that will allow you to browse the desired video from the computer.

  4. After that select the option of Import Pictures from the menu bar and select the picture you want to add as a watermark in your video.

  5. Import files in Windows Movie Maker..

  6. After that, drag the uploaded video to the bottom of the page into a section named timeline. This will now appear under the Video section.

  7. In the same way, drag the watermark to the timeline and it will also be added to the Video section.

  8. After that adjust the size and position of the image according to your preference.

  9. After that, adjust the time in which you want the overlay to appear in the video.

  10. You can go to the Preview option to see how your results will be after finishing and can make changes to it accordingly.

  11. See result in Windows Movie Maker..

  12. After that, click on the Save button. You can select from various options such as resolution, format, bitrate, etc. after that select the destination folder and click OK. The video file will be downloaded.

Overlay Image on Video Online

Many software have been developed for overlaying images on videos. However, some people may not prefer using them. This is because they might not need the software for a long time but only want to use it once or twice. In such cases, downloading the whole software may be a waste of space.
For such scenarios, there are many online tools available that help to add images on the video. They are free of cost and also provide no security issues. You can easily download the video and close the tool.
One of the famous tools that is used online is the Kapwing tool.

Kapwing tool..

It provides templates and allows you to add the image without any issue. Everything is done by Jacascript, so your video never leaves your browser. This means that your video is not saved in any back-end server, greatly securing it.

  1. Go to the Kapwing.com website and click on the Get Started button.

  2. After that upload the video from your computer or add a URL.

  3. After the video is uploaded, you can adjust the video size, trim or crop it according to your choice.

  4. From the menu bar, select on the Images option and select the watermark of your choice.

  5. Adjust the size and position of the image on the video.

  6. You can adjust the timing of the logo appearing from the panel below the video.

  7. After that click on the red Export Video button. You will be redirected to another page from where you can download the output result.


🙋Frequently Asked Questions

Download the software and upload the desired video. Then select the overlay you want to add. After that adjust the size and position of the watermark and select the time interval in which you want the overlay to appear. When you are done, save the video.

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