In VSDC Images can be easily incorporated into a video project. They are supported in various formats: SVG, BMP, JPEG/JPG, PNG, PSD, GIF, ICO and CUR.

Adding an Image

  1. There are several ways of adding an Image to your project:
    • From the Add object drop down menu on the Editor tab;
    • From the vertical toolbar on the left from the scene;
    • By using hotkey shortcut Shift + I;
    • By simply dragging an image from the file explorer on your PC to the scene area.
  2. Define the location within the Object position settings window or leave the default settings by clicking the OK button. You can change them any time later directly on the Timeline area.
  3. Click on the image, and you should see handles (small boxes) at the corners and sides of the image. Click and drag these handles to resize the image.

Image Object Settings

If you want to adjust the parameters of an image, select it on the timeline and navigate to the Properties window which is located on the right from the scene. The following options are available:

  1. Image: here you can select images available in the project's resources and upload new ones as well as adjust your image’s size.
  2. Cropp borders: this option allows you to cut the borders of your image.
  3. Stretch image: this option specifies if an image is stretched or not while scaling. Stretched images don’t retain the aspect ratio.
  4. Resize mode: this option refers to how an image is scaled or resized to fit within the scene. By default, the program uses the Linear interpolation mode to resize images. To prevent the loss of image quality you can select one of the advanced resizing methods, such as:
    • Nearest neighbor interpolation;
    • Cubic Interpolation;
    • Supersampling interpolation;
    • and Lanczos interpolation.
  5. Fill background: if the image doesn’t cover the whole scene, so its edges can be seen, this option determines whether the background should be filled with color or not.
  6. Color: here you can select the background color

Creative Ideas for Working With Images in VSDC

  1. Try to create a slideshow using a Slideshow Wizard tool;
  2. Learn how to apply color grading to edit the image color and improve its outlook; create LUTs and apply Instagram-style filters;
  3. Try Perspective effect to change the image plane;
  4. Create Zoom fade transition and learn how to apply Zoom and Fade in/out effects;
  5. Apply Nature effects or Special FX to add dynamic elements to a static image;
  6. Add Swipe transition to create an effect of surfing the Net;
  7. Create an overlay by Picture-in-picture effect.

This software can be downloaded from Free Video Editor description page.