Use Still Images in iMovie on Your MacBook - dummies

Use Still Images in iMovie on Your MacBook

By Mark L. Chambers

You can add still images to your movie on your MacBook by using iMovie. Still images come in handy as impressive-looking titles or as ending credits to your movie. (Make sure you list a gaffer and a best boy to be truly professional.) However, you also can use still images to introduce or close scenes or to separate clips according to your whim.

Here are two methods of adding stills to your movie:

  • Adding images and video clips from iPhoto: Click the Photo Browser button in the Browser toolbar (or press Command+2) and you’ll experience the thrill that is your iPhoto Library, right from iMovie. You can elect to display your entire iPhoto Library or more selective picks such as specific albums or Events.

    When you find the image you want to add, just drag it to the right spot in the Project pane. Videos from your iPhoto Library are automatically added to your iMovie Event Library — it doesn’t get much easier than that.


  • Importing images from your hard drive: If you’re a member of the International Drag-and-Drop Society, you can drag TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PICT, PNG, and PSD images directly from a Finder window and drop them into the Project pane as well.