How to add images to a TikTok video

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TikTok is known for its videos, but adding images to videos is a great way to spice up your content.

Some of the most entertaining and engaging content on TikTok comes from users thinking outside the box and adding a photo (or photos) to a video. Perhaps the most popular method is via the “green screen” option, a feature seen on many viral videos. Of course, this is only an option. There are different ways someone can add photos to their TikTok videos, and we’ll break it down for you step by step.

How to insert an image into a TikTok video

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There are several ways to do this, but the most popular method is to use the “green screen” option in “effects”.

  • Launch the TikTok app and tap the plus icon to record a new video
  • Tap “Effects” to the left of the record button
  • Go to the “Green screen” tab
  • Tap the white person raising hand icon. Note: Multiple icons share the same solid white person, so be sure to tap on the one that has a thumbnail portrait with a down arrow in the top left corner (pictured above).
  • You can now record a video with the photo of your choice front and center.

How to Create a TikTok Video Using Only Photos

If you’re looking to add a photo (or photos) to your TikTok videos, like a collage, but without using the green screen feature, here’s how you can do it:

  • Launch the TikTok app and tap the plus icon to record a new video
  • Tap the “Download” icon to the right of the record button.
  • Choose the number of photos from your gallery to insert into your video
  • Continue by adding the effects you want, such as music or texts.

How to create a TikTok video using a pre-existing template

TikTok offers a variety of templates that you can use to create montage-like videos with your own images. The app currently offers 47 awesome templates, each with its own song, edit, and style. To find and use templates, follow these steps:

  • Launch the TikTok app and tap the plus icon to record a new video
  • Under the save button, you will see “Camera”, “Story” and “Templates”, tap “Templates”.
  • Scroll through the templates offered and find the one you want. When you find this one, tap on “Upload Photos”.
  • Add as many photos as the template allows and enjoy the end result!

How to Create a TikTok Video Using a Photo as a Background

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One of the most popular ways to add photos to TikTok videos is the “Green Screen” feature. This option is found under “Effects” and is superimposed in front of an image of your choice.

  • Launch the TikTok app and tap the plus icon to record a new video
  • Tap “Effects” to the left of the record button
  • Go to the “Green screen” tab
  • Tap the green icon with a large portrait in the middle and a down-pointing arrow (shown above).
  • You can now record a video with the photo in the background and overlay it in front.

With so many features TikTok has – especially in the “Effects” tab – there’s enough content to keep you busy for hours. The four methods listed above are the most commonly used and offer many opportunities to flex those creative muscles. So what are you waiting for?

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