Video Editing in Microsoft Photos | Titles and Text

Video Editing in Microsoft Photos | Titles and Text

November 9, 2019 98 By Peter Engel


Let’s learn how to add titles, captions, and credits to your video project. A great way to break your video into sections or signal a scene change is to insert section titles over a background image or video. If you already have a shot that sets the scene, like a picture of your project materials, you can use it as a section header. If you don’t have anything handy, you can find great free-to-use backgrounds with a quick Bing search. To do this, select “Add photos and videos” and then select “From the web.” From this page, you can search for any kind of image you want, or pick from the preset categories. By default, the search shows images with a Creative Commons license. Be sure to check the license for any image you use in your video and always give proper credit. Once you find an image you want, select it, then press “Insert.” If you don’t see the image you chose, be sure to scroll to the bottom of your Project library. Drag the image from your project library onto the Storyboard. If black bars appear on the sides or the top, select “Resize,” then choose “Remove black bars.” Now you can select “Text” to add your title in a style that matches the background you found. Type your title in the text box. Then, pick from several different animated text styles in the list below. Each style also has a set of different layouts to try. You can preview the animation by using the playback controls. If your text doesn’t animate, try increasing the duration of the card. Three seconds or more usually works well. To add credits, try using the Classic text style, and put each credit on a new line. Don’t forget to credit yourself. In the next video, we’ll learn how to add fun 3D effects.