How do I upload images and video clips quickly?

To upload images or video clips when you're creating a new video or editing an existing one, click the "Add pics & vids" button on the left side of the screen. You can also click the empty image box as well.

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Next, navigate to where your digital images or clips are stored on your computer. To select multiple files, hold down the "ctrl" or "shift" keys while clicking on the files.

If you're on a Mac and using iPhoto, you can access your iPhoto albums by clicking the "Photos" button under the "Media" section in the file select box.

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If your pictures are already uploaded to an online photo management site, we recommend using the "retrieve your images" option, since the images will already be downsized, saving you significant time. We currently support direct image retrieval from Flickr, Facebook, Smugmug, Picasa, and Photobucket.

DOWNSIZING IMAGES (for faster uploading)

Images straight off your digital camera can be 100 times what you actually need for an online video. Although you can upload very high resolution images, smaller, downsized images work just as well and save you significant upload time. You can use simple image-resizing programs to downsize your images. If you have a Mac, we recommend using DroPic! If you have a PC, we recommend using VSO Image Resizer (free). These are easy-to-use tools to help you resize your images to something appropriate for the web. 

If you plan to make videos for DVD or to download onto your computer, it's best to upload images that are at least 1280x720 pixels but no more than 1 or 2 megapixels.

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