10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2014 12:37 AM by MamawT
Ckevn Level 1 Level 1

Can you add pictures when creating trailers in iMovie? You can add pictures to iMovies, but I can't figure out how to add pics when creating trailers. I hope I'm just missing something.  Thanks

iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1
Solved by iphonejunky on May 2, 2012 10:57 AM Solved

You can only add video to  Trailers.

However in project mode you can use photos & videos.

  • iphonejunky Level 3 Level 3

    You can only add video to  Trailers.

    However in project mode you can use photos & videos.

  • Ckevn Level 1 Level 1


    Hopefully they will give an update and allow pics to be part of trailers.



  • antdj Level 1 Level 1

    Actually, the iOS versions (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) allow you to use photos on trailers. I've just got a Mac Mini a few days ago and just found out that I'm not able to on the full version. A little disappointing. I'm also disappointed that you cant import certain trailer "types" ie. superhero trailer on iOS is not on OSX

  • antdj Level 1 Level 1

    You know what, i just found out you actually can, it's on another post. you simply click File > Convert to Project while you're on your trailer! Sweet!!!

  • kerrym Level 1 Level 1

    The latest version of iMovie for iOS (version 1.4, updated Sept 19,2012) allows you to use photos in trailers. Ta-dah!

  • siofel13 Level 1 Level 1

    Add a picture to an event. Make any animation you want. Export it as a movie. Then import it back into the event. Then you can drag it into your trailer.

  • Hamptotg Level 1 Level 1

    How do add a picture to an event?  Seems I can only add video to my Event Library box. 

  • AppleUserOnCommunity1 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, great short cut but I guess we should put on wishlist:

    - drag and drop into Imovie from finder

    - add directly from Iphoto into trailer

  • bradmufc_ Level 1 Level 1

    Only videos when creating iMovie Trailers.


    You can trick the system however...


    Use QuickTime to do a quick screen recording of the image. So that you essentially have a 3/4 second video of just an image.

    You can then input this into your iMovie trailer.





    With an iOS device, I am not sure. I tend to avoid that when editing videos.

  • MamawT Level 1 Level 1

    Doesn't this cause your Trailer to end? If I want a Project, I'll create one, but I want to use a Trailer!


    My work-around was to create 2-second to 4-second movies from a single still image and export it (Share>Export Movie). The short movies can then be used in a Trailer without having to convert it to a project!


    Hope this helps!