How to Add Text to Video in Microsoft Photos on Windows 10

How to Add Text to Video in Microsoft Photos on Windows 10
When Windows Movie Maker no longer exists on Windows 10, you start exploring its replacement, the Photos application. At first, the editor may seem dark, but spend a few minutes with him and you will be amazed by his video editing capabilities. In addition to allowing you to cut videos, create slideshows, and add filters, you can also add text to a video in the Microsoft Photos application.

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By adding text to a video, we can create title cards, explain the content of the video, give credits, and do similar things. If you wanted to add text to your slideshow or video using this app, you are in the right place.

In this article, we'll explain how to insert a caption or title into a video in the Microsoft Photos video editor. As a bonus, we will also share some tips and tricks related to the same thing.

Let's start.

Add text to individual clips

If you're creating a video from scratch in the Microsoft Photos application that includes multiple video clips or photos, here's how to add text to them.

Step 1: Launch the Photos application and go to the video editor screen.

2nd step: Under the Storyboard section, click the clip to which you want to add text. Then tap the Text option in the toolbar above. You can also right-click on the clip and go to Edit> Text.

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Step 3: On the next screen, type your text in the text box on the right.

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Step 4: Choose your font style and position from the options available on the right side.

Point: Move the mouse pointer over the available styles under Animated Text Style and scroll down to reveal more styles.

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Step 5: To set the text duration of the selected clip, change the position of the two blue marks on the slider.

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Step 6: Press the play button to preview the text.

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Step 7: Press the Done button.

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Repeat the steps above to add different text to each clip.

Add the same text to the video in Windows 10

The video editor of the Photos application has the disadvantage of not being able to add the same text to the entire clip. For example, if you need to add a text watermark or a website URL, you will need to repeatedly add text to the individual clips. To avoid this, a simple workaround exists.

What you need to do is export or save the video once you have finished creating and editing it in the Photos application. Then you have to start a new project and add the newly created video. Since it is only one clip, add the text as shown above and use the marks to increase the duration of the text. Then it will be displayed for the duration of the clip.

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Delete the text of the video

To delete the text you added to your clip, you do not have to delete it completely. Instead, click on the clip and choose the Text option as you did when adding text. Then press the small cross button next to the text in the input box. You can also press the Backspace key to delete it.

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Tips and tricks for text in the video editor of the application Photos

Here's how to improve the text added to the videos created in the Photos application.

1. Add a title card

Instead of adding text to an image or your video, you can add it on a solid background. For this you will need to add a title card.

For that, proceed as following:

Step 1: Click the clip in front of which you want to add a title card and click the Add Title Card option in the toolbar.

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2nd step: Click the title card that has been added, and then click the Text option.

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Step 3: Then add the text as above. Choose the style, the layout and the duration according to your needs. Press the Done button to go back.

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You can also change the background color of the title card. To do this, click on the title card and press the option Background. Then choose the color.

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More the merrier, the merrier

Here's how to add text to your video in Photo apps. Unfortunately, the functionality is missing a number of things. First of all, you can not add more text to a video clip. You will have to divide the video, then add several texts. Second, the Photos application can not be used to add subtitles because it lacks proper features. Last but not least, you can not even change the font size of the text.

I really hope that Microsoft adds these features to enhance the overall video editing experience under Windows 10.

Then: Not a fan of the Microsoft Photos application? Check out his 5 best alternatives.

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