Transparent Overlays in iMovie ’09

Assuming you have a PNG with transparency, and an iMovie project then, in iMovie:

  1. iMovie, Preferences
  2. Check “Show Advanced Tools”
  3. File, Project Properties, Timing
  4. Set Initial Photo Placement to “Crop”
  5. Drag the PNG with transparency to the point you want the overlay to appear in the timeline
  6. From the resulting pop-up menu choose “Overlay” (for full screen) or “Picture in Picture” (for part-of-screen)
  7. Adjust the size and duration of your overlay

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