Hi, this is Gary with MacMost Now. On today's episode, let me show you how to do multiple pictures in picture in I'movie. So I get asked this question a lot, can I use more than one picture in picture effect in I'movie at the same tI'me. The shorter answer is no, you can only do one effect at a tI'me, but, since its a picture and you can define anything as your picture, you can sI'mply use* a picture that is 2 pictures and use that instead. Let me show you how! I'm gonna use preview for this. Usually I would use something like Photoshop, but not everybody has photoshop. So I've got 2 pictures here and I'm going to open one in preview. Now fortunately in preview, unlike other I'mage editors you, you can't just open a new blank I'mage. So I'm going to open this first I'mage here and I'm going to save it out as something else so in Lion of course you do that with duplicate, close the original and I save, and then I'll save this out as picture in picture and its right there and i want to set this up as exact screen size as my movie in I'movie. So, I'm going to go to tools and adjust size. Now my movie is going to be 1280 by 720 so I'm going to turn of scale proportionally into 1280 by 720 and you can see its going to resize the I'mage, its naturally going to store it. I'm going to actually select all as edit, select all and then I'm going to delete leaving a blank canvas thats exactly the size I want. So here I've expanded it and you can almost see the entire thing 1280 by 720 and you can see the checkerboard pattern behind it, that means its transparent so I just have a big transparent graphics that's exactly the same size as the movie I'm working on. So now what I want to do is, I want to open up the I'mage again. And this tI'me I'm going to re-size it, properly, with scale proportionally on there and make it something that will fit in a corner so its like 300 by 225. Then I'm going to select all, copy, close and paste. And now I can move it wherever I want inside of this blank, transparent canvas. I'm going to do the same with the next one. I'm going to double click on that, open that up in preview, adjust size , make that also 300 by 225, in this case, I of course can do it differently if you want, and I'm going to select all and copy and then close that document and paste. And then, I will put that in the opposite side. So now, I've got a big transparent I'mage with a picture on the right and a picture on the left. Now if I was working with Photoshop or some other graphics tool I could add borders that sort of, all sorts of things. I could maybe use some basic graphics here, like, for instance, draw arrows using add the annotations tool here in preview and you can see that you can extend outside the area from this pictures so I actually have 3 elements here-2 pictures and this arrow that crosses over into the transparent area. Now the I'mportant thing i want to do is I want to export this entire I'mage and i want to do it as a png which will save the transparency layer which is the alpha layer so I make sure that is checked off. And just save it on, the desktop here so I have it available to me to drag into I'movie. So here I am in I'movie. I've got a video layed into the project. I've got the png file right here ready to drop in. Notice that if I go to the Project Properties, it is a 16 by 9 movie, remember we made the graphic 1280 by 720, which is 16 by 9. So this will work as-I'm going to drag and drop it in here and choose picture in picture. of course make sure you have advanced tools turned on in your preferences in I'movie to use picture in picture. Now, I can select the picture in picture and I can see it appears here in the upper right and it actually has both I'mages there but they're really small. I'm going to change the cropping and make sure I've got it set to fit cropping so it shows the entire I'mage, and I'm going to basically expand it by dragging it to the upper right expanding it all the way just enough to fill the space. And you can see now, I've got the picture on the right, the picture on the left. I've got the arrow drawn there and its part of the picture So i've actually done 2 pictures in picture over an I'movie video, just by doing some tricks in the photo editing tool. So yes this is a total hack, I'movie doesn't do multiple pictures in picture but I forced it to by doing this. The cool thing is that you have ultI'mate versatility. You can put anything you want there, all sorts of different pictures, you can put graphhics, so long as you make some of it transparent so that the video shows through. There's all sorts of things you could do with this technique. But it does take some extra tI'me because you've got to set it up first and then bring it in and if you're not familiar with graphics programs and doing things with using those alpha channels it can be difficult at first. Hope you found this useful though, till next time, this is Gary with MacMost Now.