How To Add Text In Kdenlive

How To Add Text In Kdenlive ?

In this post, let’s see how to add text in Kdenlive. So you can make titles, end credits or add captions to your videos.

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Add Text

Import Video-

First import video in Kdenlive on which you want to add the text. Drag and drop the video on the timeline. As always play it in the project monitor to check if it’s working properly or not.

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To add text right-click inside the project bin, click on add clip. The title clip window will get opened. Check the show background option if it’s not already selected so you can see where text will appear on the screen.

Click on the add text icon. Click anywhere on the screen and type the text, which you want to appear on the screen.

Move Text-

Click on the selection tool to select and move text. Now click on the text and drag and drop it where you want it to appear.


To change the font of the text select it then under properties click on the font dropdown and click on the font name.

Font size

To change the font size under properties click on the font size up or down arrow to increase or decrease the value.


To give it a colour first select solid or gradient and click on color option. Click on color and click on ok.

Rotate Text

To rotate the text change the numbers in the x,y and z boxes. To undo rotation enter 0 in all three boxes.

Letter Spacing

If you want to add bit of spacing between letters then, under properties click on letter spacing up or down arrows to increase or decrease the spacing.

Once everything is set click on the OK button. Drag and drop this text clip on the timeline above the video track. Take the play head at the beginning of the text clip and play it to see how it appears on the screen.

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