How to Make a Video from Pictures
Edited by Pat Bitton
September 24, 2019
Ever tried to create a movie from photos? This can be a really special thing for your best friend or relative. Select photos where you’re together, add some inspirational transitions, and complete your photo video with their favorite music. Et voila! Creating an unforgettable gift for a special person in your life has never been so easy!
Movavi Video Editor is a quick and easy-to-learn program that will help you create stunning movies only using photos! Don’t be afraid of making a movie, it’s really easy with Video Editor and doesn’t require any special skills or knowledge. This picture movie maker will automatically convert images to video and guide you through the whole process one step at a time.
Just download Movavi Video Editor and follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make a video from photos.
Download Movavi’s Clip-Making Software
Install Movavi Video Editor and start creating your movie with pictures, photos and music right away.
Add Your Photos to the Picture Video Maker
Launch the program and choose Create a project in full-feature mode. Click the Add Media Files button. Now select the files you want to use. The photos will appear on the Video Track. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the files you want to use to the working area right from the folder in which they’re stored. Once you’ve added your media files, place them in the order you want them to appear in the finished video.
To add exciting filters to your photos, just click the Filters tab. Choose the filter you prefer and drag it to the photo you want to use it with. Once you’ve done that, the filter will be automatically applied to the photo. You can apply multiple filters from different categories to one image.
To remove a filter from a photo, click the star button on the photo, choose the filter you want to delete, and press Remove. Now you can apply another filter or leave it as it is.
Add Animated Transitions
To add transitions between all your clips in one pass, just click the special button with a picture of mountains that’s above the timeline. In the dialogue box that appears, choose the transition style you want to use and set the duration. You can also set the slide duration in the same window.
If you want to review all the available transitions, open the Transitions tab and drag your selections to the appropriate positions on the timeline. For more information, read our guide on adding transitions.
Jazz up Your Video with Subtitles and Music
You can also add subtitles to your movie to give some context to the images and show why they’re special for you. Open the Titles tab, choose the title style you want to use, and drag it to the Titles Track.
To add text and edit the title, double-click it; the selected caption will appear in the preview window, where you can enter your text, change the color and style, and more. To save the changes, click the Apply button in the upper right corner of the preview window. You can learn more about this aspect of Video Editor by reading the appropriate section in the user guide about adding subtitles to a video.
Once you’ve finished adding titles, return to the Import tab and click Add Media Files to select a suitable song or instrumental music for your movie, or drag a sound file from the folder where it's stored onto the Audio Track, which is identified with a musical notation. For more information, check the user guide section on adding music to your video.
Save Your Video
When everything is ready, save your file. Click Export and choose the appropriate option for what you want to do with the video. Select the Save Video File tab if you’re planning to watch your video on a computer. If you want to transfer the file to a mobile device, open the appropriate tab to save for Apple, Android, or other device. You can also upload your video directly to YouTube or Google Drive – to do this, click Upload online. Now choose the required video preset or an output format, and specify the filename and folder. Finally, click Start. That’s all there is to it – creating a video from pictures has never been easier!
Now you know how to create videos from photos in no time. Have a go and see how fast this powerful pic video maker is! Create video from pictures and share the best moments of your life with your friends in your blog or on Facebook and other social networks.
Movavi Video Editor
Creating videos has never been so easy!
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
- Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
- Export videos in any popular format
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
📱 How to extract a still photo from a video on my iPhone?
To isolate an image from a video on your iPhone, you can take a screenshot. Open the Camera Roll. Play the video and choose the frame you want to capture as a photo. Pause the video. Press the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time. The picture will be saved to your Camera Roll.
If you are also interested in editing your iPhone video, adding a screenshot to your footage, or applying creative effects, take a look at Movavi Clips.
🌄 How to make a photo slideshow?
You can create great slideshow videos from your photos using Movavi Slideshow Maker. Just select the photos you want to include in your slideshow. Add transitions between the photos, attach a music file, and add subtitles. Then just save your photo slideshow as a video.