How to Make a Video from Pictures
Want to give your close friend or relative something special? Why not create a memorable photo slideshow for him or her? Select photos where you are both together, add some inspirational transitions, and complete your photo video with his or her favorite music. Et voila! Creating an unforgettable gift for a special person in your life is so easy!
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 in no time.
Add Your Photos to the Video Editor
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 include in your slideshow. 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 the Remove button. 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 Slideshow 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 Title 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 audio files for your slideshow, or drag them from the folder where they’re stored onto the Audio Track, marked with a musical note icon. For more information, check the user guide section about 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 – to do this, click Upload to YouTube. 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!
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