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Five Awesome Tricks to Create Video from Photos

Brithny updated on Sep 16, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Most people are desired to share or show something interesting to others actively. They often share photos of elegant scenery, display selfies, or create a series of photos of all ages to indicate the trace of growing up. Photos are one of the most important tools for people to display happy time intuitively. But there's a better way to convey the cheerful atmosphere - video. A video leaves a more vivid and colorful impression on people than a picture. If you are wondering the way to create a video with photos, here are five practical ways for you.

2 Ways to Create a Video from Still Photos (for Windows Users)

You can create a video from still pictures by adding music and effects on a Windows PC easily. There are two ways to achieve this. One is using a professional video editor to make a video with pictures and music. The other is using Photos - pre-installed app on your Windows 10 computer.

Create Video from Photos with Free Tool

No matter you are using Windows 7, 8 or 10, you can always easily convert photos to videos with the help of EaseUS Video Editor. It is an easy, yet powerful video editor that will help you create stunning movies only using photos! Don't be afraid of making a movie, it's really easy and doesn't require any special skills or knowledge. This picture movie maker will automatically convert images to video and walk you through the whole process.

Step 1. Import pictures

Launch the program and then add desired image files and music by clicking "Import" or dragging them into EaseUS Video Editor.

import pictres to video editor

Step 2. Add to project

Select all pictures and right-click them and then choose "Add to Project".

add photos to project

Step 3. Edit the pictures

Customize the media project by adding text, transition, filter, etc.

  • Double-click the texts and transitions to customize fonts, color, duration, and motion.
  • Drag the music to the soundtrack and then adjust it to fit the media file.

edit the pictures

Step 4. Export the video

Click "Export" in the Toolbar to generate the video.

export the video created from photos

Create Video from Photos with Windows 10 Built-in Tool

Only applies to Windows 10 

Windows 10 has offered you a free built-in video app - Photos. With it, you can create video slideshows that combine your photos and videos with music, motion, text, and more. 

If you don't want to spend much time on creating a video, Microsoft takes care of that. All you need to do is select the photos, and this app will automatically create a video for you. 

Step 1. To get started, open "Photos" and select "New video > Automatic video".

open photos and click automatic video

If you don't see the pictures, click on "Import" at the top-left corner to import wanted images.

Step 2. Select the photos from which you want to make a video. You can either select the photos individually by clicking on them or use the Select all feature. Click "Create".

click create on the top corner

Step 3. Once you have selected the photos. You will be asked to name your video. Give it an appropriate name. Your video with music will be ready. 

name the video

Step 4. If you are satisfied with this video, press the "Export or share" button to save the video. If you still want to edit it, click "Edit video".

edit the video or save the video

Also read: Edit video with best Windows 10 video editor

Create a Video from Photos on Mac

Apple Photos tool can also help you create a slideshow with music on Mac. Follow the steps below to create a video from photos using the Apple Photos tool.

Step 1. Go to the Launchpad and select the Photos app. In the top toolbar, select "File," then "Create," then "Slideshow," and finally "Photos." Navigate over to Photos to add them to your slideshow.

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Step 2. Select "Create Slideshow". A prompt with a default name for the slideshow will pop up. If you need it, you can customize the name of a slideshow. Click "Upload Photos" to import the photos used to make the slideshow.

Step 3. Click "Projects" and double click the slideshow thumbnail to open it. All your slideshows will be displayed in the left pane under the Projects tab.

Step 4. Click the "Play" icon to play the slideshow. You can also adjust the video by the following measures.

  • Clicking the "Themes" button to set the theme. 
  • Pressing the "Music" button and select a song that you prefer from the library 
  • Clicking the "Duration" button to set for how long each slide shall be played.

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Step 5. When you're ready, click "Export" to change the saved location of your new slideshow, otherwise, you'll be able to access it through the "My Projects" section of Photos.

How to Make a Video with Pictures (for iPhone Users)

On an iDevice, you can also easily create a video with pictures. Memories are montages that combine your photos and videos. You could use the feature to make a video and photomontage

Memories are montages that combine your photos and videos. You could use the feature to make a video, or just add photos to make a beautiful slideshow that you can share with family and friends. Here's how to select the photos and video clips you want to appear.

Step 1. Open Photos. Tap "Select", tap on all the images and video you want to include, tap on "Add To", Tap "New Album", Choose a name and Tap "Save".

Step 2. Go to the Albums to view the Album you just created. 

Step 3. Tap on the ">" beside your Album name. This will take you to the Memory that Apple has compiled for you. 

To edit your Memory tap on "Edit", you will see a Dialog box asking you to add the memory to Memories. Tap "OK".

  • The next screen gives you options to edit the Title, Music, Duration, and Photos & Videos. 
  • Once you have finished editing, tap the < on the top left to go back to the Edit screen.
  • If you felt that the music wasn't really in keeping with your video montage, tap on "Music". 

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Step 4. You can see how the video will look if you view it in Portrait or Landscape mode. Then, tap on "Done". Tap on the play button to view your masterpiece.  Then, you can export your video.

export the video on iPhone

How to Make a Video with Pictures (for Android Users)

I have tried some apps, and Google Photos app is my recommendation. This app is easy-to-use and you can create videos with still pictures quickly.

Step 1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the "Google Photos" app. Sign in to your Google Account.

open google photos

Step 2. At the top, tap "+".

select wanted photos on andriod

Step 3. To choose the photos and videos that you want in the movie, tap "New movie". Select your photos or videos. At the top-right, tap "Create". When you've finished, tap "Save".

  • To use a theme, tap the movie that you want and follow the instructions.
  • To see your movie, tap "Play".

Conclusion

No matter what kind of device you are using, you can always make a video with your photos and music. The solutions above can always do you a favor with your video creating. If you have met some other problems like converting MP4 to MP3, extracting audio from video and more, you can also ask us for help.

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