Free programs allow you to create videos from photos. The tools make slideshows in a simple way, that is, without needing any knowledge in video editing. In addition to the format, the services have special effects, filters, transitions and music. Audiovisual editing can be an alternative for sharing records with friends and family.
Windows Movie Maker, software best known for this task, was discontinued by Microsoft in January 2017. The Windows Story Remix tool is a replacement and is already pre-installed on Windows 10 computers. It is located inside the Photos app and can be useful for editing films using music and photographs.
See the list below and find the ideal option to create videos with photos.
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Spark is a free online service from Adobe to create videos with photos. However, it also features other features that allow you to produce pages and layouts for blogs and websites, in addition to images for flyers and posts on social networks. With ready models it is possible to do jobs even without professional knowledge. To use, login via Facebook, Gmail, email or Adobe ID.
Sparks is a free service from Adobe Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho
After accessing the resources, select the Video option and choose one of the existing standards, such as Tell a story or Teach a lesson, for example. Then add photos, videos and text of your choice to the slideshow. Each page can have one or two images, with the display time between two and 30 seconds.
As for the soundtrack, the user can insert a sound recorded with the computer's microphone, an mp3 file available on the machine or a song from the program's gallery. Once the work is done, just download the creation or share it wherever you want using a link generated by the application.
PhotoSnack is also an online tool, with free and paid plans, which has simple usability to create slideshows. When accessing the website for the first time, there is only one main option: open the photos (or drag them to the program window). It is also possible to use the images published on your Facebook, Instagram or Google Photos profile, but in these cases, it is necessary to access social media accounts.
PhotoSnack is simple and easy to use Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho
After selecting photos, it is time to choose, on the computer or in the service library, which music to use with the video soundtrack. The platform also allows you to choose the display time for each image and the presentation format. With the project finished, the user can share it online through a generated link, or directly on the networks.
3. Video Editor & Slideshow Maker
The free application available on the Microsoft Store is another option on the market to create animated videos with photos. Although Video Editor & Slideshow Maker is not an online tool, it can be worth installing on your PC, if you are looking for a program that allows you to use special effects, filters, among other resources.
Video Editor & Slideshow Maker allows you to include emoticons in the videos Foto: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
With four main items displayed on the home screen, select Slideshow to start creating the movie. Once the images are chosen, the user is able to define the type of transition (some are paid) and the music to be used (only those available on the computer, there is no program gallery). There is also the possibility to include borders, fun stickers (and stipulate the exhibition time), as well as the duration of each slide. The video is saved on the computer in mp4 format.
Known as one of the best options for storing images in the cloud, Google Photos has a tool that allows you to make animations. Accessible through any PC browser, such as Google Chrome and Firefox, just click on Create and then on Animation to start the process. Then, just choose the desired images, the service supports up to 50 and press the Create button.
Google Photos allows you to create animated videos Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo
In a few seconds, the video is created. But unfortunately, in the online version there is no possibility to add songs. The user can download or share the movie via email, through a generated link or directly on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.
Another online option is Slidely, a tool integrated with social platforms. With uncomplicated use, the site divides the activity into three steps. The first are the photos that, in addition to Facebook, can be uploaded from Getty Images, Instagram (if the account is opened), Dropbox and Flickr in addition to the images saved on the computer. The second step is music, which can be chosen from YouTube, Dropbox, the service's own gallery or file on the PC.
It is possible to make thematic presentations at sSlidely Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho
Finally, the third step is to save and publish. In it, the user is able to select the theme of the presentation, the speed of displaying the slides, among other options. Then, just save the final result and share it with friends on social networks.