If you want to create a video from still images using the Photos app in Windows 10, then this article will help you. Instead of using video editing software to create a unique video out of your pictures, you can use the in-built Photos app. Here is everything you will have to know to make a movie from photos in the Windows 10 Photos app.
Create a Video from Images using Photos app
To create a video from images using the Windows 10 Photos app, follow these steps-
- Put all images in a folder.
- Select them all and right-click on them.
- Select Create a new video option from the context menu.
- Enter a name for your video project.
- Select images from the library and drag them in the Storyboard.
- Click on the Text option to write text on an image.
- Click on the Motion option to apply various motion effects.
- Click the Finish video option.
- Choose Video quality and click the Export button.
- Select a location and give it a name.
- Click on the Export button.
To know more about these steps, keep reading.
At first, place all the desired images in one folder so that you can choose them quickly. If it is done, press Ctrl+A to select all the photos and right-click on them. Select Create a new video option from the right-click context menu.
It will open the Photos app automatically. Once opened, you will see three things – Project library, Storyboard, and the preview pane. Project library is where you will find all the images you selected earlier. The Storyboard is the timeline of elements you want to show in the video. It can contain pictures, title cards, etc.
You will have to select images from the Project library and drag them into the Storyboard.
Now you can do all the editing work. For example, if you want to add a title card, click on the Add title card button. Similarly, if you want to add a text, select the image and click on the Text button. Following that, you will be able to write text accordingly.
On the other hand, there are Motion, 3D effects, and Filters. If you want to add music in the background, the Background music option will let you do that. The Photos app offers some music for free. If you click on the Background music option, you can find them on a list.
However, if you want to embed music that is not on the list, click on the Custom audio button and choose the music from your computer.
Once everything is done, click on the Finish video button visible in the top-right corner of your screen.
Then, choose a Video quality from the drop-down list. It is possible to choose among High 1080p, Medium 720p, and Low 540p.
Once selected, click the Export button. Now you will have to choose a location where you want to save the video file. Do that and give it a name as per your wish. At last, click on the Export button to save the file in the selected location.
Although this method is more than enough for many people, you might miss one feature – transition. If you can ignore the drawback, you can create some unique videos from your images.