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How to Make Video from Photos

Samyak Lalit | March 29, 2012 (Last update: September 23, 2017)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

You must have seen YouTube videos that are essentially a slideshow of a set of photos –but usually combined with music, subtitles and other text. These videos are quite effective in conveying the message across. What’s more? You don’t need a video camera and go out for shooting!

So, how exactly you make video from photos?

Well, it’s very easy thing! Windows Movie Maker is a video editing tool that has been around for quite some time. It ships along with Windows operating system and could be found under Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment menu.

Things do you need to make a video from pictures
  • A set of photos
  • Music file (if you need music)
  • Windows Movie Maker
The process

1. Launch Windows Movie Maker.

2. Now click “Add videos and photos” button given in the toolbar (See marker 1 in image given below). Select the photos that you want to include in your video.

Screen of Windows Movie Maker

Added photos shall appear in the right hand side pane (marker 2).

Windows Movie Maker will give some default play length to each photo. You can play and preview your video just after adding photos (marker 3). But most likely, you would want to change duration for each photo’s appearance, add transition effects and add audio track.

All these options are readily available. You would just need to play around and synchronize music, transition and length.

Once that it done, you can add title slide(s) in the beginning or in the middle. You can add a credits slide at the start or end of the video.

Once you have prepared and previewed your video; you can save it in various formats (marker 4). Do that and upload it to the world famous YouTube service. On YouTube, you can even monetize your video to make some money from your videos.

Preparing video from photos, music and text is really a fun activity and it tests your creative talent as well.

Wasn’t it easy and fun to convert photos into a video? Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for using TechWelkin.


2 responses to “How to Make Video from Photos”

  1. ben cryer says:

    appreciate. to save time for making video

  2. shweta says:

    hello Lalit,
    your blog is very nice and informative. Can we make video from content of our blog and put it into youtube?
    thank you

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