Perhaps, there is a special day around the corner, and you’re eager to make it stand out by trying something completely different.
If you want to make a video, great idea! But, can you really make a video without recording any clips? Absolutely! You can create a video from photos and music, and it’s as easy as pie with a stunning photo to video maker, such as Animotica (for Windows 10).
Animotica is a simple, yet superb Windows 10 software which helps you make fantastic videos in just a few minutes, using just pictures and music! You don’t even need any special skills or experience. Just bring your idea, and you’re ready to roll.
Download the Animotica Video Editor for free, and follow these easy steps to create stunning videos with pictures!
5 Simple Steps to Make a Video With Music Out of Photos
1. Installing and Opening Animotica
This is pretty simple and straightforward. Once you download the software, follow your system’s prompts, and you’ll have your app ready to perform. Once you’re done with the installation, open the software, and you’ll see a page like the one below. You have two ways here, either start a project from scratch or select ‘Slideshow’ features, that will basically guide you through the process. In case if you want to start a project from scratch, click on New Project, and you’ll ready to go.
2. Create your video slideshow
Option #1. Project from Scratch
Having clicked on New Project, you’ll get to a new window like the one below.
Use transitions between clips, apply effects or add audio.
Option #2. Slideshow feature
When you hit Slideshow on the first screen, it takes you to a new window where you can add your images.
Select Add Photo.
This will take you to your storage area. Navigate to where you’ve stored your images. It’s best to have all these images in the same folder. Select all the required pictures and hit next.
At this point, you can rearrange the images in your desired order by simply dragging them to your desired position.
Set how long you want each picture to last before the next one by adjusting the Default Photo Duration or you can just type in a custom value in seconds.
Once you’re done, hit Next.
3. Spice Up your Video with a Lovely Audio Track
You can add music to your video by selecting some fun audio tunes from Animotica’s library, or you can choose your desired music from your PC’s storage. Simply click on Music.
The next window shows you a list of music from the library, and also a chance to add a local audio file.
If you’d like to choose a music file you have in your local storage, then what are you waiting for? Hit Choose File!
Once you hit Choose File, you will get to your local storage area, navigate to where you have stored your music file, select your music and hit Open.
On the new window, hit Next.
4. Save your Work!
When you hit Save, Animotica takes you to the Export window where you see options for Video Resolution and Bitrate.
At this point, it’s best you leave everything the way they are, and click Save As. You can learn more about saving your project here.
When you hit Save As, you’ll be taken to a window where you can set your desired file name. Once you’re done, hit Save, relax, and watch Animotica take it from there.
After rendering your project, your video is now ready for use! If you run a YouTube channel, you can upload it directly from the app.
Enhance Your Video (optional steps)
1. Optimize your Video for Your Favorite Platform with Aspect Ratio
If you’re looking to upload your video to YouTube or Instagram, or you just want to play it on your TV screen, you can optimize your video for that by selecting the suitable aspect ratio. Don’t worry. You do not have to figure it all out by yourself because Animotica has a set of self-explanatory options to help you decide.
Just make your choice and hit Next!
2. Set your Photo and Background Fill
This is pretty easy and straightforward. It’s advisable to leave the Photo Fill option the way it is. But if you want the images to fill up the screen, choose Fill. If you want them to fit just right, choose Fit.
You can also pick from the wide range of Background Fill options. The Background Fill comes in two categories, Blur Background and Color Background. Make your choice from these and hit Next.
3. Bring the Magic with Fabulous Transitions
Transitions do the trick of turning your photos into videos. Select from the wide range of transition options and see how it plays out! You can also set the duration for each transition by adjusting the orange ring along the grey bar.
When you’re done, hit Next.
4. Fine Tune your Video with Some Extra Touches
By now, your video is ready to be exported. But you can always take things a little further and have fun experimenting with Animotica’s extra features such as transitions, overlays, audio fades, and much more! But if you’re pretty much satisfied with what you have, cool! You can proceed to the last step! (Saving your video – see Step #5 above)
Making videos from photos is no longer stuff for the gurus. With Animotica, you can get this done in a few minutes. Make sure you take your time to check out all the exciting features of the software and hit up our blog for some awesome tutorials which will help you go from zero to hero in no time.