What are the best software for making a video out of photos?

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    #1iMovie

    iMovie

    iMovie is a video editing software application. Browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Israel Suárez
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "There is a lot of different software out there today for making movies and transforming photos and so when I wanted to find something that did a little bit of both I was hard pressed to find exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't much into Macs at first as I have used PC's for a long time, but when I came across iMovie I knew that I had to purchase a small Mac computer for doing my movie and photo editing from now on. The interface is very easy to use and very user friendly and it takes no time at all to complete short movies using my photos or video files directly from my smartphone. "
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    #2Camtasia

    Camtasia

    Camtasia is a video-editor that enables users to produce stunning videos without being a professional video editor. This drag-and-drop editor easily lets users create remarkable videos by adding eye-catching animations, music, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    David Burns
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I was looking for a program to make videos on Youtube and I found the perfect one, this program helps me make video of photos and also record my screen and edit the footage of online games. It is by far the best recording software I've seen, much better than unregistered hyper cam 2."
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    #3Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro is one of Adobe's flagship products. It is a set of video editing packages that supports high-resolution videos with the integration of After Effects and Photoshop geared towards professional editing.

    Software

    Windows

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Luis Alberto Madrigal
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "I was the designated photographer at the company's last Christmas party. The boss wanted all the photos turned into a slide show but that sounded a little boring to me. I decided to edit them all into a video with some music. Adobe Premiere CC is the software I used because I just happened to already have it on my computer. It's not likely I would've found a better tool, though. It was really easy with this."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that most popular video distribution channels are websites and social according to Lindsay Kolowich's marketing statistics on Hubspot website? In this digital age, the number of photos and videos being uploaded to social networking sites is increasing rapidly. This is because of the help of smartphones that make almost everything convenient. According to Kit Smith in his article on Marketing: 116 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts, 78% of people watch online videos every week. Because of the large number of video viewers online, several online marketers are using this strategy to get people engaged and communicate their brand. 

In addition, some people are also making use of videos to tell a story, document an event, entertain, create memories, and more. Video editing software applications and other tools for video editing are also readily available for smartphone and computer users. Some of these tools are Adobe Premiere and Windows Movie Maker, which are among the most popular video editing software. These tools not only help users edit and fix videos but these are also helpful for creating a video out of photos. By simply placing these photos into your timeline and adding transitions, effects, adjusting duration, and more, one can create an exceptional video that contains photos.

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    #4Movavi Video Editor

    Movavi Video Editor

    Movavi Video Editor lets you make beautiful videos out of photos. It's easy to use and lets you create stories that you can share with your loved ones. You can apply filters, add text, including transitions, and use different effects.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Steven Jones
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "My cousin uses this video creation software all the time. I'm impresses on how this works especially with how easy it is use to incorporate tons of pictures and create a good finished product"
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    #5Animoto

    Animoto

    Animoto Video Maker turns your photos and video clips into shareworthy marketing videos or slideshow videos, for personal or professional use (i.e. on social media). You can tell your photo story in minutes.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Shirley Martin
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "If you love to take pictures and share pictures, this video maker is a must have. It will turn your amateur photos or videos into a professional looking masterpiece. Better yet, if you have a business, you can use this to create a very professional advertisement that can be used on facebook. "
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    #6Gilisoft SlideShow Movie Creator

    Gilisoft SlideShow Movie Creator

    Gilisoft SlideShow Movie Creator is a software for Windows that allows you to easily create HD videos with your photos and music. With this tool, you can add 2D/3D transition effects, create gorgeous animated albums, and more.

    Software

    Windows

    $49.95- Free trial available

    winfilelocker
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Tthis is a good probram for people like me who want a professional looking photo video without the investment and skills needed to operate more complex programs. I loove the 2d and 3d effevts and I can actually adjust the video length to the music I am adding to it :D"
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    #7GoPro Quik

    GoPro Quik
    With Quik, you can edit and enjoy your GoPro photos and videos. Import your film and create awesome videos synced to music in a few steps.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Marilyn Burke
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "Best for those travel vids you wanna make after trips. Easy to use to since everything is in sync so this software really made it easy to turn my photos into videos without any hassle"
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    #8MAGIX Video easy

    MAGIX Video easy

    MAGIX Video easy is a video editing software program which allows users to import photos and videos from their devices to this program, add effects and texts. Templates are also available.

    Software

    Windows

    $49.99

    Lawrence Lawrence
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "Not too technical as I got used to it quickly. Great video quality from imported photos! Great software that's not really heard of"
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    #9OpenShot

    OpenShot
    OpenShot is easy to use, quick to learn, and powerful free video editor. It supports various audio, photo, and video formats, and it features unlimited tracks and layers. It is available for platforms including Linux, Windows, and Mac.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Fiona Xie
    Written on February 27, 2019
    "I was surprised when I downloaded this. Not the best software to make a video from photos but very efficient too"
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    #10Picovico

    Picovico

    Picovico's Video Maker is a software that lets you create instant birthday videos. This would transform any birthday wishes with photos and music to a well-executed and polished video. The software is designed for access to a proficient and well-versed birthday theme.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Sarah Carr
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "This is really easy to use and even the beginner video makers like me can just try this out. It's very user-oriented and you'll easily create a video out of images. Rally tailor-made for birthdays"
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    #11Lets PHOTO Express

    Lets PHOTO Express

    Lets PHOTO Express is an easy-to-use software wherein you can create slideshows of photos with motion effects, texts, music and more. This is recommended to all users particularly those beginners. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Vasile danci morosanu
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "Este un produs cu licenţă FREEWARE din familia Canopus Europe care include programe excelente (editorul profesional video EDIUS fiind capul de afiş al acestei mărci), are diverse opţiuni, foarte intuitiv şi, în consecinţă, la îndemâna utilizatorilor de toate categoriile."
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    #12Renderforest

    Renderforest

    Renderforest is an online and free animation, slideshow, and video maker with many different templates for creating videos and animations, from intros to promotional content and more.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ruth Alvarado
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "This software helps me create videos from photos in minutes with a process that is simple and doesn't feel intensive even for novices. "
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    #13Adobe Premiere Elements

    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Adobe Premiere Elements is a video editing software that is built to help all sorts of videomakers. It is a scaled-down version of Adobe Premiere Pro and is tailored to novice editors and consumers. 

    Software

    Web

    $69.99

    Virginia Silva
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "I got the bundle that has Photoshop and it really helps you compress your work while doing it faster for videos using pictures most especially"
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    #14Filmora

    Filmora

    Filmora is a simply elegant video editing software geared toward beginner, novice, and casual users. Anyone can learn to use this software, regardless of their skill level, and the end results look and sound fantastic.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Randy Washington
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "One of the most usable video creation software that I have tried. It can be used and be explored by me as well as my novice friends. The new release has removed the storyboard mode though"

Summary

Best What are the best software for making a video out of photos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iMovieSoftware 33 Free
2CamtasiaSoftware 14 Paid
3Adobe Premiere Pro CCSoftware 13 Paid
4Movavi Video EditorSoftware 11 Free
5AnimotoApps 9 Free
6Gilisoft SlideShow Movie CreatorSoftware 3 Paid
7GoPro QuikSoftware 2 Free
8MAGIX Video easySoftware 1 Paid
9OpenShotSoftware 0 Free
10PicovicoSoftware 0 Free
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