Video creation made simple

The easy photo video maker

Turn your photos into animated videos with music in minutes with Animoto’s powerful drag and drop video editor.

How to make a video from your photos

Looking for an easy way to turn your pictures into a captivating video? Animoto's photo video maker is the easiest way to create a video with motion, transitions, text, and music.

Simply add your photos into our video editing software and quickly rearrange and customize your pictures any way you like. Drag-and-drop your way to a stunning video in minutes. No video editing experience necessary!

Step 1

Upload your photos

Get started in no time. Upload photos to your project, then resize to crop them any way you like. Drag and drop to rearrange the order and place images where you need them in your storyline. Adjust the timing of each of your photos and even add short video clips for more variety.

Formatting your content. For photos, try JPG, GIF, and PNG files, and if you’re using video clips, MP4, AVI, and MOV files work best. In either case, try to use files that are at least 1920 pixels on the longest edge to get HD resolution.

Upload your own photos to begin creating your video

Step 2

Personalize your video with easy editing features

Tell your story in a unique way. Animoto has a wide collection of animated styles, text variants, and filters to let you customize each video project. Whether your video is for work or for life, the possibilities are endless, and it’s easy to create a video that will amaze your family, friends, clients, or customers.

Feel free to experiment. Animoto has dozens of editable storyboard templates to get you started. Sample a few different ones to see which you like best.

Personalize your video with custom colors and text

Step 3

Add music, produce, and share

Include a captivating soundtrack that injects life into your photos. Explore thousands of licensed tracks in our music library or upload your own music. Once you’ve completed your video presentation, produce your video and share to social media in one click from our photo video editor. You can also download your video to share on your website, at events, or anywhere you desire.

Pick your favorites. Found a song you love? Click on the heart icon next to the song to add it to your Favorites. Then, next time you make a video, you can quickly find and add it to your project.

Add music to your video and produce and share

Video that's ready in minutes

Easily produce professional videos like this using your photos

As you can see, it doesn’t take long to start creating and customizing an amazing video from your photos and adding your own personal touch.

Why convert photos into videos?

Create new experiences

Breathe life into your photos by turning them into action-packed slideshows set to music.

Rack up the social shares

Studies show that video outperforms photos when it comes to social media engagement.

Save time and money

Animoto's drag-and-drop video editor lets you create a video from start to finish in a matter of minutes.

Make a video in minutes

Starting at $33/month

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We want to help you create amazing videos

As you make your first videos, we're here to help along the way! Get started with Animoto and join others just like you in the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community on Facebook. Our team of video experts is ready to help you grow with tips, ideas, inspiration, and feedback on your videos.