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Epic Formula to Animate Photos from These 10 Animate Pictures App

Animation is a key element used in a variety of modern videos that are created for a range of purposes. When it comes to animating photos, here are the best animated pictures apps that are there in the market right now!

Epic Formula to Animate Photos from These 10 Animate Pictures App

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With the availability of modern technology, still photos can be seamlessly transformed into live animated photos. Adding motion and movement along with filter effects to still photos is pretty easy with an animated pictures app.

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In this article, we have listed 10 of the best animated picture apps available in 2021. You will find all essential details and features of these 10 apps which will help you choose the best option when choosing an app for animating a picture. Let us take a look at these 10 apps!

 Part 1 10 Animate Pictures Apps

 01 MotionLeap

motionleap
MotionLeap

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

You can freeze parts of an image.

Variety of filters can be applied.

Although MotionLeap is free to use there's a Pro and subscription version with a greater variety of features in it. The best part about this animated pictures app is that it does not put any watermark over the final image.

The app can animate still photos and convert them into short, loop videos. This is done by the programming of the directional cues into the image which is executed by dragging actions of the thumb across your mobile screen.

Although, on MotionLeap, without the pro version, the photo will be saved in video format.

 02 GIPHY

GIPHY
GIPHY

Price

Free

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

Simple, easy to use UI

A variety of built-in animation tools

Sticker maker on iOS (for iPhone X and later models)

We might already be acquainted with GIPHY as the most popular search engine for GIFs. Although, what’s unknown is that GIPHY has a mobile app both for Android and iOS which can be used to create GIFs and animate photos.

The app's key advantage is its highly intuitive and very easy to use interface that makes it really easy to animate photos with the GIPHY app. Above all, it is completely free to use and along with animating pictures, you can also add captions to your animated photos or even capture short videos.

 03 Movepic

Movepic
Movepic

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

Easy to use.

A range of built in overlays and filters.

Movepic is another excellent app for animating pictures. As an animated pictures app, it is quite similar to MotionLeap owing to the fact that it animates still photos.

A downside of the Movepic free version is that it puts a watermark on the image and you cannot remove it without upgrading to the premium version or VIP account. The app saves the final images as a movie file and not as a GIF.

 04 ImgPlay

ImgPlay
ImgPlay

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

Easy to use.

Lay out still photographs side-by-side and use burst photos or videos.

ImgPlay is another very popular and effective animated pictures app. The app makes use of a range of ready-to-use animated photos for the web.

ImgPlay also comes with a range of advanced and easy-to-understand controls. This app, in spite of all its perks, puts a watermark on the image—which, once again, cannot be removed unless you buy the premium version of the app.

 05 StoryZ

StoryZ
StoryZ

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

Programmed movement paths, overlays and color filters.

Saves images automatically as GIFs.

StoryZ is one of the best apps on this list and anyone who has used the app would agree with that. The app can seamlessly animate still photos.

A great thing about this app is that StoryZ enables users to remove the watermark from the image by simply watching a quick ad before saving the file.

 06 VIMAGE 3D

VIMAGE 3D
VIMAGE 3D

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

AI enabled.

A range of filters and special effects.

Add sounds to your animated images and videos.

This one is an award winning app for animating pictures and the app won a Google Play award in 2018. The app is simply exceptional in terms of user experience as well as features.

Like most of these apps, you do need to pay to remove the watermark, get access to the full effects library, and the ability to export your images in up to 2560p resolution.

 07 Photo Bender

Photo Bender
Photo Bender

Price

Free

OS

Android

Key features

A variety of editing tools and features including brushes.

Enables users to export images as MP4s, GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs.

Photo Bender is an animated pictures app that is specific to the Android platform. The app is popular for its convenience of use and it enables users to digitally warp images and animate photos.

There are a variety of things that can be done to an image with the help of this app. From colouring an image, to bending it, stretching it, and a lot more, you can do it all. You also get a range of brushes to use on the image.

 08 Zoetropic

Zoetropic
Zoetropic

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

The app is really fast and efficient.

Simple UI.

Zoetropic helps you animate images in minutes,even if you are using the app for the first time. The app does not come with a lot of features but its simplicity, effectiveness and ease of use makes it a great option for animated pictures app.

 09 Lumyer

Lumyer
Lumyer

Price

Free, with premium version available.

OS

Android and iOS

Key features

Seasonal and occasional animation effects.

Easy to use.

This app is another great platform to edit pictures and animate them. It enables you to add a variety of effects to pictures and easily animate them.

From subtle weather effects to sparkle, seasonal animations and a lot more, the app offers a lot of options.

 10 Filmora Pro

Filmora Pro
Filmora Pro

Price

Pricing plan available on FilmoraPro site.

OS

Microsoft Windows and MacOS

Key features

Endless variety of editing tools.

Professional editing features.

Automatic audio sync, compressor and audio transitions available.

Motion tracking.

Effects and filters.

Text and titles.

We have stored the best for the last and the last name on the list is Wondershare FilmoraPro. This app is everything you need to animate images. The app is a top-rated and one of the most popular video and image editing apps all across the globe.

The app helps add a different vibe and a cinematic flair to your videos. You can animate an image in just a few simple steps with the Filmora Pro app.

Wondershare Filmora - Best Video Editor for Mac/Windows

5,481,435 people have downloaded it.

Build unique custom animations without breaking a sweat.

Focus on creating epic stories and leave the details to Filmora's auto features.

Start a creative adventure with drag & drop effects and endless possibilities.

Filmora simplifies advanced features to save you time and effort.

Filmora cuts out repetition so you can move on to your next creative breakthrough.

Part 2: The contrast of These 10 Animate Pictures Apps

Name of The Animated Picture App
Advantages
Disadvantages
MotionLeap No watermark+Variety of filters; File saved in video format without pro version
GIPHY Free to use+Simple UI Not suitable for advanced editing
Movepic Built-in overlays and filters Saves final image as video file without pro version Watermark
ImgPlay Easy to use and understand+Ready to go animated photos for the web Watermark on image
StoryZ Remove watermark by watching an ad+Variety of animation techniques Boring interface
VIMAGE 3D Neat UI+Endless features+AI enabled Need to buy premium version to access majority of features
Photo Bender A range of tasks can be executed Not a very attractive UI
Zoetropic Simple, effective and easy to use Limited effects on free version
Lumyer Fast and easy to use+Lot of features Can be expensive due to several in-app purchases
Filmora Pro Easy to Use+fordable+ons of features+Seamless UI+rofessional video editing tools Not available on mobile

Key Takeaways from This Episode

That brings us to the end of the article. Anyone looking for an animated pictures app to animate their images have found 10 of the best apps available in the market right now.

With the list of these 10 apps, anyone can find the most suitable platform for their own purposes of animating an image.

Last but not the least, if it comes to an all inclusive platform for video editing and animating pictures, Filmora Pro is definitely the winner on this list! So check out your options and make the best choice!

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