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How to Make a Video with Photos and Music

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May 21, 2024• Proven solutions

Want to make your own video but don't have a camcorder? Don't worry, you can still make great videos using still photos and music with the help of different video slideshow makers available on the market. In case you don't know which one to choose, here a great video slideshow maker - Wondershare Filmora is recommended. It enables you to share life's memorable moments, like wedding, birthday, graduation, and baby 1st year in a new unforgettable way. Read on to know how to make a video with pictures and music:

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How to make a video with pictures and music using Wondershare Filmora?

Filmora has built-in royalty free audio effects that you can use to touch up your video. It includes various video effects, elements and filters to maker your video more attractive. More than that, more than 150 video transitions can also make video more natural to watch. Check this video below to know more about Filmora. Now download it to have a try!

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1. Import media files

Download and open Filmora, create a new prtoject and import your photos or video footage into the program, drag and drop the files into the timeline to start editing.

2. Create your story

The still image default duration is 5 seconds, you can shorten or extend it by drag the border of image in the timeline.

change duration

Adding motion and trasitions can make your photo slideshow more attractive. To add motions, just double click on the image clip in the timeline, and there are over 50 motion options for you to choose. Select the one you prefer (the effect will be shown in the preview window) and double click on it to apply it on the selected image.

add motion

Adding transitions between images can make the story go smoothly. Go Transitions, choose one transition, and click the Play button on the preview window to check the effect. Click the plus icon on the transition you like to apply it to the clip.

add transition

3. Apply title and effects

If you want to express your feelings or explain something in the slideshow, you can simply add texts to the image. Click Titles at the top to browse the available caption styles. Once you've picked a title style, drag it to the Timeline.

add titles

4. Select music

Music is the must-have element in a photo slideshow. In Filmora, there are over 50 royalty free music for you to choose to make your slideshow more engaging. Just drag the one you like to timeline.

add audio

5. Export

Save your slideshow in different formats, choose from ready-made presets for all popular mobile devices, upload it to YouTube or burn it a DVD collection.


What to look for when choosing a good slideshow maker?

Get a smart video slideshow maker to edit and create your own video, you need take those things into consideration:

  • 1. Work with popular image formats like JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF and more.
  • 2. Easily crop, trim, cut or combine your slideshow or fine-tune the settings.
  • 3. Personalize video slideshow with stunning transitions, intro/credits, and sound effects.
  • 4. Apply more advanced video effects like Mosaic, Face Off, Jump Cut and more.
  • 5. Save video slideshows for any device, burn them to DVD or upload them online.

Why Choose Wondershare Filmora?

1. Initiative Interface
This video slideshow maker features a smart wizard which enables you to easily add your photos and videos, insert a soundtrack - and your slideshow is ready! It supports both Windows and Mac OS.

2. Rich Slideshow Effects and Themes
There are more than 300 effects available in Filmora. You can add various filters, text, elements as you like. Pan & zoom, rotation and artistic color effects will bring your still pictures to life. More advanced effects like PIP, Face Off, Jump Cut, etc are waiting for you to explore.

3. Handy Video Editing Tools
Easily rotate photos, enhance brightness and color balance to fine tune your video slideshow. Give your slideshow an extra dimension by adding your favorite music.

4. Share Video in Different Ways
Save your slideshow in different formats, choose from ready-made presets for all popular mobile devices, upload it to Facebook and YouTube or burn it a DVD collection.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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