How to make photos into video

Thanks to the boom of image-lead social media and on-to-go streaming services, video is fast becoming the most popular media format in the world. It’s quick, engaging and easy to follow. As a result, there might come a time when you want to display your pictures in a video format, whether that’s part of a slideshow for work, home or a special occasion, or perhaps you want to tell a story on YouTube but don’t have all the required video footage, only photos? Well, one quick sure way of doing the above without needing to record fresh footage is by combining your images into a video file.

Making one piece of video from hundreds of images can sound like a daunting task. Especially if you consider that, traditionally, there’s lots of preparation work involved - like preparing the files to ensure they work well together and getting the results you want from the final video.

However, it’s not a difficult task if you have a good photo sequence maker. Read on to find out how you can easily combine images into video in minutes and better still, through your web browser without needing to buy expensive software.


  1. Upload your snaps

    First things first, head over to Clideo’s Image to Video Combiner tool. This can be accessed from any device with a web browser (as long as it can connect to the Internet) and on any platform, be it Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.

    Upload images to combine into video

    You’ll be greeted by a welcome page and a big blue “Choose files” button, where you can add the images you want to be featured in your video. Hit that to upload photos stored on your device, or - alternatively - tap the downwards-facing arrow to upload from one of two cloud storage providers: Google Drive or Dropbox. You can even paste a link to the image you want to add if it’s hosted online by pasting it into the box at the bottom of the dropdown menu.

    Please note: several files can be chosen simultaneously to save time and most image formats are supported, including PNG, JPEG and TIFF.

    Once you’ve chosen the desired images files you’d like to merge, hit the OK button and the tool will begin adding them to Clideo’s servers for processing.


  2. Edit ‘til your heart’s content

    When your images are uploaded, you’ll be taken to the Clideo tool’s editing page. Here is where all the magic happens! Your uploaded images will be viewable in the carousel along the bottom of the page and displayed in the order that they will be shown in the video once it’s been created. You can rearrange these easily using drag-and-drop until they are in the order you prefer.

    Combine images into video by changing their otder

    Next, you can also change the video dimensions and border type of your video via the Crop Options tool on the right, adding audio, too, if you’d like for some cool background music. Do this via the selection box on the bottom right.

    To finish off the editing and process your video, preview what it will look like beforehand by hitting the play button on the preview pane in the centre of the screen. Once you’re happy, click the "Merge" button on the bottom right-hand side. Clideo will start working its magic and the video will be ready in a few moments.


  3. Download your newly-created video

    Download the video with combined images

    Once your photos have been merged into a video and it’s ready to go, click on the "Download" button to save the file back to your device. As before, you can opt to save it directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive accounts.