Add audio to a picture easily

A regular picture file can become an appealing video when you add some audio file to it. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media users love all sorts of such mixed content as it is fun and engaging.

You don’t need anything specific — just an image, a music file, and your favorite browser will be enough to craft a creation that will let you express yourself and get noticed.

Clideo’s online tool can help produce a short film out of an image on Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. You won’t need any software to download, or any apps to install. It is free if you are ok with a small watermark in the outcome file. The interface is very simple and it doesn’t require any special skills to use it. So let’s add and mix something in three quick and easy steps.

  1. Upload an image

    First of all, prepare that picture and music file you plan to use. Then, open Video Maker in any browser that you prefer and click the blue “Choose files” button to upload from your device.

    Upload picture to add song

    Alternatively, use the drop-down arrow to add from Google Drive or Dropbox storage or just use the link to your image if it is somewhere online. Just remember about the copyrights!

  2. Add a song to the picture

    When the image is processed, you will see its preview and a pretty straightforward interface with the timeline below the preview and a few options to the right.

    To upload your song, click the “Add audio” button at the bottom of the right-side pane. Just like in the first step, you can use the drop-down arrow to upload from your cloud storage or via a URL in case of necessity. Once the soundtrack is uploaded, you can adjust its length and volume settings as needed.

    Add audio to picture

    Then, head over to the “Crop options” section in the right-side pane to adjust the aspect ratio and layout of your image. By default, the most common YouTube aspect ratio of 16:9 is selected. However, you can choose another video preset if you want to post, for example, on Instagram or Facebook.

    Next, choose whether you want your image to be zoomed and cropped to fill the selected aspect ratio or you need it to fit with borders.

    Finally, the “Image Duration” control lets you select how long the final video should be. Pick “As audio” at the bottom of the list for your video to last as long as the music file.

    At the bottom of the screen, you can see some useful stats: the final output duration, video size in pixels, and final format. You can change the latter if the default MP4 is not what you need.

    Change format of picture with song

    That’s it. To finally add the picture to music, click the “Export” button.

  3. Save your result

    Wait till the process is over, depending on the size of the original files this can take some time.

    Download picture with music

    Then, use the preview to see if all looks and sounds like you planned. If you would like to change anything, you can always return to the previous screen by clicking the “Edit” button. Otherwise, download the file to your device or Google Drive / Dropbox.