How to make a video from pictures for free in 3 steps

It’s an easy, sure-fire way to get your content looking tip-top before posting on Facebook or Instagram.

While making a YouTube video from pictures and audio or just a video with your best memories doesn’t sound like a straightforward thing to do, there is a super quick and easy way around it.

Our nifty tool works from any browser, meaning you don’t have to download any third-party apps. What’s more, it works on all platforms, from iPhone and Android to Mac and PC, so just about anyone can use it.

Read our 3-step how-to below to find out how.

  1. Upload your pictures

    To get started in turning your still image into the magical world of moving image, head over to Clideo’s Picture to Video Maker.

    To upload the photos of your choice to the tool, simply tap the blue ‘Choose files’ button on the welcome screen.

    Upload pictures to video

    Alternatively, you can tap the down-arrow on the right, which will display a drop-down menu where you can upload your photos directly from a cloud storage account on Dropbox or Google Drive.

    If you want to be super lazy and transfer photos to the tool directly from an online source, just paste the URL of the image into the link box at the bottom of this menu and it will automatically upload.

  2. Make a video with pictures and a song

    Here, you can add more files to your movie timeline. If you want to add videos and GIFs, too, that’s also possible. Simply hit the ‘Add more files’ button where you’ll find the same options as before.

    Upload more pictures to make video

    Now, you can change the order in the timeline to create your own video story, and even add smooth transitions between them by ticking the crossfade box. Also, select an aspect ratio preset from the ones available — they are compatible with all the social media platforms.

    Make video with pictures and other files

    The best part, however, is the ability to add some audio to give your fresh movie a backing track. If you do, be sure to tap the scissors icon to trim the desired running length as well as the small volume icon to set the volume level.

    Add music to video with pictures

    You’ve nearly done, but before you go to the next stage, choose an output format. We recommend MP4 and MOV for sharing online.

    Change format of video with pictures

    Finally, click the ‘Create’ button.

  3. Preview and download

    You shouldn’t have to wait too long until your new video is ready to save back to your device. Once it’s done processing, give it a preview. If it’s to your liking, hit the ‘Download’ button. Or - again - save it directly to a cloud storage account.

    Download video with pictures

    If you want to make some changes, simply select the ‘Back to edit’ option and you’ll be taken back to the previous step without having to start from scratch.