Create Slideshows with Photo to Movie

Add your photos. Organize layouts and motion. Add titles and music. Render.

Photo to Movie Overview

The one window interface to Photo to Movie makes it easy to use. Drag and drop your photos into the timeline. Choose your photo layouts and backgrounds. Photo to Movie will automatically add motion effects and transitions between photos. Add other photo and marker effects. Automatically label your photos with titles and dates. Add music and fit the photos to the music. Preview your movie and then render to HD quality. Upload to your favorite website or burn to DVD. You can make a fantastic slideshow in less than 30 minutes.

Our website has outstanding resources available to learn to use Photo to Movie. Visit our Video Tutorials to jump start your Photo to Movie training.

Video Tutorials

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Photo Layouts

Display your photos in interesting configurations such as grids and collages.

Want to add some serious style to your slideshows? Put your photos into one of the available layouts included with Photo to Movie. Layouts give you the option of displaying your photos in a more visually appealing manner that allows your viewers to slow down from the regular pace of the slideshow and also to anticipate what is coming next.

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Collage Grid (2x2) Advancing

Photo to Movie gives you four built-in layouts to choose from: Advancing, Collage, Grid, and Scrolling. Combined with Frame and Background settings, you can create a truly unique style for your slideshow. The timeline defines the overall order of photos within your slideshow. Group photos together and set the layout for each group of photos. If applicable, Photo to Movie will apply transitions between each photo and also each layout.

Watch a sample movie using a few different photo layouts.

The kids in this video show off some of the exciting layouts and effects available.
Learn to use layouts and backgrounds with this five minute introduction.

Photo Effects

Add spectacular visual effects to your photos.

You're starting with your best photos for your slideshow. But if you need to enhance the brightness, contrast, or coloring of a photo, you can do it with photo effects. You can also add borders and drop shadows and apply other visual effects such as vignettes and pixelation. You can even make the frame of your photo dance around for extra visual attention.

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The power of photo effects can be extended even further when used in conjunction with photo markers and audio markers. You can add an effect to any marker and control its entry and exit time, speed, and duration. Short duration effects such as a blur or frame jitter can draw attention to a specific photo and keep the viewer interested in the slideshow. You can also synchronize photo effects with important parts of your music.

Watch a sample movie using many types of photo and marker effects.



Photographer Kevin White presents this stunning slideshow of San Francisco cyclists.

Using Photo Effects

Learn to use photo effects with this three minute introduction.
Learn to use timeline markers and effects with this four minute video.

Motion Effects

Smoothly focus on the specific parts of your photos.

Photo to Movie Paths

Imagine focusing on each individual face a large family photo. Photo to Movie makes it easy to do.

With Photo to Movie you can do anything from displaying a photo statically with no motion, to having only a gentle zoom motion, to utilizing a complex, multi-segment motions, zooming and rotating your photo along the way.

And Photo to Movie allows you to set the duration along the entire motion path, not just the individual segments. This allows you to have a steady motion speed over an entire motion path.

Watch a sample movie showing the motion capabilities.

This photo shows the smooth motion effects you can achieve.


Backgrounds help add style and emotion to your slideshow.

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Solid Blue Tiled Brick Texture w/ Motif Photo (Rocks)

With many types of layouts and frames, the photo will not fill the entire screen and the background will show through. Photo to Movie has many options for controlling the background, including four built-in background types. The Solid background uses a solid color. The Textured background gives texture to a color background and an optional motif. The Tiled background repeats a pattern across the background. The Photo background uses a photo with brightness, contrast, and blur applied to it.

In addition, using the solid background with a transparent color (alpha less than 255), and with a suitable codec that supports transparency, you can create slideshow movies with an alpha channel, suitable for compositing over other movies.

Learn to use layouts and backgrounds with this five minute introduction.

Music and Sound

Include the perfect music, sound effects, and narration.

Photo to Movie Waveform

Drag your music from the media browser into the timeline and you have a soundtrack to match you photos. Organize the music into multiple audio tracks.

Photo to Movie Audio Inspector

Do basic editing such as in and out times, fade-in and fade-out, and volume control. A single menu item fits the duration of your photos to the duration of your music.

Use the waveform to see the beat of the music and match it to your photos. Use audio markers to apply effects to your photos at just the right time in the music.

Record your own voice directly into the timeline for narration.

Photo to Movie supports MP3 and AIFF file formats and more.

Watch a sample movie using only sound effects.



Photographer Kevin White presents this stunning slideshow of San Francisco cyclists.

Titles and Graphics

High quality, unlimited titles. Title effects. Embed graphics.

Photo to Movie Titles

Add titles to describe your movie or your photos. Choose the typeface, size, style, drop shadows, and color (including transparency). Position them by direct dragging. Fade the titles in and out for smooth display.

You can have as many titles in your slideshow as your want. There is no limit on the number, the sizes, or the positioning. Organize them into one or more title tracks. Link them to photos to keep them in sync or make them longer and independent of the photos.

Add graphic objects such as logos. Use JPG, PNG, or SVG for your graphics.

Both titles and graphics can have entry and exit animations such as scrolling, scaling, or fading.



Smoothly transition from one photo to the next using 20+ built-in transitions.

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Photo to Movie gives you more than 20 built-in transitions to switch from one photo to another, with additional controls for each type of transitions. This gives you a huge amount of variation to help keep your slideshows interesting and engaging.

In addition, you can purchase additional transitions in the Extended Transitions item.

To see a sample each transition, check out our transitions demo movie.

See every transition available with the standard download.

You can also see individual transitions on the transitions page.

HD 1080p Rendering

Unparalleled smooth output with no aliasing. HD, DVD, web and more!

Photo to Movie Rendering

Once you have created your movie, you can render it to a variety of formats. Render it to HD 720p or 1080p for instant use on HDTV. Render it to e-mail, web, or DVD size for immediate use. Render it to DV Stream or HDV for further editing in iMovie, Final Cut, Avid, or another video editor.

Photo to Movie also includes an advanced algorithm called adaptive blur for optimizing each frame of the movie to nearly eliminate flicker due to aliasing effects in highly detailed portions of your photos.

You can choose your output format to be widescreen (16:9) but Photo to Movie also supports standard (4:3) output. You can even set the background to transparent so that the movie can be composited on top of another background.