Free Convert JPG to MP4 Without Losing Quality

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

I saw people asking how to convert JPG to MP4 on Reddit and Quora. It's fairly easy with the right tools.

We all know that JPG, or JPEG, is a format commonly used for lossy compressed images. And MP4 is the most popular container format for video and audio, as well as subtitles and images. So whether you only want to convert one single JPG to MP4 for uploading to video sites, or you need to combine hundreds of JPG files to create one MP4 file, it's all possible.

Here we list three simple and free methods to convert JPG to MP4. Keep reading to find the best solution for you.

Free Convert JPG to MP4 Without Losing Quality

1. Convert JPG to MP4 Windows 10/11 & Mac

Almost any video editing software will convert JPG to MP4. Compared with tools of all kinds, VideoProc Vlogger could be one of the best choices to convert JPG to MP4 on Windows and Mac without losing quality.

You can convert JPG to MP4 within just two steps with VideoProc Vlogger: import and export. But you can also customize parameters like duration, resolution, and more if you want to have more comprehensive control over the exported MP4 file. Converting MP3 to MP4 with multiple images is also supported.

Reasons to Try:

  • Totally free with no watermark.
  • Easy to use with no steep learning curve.
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS.
  • Able to create MP4 from a single JPG image or multiple JPGs.
  • Support converting JPG to MP4 with MP3 and other audio files.
  • Handle 4K/8K/HDR images in JPG, PNG, and many other formats.
  • Deliver a lightning-fast speed with GPU acceleration.

Step 1. Import the JPG file(s) to VideoProc Vlogger.

Launch VideoProc Vlogger and create a new project. Import the JPG file to the Media Library by clicking the big + icon on the main interface. Drag and drop the JPG file to the Video Track in the timeline.

Import the JPG file(s) to VideoProc Vlogger

Bonus Tip:

VideoProc Vlogger also supports creating MP4 from a series of JPG images.

Say you have a folder containing about 100 JPG images from an HD security camera, labeled in the format "IMGxxx.jpg", where xxx is a number from 001 to 100. Or dozens of slides exported from PowerPoint 2007. And you want to combine these images into an MP4 video.

Drag the folder with all your JPG images to the program. Then drag and drop them to the Video Track in the timeline. VideoProc Vlogger will automatically arrange them in ascending order of their names. Of course, you can also adjust the order in the timeline according to your preferences.

Import the JPG file folder into VideoProc Vlogger

Step 2. Adjust the effect of the MP4-to-be (optional).

  • Set the time and duration.
  • Click to select the JPG file in the timeline. Set the time and duration in the Inspector panel on the right side of the preview window. In VideoProc Vlogger, the duration of each image file is set to 5 seconds by default. But you can also customize it according to your preferences. You can also set the opacity, tune the color, apply blend modes, etc.

    Set the time and duration in VideoProc Vlogger
  • Set frame rate and resolution.
  • Click the gear icon named Change Video Parameters in the Toolbar. You can choose a resolution preset for your MP4 file in the pop-up window.

    Check Custom Video Resolution to choose the same resolution as the original JPG file. If there's not the same value as the original JPG file, select one slightly larger than the width and height of the JPG file.

    Set frame rate and resolution in VideoProc Vlogger

Step 3. Export the MP4 file.

Click the Export button in the Toolbar. Set the output format as MP4. Customize frame rates, codec, bitrate as you like. Hit Start to start converting JPG to MP4.

Also, remember to check the box to Enable hardware acceleration for encoding to enjoy a faster speed.

Export the converted MP4 file

2. Convert JPG to MP4 Online

For users who need to convert JPG to MP4 occasionally, online tools may be the most convenient choice. Most online tools are easy to use. You can convert JPG to MP4 within a few steps. Users don't need to download any software. Some online JPG to MP4 converters allow users to set some parameters, such as frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

But please note that most online converters do not support converting multiple JPGs into one MP4 file. In other words, if you upload multiple JPG images, most online converters will convert them into multiple different MP4 videos respectively. The same goes for uploading JPG files and audio files at the same time.

Here we'll take online-convert as an example.

Reasons to Try:

  • Compatible with almost all browsers.
  • No software installation is needed.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Supports setting parameters like width, height, bitrate, frame rate, etc.

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ads on-page.
  • Restrictions on the file size and number (100MB / 5 files per conversion for free).
  • Conversion speed may be affected by network conditions.
  • Do not support converting multiple JPGs into one MP4 file.
Convert JPG to MP4 Online

Step 1. Open a browser and go to online-convert JPG To MP4 converter.

Step 2. Upload the JPG file you want to convert by clicking the Choose File button.

Step 3. Customize video parameters (optional).

Step 4. Click the Start button to start the conversion.

Step 5. Download the converted MP4 file.

3. Convert JPG to MP4 with FFmpeg

FFmpeg is also a good choice to convert JPG to MP4, especially when you want to combine tens of thousands of JPG files into an MP4 video.

FFmpeg is a command line-based tool for processing video, audio, and other multimedia files. It handles multimedia files in almost any format. However, the project does not have a native GUI. That is, users need to type commands to process multimedia files.

Reasons to Try:

  • Open source and free of charge.
  • Compatible with Linux, Windows, and macOS 64-bit.
  • Handle almost all multimedia file formats.

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Based on the command line, no native GUI.
  • Not friendly enough for novice users.

Step 1. Add FFmpeg to your Windows path, and open the Command prompt.

Step 2. Type the following command: ffmpeg -i FilePath/FileName.jpg output.mp4

Step 3. Hit Enter on your keyboard to run.

Convert JPG to MP4 using FFmpeg

Note:

The above example is suitable for the simplest case of converting one JPG image to MP4.

  1. If you want to create MP4 from multiple JPG images, you need to use the following command:
  2. ffmpeg -framerate 24 -i FilePath/FileName%03d.jpg output.mp4

    • -framerate: set the frame rate for the video (the default frame rate is 25 fps)
    • FileName%03d.jpg: for files named filename001.jpg, filename002.jpg, etc.
  3. If the output video does show the frames correctly, such as only shows for one frame, use the fps video filter:
  4. ffmpeg -framerate 1/5 -i img%03d.jpg -c:v libx264 -vf "fps=25,format=yuv420p" out.mp4

    • -framerate 1/5: lower the input frame rate to create a slideshow
    • -c:v libx264: Select an encoder (when used before an output file) or a decoder (when used before an input file)
Convert Multiple JPGs to MP4 using FFmpeg

Conclusion

Use any of the aforementioned methods to convert JPG to MP4. All methods are proven and practicable.

VideoProc Vlogger could be the best choice for most users. It supports converting one single JPG image as well as multiple JPG files to MP4. Users can choose to add audio, create a slideshow, or time-lapse video according to their needs. Unlike other non-linear video editing software, it does not require a steep learning curve. Everyone can easily get their hands around even without any editing experience.

Download VideoProc Vlogger for free and start creating your own videos.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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