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How to Make a Video with Pictures on Windows/Mac?

There are times when all we want to do is to surprise our near and dear ones. And what could be better than surprising them with a musical photo video? Though it may look a bit complex at first place but believe me it is no rocket science and needs no "technical knowledge". These days there are numerous tools available in the market that will help you to make a video with pictures, irrespective of the fact that you’re a Mac/Windows user. So, if you're looking forward to an article that will guide you on how to make a video with pictures and music then you've landed at the right place. All you've to do is to sit down, grab a cup of coffee and follow the simple steps listed below.

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Part 1: How to Make a Video with Pictures and Music on Windows 10/8/7?

Over the years, Microsoft has ensured that they provide their customers with the best software bundles and packages. Creating slideshows on Windows wouldn't have been easier without the help of MS Powerpoint. No wonder how many times Powerpoint has been our last-minute savior to make a video with pictures!

The modern-day versions of PowerPoint like the one in Office 10 provide the users with an option to add interactive slide transitions, better background options, more default themes, and layouts. Plus, users can also incorporate captions, music, frames around the pictures, etc. Thus, it permits users to completely customize their slideshow.

Follow the steps listed below to make a slideshow with PowerPoint:

Step 1: Create a New Photo Album.

Select the theme and layout of the slide. Now, click on the Insert option and select the images option. Clicking on the arrow under the Photo Album option and then selecting the New Photo Album.

Step 2: Import Pictures to PowerPoint.

As soon as the Photo Album dialog-box appears, click on the Insert picture option and select File/Disk. Now, navigate to the folder that keeps the picture to be inserted in the slideshow and click on the insert button.

Tips: You can rearrange pictures by moving them up or down the list under the Pictures in the Album section.

Step 3: Add Music.

Click on Insert > Audio > Select a audio file. Once the audio is added, it’s your choice to select the audio settings as per your needs or opt for automatic transitions.

Step 4: Create a Slideshow.

The final step is to click on Create option in the photo album dialog box, and then a picture video is made.

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Now, you’re ready to showcase your customized slideshow.

Part 2: How to Make a Video with Pictures and Music on Mac?

For all the Mac users reading this article, I would like to add that the steps to make a video with pictures and music is quite simple.

The Photos section on MacOS provides you with two methods to create slideshows or bring "pictures to motion" in a form of video. It gives you easy access to all the pictures from the day and quickly plays them in the form of a slideshow. Besides, there's always an option to add theme and music in the slideshow.

Step 1: Import pictures to Photos App on Mac.

Navigate to Photos app and select the group of photos to be included in the slideshow project.

Step 2: Create a slideshow project.

Click on File option> Create> Slideshow> Photos. As soon as the Slideshow menu pops-up, select the New Slideshow option. Then type the name of the slideshow project.

Step 3: Reorder pictures

For arranging/reordering photos, all you have to do is to drag the photos to the bottom of the window in the order that you want them to be arranged.

Step 4: Add a theme, music and transitions.

Click on Themes button and then select a theme as per your needs. Click on the Music option. Then, click on the down arrow next to the listed Music library and select the desired songs. And select the desired transition effect from the pop-up menu.

Step 5: Export the slideshow.

Set the scale size so that all the photos in the slideshow fits the screen. Click on the Play button to run the slideshow. If it's okay, hit Export on the upper right corner.

Make a video with pictures on Mac

Now, you’re all set to make a video from pictures in the form of a slideshow. This slideshow can be exported on any of the Apple platforms like Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc.

Part 3: How to Make a Video with Pictures and Music Online?

Apart from using the default methods provided by the OS platforms, there are numerous tools available online that will help you to make a video from pictures or create movies from photos. I'll prefer Smilebox. It is an online service that helps you to create collages, greeting cards, slideshows, videos, invitations, etc. Personally, it is my favorite go-to online service for creating my stories through pictures. The good thing is that it comes with designs for all occasions. All you've to-do is to select the one design suiting your needs and you're all set to go.

The Photos section on MacOS provides you with two methods to create slideshows or bring "pictures to motion" in a form of video. It gives you easy access to all the pictures from the day and quickly plays them in the form of a slideshow. Besides, there’s always an option to add theme and music in the slideshow.

Step 1: Sign in on the Smilebox official platform.

Navigate to Photos app and select the group of photos to be included in the slideshow project.

Step 2: Create a slideshow project.

Select the slideshows option from the multiple presets available, and select a desired category like college days, school days, weddings, etc. Click on Personalize option to start editing.

Step 3: Add pictures

Load photos by clicking Add photo. For adding photos in a specific order, drag and drop the photos sequentially in the slides.

Step 4: Add text and music.

The text can be added by clicking on the textbox. Click on Choose music option and select the required music file.

Step 5: Save the slideshow.

When you finifh all the edits, click on Preview, Save or Share.

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So, now you are all set with the personalized slideshow of your favorite pictures. The good thing about using Smilebox is that these slideshows can be directly shared from the online platform through emails.

Final Words

I hope this guide on how to make a video from pictures and music works for you. The above-listed methods are simple and easy-to-use. If you're not comfortable with default OS programs then there is always an option of using online services like Smilebox.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alisa Cassiel

Alisa Cassiel, an English Copywriter of Digiarty, has 4 years of writing and marketing experience. Love writing and always provide thoughtful how-to guides and tips related to video processing, recent hot topics, new digital devices, hit movies, music, etc. She is a life-enthusiast who is independent, persistent, enthusiastic, energetic, and interested in music, exercise, travel, dance, painting.

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