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How to Create a Movie with Pictures

Create a Movie with Pictures
Written by Hassan Abbas

In addition to the built-in Photos application on your device, Google Photos is another great place to save your pictures. And if you use this handy app on your iOS device or the web, then you know it has some cool features for simple browsing and organizing. In this article, We are going to talk about How to Create a Movie with Pictures. Let’s begin!

Another great feature of Google Photos is that you can also create movies from your images. This is an actually neat way to relive moments or share them with others. Here, we will show you how can you create a movie in Google Photos on iPhone, iPad, and the web.

Create a movie with Pictures in Google Photos on iPhone and iPad

In order to create a movie from your Google Photos pictures on iPhone or iPad, you can start from the Albums or For Your tabs at the bottom.

  1. Albums tab: Click your Movies album at the top and then Create a movie at the bottom of the next screen.
  2. For You tab: Under Create New at the top, then pick Movie.

Now follow these simple steps if you want to create some movie magic.

  • First, pick a theme or start with a blank canvas. If you choose one of the themes, then you will have nifty music added for you, you can change it though.
  • If you use a theme, you will start by selecting the star of the show and then click Done. In case if you want to create your own movie without a theme. Then select the pictures that you want to use and tap Create.
  • Google Photos will search via your pictures for those matching the main person, pet, or theme and assemble them into a movie for you.

After a few minutes, you will receive a notification and also see your new movie appear in the For You tab. Just click to start the show. If you want to edit your movie, then you can do this as well.

Create a Movie with Pictures

Edit your Google Photos movie on iOS

Play your movie and then click the Settings icon. You will then see each clip used to create your movie and can do the following:

  • Lengthen or shorten the clip through moving the slider.
  • Rearrange clips by tapping, holding, and moving them in the order that you want.
  • Insert clips, duplicate the current only, or delete a clip by tapping the three dots to the right.
  • Add pictures and videos by scrolling to the bottom and tapping that option. You can also select up to 50 items.
  • Then change the music by tapping the musical note.

When you finish making your changes, click Save at the top. If you want to cancel your changes, then click the and then confirm by tapping Discard.

If you want to add a description for your movie or adjust the date and time, play your movie and click the More button (three dots) on the top right. In order to save or share your movie, you need t click the Share button.

Create a movie with pictures in Google Photos on the web

If you prefer to create your movie online, then head to the Google Photos website, and sign in.

You have actually the same basic options for creating and editing a movie on the web as you do on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Any tab: Click Create at the top and then choose Movie.
  • Albums tab: Click your Movies album at the top and then tap the plus sign.
  • For You tab: Under Create New at the top, then pick Movie.

Just like on iOS, your next start with a movie theme. However, the only difference online is that you do not currently have an option to create a movie from scratch.

Edit your Photos movie online

You can also edit your movie on the web just like you can on iPhone or iPad.

Play the movie and then tap the Settings icon. From there you can adjust the length of the clips, drag to rearrange them, insert or duplicate clips, add more photos or videos, and also change the music.

You can also share your movie through clicking the Share button or download it by tapping the More button.


Alright, That was all Folks! I hope you like this article and find it helpful to you. Give us your feedback on it. Also if you guys have e further queries related to this article. Then let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you shortly.

Have a Great Day!

Also See: How to Create Google Photo Animation

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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