Quickly Create Videos Using Photo App In Windows 10


Photo app that comes with Windows 10 can quickly create videos from a collection of photos and videos.

Here is how to do that:

Open Photos from the Windows 10 menu or alternatively search for it (Win key + S).

searching for Photo app in Windows 10

Next, click on Video Projects.

creating a new video project in Photo app for Windows 10

Click on New video project and name it.

starting a new video project using the Photo app for Windows 10

naming the video project in Photo app for Windows 10

Now, a video editor interface will be available. To add photos and video clips, click on Add. Then choose the source.

adding photos and video clips for the video project in Photo app for Windows 10

This example uses a few photos that can be combined into a video with effects.

After the source files are added (photos in this example), drag and drop them to the Storyboard section or click Place in storyboard.

dragging photos and videos to Storyboard in Photo app for Windows 10

Once they are dropped there, you can view them from the preview pane on the right.

previewing placed photos and video clips from storyboard in Photo app for Windows 10

To add a heading, opening or an ending screen for the video, click on Add title card.

adding a custom screen in Photo app for Windows 10

Then enter the required text, you can also change the text style as well as the background. Click on Done to save these changes.

editing text style and background color for title card in Photo app for Windows 10

Also, you can individually edit different photos and video clips that are available in the Storyboard by right-clicking them.

individually editing photos and video clips from storyboard in Photo app for Windows 10

To add some music, click on Add Background music. Select as needed from the list and set the playback volume. You can also sync your video to the music beats by enabling that option.

adding a background music for video clips in Photo app for Windows 10

choosing a background music for video project in Photo app

Also, custom or personal audio trackcan be added by clicking on Custom audio next to the background music option.

To increase or decrease the video playback duration, click on Duration and change the time interval.

changing the video playback duration in Photo app

You can also add various 3D effects as well as other enhancements by clicking on 3D Effects, Filters. More on how to use them can be found here.

choosing 3D effects and filters to be added to the video project in Photo app for Windows 10

adding an image filter using Photo app for Windows 10

Preview the changes and when finalized, click on Finish video from the top menu.

finalizing changes to process the video project in Photo app for Windows 10

Windows 10 will automatically suggest the best playback settings for exporting the video. Also, if the playback seems choppy or lags, then turn off the hardware encoding option and choose a lower quality.

changing video quality settings before exporting it using Photo app for Windows 10

Click Export to finish making the video and choose a destination folder to save it.

The processed video will now be available. You can then directly play it using Photos or any media player.

finshed video playback using Photo app for Windows 10

All done.


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