Softpedia Editor's Review for Photo to Movie
Turn your digital photos into spectacular QuickTime movies
Written by Elena Opris on December 21st, 2012
Photo to Movie is a program with a pretty self-explanatory name - it allows you to transform images (e.g. JPG, BMP, PNG) into video clips (MOV, DV stream, iPod, MPEG-4, YouTube, WMV, AVI).
The tool is packed in a clean interface with an intuitive layout. Adding photos can be done with the help of the file browser or 'drag and drop' function. It is possible to import multiple items at the same time.
On the bottom side of the frame you can view how the images fit the timeline and arrange or replace them. Photo adjustments can be made in regard to the title, aspect ratio and adaptive blur.
Photo to Movie also lets you apply some effects to the pictures; these include brightness, contrast, blur, border, jitter, monochrome, pixelate and shadow.
When it comes to motion, you can adjust the duration, 'before' and 'after' pause, along with the fade levels. Plus, you can use motion templates (e.g. zoom and pan, random choice) and transitions (e.g. crossfade, blinds, door); they are fully configurable.
Furthermore, you can insert a text or image overlay, add key frames and blank images, apply an audio track and fit the photos to it, as well as preview the movie in full screen mode. Once the project is done, you can specify the output video format and specify the movie size. Photo to Movie can be set to open the output directory when the task is done.
The application quickly creates a movie while using a high amount of system resources. It has a good response time, includes a help file and delivers videos with a good image and sound quality. We have not come across any issues during our tests. First-time users may take some while to get adjusted to the features provided by Photo to Movie.
Photo to Movie description
Here are some key features of "Photo to Movie":
Motion Effects and Transitions:
· Photo to Movie is easy to use. Simply drag photos from the media browser and drop them into Photo to Movie. Photo to Movie will automatically add motion effects and transitions between photos. Drag in some music. Add some titles to describe your movie. Then press preview to see how your movie will look and sound. Choose your rendering format and save it to a file. The QuickTime movie is ready to use in iMovie, iDVD, Final Cut, or any other software that utilizes QuickTime movies.
· Add some 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.
· Drag your music from media browser into the timeline and you have a soundtrack to add that extra audience attachment to your movie. You can adjust the timing of the music using the timeline and cross fade music pieces by overlapping them. Use the waveform to synchronize motion with specific sounds within your music. The inspector shows you all of the information about the selected piece of audio. And during rendering you have the choice of any audio format QuickTime supports. Record your own voice narration too.
· Form complex, multi-segment motion paths, zooming and rotating your photo along the way. Unlike other similar applications, Photo to Movie allows you to set the motion of the duration along the entire motion path, not just the individual segments. This allows you to have a steady motion speed over the entire path. You can also choose to set motion durations on a segment by segment basis. The keyframes define the motion path, the zoom, and the rotation. You can easily spin in your entire photo by setting the rotation angle to be greater than 360 degrees.
· Motion presets can be applied to all of your photos necessary. Make your movies look like the beautiful Mac OS screensaver. Then add a tiny amount of rotation to really capture your audience. If the random preset doesn't do your photo justice, then proceed to the manual editing of the keyframes and motion paths.
Standard or High Definition Widescreen:
· Once you have created your movie, you can render it to a variety of formats. Render it to the e-mail, web format, or CD-ROM for immediate use. Render it to DV Stream or HDV for use in iMovie, Final Cut, iDVD, or DVD Studio Pro.
· Microsoft .NET 2.0 or 1.1 required
· 2GHz or faster processor
· 1GB RAM recommended
· 256MB VRAM
· DirectX 9 recommended
· QuickTime recommended
· Watermark on the output
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added feature to check for missing media files (menu item File > Check Media...).
· Fixed intermittent file dialog crash on Mac OS Lion.
· Improved handling of user selected image aspect ratios.
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