Program to create video from photos over time?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by gpspad, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    I have a project where I want to take a picture every day to show progress from a reconstruction landscape project from beginning to end. Obviously over time each days picture will not be exactly aligned.

    I was wondering if there are and specific programs that will align the photos and make a video out off them?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I think this could be easily done with Picasa (which is now discontinued by Google, but it still runs fine).

    I'd create a folder somewhere, then put "a picture a day" into it.
    You can then open Picasa, select the pics in the folder*, and use "Create/Movie" to do that.

    *Picasa can be used so that it scans and displays folders from the desktop or elsewhere. Whatever pics are in the folder just "show up". Very handy for "quick viewing".
  3. ApfelKuchen, Aug 20, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017

    ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    You can make a Slideshow in Photos or iPhoto. Very simple to do. You can vary the duration of each still image, choose transitions from one to the next, add some music, export the result as a video.

    You may be able to use cropping to get the images to coincide more closely.
  4. TheTruth101 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2017
    Get a go pro, it will take pictures itself. Just place it somewhere safe and let it be. The put the pictures together to get the movie. That is how those time lapse videos are done.
  5. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    Why would they not be aligned? Are you manually taking the photos. Otherwise the gopro, or just about any digital camera will take a photo after a set time interval. Some you can view wirelessly and trigger a photo remotely. If you fix the camera mount in a fixed position, you won't get misalignment. If theft is an issue, you can disconnect the camera from the mount for safekeeping.

    Its a lot easier than post processing as I think the only way to do that with amateur software is to manual crop and align.
  6. BeechFlyer macrumors regular


    Nov 5, 2015
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    If memory serves, QuickTime can do that by importing an image sequence.

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