Whether it’s to wish someone a happy birthday or to post highlights from your vacation on Instagram, there are plenty of moments when you may want to turn your photos and videos into a movie to watch later on. Whatever the reason, you can find tons of apps that let you create videos using photos and add music to them on your Android phone.
You can add photos, videos, music, effects, transitions and filters. In fact, you can even create movies automatically or edit them to your liking with the exact size and format you want according to the social network where you want to post them. Here you’ll find plenty of apps to choose from so you can easily and intuitively create your own videos using photos and music on your smartphone —even if you don’t know the first thing about video editing.
Quik is the video editor for Android from the brand GoPro. It’s one of the most complete editors for creating videos using photos and music but, more importantly, it’s also one of the simplest. The great thing about Quik is that the effects are automatic and you only have to choose the style you want and the music you want to play in the background.
To make a video using Quik all you have to do is choose the images or videos from your gallery, up to a maximum of 75 clips. Once you’ve made your selection, all you have to do is add an introductory title and select the style you like best. You can go for a vintage, colorful or geometric style. Depending on the one you choose, the images will be displayed with transitions and automatic filters to go along with the music.
You can choose from a large number of available music tracks organized by category or choose your own songs from the internal storage of your smartphone. You can also choose the length of the video, the format (vertical, square or movie) and once you’re ready, you just have to download it. [Download]
Inshot is a very interesting app that deserves a permanent place on your smartphone. It lets you make videos using photos and music but it’s also perfect for making collages with your photos or simply resizing any image into the format you want: to fit your Instagram Stories, for example, or to use as a Facebook cover photo.
The way Inshot works is intuitive and straightforward: select the “Video” option and choose between the photos or videos in your gallery to make the new creation. The great thing about Inshot is that it doesn’t give you any limits. You can add as much content as you want and make videos longer than twenty minutes without any problem. You can trim, split or choose the length you want. You can add filters, stickers and/or texts, you can flip the images, crop them to fit or add the background you want over them.
One of the great things about Inshot is that it lets you choose the format and aspect ratio of your video. You’ll be able to make your videos automatically fit Instagram with a 4:5 ratio, or you can create a video ideal for YouTube with 16:9 format. Once you’ve configured everything, it will let you choose the quality (1080p, 720p. 640p or customize your own). It’s a very complete app that offers tons of options but without any complications when it comes to using it on a daily basis. [Download]
Adobe Premiere Clip
This is the smartphone version of the famous video editing program. In case you were unaware, Adobe Premiere has an official app for smartphones called Adobe Premiere Clip. It’s a free editor that gives you two options: automatic video creation or advanced video editing for you to select the order, trim the clips and even choose lighting, camera effects and transitions.
Adobe Premiere Clip, like the rest of the apps on this list, lets you make videos using photos, add music and edit each sequence of it. The main advantage of using this app is that you can start editing your videos in the app and continue from the PC version. You can always have your projects at your fingertips and synchronize them between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Clip. [Download]
VivaVideo: Free Video Editor
VivaVideo is one of the most popular apps for making videos using photos. It’s easy and fast, although it has two main drawbacks: the creations are watermarked throughout the movie and there’s a maximum video length of five minutes in all if you use the free version. Aside from that, you can select different themes, choose from music available in the app, add texts of all kinds and upload your photos and videos or even add stickers that make it more dynamic and fun.
VivaVideo is one of the most popular apps. One of the advantages of using VivaVideo is that you’ll be able to edit images in detail, beyond adding music or effects. You can crop, straighten, merge, duplicate or make collages.
If you want to try a more “Pro” version, you can pay for a subscription in the VivaVideo app that will let you get rid of watermarks and ads, have Ultra HD 4K quality in your videos, along with all sorts of other features like a voice changer and animated texts. Plus, the premium version lets you try it out for a few days before you commit. [Download]
If you’re looking for a nice and pleasant interface, then you’ll love FilmoraGo. The way it works is as simple as opening the app, clicking on “Create a new project” and choosing photos from your gallery. Although it is very similar to the others on this list, the interface for adding images or videos is convenient, minimalist and very attractive. Plus, one huge difference is: it’s meant to be used while holding your smartphone horizontally.
Once you’ve selected the images you want, you can choose from different preset themes, add music or even add voiceovers to play throughout your movie. FilmoraGo offers all kinds of themes that will automatically add filters to the images, music and transitions. You can still modify what you don’t like, and choose your own music or your own transitions.
It’s perfect for all your video creation needs: there will be times when you set the automatic mode and it will be good enough, but there will be others when you may want something more elaborate and to dedicate your time to editing each image and each transition. [Download]
VideoShow is a video editing tool for creating movies with your photos and music. VideoShow is an app focused on creating fun and not-so-professional videos. It has useful tools for cropping or converting but above all, you’ll find all kinds of filters that can be added to the movie. Stickers, GIFs, filters, effects, etc… You can download packs of filters and stickers and add them to all the videos you make with the app. Most of them are free and will let you have almost unlimited creative control.
The app is full of different effects, filters and stickers. It’s a very complete option although you will have to pay if you want to remove the watermark from the final movie. Even so, it’s undoubtedly one of the best options available. [Download]
Translated by Sarah Odebralski