Photographs have become an integral part of our life and everyone loves to capture the precious moments in life to cherish them forever. And unlike a decade ago, when a hitting that small button on the camera was all that was there to taking pictures, today there are myriad ways to spice up your photo collection – create collages, add funny effects, give them a retro look.. oh, and make a movie out of them too.
In today’s article, I will show you how you can create a movie from your photos with Windows Live Movie Maker and do wonders with those snaps.
Before we start I hope you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system. If not,please download and install it on your computer before we proceed any further. As you will see, another Live Essentials product – Windows Live Photo Gallery – has a role to play in this process.
Collecting the Data
Step 1: First things first, import all the photos from your camera into Windows Live Photo Gallery using data cable or the memory card.
Step 2: Once you are done importing the photographs select them and click on Movie Maker button.
Step 3: As soon as you click the Movie Maker button Windows Live Movie Maker will be launched. It’s time to customize your movie.
Grooving the Movie
Step 1: Adding more photos and videos
If you wish to import additional photographs into your collection, you can use the Add videoand photos button located on the Home tab strip.
Step 2: Adding music
Music is the most necessary ingredient of a movie (unless you want to create a silent movie which is so passé). To add tracks to your movie click on music button and import the music that best suits your movie timeline.
Step 3: Choosing transition effects
On the Home tab, in the themes section, click the theme you want to use. Movie Maker will automatically add titles, credits, transitions and effects for you. You can either keep the settings or manually edit as per your needs.
Finalizing and Exporting
You can preview your video at any instance of time while creating it.
When you think your movie is ready click on the save movie button and export the movie in the desired format.
There are many other editing options available in Windows Live Movie Maker to help you show your creativity to your family and friends. One your movie is rendered you can share it with your family and friends using email attachments or online video services.
I always prefer watching a slideshow over normal one-by-one method but now creating a movie seems to be a better option. Using Movie Maker to blend our perfect shots in the form of a motion picture with animated effects and music playing in the background really brings life to even the most uninteresting photos.