How do I animate photos.

I have photographed “stills” of young lady doing gymnastics for an e-book.
How do I go about animating the images.

Hi @Benny! To import photos in iStopMotion, you first create an empty movie with the dimensions and frame rate you want, then import the frames by choosing “Import pictures” from the “Movie” menu. After that, you can save and export the video you created.

Thank you for your help, how do I increase or decrease the time on the screen.

@Benny The time of one frame on screen is determined by the frame rate. If you want one picture to be visible longer, just duplicate it enough times.

I have one more question, my files are very large, how do I reduce the them for the animation. Thanks

@Benny Typically, you would reduce the size and crop the image in a photo editor before importing them to iStopMotion.

Thanks very helpful, what would be the ideal size to reduce the files.

Thanks very helpful, what would be the ideal size to reduce the files.

@Benny That depends on what dimensions the video should have. If you want Full HD, the resolution is 1920x1080. It would be best to scale and crop the images to that dimension before importing to iStopMotion.

Thank you very much.