The best tools and apps to animate photos

animate pictures

Do you want to give a new air to your photos? Maybe a bit of life, colour, movement... If what it is about is to breathe a bit of fresh air into our images, there are many tools and apps to animate photos, with many tricks and effects available. In addition, it is not necessary to have great technical knowledge to achieve attractive results.

In addition to the online resources and software that we can download to our computers, there are a good number of apps that will allow us to carry out original works of art. editing photos from our mobile phone. There are them for Android and iOS, and we present them to you in the following list, so you can choose the one that best suits what you want to do:

imgplay

imgplay

The first on the list and probably the most recommended for users with little knowledge of image editing. And it's what to use imgplay It is very simple. You don't need to practice too much with this app to learn how it works and start creating unique animated photos.

Strictly speaking, it is a GIF creator within everyone's reach that offers us numerous simple tools in its free version, with customizable effects. Obviously, it establishes certain limits that can only be removed if we decide to purchase the paid version (for only 1,99 euros). For example, the premium version is needed to remove the watermark or remove duration restrictions on animated clips.

ImgPlay - GIF Maker
ImgPlay - GIF Maker
Developer: ImgBase, Inc.
Price: Free
‎ImgPlay - GIF Maker & Meme
‎ImgPlay - GIF Maker & Meme

Lumyer

lumyer

Another practical application to bring our photos to life without getting too complicated. Lumyer it offers us a complete arsenal of filters and animated visual effects that we can apply to our static photographs. It also has a way to adapt the dimensions of the photos to be later exported to different social networks. Everything very easy.

Of course, it must be said that the best filters and effects are only available in the paid version. On the other hand, it must be taken into account that a large part of its content is in English, which could pose a difficulty for a certain user profile.

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‎Lumyer:After Effects AI,Framing
‎Lumyer:After Effects AI,Framing
Developer: Lumyer
Price: Free+

motionleap

motionleap

The great utility of motionleap lies in the tools it offers us to achieve something as original and fun as transforming our photos into short videos. To get them, all we have to do is choose a trajectory and draw it at the bottom of the screen; later, we will be able to refine the movement effect even more thanks to the speed controls. It seems magic.

There are a few factors that make the result so good: a huge variety of camera tools and the intervention of AI. The only downside is that it takes quite a bit of time to complete the entire process, which isn't exactly ideal if you're working in a hurry.

Motionleap von Lightricks
Motionleap von Lightricks
Developer: Lighticks Ltd.
Price: Free
‎Motionleap von Lightricks
‎Motionleap von Lightricks

MyHeritage

myheritage

The specialty of the app MyHeritage is portrait animation. Most of the people who use it do so to test its DeepNostalgia function, with which you can manage to give movement to those old photos of relatives or famous people, with great realism. A "miracle" made possible by artificial intelligence. It also has a free version for web browser.

To the credit of this application is that it is not exactly easy to use and that the iOS version only works with the iPad. On the other hand, it is only specialized in a specific animation task (although in this particular, it is unbeatable).

MyHeritage: Family Tree
MyHeritage: Family Tree
Developer: MyHeritage.com
Price: Free
‎MyHeritage: Stammbaum & DNA
‎MyHeritage: Stammbaum & DNA

Photo Director

photodirector

Check out the best of our list of photo animator apps: Photo Director. A tool that puts at our disposal more than 1.000 templates of animated effects: overlays, vibrations, animated lights, dispersion effect, sparkles, etc. A panoply of editing elements powered by AI and with a very simple handling.

The free version, free of watermarks, offers many possibilities to its users. Among them, the ability to capture the results in different formats and the option of sharing them on social networks. Undoubtedly, one of the best tools that we can count on in our smartphones to achieve authentic wonders. Highly recommended.

‎PhotoDirector Photo bearbeiten
‎PhotoDirector Photo bearbeiten

pixamotion

pixamotion

pixamotion It also brings us a series of interesting effects to bring our photos to life: moving clouds, flaming effects, light filters, moving shadows... Many easy-to-apply resources capable of completely changing the appearance of any image, making it more vivid and real.

Another great point to highlight is that it is a completely free app, with all the options open. That means, however, that it comes loaded with advertising. You can not have everything.

‎PixaMotion 3d Animation bilder
‎PixaMotion 3d Animation bilder

V image

v image

To close the list, one of the best applications to animate photos using 3D technology. One of the things that distinguishes it from other similar apps is that V image It makes the motion effects very realistic. In addition, it has its own range of filters and animated effects that make up a complete photo editing toolbox.

The free version has almost everything, although the edited images come out with a watermark, which can be avoided by accessing the paid version.

VIMAGE - AI Photo Animation
VIMAGE - AI Photo Animation
Developer: v image
Price: Free
‎VIMAGE - AI Foto Animation
‎VIMAGE - AI Foto Animation

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