Photo to Movie
Photo to Movie
5.4.1.0

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Photo to Movie5.4.1.0

15 February 2017

Create a movie by zooming/panning over a photo.

Overview

Photo to Movie enables you to create a movie by zooming and panning over a photo. It presents a simple interface to specify the starting and ending frames and generates full quality QuickTime or DV Stream files (compatible with iMovie).

You can use Photo to Movie to:

  • Graphically select the starting and ending frames
  • Select the position and zoom of the starting and ending frames
  • Preview the starting and ending frames as you edit them
  • Preview the entire movie during editing
  • Drag desired images directly into the configuration window
  • Drag and drop photos directly from iPhoto
  • Set the length of the exported movie
  • Export NTSC 29.97 fps 720x480 4:3 video suitable for iMovie
  • Export PAL 25 fps 720x576 4:3 video suitable for iMovie
  • Export movies to QuickTime or to DV Stream
  • Import DV Stream directly into iMovie

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53 Reviews of Photo to Movie

3
Aristophanes
26 November 2008
Version: 4.2.1

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A decent program that does a few core things well. Nice clean interface. It is, however, very expensive for a being a one-trick pony. It fills a niche, but would probably see a lot more downloads and sales at $20 versus $50. Less is more.
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5
Elandy
09 September 2018
Version: 5.4.1.0
This is a fantastic app for animating still photos and making slide shows. Whenever I wrote to the developer, I get a reply. It has a unique interface which is relatively simple to learn the basics and also has deep controls to do every thing you need for slide shows and moving animations of stlll photos.
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0.5
LanceS8179
23 December 2013
Version: 5.2
Support is nonexistent. I have e-mailed, left messages etc. No response. Apple app store doesn't have latest version and since it was bought through that outlet, I can't update. Totally frustrated. Don't spend your money here.
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3
Jimge
25 June 2013
Version: 5.2
I have gone off PTM that I originally used to like a lot, mainly over the difficulty in adjusting the duration without messing with the transitions and other controls. It seemed kludgy last time I used it. Also, from a marketing perspective, the yet-another and unimaginative picture of a grinning child on the icon says it is a program for moms or adoring dads, not serious slideshow producers.
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Macs007
11 January 2012
Version: 5.0.7
This can mostly be achieved with the latest iMovie as default - with better control too. Not to speak of the most ugly unintuitive GUI. Sorry .. not good and certainly not for a whopping $50
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Hilbo60
11 December 2011
Version: 5.0.5
Many apologies to all concerned in this discussion, as this comment has nothing to do with the software, but is it not time to give "does what it says on the tin" a extremely hurried burial?
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Shiny22
26 May 2011
Version: 5.0
I bought this back at v2 or thereabouts. It does what it says on the tin and you can get good results quite quickly. However their upgrade policy stinks - even to the stage where point updates get charged for, and it really hasn't got that many new features. If I kept upgrading by now I would have bought Final Cut Express - which is a whole to more capable. So, I did. BTW am I the only one who thinks it odd that they release a v5.0.0 but it has, as known issues, "Rendering and performance issues with effects and transitions"? Do I understand this correctly? We have a new version, we're charging for it but it doesn't actually work very well?
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Jacko
26 March 2011
Version: 4.7.3.1
This app is on sale today at Apple's app store for $9.99. I just upgraded $29.99. I am irritated. However, if I can't get any of my money back, the least I can do is try to save others a few bucks. My favorite feature of the program is that it will automatically time out your photos with the soundtrack without the soundtrack being one contiguous sound file. Some of the other programs will only time out with the first sound file if you've added say multiple songs. To get the same results, you have to dump your files in a program like Amadeus and join them together. This is too much work for me. Lastly, the quality of the finished presentation has been great in my opinion.
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Mtcobra
15 March 2010
Version: 4.2.7
Paying (again) $49 for an upgrade to a Beta is nonsense. I've had this program for some time, but just ‘haven't gotten around to really using it yet.' No excuse on my part, understood, but I don't like paying twice (or more?) for upgrades. I've removed it from my system, and learned a lesson in the process.
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Brockhurst
20 November 2009
Version: 4.2.7
The claim that this program is superior to iMovie is arrant nonsense. It may be easier to use, marginally, but the quality of the output images is poor. Ken Burns type 'movies' devised with iMovie and sent via Mobileme are absolutely superb; devised with Photo to Movie and sent by any of the options presented, they are blurred and second rate. But the biggest gripe I have is with the company itself. Customer support is, in my experience, non-exixtant. I have never had a response to a single question asked, and I would advise anyone to think twice before wasting their money on this program. It is little more than a toy.
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Jimge
19 September 2009
Version: 4.2.5
There is much to like about this program. However, I have yet to find a way to fix a movie length as an absolute and then adjust lead in and lead out etc within that fixed length. I am guessing that most users embed the final clip within another video as an edit. In which case, you want to be able to specify clip length. PTM lets you fix the length of the motion component only, not the actual clip length, as far as I can see. Then you have to do mental arithmetic to add in the head and tail length. It is not hard math, just counter-intuitive. Please tell me I am wrong and there IS a way to set and LOCK the clip length.
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Jimge
07 February 2009
Version: 4.2.3
Photo To Movie is one of the few programs in this genre that allows you to see the audio wave form. This makes it easier to match slides to the beat. I like the ability to readily manipulate clip durations and behaviors, as well as choose paths and intermediate key frames. Overlap and dissolve is a very useful function, and it is easy to add titles and credits, and end up with a slideshow that fits the music length, or you can choose to have the slides finish before the music and fade to black.
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3
Aristophanes
26 November 2008
Version: 4.2.1
A decent program that does a few core things well. Nice clean interface. It is, however, very expensive for a being a one-trick pony. It fills a niche, but would probably see a lot more downloads and sales at $20 versus $50. Less is more.
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Holaola
31 October 2008
Version: 4.2
por fin un programa con la calidad que la foto de hoy permite. el unico "defecto" eran los titulos que no permitian ningun efecto, pero ahora con el 4.2 esto se ha solucionado( me hubiera gustado otro tipo de efectos, pero eso es otra historia). lo uso en un mac leopard con 4 gigas de ram. el poder por fin llenar la pantalla 16:9 es un agran adelanto. por ahora me parece que por ese precio está muy muy bien.
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Swamijim
09 April 2008
Version: 4.1
This is a wonderful program for anyone who wants to manipulate images more than iMovie allows but not get into terribly sophisticated (and much more expensive) software. Once you get the hang of it, you'll find it very easy to use. And Chris Meyer at LQ Graphics is aces. I had an issue when I was trying to build a movie using a number of small, black & white images of 75-year vintage, and he promptly gave me good guidance. He also said 4.1 was going to be even better; I'm eager to use it. Cheers, Swamijim
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Laraine
31 March 2008
Version: 4.1b19
I've been playing around with this for quite a while. I wanted to give it a fair spin before making a judgement. It seems very good. It's certainly not difficult to learn. Unfortunately, I think it needs something more powerful than my G5 1.8 because it doesn't work at all smoothly for me. Everything happens in jerks, a bit like iDVD 4 on my previous machine, a G3 upgraded to G4 1GHz. The resulting movie, once exported to iDVD 6 and played there, doesn't jerk, but the jerkiness makes it difficult for me to judge what the resulting slide show will look like. It also means it takes longer to do each photo in my slide show than it should. I must add that I use higher resolution photos than Apple seem to recommend, and maybe this is what causes the jerkiness. But I don't see how lower resolution pictures could look good played back on an 8-foot-wide screen. I'll take another look at this program when (or should that be if?) I manage to buy a faster Mac.
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Albois
05 February 2008
Version: 4.0.9
Photo to Movie works fairly well but the UI is not very nice. Sound support isn't interesting because you can't make fade ins and fades out anywhere in the sound track. The is no bin where you can have all your pictures and drag them one by one into the timeline. There is a main bin to reshuffle all the pictures at once but that's it. A holding bin would be much better. When you drag the picture it would be removed from the bin and you would no exactly what pictures are not in the slideshow. You could move the picture back and forth from the bin to the timeline. Upgrade price is way to expensive for the minor differences between PtM 3 and 4.
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3
Ficheye
12 December 2007
Version: 4.1b15
I have a new iMac 2.16 mhz. Lots of room on my hard drive. When I first downloaded this application it displayed the preview of the movie perfectly. Now I have 'updated' to the newest version. Twice. It will not display the preview without seeming to stop and start and act oddly. I created the smallest file possible for this experiment. All of my iMovie files play without any problem, no matter how large. This program does lots of things that iMovie doesn't do. I'd love for it to work better, but until they address the preview problem it's not very much fun to work with. That's what initially attracted me to this application. Fun and ease of use. Now I'm just frustrated. I'm sure other users have had the same problem, so I suspect that the recent reviews were not posted by actual 'users'.
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5
Nurdley
15 November 2007
Version: 4.1b13
I paid $50 for this program many months ago and it is worth every penny. I have created presentations and slide shows, and when a close friend died prematurely, a made and burned to DVD a 25-minute memorial tribute that traced his life from childhood. The family values having such a memento. I cannot recommend Photo to Movie highly enough, all you need is some creativity and you can make your photo albums come alive--with sound, too! No, this is not a solicited recommendation--I don't often bandy praise around for a product, but this one compels me to do so. When the b comes off the new version, I'll buy it without hesitation.
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Autoworldmobilia
05 October 2007
Version: 4.1b10
This app is great! Easy to use and excellent communication from the developer! Try the demo and you will know!
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CharlesTeton
30 August 2007
Version: 4.1b3
This app is worth the money... It only gets better and better. Many thanks.
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3.75
Mark Gibson
23 August 2005
Version: 3.2.3
The functionality and ease of use is fantastic. Exactly what I am after to quickly produce moving slide presentations. The only annoying thing about this program along with others similar to it, the output quality is just not up to scratch. Why cant they seem to get this vital part of it right? Still having to do all my presentations in Final Cut express.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 3.2.3
I think $50 is a bit too much to charge for this application, but other than that, it's superb.
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Anonymous
22 March 2005
Version: 3.2.1
For me the best and easy way to create professional slideshow, with much more feature than PTM... is FotoMagico!! Try it... http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15278
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Anonymous
25 February 2005
Version: 3.2b2
Integrated media browser! Me like, me like. It's really useful. Makes doing things a lot quicker. Nice to see apps that integrate the content of the iApps. Keep on developing!
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4.5
Anonymous
25 February 2005
Version: 3.2b2
Compared to imovie and Motion Pictures, P2M is definitely a more versatile and feature-rich program for making animated slide shows. It handled a complex, 18-minute, two-sound-track (spoken text and music) production with no problem. Superimposing longer written texts onto the moving pictures involves some juggling with the title tool. More features for incorporating long texts would make this a great tool for making educational videos.
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3.75
Ivan3
13 February 2005
Version: 3.2b1
This app may suit some but for downright speed and quality(although more limited tools) "Moton Pictures" which i got bundled with Toast is the BEST.
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4.75
Anonymous
22 December 2004
Version: 3.1.12
Very good app. Very good for making high quality slides, with lots of image control. Also good for quick visualisations of film shooting locations and for making storyboards! I could very well see an add-on package to accommodate storyboarding better. This apps seems to miss drag & drop shuffling of stills, which is a shame. I would also like to see this app's interface given a professional polish - including its icon. But very nice app overall. Very good visualisation and presentation tool! Nothing comes close in this regard.
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Anonymous
01 August 2004
Version: 3.1.6
One quick addition to my review below concerning the price. Yes, $50 is a great deal of money, but how much is your time worth to you? I have found that I can produce a superb slide shows much quicker using P2M than other apps. To me, this, the attention to detail and the excellent service justify the premium in price over competing products.
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4.5
Anonymous
01 August 2004
Version: 3.1.6
Excellent product and service! I have tried iMovie, Still Life and always come back to P2M. I find that I can get to my desired end product more quickly and easily with P2M, and the results are of very high quality. Additionally, the author is extremely responsive to comments, bug reports, etc. If you are looking for a tool to do slide shows, I highly recommend giving P2M a try. The title may not be as clever as "Still Life", but the execution and end results are what matter.
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5
Timplaster
24 July 2004
Version: 3.1.6
you're WRONG! This app is so freakin cool! Here's an idea... find someone with an Anniversary, or wedding, or birthday, or any special occasion, and offer them a movie with 100 stills for $50. No one can honestly refuse that offer. Say you'll throw in music for another $25. Get the pics, set the slideshow prefs, drag them into this program, pick the music, sync it up, export it to DVD, and congratulations, you get to collect $50 and move past GO. peace.
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2.5
Anonymous
22 July 2004
Version: 3.1.5
50 bucks no way the app is ok great HCI making it very easy to use. I cant get past the price sorry im sure there are apps out there that do just a good job for free.
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Anonymous
02 July 2004
Version: 3.1.5
Uhhm. What does "Improved timeline performance when dragging (major). Improved timeline dragging performance (minor)." mean, exactly?
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Jo von Matten
02 July 2004
Version: 3.1.5
I can't believe this. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice tool and offers more than iMovie when it comes to stills. Is it worth $50? I don't think so. Here are 'reviews' from people who claim to be 'professionals'. Why would a 'professional' use a basic package like iMovie? It's a good piece of software, but it's genuinly overpriced... this particularly because iMovie is *not* a professional package. Somebody mentioned Still Life which is just under $25...
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5
Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 3.1
This App is great, much better than the ken burns effect of imovie, but 50 $ are extremly to much
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5
Timplaster
29 May 2004
Version: 3.1
The best third party app I've seen in a long time!!! Great job!
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Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 3.1
I'm having a very difficult time believing the rave, 5-star, reviews on here. They sound like cheap ads rather than real opinions. Once the "raving awesome" and the "raving sucks" reviews are taken out, all you have left are very similar reviews describing an overpriced application that may have a few minor improvements over iMovie. But, on the other side of the coin, iMovie has many other major advantages such as seamless integration with other iLife aps, and is a much more complete and well-rounded video editing program. If you send your $49 to Apple, besides receiving iMovie, you will also get Garageband and iDVD for free, as well as iPhoto for organizing and easily importing all those photos you'll be using in your videos. http://www.apple.com/ilife/
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4.75
Anonymous
25 March 2004
Version: 3.0.2
Toast and iMovie do the same thing? What are you smoking, dude? Photo to Movie puts iMovie's Ken Burns effect to shame. Not only is it easier to use with many images, the motion rendering is superb. I've compared it to iMovie, FCP, and another shareware product and PTM produces the best output of three. Well worth the money.
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2.5
20 March 2004
Version: 3.0
$50.00???? You are out of your mind. Taost 6.0 and imovie do the same thing. imovie is free.
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5
Anonymous
19 February 2004
Version: 2.7.3
I love this app !!! i have a huge bank of digital photos and i did a lot of stuff for a DVD ... so i'm using Photo to movie and the result is really good !!! i export then the movies with Sheervideo codec before Mpeg2 encoding, and it's EXCELLENT :-) really GREAT !!!
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2.75
Anonymous
14 February 2004
Version: 2.7.2
This is very expensive for a "utility." If you purchase TOAST 6.0 you get this same functionality with the Motion Picture 1.0 app, CD Spin Doctor for sounds, and TOAST. $57.99 at Amazon.com with free shipping....
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Anonymous
03 January 2004
Version: 2.6.2
With no fanfare and no warning, Photo to Movie 2.2.2 uses the old code but anything since then requires a $19.95 upgrade price. (apparently, no other info on info page.)
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Andyau
03 January 2004
Version: 2.6.2
I haven't used Photo-To-Movie in the last few releases and with this lastest release (2.6.2) my registration key doesn't work. Do I have to re-register?
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4.5
Anonymous
12 December 2003
Version: 2.6
Great software easy to use admirable technical support
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3.25
Anonymous
12 December 2003
Version: 2.6
$49.95 is too expensive for this application.
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4.75
Anonymous
23 November 2003
Version: 2.5
simply amazing..I used After Effects and final cut to do what this does so easily...excellent!
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4.75
Gordymac
05 September 2003
Version: 2.2.2
Regarding the price: I'm glad I bought this back in the day. Regarding the software: Rotation is just what I've needed all this time, it works great! Thanks for adding this feature.
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Anonymous
30 August 2003
Version: 2.2
Although a great little application $49.95 is a little steep for a one trick pony.
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4.5
Andyau
30 August 2003
Version: 2.2
Finally added rotate. Damn nice.
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4.75
Frontdrum
20 February 2003
Version: 1.1.2
Photo to Movie brought me exactly what I had been dreaming of in a documentary film making tool. I have archived thousands of photos over the past 35 years, and Photo to Movie allows me to finally give them the treatment they deserve. Almost no learning curve with this cool application! The most valuable software in it's price range, for certain. And the best part about it is the many updates that roll in on a regular basis. I am happy to have supported this energized development team, who ever they are!!! Thanks!
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5
Anonymous
05 February 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Nice large preview window. Simple to use, can work with it right away. Able to add frames so that you can move in an arc, not just a straight line, when panning. Easy to set up the pan or zoom or pan and zoom. The GUI is very intuitive. Drag and drop or us menu to import when getting the photo to work with. Can control the pan speed with regards to acceloration and deacel.
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4.25
Gordymac
02 January 2003
Version: 1.1
A great update. Still no rotation option though.
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dojob
31 December 2002
Version: 1.1
Well, sounds good but Still Life does it for free...
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4.5
Anonymous
01 October 2002
Version: 1.0.6
This really is quite an amazing program. Fast, intuitive, and great results for importing into iMovie. Great Ken Burns effects are now right at your fingertips. One helpful hint has worked for me: scan your images at significantly larger size (in terms of pixels, not DPl: 72 dpi works great). That will give you lots of extra pixels to work with as PtoM does its stuff. Great value on this one.
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