How To Animate Still Photos Online Or With Apps

Animate Still Photos

Generally, people love to see videos and animated content more than the photos in the social media market as well as on the internet. Animated content and videos seem more fascinating to everyone and also, grab attention because of the way it has been created. People love to like and comment on animated posts on Instagram, Facebook, and so on. You can also, revive boring and dull presentations (via GIF clips). So, if you are looking to animate still photos whether online or via apps, keep reading this article.

However, you can also animate an image is by learning how to make it in Photoshop. Keep in mind that it takes a bit of practice, patience, time, and some skills. Well, some people do not like to spend much time and effort on these types of things. For them, there are some tools and apps that can help them to make or animate still photos online. In the upcoming section, we will let you know which things might be helpful to you.

How Can You Animate Still Photos Online?

There are some tools that allow you in a few minutes to convert a still photo into a dynamic photo. Some tools will let you add and remove things in photos that were not present in the original one. This software is considered useful almost for everyone who loves editing like photographers, professional designers, or those who just started learning photo editing. 


PixaMotion is an app that can do the creation of free animation pretty well. This app is designed well that will remind you of other editors. It is designed sleek and modern and is easy to navigate. Also, you can animate photos, add audio and move elements from the app’s gallery. You can also add filters to the photos too. Well, creating short loop animations is the main purpose of this app.

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However, this app has some different animation modes whether you can animate the whole picture or just elements of it. You can move it in any direction as well as pin some parts of it to keep them in still mode. When satisfied with your photo, you can save it as a video or GIF. This app also has paid subscription available but its free version can also let you download your photo (without a watermark). 



Plotagraph app is used to edit photos online. It is an online photo animation software and is a part of The Plotaverse Suite of motion art apps. All apps available Plotaverse have a subscription plan with a free 30-day trial (for $19.99 per month or $99.99 per year). If you can’t bear the price then, you can try out its free version on your device.

However, this app has different animation modes which let you control over animation’s speed and direction. Other features include masing tools, photo filters, overlays, and an audio option that can audio to animated clips. This app also allows you to export animated still photos into video format.

Movepic – Photo Motion

Movepic – Photo Motion is a beginner and friendly photo animator that you will surely like. This app has a standard number of tools like camera motion, speed controls, and directional animations. It is considered effective when it edits the animated still photos. This app has a vast number of effects that can be used to enhance and transform photos completely into dynamic ones. This app’s software recognizes elements of a photo as water or a sky and also, it has a number of filters to turn a scenery into another beautiful photo. It has only one drawback is that it adds a watermark on your animated photo when in the free version of the app, you export it.


If you are looking for something less stylish then, StoryZ is considered a good choice. It provides the same functionality as Movepic. There are some features like camera motion tools, choosing the direction of animation, adding photo effects, filters, and overlays. These features are used to transform the photo. This app also allows you to download the photo in video format and GIF (both). You can also remove the watermark while exporting the photo. This app is compatible with Android and iOS both.

If you are not interested in downloading any app or you want to face any registration process then, is a good option. This app helps you to animate your still photos and also, it can convert that photo into video format or GIF. Well, you can use this tool online on any browser too. This app uploads each image individually to create into an animated GIF and the maximum limit of images that you can download is 300. Also, you can upload an audio URL to add music or sound to your GIF and this app is free of cost. 



3Dthis is considered the most unique platform which is used to make animated still photos. It has a number of different built-in apps, which are used to created animation and 3D models. This tool helps to converts your image into 3D and can add volume to any object in a photo. This online software is considered to be the most outdated one and its interface is also not good. But, you can create your own ready-to-print 3D photos without paying any cost.

Conclusion: Animate or Not?

Photo animation is a good technology that lets you show something important in the photo which might go missing if you hadn’t animated it. But there are people who try to use it and create creepy results, which are not great. So, if you know what you are doing with the animation, everything is great, but if you are new, don’t create something stupid and share it online.

Do let us know which app is your favorite and how well you went on with your animated creativity. Moreover, do share with us some tips to improve creativity so we can add them to our next article. Feel free to ask if you can’t understand something or have any problems related to this article.

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