How to Add Pictures and Videos to Windows Movie Maker


Windows Movie Maker lets you create movies by using photos and videos imported from computer hard drive, Photo Gallery, a DVD, a digital camcorder or a smartphone.

Case 1. How to Add Pictures/Videos from Your Hard Drive to Movie Maker
Launch Windows Movie Maker to get its main interface.
Note: if you are using free Movie Maker in Windows 7, you can see this message "Click here to browse videos and photos" in the Storyboard Pane.

From the above window, you have 2 options to add video and pictures that are saved on your computer hard drive to Windows Movie Maker.

Click Add videos and photos button in the Home tab.

In the Add Videos and Photos window, locate and select the photo or video that you want to add. You can Ctrl click to select many files.

Finally, click on Open button to import files.
NOTE: You can also directly drag videos and photos from Windows Explorer to Movie Maker.

Alternatively, you can click any place in the Storyboard Pane, and then add your photos/videos to Windows Movie Maker.
After adding photos and videos, you will see your video clips in your Track in the Storyboard Pane.

Case 2. How to Add Photos & Videos from Photo Gallery to Movie Maker
Windows Photo Gallery (formerly known as Windows Live Photo Gallery) is an application for Windows that allows you to easily view, organize and edit your pictures with a simple interface.

As we know, once you import your photos and videos, they'll appear in Photo Gallery. Now, you can add your media files from Photo Gallery to make your own video. However, how to complete this task?

The steps are:

Open Windows Photo Gallery by clicking Start > All Programs > Windows Photo Gallery.
Select videos and photos you'd like to send to free Movie Maker.
Click on the Create tab and then choose Movie.

Your selected files will now be opened in a new project in the best free video editing software. At this time, you can begin to create your own movie.

Case 3. How to Import Files from Removable Device
Do you know how to add photos and videos to Windows Movie Maker from USB device, camera or other devices?

Step 1. Connect your camera, USB drive or other devices to a computer.

Step 2. Launch free Windows Movie Maker 2012.

Step 3. Click File and select Import from device.

Step 4. Click OK button when you see the "Photos and videos will be imported into Photo Gallery" error message.

Step 5. Select the target device and then click Import button. Note: If you do not see your device in the list, make sure it is connected to the computer and turned on and then choose Refresh.

Step 6. You'll see the Import Photos and Videos dialog.

Step 7. Now, you will enter into the Windows Photo Gallery window automatically. At this time, select the photos and videos you want to use in your movie, and then click Movie on the Create tab in Photo Gallery.

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Created by Baojin Lee 2 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 5 weeks ago
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