Glimpses turns your photos and music into stunning still motion videos.
“Still motion is a method of displaying many images one after another as frames, using the technique of “frame-by-frame”, similar to the concept of stop motion. The difference between this and stop motion, however, is that still motion is not a method of animation and therefore, each frame does not have to be related in any way. It is a style of editing which is usually used to create an intense effect.”
Thanks, Wiki, for clearing that up.
Yes, Glimpses for Mac does exactly what it says it will do: it takes your photos and music, mixes them together and creates a video that is essentially a fast slideshow. By fast, I mean that the default time for which your photos are shown is 0.1 seconds, though you can easily adjust that anywhere up to 4 seconds. Unfortunately, the photos all get equal viewing time, so you can’t play with duration for emphasis or variation (I played around with this a bit, and you can kind of cheat by adding multiples of the same photo in order if you would like certain images to linger).
But that’s a minor detail. More important details include that Glimpses renders videos with resolution up to 4K, and automatically sets the resolution based on what would best highlight your smallest photos; and you can set the viewing duration to match tempo with your soundtrack. Another nice feature is that if you choose to reduce pillar- and letter boxes around photos to fit the video frame, Glimpses recognizes faces so your head doesn’t get cropped out.
Honestly, I don’t have much to say about this application, in a good way. It was seriously easy to use, simple, user friendly, and all that. I made a video of some of my Disney photos in less than five minutes after downloading the software. In that time, I imported and rearranged photos, imported and cut the soundtrack music, changed the viewing duration of the photos and a few other settings, and created the video file. So ridiculously easy.
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