Cut Paste Photo Video Maker: Make A Video Using One Photo

Ever wonder if you can use a single photo to create a video with Cut Paste Photo Video Maker? If you’ve been using the app for quite some time now, you know that you would need at least four photos to create a video. So, what do we mean by this?

How do you make a video using one photo? Under MORE TOOLS, tap on MAKE A VIDEO to open the Cut Paste photo video maker. You would need to select four or more images to create a video. But since our goal is to use just one photo, we will use the same photo with different stickers and effects to create a video.

How do you add effects to your photos? How many is “too many” when it comes to putting stickers on a single photo? Buckle up as we take on the journey of creating a fun-filled video.

Single-Photo Video Using Cut Paste Photo Video Maker

Are you looking for the right tool to make a simple video using your pictures? With Cut Paste Photos Pro Photo Video Maker, you can make a short clip in less than a minute! Here’s how:

Step 1: Pick your photo to edit.

First up, pick the photo you will use for your video. For this tutorial, you can use a photo with a removed background. To show you how, you can read our tutorial on how to achieve a transparent background by using the Cut Paste Photos Pro App.

Step 2: Select a background.

Second, select a background that fits your photo. You can either choose from our color palette, our app backgrounds or pick one from your gallery. 

Choosing a background can be overwhelming at first, especially if you opt to use a background image. But don’t worry, you can always experiment and change it in one click if it won’t fit your taste. 

Pick your photo to edit.
Select a background.

Step 3: Have fun with stickers.

Third, add stickers. A lot of us pump up our photos by adding stickers to them. Stickers can drastically change the overall feel of a photo. With the right use, we can make our photos funnier, sadder, or emotionally striking. However, adding too much is definitely an overkill. So, be mindful, as well, with how many stickers you put on your photos.

Step 4: Add a filter.

Fourth, use a filter that will enhance your photo. Depending on how you use it, you can either liven up your dull photo or sadden a lively one. Although, there are photos that don’t need filters. But most of the time, we add filters not just to enhance the photo but also to improve the message we want to impart.

Have fun with stickers.
Add a filter.

Step 5: Repeat or save.

Fifth, in this process, you have two options. One, you can repeat steps 1-4 with different backgrounds, stickers, and filters. Or two, you can save each step one by one to see the progression on the video. How? See the example below. 

Now, whichever you choose between the two options, make sure you come up with at least four photos. This is the minimum number of photos you need to create a video. But if you feel like editing more photos, feel free to create more. Just be sure not to go over 10. Ten photos are our limit for our photo-video editor.

Step 6: Tap on MAKE A VIDEO.

Sixth, now that you have at least four photos at hand, you can start creating a video using the Cut Paste photo-video editor. Just tap on MAKE A VIDEO button under MORE TOOLS.

Choose four photos to use for photo video maker.
You can use music saved on the photo video maker.

Step 7: Choose background music.

Seventh, choose your background music and adjust the image slide duration for your video. For the slide duration, you can adjust from 0.1 – 6.1 seconds. This is the duration of how long each photo will appear in your video. So, adjust wisely.

Next up is the background music. There are three options you could choose music: Effects, iTunes, or Recordings.

Under Effects, there are 9 pieces of music: Ambient Small, Classical Aaron, Classical Mozart, Classical Piano, Classical Tim, Electronic Peter, Piano Scott, Rainbow, and Smooth Ride. 

For the iTunes option, you can use your saved music under iTunes. Since the Cut Paste Photos Pro app is only available in IOS devices, iTunes is where we can only download music to use on these videos.

On the Recordings, you can record on the spot the sound or music you want to use for your video. Word of caution—you can’t save recordings on this photo-video maker. So, make sure you record clearly to avoid repeating this process.

Step 8: Save or share your video.

Lastly, save or share your video! You can now send it to your loved ones, even flaunt or brag it maybe. Or if you like, save it for now and share it later. Your choice. (wink!)

If ever you’re not satisfied with your creation, just hit that back button and make necessary changes. So, don’t overthink if you’ll mess up with editing. Making it better is just one click away. Have fun!

6 Tips on Making Your iPhone Photos Look Professional

Since we’re not really shooting videos but making one with photos, we have to make sure our photos we take with our IOS devices look professional. How do we do that? The following are tips on how to make your iPhone photos look professional.

Tip #1: Explore your camera.

Before exploring the tips we’ll mention here, you have to familiarize yourself with your camera first. Know where you can change its settings and its capabilities. This way, you can use your camera to its fullest potential.

Tip #2: Set it right.

Tap on the Settings icon, and then, find an option for Photos & Camera. Once you find that, look for the option for Grid, and enable it. This will, then, overlay a 3×3 grid of squares on your viewfinder. This will help you compose your shots according to the “rule of thirds.” 

After that, enable the Auto HDR function on your Camera app. Once you’ve launched the Camera, tap HDR in the top left of the screen, then choose Auto. This will enable you to use multiple exposures to get more information in the highlights and shadows of your photograph.

Once that’s done, disable the built-in flash of your iPhone as well. Although it’s advertised that the TrueTone flash balances skin tones, the iPhone LED could cause the images to be rather disappointing. In order to disable it, you have to open the Camera app, tap the lightning-bolt icon, and select Off.

Tip #3: Don’t use the digital zoom.

Unless you have an iPhone 7 Plus, you don’t have optical zoom but just the digital zoom. So, when you pinch to zoom, the pixels will get stretched. That is not a good thing, my friend. Stretched pixels give your photograph a gradually decreasing quality the more you zoom in. With this in mind, it would be better if you move around and get closer to your subject to frame them better.

It would be better if you move around and get closer to your subject to frame them better.

Tip #4: Shoot in RAW mode.

If you’ve done photography with digital SLR cameras, you’re probably familiar with the RAW mode. When you shoot photos in RAW, you capture a dump of data that your device delivers. You can then adjust these data before creating the JPEG images we’re all familiar with. 

However, keep in mind that not all iPhone can shoot RAW, but iOS 10 has brought the capability to a select number of iPhone devices. If you own an iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, or 7 Plus, then you can shoot RAW images.

Tip #5: Invest in quality accessories.

Finally, consider investing in some quality photography accessories. You can get some after-market lenses since these make excellent investments. Examples of these are macro, fisheye, wide, and even telephoto lenses for your iPhone. 

Olloclip and Moment also make excellent lenses, but you might lose some sharpness in your shots if you choose these third-party lenses.

Tip #6: Keep on practicing.

If you love snapping photos so much, you’ve probably already developed some skill in this hobby. Keep practicing, follow the tips we mentioned, and make the right investments in accessories and apps. 

Soon, you’ll be capturing still images that are worthy of #ShotOniPhone or better, your photographs may be compensated for some form of cash. You will never know, so keep on practicing your photography skills!

Related Questions

Which iPhone has the best video quality?


iPhone 6s and later versions can shoot videos in 4K. iPhone 6s/7 (Plus) supports 4K at 30fps. iPhone 8 and later versions can record 4K videos at 24fps, 30fps, and 60fps. If you want a sharper image and don’t mind larger file size, use 4K instead of 1080p.


Is the photo video maker just a simple video clip tool?

Yes, the Cut Paste Photo Video Maker is just a quick tool where you can only add images and put background music to it. For a more professional video editing tool, you can also download our zShot app to edit your videos.