One of the most fun things about digital photography and videos is that it's so easy to snap photos and log a few minutes of video. So, you're constantly capturing moments in your life, from the trivial to the life-altering.
The downside is you have thousands of them sitting on your devices collecting virtual dust. Worse, if you spend time digging through your collections, you'll find there are some pretty bad photos and videos in there. There are shots with your finger over the lens, or videos where you've captured nothing but sidewalk and people talking in the background.
However, you also have great photos and moments of video footage that deserve to be saved, and seen by a lot of people. One way to do that is by turning your best photos and videos into an edited, artistic movie with background music and scenes that fade from one into another one.
Magisto is a free site that can help you do exactly that. You pull photos and videos from your collection and let Magisto turn them into a movie. Or, you can follow its step-by-step instructions to do that.
It's easy. After you download Magisto (see instructions next page), it takes you through the movie-making process, in about a minute.
That starts with the Create Movie tab. Click on that, then Select Files to find photos and videos on your device. There's also an option to pull photos and movies from Google's cloud, Google Drive.