How To Import Photos into GoPro Studio

GoPro Studio: How To Import Photos

Importing still photos into your GoPro Movie… this is a hot topic. I get asked this question a lot. A lot, lot. And I often rag on GoPro Studio for being crashy, buggy, and generally pretty bad at editing GoPro videos.

But the weirdness with importing photos to GoPro Studio isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.

GoPro Studio has the ability to mash a bunch of still photos together into a timelapse movie–they’re doing you a favor. But when you’re not trying to make a time lapse, it can be pretty frustrating.

The trick is that GoPro will asume you’re trying to make a time lapse if your photos are names in sequential order. IMG_1001, IMG_1002, IMG_1234; GoPro Studio is going to see that as being in sequential order.

So? Rename your images! Rename to something not sequential and you should be alright. Just import you images in to GoPro Studio in step 1, convert them, and add them to your timeline.

GoPro Studio: How To Import Photos

 

17 Comments

  1. Kuldip

    My photo turns out distorted and the color changes. WTH?

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    • Bennos

      Same problem WTF???

      Reply
  2. JOhn

    HI! Great info. I did fine until I went to convert the photos. When I go to convert, it does not convert and an error message pops up. Any Ideas?

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    • Meredith

      Not sure John. Sounds like something you should contact GoPro about directly.

      Reply
  3. Michael kaminski

    How do you turn the vertical photo into hortizontal?

    Like in your photos of your daughter above in the dino.

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    • Ray

      Good Question, thats a thing what I want to know to.

      Reply
    • Meredith

      There is function on the left called Frame – just use that to zoom in.

      Reply
  4. Andy

    Hi

    With a single image, is there any way to create the zooming in and out effect that you can do with key frames on a clip?

    Thanks

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    • Meredith

      I believe so, but I’ve never done it.

      Reply
      • Mike

        Hey all –

        How do you add the photos to the story line using David’s Method? I am a bit stuck after using the I and O tool? Thanks!

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        • Meredith

          You should be able to drag your clip with the photos down to the storyboard.

          Reply
  5. Gravel

    Hi Hi …. How many still photo’s can be imported to Gopro Studio ?..?
    I have renamed +- 35 pics but when I try to import only 21 get imported .. I have tried other names (a ; aa ; b ; bb ; ape ; rasta ; exa … long names and short names) and then it only import 5 .. obvious that the trick is by the name changing.
    ……. if possible .. pls help

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    • Meredith

      I’m not totally sure what the problem could be. You can also try doing what David suggests in the above comment:

      1) Import photos as a timelapse (default)
      2) Click on Advance Settings and set the speed to 5 sec per frame.
      3) Convert all your photo as a single video file.
      4) Got to Step2:Edit and add your photos clip to the storyboard.
      5) In edit use the ‘i’ and ‘o’ to set in and out point trims to select the photos you want. If you want more than 5 seconds, use speed to slow them.

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  6. Tan

    Hi,

    Thanks for your blog, very interesting indeed. I have problems to insert images taken from non-GoPro camera, wonder if you have ways to overcome the problem, I am using GoPro Studio 2.5.6

    Thanks in advance.

    Tan

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  7. David Newman

    An even simpler solution:

    1) Import photos as a timelapse (default)
    2) Click on Advance Settings and set the speed to 5 sec per frame.
    3) Convert all your photo as a single video file.
    4) Got to Step2:Edit and add your photos clip to the storyboard.
    5) In edit use the ‘i’ and ‘o’ to set in and out point trims to select the photos you want. If you want more than 5 seconds, use speed to slow them.

    -David

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    • Meredith

      Thanks David!

      Reply
    • Kevin Hunter

      How? See no option for that.

      Reply

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