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GoPro Studio: How To Import Photos

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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


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Sunday 12th of March 2017

First, thanks for your video. This was driving me NUTS.

I have an answer to your question about slowing down the video. In step one, select "Advanced" button below the preview screen. Then select "Framerate 2/Sec"


Saturday 29th of April 2017

I just renamed a bunch of photos and go pro studio still put them all together. I used letters and numbers to make them not match. Any ideas? Could I slow the video down once I'm onto the step two?


Saturday 7th of January 2017

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


Thursday 19th of January 2017

Same problem WTF???


Monday 28th of November 2016

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?


Friday 9th of December 2016

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

Michael kaminski

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

How do you turn the vertical photo into hortizontal?

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


Wednesday 26th of October 2016

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


Sunday 23rd of October 2016

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


Sunday 24th of July 2016


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?



Monday 25th of July 2016

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

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