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Quik and Google Photos
August 24, 2018
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melissa and Bruce overbay
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I am having trouble making a video.  I do not have a GoPro but thought I could use my ‘regular’ photos and videos that I have in Google Photos.  I downloaded from Google Photos to a file on my computer.  I opened Quik and tried to Add Media from the file on my computer.  Not working.  Any suggestions?  Thank you.

August 25, 2018
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When we demo’d Quik, we were using the Android version and, indeed, it let us use whatever photos and videos we had available. I assumed it would work the same on the computer version, but I guess not! Let me install it and play a bit. I’ll get back …

August 25, 2018
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Yikes! It’s confirmed – Quik Desktop version will ONLY work with native GoPro files.

BUMMER

Here’s the official gopro answer.

August 25, 2018
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Well shucks!  What would you suggest as an alternative since I have “regular” videos and photos in Google Photos?  I’d like to make a video with music.  

August 25, 2018
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Well, have you tried the simple moviemaker built in to Google Photos. It’s missing a lot of features (titles, transitions, etc.) but it is SOO quick and easy that I usually am satisfied with the results. We demonstrate it in Episode 150

The Photos app that comes with Windows 10 also has good video editing capabilities. You will need to have your photos/videos on your hard drive, or in OneDrive. If you are using Windows 10 – this is really the default movie editor.

If you’re willing to pay a bit ($60), I’ve heard that Filmora is an easy, good, Windows-based video editor.

And then, there’s still Quik if you’re using a mobile device 🙂

August 27, 2018
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Thank you for the suggestions.  I decided to give Google Photos simple moviemaker a try using my iphone.  I wanted to use my PC just so I could see it better…but that didn’t pan out.  The Google Photos using my iphone worked!!  Yay!  Next time I may try the Photos app in Windows just to see which I like better but honestly, using my iphone was just fine.  Again, thank you!

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