Instagram is basically known as a photo and video sharing platform. There are lots of features included in Instagram to help both the creators and the audience. One such effective feature is Instagram reels, through Instagram reels you can publish short videos on Instagram. Yes, you can make reels from both motion video and still photos. If you’re here to learn how to make a reel with photos, then you’re in the right place. In this post, I have mentioned different methods to show you to make reels from only photos.
You can make a reel from still photos by using both the Instagram app and third-party video editors. I will show you both methods in this article.
How to make a reel with photos –
Before you make a reel with a photo, first you need to know about the Instagram reels requirement. If you meet this requirement then it will be called Instagram reels.
- Instagram reels requirement –
- Instagram reels duration (length) – 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds, and 90 seconds.
- Instagram photo file format – PNG, JPG, BMP.
- Instagram reels aspect ratio – 9:16, 1:1 (IG cover photo), 4:5 (for the IG home feed).
- Instagram reels size in pixels – 1080 x 1920 (px).
- Instagram reels caption – 2200 characters.
- Instagram reels hashtags – 30 hashtags (maximum).
Ok now you know the Instagram reels requirement, let’s dive into the actual topic i.e. how to make a reel on Instagram with photos. I will show step-by-step methods for both with a single photo in case you want to make Instagram reels for only one photo and for multiple photos.
How to make a reel with one photo –
For a single photo, the length of the reel will be 5 seconds.
Step 1 – Open your Instagram account and click the (+) icon available at the top right of the screen near IG messenger.
Step 2 – Select the ‘Reel’ option from the multiple options as shown in the below picture.
Step 3 –Your camera screen will be open, click the box which is available at the left bottom corner.
Step 4 – Select the photo that you to add and click ‘Next’.
Step 5 – Now you can choose audio by clicking the music symbol if you wish. After that click the ‘Add’ button.
Step 6 – You’ll see lots of features, like effects, and text. After editing your photo click ‘Next’ and the Instagram photo reel will be published. You can tag people and write captions before sharing it.
How to make a reel with multiple photos –
If you want to create 60 seconds of the reel then you will be able to add 20 photos as they will be 3 seconds in length for each photo.
Step 1 – Login to your Instagram account and click the (+) icon available at the top right of the screen near Instagram messenger.
Step 2 – Select the ‘Reel’ option from the multiple options.
Step 3 – A screen will be open, click the box which is available at the left bottom corner as shown in the picture below.
Step 4 – Select the multiple photos that you want in your reel and click next.
Step 5 – Now you can choose audio by clicking the music symbol if you wish and edit your reel with effects. After that click the ‘Next’ button.
Step 6 – After adding captions and hashtags, hit the share button; your Instagram reel with multiple photos will be published.
How to make a reel with photos using a video editor –
Suppose you don’t want to use the inbuilt editor of the Instagram app to make a reel with photos. Then what you will do? Well, in case of this you can try video editing apps like VN, Inshot, etc.
Personally, I like the VN video editing app, so I will show you steps by step to create reels using only photos with the help of the VN video editing app. The great thing is that you can export your reel without any watermark.
For this, you need to install this app on your phone.
Step 1 – Open the VN app. Go to the ‘Template’ option.
Step 2 – From the ‘Instagram Reels’ option, choose any template you like.
Step 3 – Select the photos you want to be in your reel. Maximum 10 photos you can add to your reel. After that click ‘Next’.
Step 4 – A preview will play when you click the ‘Next’ button, Here you can edit your photos.
Step 5 – After editing click the ‘Export’ button which is available at the top corner of the right-hand side.
Step 6 – When you click the export button, an ‘Export settings’ screen will appear on your screen. Here you can choose the desired export setting for the reel. After clicking the ‘Right’ symbol as shown in the picture and wait for the completion of exporting.
Step 7 – When exporting will complete a screen will appear. Click the ‘Save to album’ button. By doing this, your reel will be saved in Mobile Gallery.
Step 8 – Now open your Instagram and click the ‘Reel’ option as shown in the below picture.
Step 9 – Now go to the ‘Gallery’ and select the reel that you have just made. After that, hit the share button and your photo reel will be shared.
If we compare the three major features of Instagram i.e. Instagram post vs story vs reel on the basis of audience reach and engagement, then there is one winner i.e. Instagram reels. Both video and photo reels have capable of reaching a higher audience without much effort, but you have to publish quality content.
If you thinking of using Instagram for business then I will highly recommend you publish lots of quality reel content on Instagram whether it is made of video or multiple photos, this can be a game-changer for your business.
I hope from the above-mentioned methods I have cleared your query i.e. how to make a reel with photos. So, how do you make a reel on Instagram with photos or videos? Please mention it in the comment box.