Inspiration and guides for making beautiful, memorable media

June 8, 2019

How to Crop a Video

What if someone only wants a certain section of their video? For example, they might want to cut out something distracting happening in the background, or put emphasis on one area of the screen. Social media publishers also might want to crop a video to make it the correct aspect ratio for a post. In this article, I’ll explain how to crop a video using a free online video editor called Kapwing.

May 24, 2019

How to Crop the Red Bar out of a Screencast Video

When you record a screen on an iPhone, there is a red bar at the top of the screen that shows up while you’re recording. If you’re promoting an app, website, YouTube video, or blog article, this red bar may be an off-brand blemish that you want to remove. In this article, I’ll show you how to crop out the red bar from a video recording or screencast on a iPhone.

May 15, 2019

How to Make Flipagram Online

Flipagram is an awesome app that lets you make slideshows from photos and videos. But what if you don’t have an iPhone or want to make a Flipagram from your computer? Fortunately, you can now make a Flipagram online using a free slideshow maker called Kapwing. In this article, I describe how you can make a Flipagram online using Kapwing.

April 18, 2019

How to Turn a Video Sideways

If you shoot a video in one orientation but want to publish it in another, you need to turn it right-side up or upside down. In this article, I explain how to rotate your video online from your phone or computer.

April 8, 2019

MP4 to GIF Tutorial

Videos are a powerful format, but GIFs are easier to share and embed in emails/documents. Creators often need to convert a memorable segment of an MP4 into a GIF. In this article, I’ll show you how to convert an MP4 to a GIF using a free online tool called Kapwing in four steps.

April 5, 2019

How to Make a Video From Pictures

You have pictures — JPEG or PNG files — and want to turn them into pictures, but how? In this article, I’ll explain how to make a video from pictures online using a free video editor called Kapwing.

March 18, 2019

How to Make a Video Square (Works for Square GIFs and Photos too)

Square videos (those with a 1:1 aspect ratio) are the ideal size for social media platforms. Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and most other platforms support square uploads, so you can syndicate your post without cropping out content. Square videos also take up more vertical space in the feed than landscape, 9:16 videos. The extra padding above and below makes space for captions and an embedded title. In this article, I’ll show you how to use Kapwing’s Studio to make square videos, GIFs, and images.

February 26, 2019

How to Make a Meme With Writing Above the Image

Adding a caption above and below an image has become the most popular meme format in recent years. Instead of adding a text box to an image directly, meme makers add the caption above the image in a black or white rectangle. Memes with writing above are popular on Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. In this article, I’ll show you how to make a meme with writing above the picture. This tutorial uses a free website called the Kapwing, the most popular online meme maker for videos. Kapwing’s Studio is a tool for adding text, making collages, and designing layouts for photos, videos, and GIFs.

February 21, 2019

How To Resize Images For Pinterest

Kapwing’s Resizer is a free website to help you optimize images and graphics for Pinterest. It works on both mobile and desktop and allows you to take an existing graphic and make it work on Pinterest. In this article, I’ll show you how to use the Kapwing Resizer to resize images and video online.

February 20, 2019

How to Fit the Whole Picture on Instagram

Instagram has a maximum aspect ratio of 4:5 on portrait posts (four pixels wide for every five pixels tall). Instagram’s restriction reduces the number of very tall images that take up a lot of vertical space in the feed. Although it’s nice that Instagram keeps users from publishing massive, obtrusive posts, the 4:5 limit makes it difficult to post a whole vertical picture or video that you shot on your phone.

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