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Best Stop Motion Apps for iOS and Android

Best Stop Motion Apps for iOS and Android

Over the course of the last decade, the quality of the images Smartphone cameras can produce has been improving steadily. As a result, almost any camera you can find on an iOS or Android device can be used to create a stop motion video.

However, besides taking photos you will also need a stop motion app that will enable you to arrange and animate the pictures you take with your phone. A quick search on Google Play or App Store will reveal hundreds of stop motion apps, which makes it difficult to decide which app you should choose. That’s why we’ve selected the ten best stop motion apps for iOS and Android devices that enable you to create awesome stop motion animations.

10 Best Stop Motion Apps for Android and iOS Devices

There are a lot of different types of stop motion animations, and you must make sure that the stop motion app you install on your Smartphone has all the tools you need to make the video you want. Moreover, you should consider getting the accessories for your Smartphone that will make shooting a stop motion video easier. Let’s take a look at the best stop motion apps for iOS and Android devices.

Stop Motion Studio

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

This cross-platform app is equipped with a versatile set of stop motion animation tools that grant you complete control over all camera settings. You can adjust the white balance, ISO, and exposure manually, while this stop motion app also allows you to choose if you want to use manual or auto focus. Furthermore, Stop Motion Studio offers animation guides that enable its users to move the objects in the shot with more precision, while the app’s timeline makes it easy to navigate through large numbers of frames. Changing backgrounds, applying visual effects or creating soundtracks are just a few among numerous options Stop Motion Studio offers. Apple Watch can be used as a remote shutter release on the iOS version of the app, and you can also pair it with all DSLR cameras that have WiFi. Even though installing Stop Motion Studio on an iPhone, iPad or an Android Smartphone won’t cost you anything, you must make in-app purchases if you want to export your projects in 4K resolution or import images into the app.

What device is this app available on?

Android, iPad and iPhone

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Despite the fact that Clayframes wasn’t updated in years, it is still one of the best stop motion apps for Android Smartphones. You can either capture new footage or import the images you want to use in your stop motion video, and arrange them in any way you want. The app’s erase tool allows you to remove rigs and all other objects you don’t want to keep in the shot. Clayframes is equipped with timed shutter release options that enable you to choose how frequently this stop motion app is going to take photos. Optionally, you can draw over the photos you take with Clayframes, and preview your footage at different frame rates without having to export it. Once you’re done making a stop motion animation, you can choose the resolution in which the video is going to be exported and decide if you want to share the video you created to Facebook or YouTube directly from the app.

What device is this app available on?

Android 

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iMotion

( iPhone, iPad )

iPhone and iPad owners who would like to create time lapse and stop motion videos from the same app can try using iMotion. This stop motion animation app has Time-Lapse, Manual, WiFi Remote and Photo Library Import modes, and you can easily choose the one that best meets the demands of your project. What’s more, iMotion lets you decide if you want to capture footage with a front or rear camera and it allows you to control focus, exposure or white balance manually. The maximum duration of a stop motion movie is not limited, and you can also preview your projects at different frame rates. All projects you create with iMotion can be exported in 4K, 1080p or 720p resolutions, although shooting in 4K is only possible on newer versions of iPhones and iPads. The free version of iMotion offers only a limited range of options, and you must purchase the full version of this stop motion animation app if you want to use all the tools it has to offer.

What device is this app available on?

iPad and iPhone

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Life Lapse Stop Motion Maker

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Life Lapse is probably one of the best stop motion apps ever created because it offers all the tools you need to shoot and edit a stop motion animation. Focus, white balance and exposure lock, ghosted image overlay or interval timers are just a few among countless options you can use while shooting a stop motion video. Optionally, you can import photos and use the app’s video editing tools to adjust frame rates, apply visual effects or create soundtracks from royalty-free songs. Life Lapse grants you access to color correction tools, which enables you to set saturation, brightness, contrast or white balance values manually for each frame you include in the stop motion video you are making. You must upgrade to the app’s pro version if you want to record footage in 4K resolution, import audio files to your projects or export videos without a watermark making it one of the best stop motion animation apps available.

What device is this app available on?

Android, iPad and iPhone

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I Can Animate

( Android )

Making a stop motion video with this stop motion animation app is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few easy steps. After you launch this stop motion app and tap on the Create button, the device’s camera will open and you just have to press the camera button each time you want to make a new frame. You can create stunning and exciting animation movies quickly and easily. With I Can Animate you can bring the art of creating stop-frame animations to your iOS devices and then share them for all to see.

What device is this app available on?

Android

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PicPac Stop Motion and Time Lapse is another best stop motion apps used widely for stop motion animation. Further, this stop motion animation app also lets you post the videos directly to your YouTube channel, for free. Although you will require to make an account and sign in for uploading videos over YouTube. You can use pictures and videos from your gallery or shoot them, take time-lapses and everything else through this stop motion animation app.

What device is this app available on?

Android

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