How to Edit Duration of Photos on Tiktok on Phone

Written byAbrar Hussain
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TikTok is renowned for its short, engaging videos, but many users are seeking ways to adjust the duration of their photos within these videos. Interestingly, when selecting one photo in TikTok, the length is contingent on the duration of the music sound, and when creating a slideshow, the duration of each image defaults to 2.5 seconds.

While TikTok does not directly offer an option to adjust photo duration, creative workarounds exist. Let's delve into these methods.

Method 1: Manipulating Photo Duration with TikTok's Adjust Clip Feature

Step-by-Step Guide to Utilizing the Adjust Clip Feature

  1. Open the TikTok app on your phone and tap the "+" sign at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Click the "Upload" icon to select your images. Alongside the photos, also choose any random video (the length is irrelevant), then tap "Next".
  3. In the editing page, you will notice the Adjust Clip button on the right-hand side. Clicking this button will enable you to adjust the length or duration of the photos as if they were video clips.
  4. After hitting the Adjust Clips option, you will see all the photos and video listed below "Sound Sync". Switch it to Default and tap on the video clip from the edit bar, then tap on the Delete icon to remove it from the slideshow.
  5. Now, with only photos remaining, you can select any photo and modify its length. You can also alter the speed of the picture to either slow down or speed up your photos on TikTok.
  6. Once completed, click the check-mark on the bottom right to finalize your edits. You now have a TikTok slideshow with varying photo durations.

Method 2: Altering Photo Duration with the Green Screen Effect

Utilizing the Green Screen Effect to Change Photo Duration on TikTok

  1. Open TikTok on your phone and click the "+" icon to initiate a video.
  2. Navigate to the Effects located on the bottom left and find the Green Screen effect under the Trending category or by using the search function.
  3. After selecting the Green Screen effect, you can choose the photos you wish to use by swiping through and selecting your desired pictures.
  4. Hold down on the record button to record your image on the screen until it reaches your preferred duration. It's crucial to ensure there is no face or object in the camera view; otherwise, it will superimpose those visuals onto the image.
  5. If you want to add another picture, return to the Effect, choose another photo, and record it again.

Method 3: Changing TikTok Photo Duration with Third-Party Editors

While the first two methods involve in-app features, the third method is a bit different. There are third-party TikTok editors that can help you change the duration of your photos. Although we are not providing the details here, it's recommended to thoroughly research and choose a reliable third-party tool that suits your needs.