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Time Lapse Photo Apps

These apps will help you capture time lapses with a photo for a set interval over a long period of time.

Hyperlapse from Instagram
TimeShutter - daily selfies
Fast Camera 2018
Dayli — Everyday Photo Journal
OSnap!        .

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

iStopMotion for iPad
iStopMotion for iPad

iStopMotion for iPad

Boinx Software

*** Winner Macworld Best of Show 2013 ***

Create fun stop motion animations and time lapse recordings with this photography app.

Hyperlapse from Instagram
Hyperlapse from Instagram

Hyperlapse from Instagram

Instagram, Inc.

Create amazing time lapse videos with Hyperlapse

Create amazing time lapse videos with Hyperlapse. Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment.

When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the bumps from the road and give it a cinematic feeling. Capture an entire sunrise...

TimeShutter - daily selfies
TimeShutter - daily selfies


Pixnbit Inc.

Ever wondered if you can take photos every day/week/month, and stack them into a time-lapse animation

Ever wondered if you can take photos every day/week/month, and stack them into a time-lapse animation? Selfie, weight loss, babies, or home remodeling project, TimeShutter is the best tool for them all! You get perfect alignment with a guideline overlay. See what our long-time users say about us:

"I’ve been using TimeShutter for over four years now, it’s probably my favorite...

Fast Camera 2018
Fast Camera 2018

Fast Camera 2018


Lightning fast burst photos

As its name alludes, this is one fast camera. It’s able to capture up to 1,200 shots per minute.

Skyflow – Time-lapse shooting
Skyflow – Time-lapse shooting


Andrey Kovalyov

Skyflow is an incredibly handy and functional tool for photographers who aim for the best quality time-lapse shooting

Skyflow is an incredibly handy and functional tool for photographers who aim for the best quality time-lapse shooting!

It has many options, such as choise of shooting resolution and format, motion blur and light trails effects, HDR, panning motion and more.
After shooting is complete you'll need to export your time-lapse as a video file or image sequence.
And the most amazing feature...

Dayli — Everyday Photo Journal
Dayli — Everyday Photo Journal

Dayli — Everyday Photo Journal

Adam Swinden

A lot changes in a day

See how you’ve changed each and every day of the year with Dayli.

OSnap!        .
OSnap!        .


Justin Cegnar

Simple, intuitive, powerful time-lapse and stop motion photography

The free lite app is great way to try out the feature-packed OSnap!, but you won't be able to export your creations without upgrading.

OSnap! Pro
OSnap! Pro

OSnap! Pro

Justin Cegnar

It takes time.

This cool app is simply packed with features. You can set photo-taking intervals anywhere from a quarter second up to 48 hours! Shoot portrait or landscape; lock the white balance, focus, and exposure. Choose from a variety of overlays including onion skins, brackets, and "eyes". Trigger the shutter with a sound. Add music and other audio. Edit your films after the fact; remove frames, duplicate, splice, and change the Frames per Second with a slider. There are many more cool features, and a free version you can try (linked below).

iMotion Pro
iMotion Pro

iMotion Pro


iMotion Pro is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS

iMotion Pro is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS.
Take pictures, edit your movie and export 1080p & 720p HD videos to your device or many export options.

Time-lapse is a cinematography technique which accelerates movement. It can be used to photograph cloudscapes, plants growing, crowds...
Stop motion is an animation technique which makes a physically...

Also Good

Apps with average score

CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera
CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera
CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera

CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera


Using CamRanger hardware (purchased separately from wirelessly control your Nikon or Canon DLSR camera!

The first of its kind, no other computers or Internet needed! Just connect your camera to the CamRanger and then control wirelessly from your iOS device.

Loaded with features:
Live View
View and set parameters (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed,...

GIF Toaster - GIF Maker
GIF Toaster - GIF Maker
GIF Toaster - GIF Maker

GIF Toaster - GIF Maker


* Free GIF Maker App!
* The best quality GIF maker ever!
* iPhone/iPad Universal App!


Do you want to convert photo, video, burst photos and live photos to animated GIFs?

Then, why don't you use 'GIF Toaster'?
You can convert all kinds of media formats to GIF easily.
And it is the best quality GIF...

Stop Animator
Stop Animator
Stop Animator

Stop Animator

Samuel Adams

Stop Animator creates beautiful stop action videos. With its super simple user interface, and fast, responsive performance, Stop Animator is perfect for anyone interested in making stop action or time lapse videos.
Just press start, record your footage, and press done!

We focused on making a beautifully simple design that was still...



Hipstamatic, LLC

Cinamatic is the best way to create beautiful short films. Record multiple short clips that transform into amazing short motion pictures.

• Shoot 3 to 60 second films
• Choose from an amazing set of video filters
• Instantly post videos to Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo
• Shoot in square or 16:9 (both landscape...



ZuLogic Ltd

Zu3D is a powerful yet intuitive stop-motion and video creation app.

Create your own films by taking pictures, importing videos, sprites and gifs. Then import & record sounds and music, add titles, credits and speech bubbles. When you're finished just export your animation to share with friends or upload directly...

Pixel+ Camera
Pixel+ Camera
Pixel+ Camera

Pixel+ Camera

AverSys Mobile

Pixel+ Camera turns your phone into features packed SLR camera but with the ease of point and shoot camera.

Pixel+ Camera allows you to shoot in different modes such as landscape mode, macro mode, sports mode, night scene, sunset scene, or other modes according to the scene conditions; moreover you...

Syrp - Genie
Syrp - Genie
Syrp - Genie

Syrp - Genie


Upping your production value with motion control just got a whole lot easier! The Syrp Genie App connects to the Genie Mini via Bluetooth for smooth motion time-lapse, video, panorama and 360° turntable product photography. You set the parameters, it does the work.

The App is simple to use and includes...

Timelapse Recorder
Timelapse Recorder
Timelapse Recorder

Timelapse Recorder


Timelapse Video Recorder is the intuitive, fun way to create time- lapse and slow-motion videos in full HD resolution! Easily record videos on your device with just one tap. It provides a pleasing clean interface to simply adjust settings like video length and speed up factor, and saves the finished...

Timelapse Camera Pro
Timelapse Camera Pro
Timelapse Camera Pro

Timelapse Camera Pro


Timelapse Camera automatically captures images to create captivating timelapse videos instantly on your device. The possibilities are endless and the results are stunning using fully-automatic 16:9 HD timelapse recording. Just set the timing or number of frames, and you ready good to go.

Use the Tilt-Shift effect for awesome looking fake...

Overlapse: Extended Timelapse
Overlapse: Extended Timelapse
Overlapse: Extended Timelapse

Overlapse: Extended Timelapse

Daniel Anderson

Overlapse makes it simple to create jaw-dropping, frame by frame timelapses.
An overlay helps to line up with your last shot
Notifications for taking the next picture (and nothing else)

Make your own creative Overlapse or use one of these ideas:
Selfie a Day
Growing Plants
Trees Changing Colors
Seasons Changing
Pregnant Selfies
Baby Growing

You can create multiple projects...



Joby Inc.

This is one of the best free camera replacement apps out there. It's from the same developers as the popular Gorillacam, and seems to be its replacement (although Gorillacam is still available, it hasn't been updated in a while). This app offers such features as self-timer, burst shot, press anywhere...

NMX Motion
NMX Motion
NMX Motion

NMX Motion

Dynamic Perception, LLC

The NMX Motion App allows photographers and filmmakers to connect to the Dynamic Perception NMX Motion Controller via Bluetooth LE and easily set up motion control time-lapse and video moves. This intuitive app uses a virtual joystick to set start and end points for 3 axis moves then program the...

iLapse - Time Lapse Video and Multiple Exposure Blender
iLapse - Time Lapse Video and Multiple Exposure Blender
iLapse - Time Lapse Video and Multiple Exposure Blender

iLapse - Time Lapse Video and Multiple Exposure Blender

MEA Mobile

Professional Grade Time Lapse Video. Capture time the easy way with iLapse™ for iPhone/iPad and iPod Touch. Now with Full Resolution Photo Sequence video compilation and a low battery auto save option, which safely compiles your time-lapse when your battery gets low.

Video mode: iLapse™ will capture single frames over a...

I Can Animate
I Can Animate
I Can Animate

I Can Animate

Kudlian Software

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.

I Can Animate has some really great features:
• Capture frames using either camera on your iOS device

CameraSharp Free
CameraSharp Free
CameraSharp Free

CameraSharp Free

Northnose LLC

No frills, no filters, and no Facebook: CameraSharp is all about taking the best photo. We’ve packed the iPhone camera with the advanced features you’ll need to take stunning pictures every time everywhere.

"CameraSharp is a full-featured, fast-loading camera that is all about super-creative control." -Jason Gilbert, The Huffington Post

"Easy to...



Kessler Crane Inc.

The Kessler app is an essential tool for time lapse photographers and filmmakers. With easy access to calculators, product manuals, and training videos, the Kessler app represents a toolkit and quick reference guide, all in the palm of your hand.

The Kessler app is targeted at both owners and non-owners of...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Magic Lapse

Magic Lapse

Anistar Studio

Are you interested in time lapse photography or stop motion movies as an art form? Do you want to create beautiful films of clouds progressing overhead, a flower blooming, or real-object animation films by your iPhone?
Now we have Magic Lapse and it is best choose of professional time lapse maker, because you can take it out your pocket at anytime and anywhere to complete your creations.

Magic Lapse is an amazing tool to create HD time lapse video with long exposure camera and a lot of useful filters on your iPhone. It does not matter if you are a professional photographer or not, Magic Lapse has professional and express mode to help you easily set up your camera and start shooting only a few short steps. After shooting, you can open time lapse project to edit your films, add background music or apply wonderful effects on your videos. You can capture your every beautiful moment and share with people by internet. That's how we create magic time lapse videos by Magic Lapse.

■ Why you should love Magic Lapse?
1. Easily create your own time lapse video by useful 8 scenes preset in express mode.
2. Long exposure and multiple smart exposure function can use to take time lapse photo.
3. Flexible shooting system having rich filters (EX: Tilt, HDR, Exposure, Color...) can adjust your time lapse video.
4. Choose your favorite songs from your music library and add to your videos.
5. Flash Synchronization can freeze shooting objects to produce mixed amazing results.
6. Magic instant preview feature that allow you preview result when your are shooting photo.
7. Supports front and rear camera, flash, white balance, exposure, auto focus and more camera controller.
8. Supports both Landscape and Portrait time lapse video.
9. Easily set the shutter speed to 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 seconds or B (unlimited).

■ Software Features
1. Support professional mode and express modes (useful 8 scenes preset) to set up your time lapse project.
2. Support separating exposure and focus to shoot accurately.
3. Support slow shutter exposure time unlimitedly to let iPhone becomes a professional camera.
4. Support film preview to watch the results of the current exposure when shooting.
5. Support flash synchronization to freeze shooting objects at the perfect time.
6. Support smart exposure to avoid over exposure.
7. Support 4 shooting modes and 3 flash synchronization options and can be mixed out of 10 shooting methods.
8. Support a lot of useful filters to adjust time lapse photo.
9. Support iPhone 4's retina display and multiple languages (English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese).
10. Support iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s (or another iOS device have camera).

HEx (cam) HD - Video Recording + Time Lapse + Stop Motion -

HEx (cam) HD - Video Recording + Time Lapse + Stop Motion -

mash studio

-- HEx (cam) HD -- This application has many highly sophisticated functions for recording moving image.

HEx (cam) HD is a video recording application that can transform your iPad into a highly sophisticated camera.
It allows you to capture moving image in three modes that fully mirror a professional image recording workflow - standard recording mode, time lapse mode and stop motion mode.

- Basic specifications
-- Three recording modes ( Normal / Time Lapse / Stop Motion )
-- Focus (AF), Exposure (AE) and White Balance (WB) can be individually set and lock
-- Manual AF / AE / WB (*6)
-- Sequence ( Time Lapse / Stop Motion )
-- Frame lines to be used for framing (2 modes + adjustable line width)
-- Screen Brightness can be adjusted for shooting in darkness and to conserve battery life
-- Display current time, remaining memory and remaining battery life
-- 1:1 pixel mapping preview (*1)
-- Display setting parameter.
-- Monitor overlay tools ( Focus / Zoom )
-- Export movie to camera roll
-- File sharing in iTunes.

- Normal recording specifications
-- Video format : H.264
-- Video resolution : 480p / 720p / 1080p (*2)
-- Video frame rate : 240 (*5) , 120 (*5), 60 (*5), 30, 24, 15, 12 fps
-- Video bitrate : iOS default quality.
-- Audio format : AAC
-- Audio bitrate : 44 kHz

- Time lapse specifications
-- Video format : H.264
-- Video Resolution : 480p ( 720p / 1080p is available in the full version )
-- Video frame rate : 60, 30, 24, 15, 12 fps
-- Video bitrate : 10 Mbps / 25 Mbps
-- Highly sensitive mode (Auto gain up in darkness)
-- Shooting time simulation.

- Stop motion specifications
-- Video format : H.264
-- Video Resolution : 480p ( 720p / 1080p is available in the full version )
-- Video frame rate : 60, 30, 24, 15, 12 fps
-- Video bitrate : 10 Mbps / 25 Mbps
-- Onion skinning (previous frame overlay, and adjustable opacity)

- Movie list / Player specifications
-- User rating and file lock
-- Loop playback mode
-- 1:1 pixel mapping preview (*2)
-- Playback movie speed rate (-2 , -1.5 , -1 , -0.5 , +0.5 , +1.0 , +1.5 , +2.0)

- Full version specifications (Add on)
-- Video format : H.264 / Photo-JPEG
-- Video bitrate : 10 Mbps / 25 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 70 Mbps (*3) / 150 Mbps (*3 , *5) / 200 Mbps (*3 , *5)
-- Audio format : AAC / Linear PCM (*4)
-- Audio bitrate : 44 kHz / 48 kHz (*4)
-- Audio level meter (*4)
-- In Time Lapse and Stop Motion recording modes, video resolution can be 720p / 1080p (*2)
-- 2 axis spirit level can be calibrated and the opacity adjusted
-- Golden ratio frame line
-- Display Guide image (previous video image can be overlaid and opacity adjusted)
-- Focus Peaking (showing red and green flashing dots where the suspected focus is) (*3)
-- Zebra (showing zebra stripes where the image is overexposed) (*3)
-- False Color (different colors indicate different exposure levels) (*3)
-- Exposure (showing exposure levels)
-- File sharing via Wi-Fi (recorded video files can be downloaded via Wi-Fi using browser)

(*1) In order for this function to work, the camera resolution must be lower than the screen resolution.
(*2) Maximum resolution depends on model of iPad used.
(*3) Only works in Normal recording custom settings, Time Lapse, Stop Motion.
(*4) Only 'Normal' Recording mode and 'Custom' setting.
(*5) Maximum frame rate depends on model of iPhone used.
(*6) Only iOS8.

iTimeLapse Pro - Time Lapse videos

iTimeLapse Pro - Time Lapse videos

Laan Labs

iTimelapse Pro makes it very easy to create a time lapse or stop motion movie, from start to finish. Choose your shutter interval, to the exact second, anywhere from 1 second up to 24 hours. Or set it to take a shot whenever a sound is made. Choose the number of frames you want, up to 9,999. Or set it to stop on a certain date or at a specific time. You can set it up to overlay the previous fame (onion skin), useful for claymation or animation. Once you have your images, tap Render to make the magic. Choose your Frames per Second -- and if you don’t like the result, you simply go back and change it. Add music to your movie as well; choose from your iPod or from the selection of pieces provided in the app.

Photo Timer

Photo Timer


Capture group photos and self portraits with this photo timer app.

Simple to use. Just tap the numbers to change the time interval. Timer options include 2-5-10-15-30-60-120-300 second intervals. A small picture count appears in the upper right as well letting you know how many pictures you have taken with photo timer. This helps you keep track of the photos you have taken and lets you know whether you got the group shot you wanted.

Great for group and posed shots.

A new user interface makes reviewing your photos a breeze. Use our adjustable sized thumbnails! Use the slider to decide how many photos you want to see at once. Also included is a full-screen slide show and the ability to pan and zoom around your photos. All photos are saved to the camera roll for quick syncing with your computer.

Need to get that photo or video onto Facebook, Twitter, Flickr? We’ve got you covered! Now post your photos and videos directly to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, MobileMe, Tumblr, YouTube, Clipboard and Email. You can even post to multiple services at once!

Looking for something more full featured? Check out "Camera Genius". In addition to all the features in Big Photo Button, it contains: a video recording mode with real-time zoom, timer, sound shot, anti-shake, guides, burst shooting, big button, camera zoom, 2 beautiful camera designs, photography manual and extensive editing features with 23 one-step filters, 20 adjustable photo filters, crop, and 14 borders.

Quick Lapse HD

Quick Lapse HD

CodeCraft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Ever wanted to record time lapse videos on your iOS device? Fast forward the beautiful natural moments you are recording?

With Quick Lapse HD you can adjust your videos at the desired FPS (Frames Per Second) and watch your videos come alive in amusing ways.
You can record HD videos using your iPhone 4 and newer devices.
Share it with rest of the world via YouTube,Facebook, emails and bask in the appreciation!

Features supported:
1) Supports both Landscape and Portrait video recording
2) Add your favourite audio from the music library to Quick Lapse video
3) Auto Timer - schedule auto recording and start recording videos when you are not around the phone
4) Share to Youtube, Facebook and email.
5) Supports white balance and Auto focus
6) Supports High, medium and low quality video recording
7) Gallery - View all the perviously recorded quick lapse videos
8) Front and rear camera video recording
9) You can enjoy taking 2 minutes of video for FREE. An one-time In App purchase lets you record videos of unlimited length.
10) Save videos to your camera roll
11) Supports multiple languages (English, Japanese , Chinese , Spanish, Italian, French , German)
12) Import video from camera roll and create your QuickLapse video

Please rate us on Appstore if you enjoy using the App :-)

Timelapse Studio

Timelapse Studio


Watch sunrise or sunset compressed to a one-minute video. See a flower blossoming or ice melting. Observe clouds or the movements of a busy street. Create fake miniature movies where everything appears as if it where actually miniature models. Endless possibilities. Timelapse Studio automatically captures images and creates a stunning time-lapse video. Try it.

Timelapse Studio helps you to create fantastic movies with several unique features:
• Create movies in 4K Ultra High Definition with four times the resolution of Full HD.*
• Build in programmable timer. Set start and stop time, duration or number of frames.
• Integrated movie editor with frame by frame preview in different speeds
• Cut, copy, paste, delete and insert frames at any position
• Beautiful timeline – Zoom in and out, never get lost, even if you have hundreds of frames
• Overlay mode to visualize differences between frames for precise control
• Grid mode to position animated objects more easily
• Use volume button to take images

Customize your creative process with amazing features*:
• Import Images: Import photos from your photo library instantly with a single touch.
• Remote Camera: Get a new perspective! Use your iPhone, iPod or iPad as a remote camera connected via a Wi-Fi connection.
• Movie Effects: Give your movie the extra touch and add one of seven amazing effects.
• Movie themes: Add movie title and credits using different themes.
• Tilt-shift: Create awesome looking fake miniature movies where everything appears as if it where actually miniature models like a toy train set.
• Locaton: Store location information to each image. This way you can see all the positions on a map. You can even export it as GPX file.
• Calculator: Simple and easy to use calculator to compute key parameters.

Full camera control:
• 4k-Ultra HD, 1080p and 720p support on selected devices
• Front and back camera support
• Full focus, exposure and white balance support

Add music:
• Add music from your own song library to your movie
• Adjust the volume of any sound track

Share your movie on the web and in your home:
• Build in movies gallery
• Publish directly to YouTube and Facebook
• Send to the Camera Roll
• Use AirPlay to stream directly to your TV
• Transfer your movies to your computer
• iTunes frame by frame export

* In-App purchase.



Lino Manfrotto + Co., S.p.A

Swipe the screen with one finger to switch between modes; in manual mode, set focus and exposure independently, apply filters and frames and ... create exceptional stop motion and time lapse videos!
KLYPapp+, the new enhanced version of KLYPAPP, brings you a complete photographic experience in a single app; it also combines perfectly with your KLYP+ accessories. Discover the potential of using a Manfrotto support to shoot perfect stop motion and time lapse videos and to take the ultimate self-portraits by just clapping your hands.

* Fully redesigned user interface and graphics for improved usability with iOS 8
* Stop motion
- Capture the image sequence of your choice
- Select the shots you want to delete
- Decide the number of frames per second you want in your video
* Time Lapse
- Set recording time and video duration individually before you start shooting; the frame rate and shot frequency will then be defined automatically
- Customize your video by adding a title and a brief description
* Photo
- Choose between automatic or manual shooting modes
- In manual mode, you control focus, aperture and shutter speed, just like a real camera
* Manually set image focus and exposure in each of the four modes (photo, video, stop motion and time lapse) by simply touching the screen with two fingers
* The Settings menu allows you to check and activate the App's main functions (virtual horizon line, zoom, grid, etc.)
* The Shooting menu allows you to control:
- Number of shots (multi shot)
- Microphone sensitivity level for clap-activated shutter release
- Delay Time
* The Edit menu features a complete range of post-production effects:
- edit image shape (crop, rotate, flip horizontally and vertically)
- colour control (auto-enhance, saturation/contrast/brightness adjustment, RGB)
- blur effects
- filters and frames (e.g.: black and white, sepia, ...)
* Synchronize with iCloud
* Instantly share your images on the top social networks

Manfrotto recommended products:
- KLYP+ photographic bumper for iPhone® 5/5s
- KLYP+ photographic case for iPhone® 6 and 6 Plus
- KLYP+ LED light with tripod mount
- KLYP+ interchangeable lenses
- PIXI mini-tripod

Miniatures: Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos

Miniatures: Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos

hit rolls

Create time-lapse miniature movies using your iPhone!


- Control shooting interval in wide range.
- Apply Tilt & Shift blur effect.
- Increase color saturation.
- Create videos directly on your device.

With PRO upgrade you get:

- 1280x720 and 1920x1080 video resolution.
- Noise removal filter.
- Vignette filter.
- “Shutter Drag” effect, it blurs moving objects (depends on interval)
- Front-facing camera support.

All together makes everything look like it is a miniature.
No further post processing is required.


- To avoid interruptions disable phone calls (Airplane mode).
- Use tripod or substitute to ensure your phone will not move during recording.
- Connect charger for long sessions.
- Reboot (switch power off/on) your device if the app crashes in 1080p mode.
- Do not quit the app while recording or your progress may be lost.

Amazing Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos Make Lilliputians of Us All.

Tilt-shift lenses sit off-center of the sensor plane of your camera
to produce photos with extremely limited depth of field,
giving the effect of a macro shot of a tiny scene.
When the effect is matched with the surreal speed boost
of many stills strung together into a time-lapse movie,
we get the other-worldly privilege of seeing real Australian
beach goers as an elaborate Playmobil scape.
Or Sydney Harbor in a bath tub...


Sample video: