Get Stop Motion Studio, the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!


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Stop Motion Studio: Check out the buzz...

"This app has lots of attractive features, making it super easy to get into stop motion video. You’ll have a lot of fun playing with it.”

“With a little creativity and a lot of patience, there’s much fun to be had with this app! Check it out.
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“...for satisfying the inner animation producer in all of us.”

“It includes some exciting features.”

“Let's Make a Movie!”


Want to create movies like Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? Then this is the app you’ve got to add to your collection.

Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. No computer needed. It's simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun to play with. Create fantastic movies your friends will enjoy or share it with the world on YouTube, Facebook and other sites. Cool themes, titles and sound effects are easy to add, too.

Stop Motion Studio helps you to create terrific stop action movies with a whole host of unique features:
• Overlay mode to show you the differences between frames for precise control
• Grid mode to position animated objects more easily
• Ability to use the volume button on your device to capture images
• Integrated movie editor with frame-by-frame preview at different speeds
• Cut, copy, paste, delete and insert frames at any position
• Automatically capture frames with an adjustable time interval feature
• Zoom in and out on the timeline view so you never get lost, even if you have hundreds of frames
• Fade your movie in or out for a professional look

Do amazing things*:
• Create movies in Ultra High Definition with four times the resolution of Full HD.
• Import pictures from your photo library into your movie.
• Remote Camera: Get a new perspective! Use your iPhone, iPod or iPad as a remote camera connected via a Wi-Fi.
• Movie Effects: Choose from seven amazing effects to give your movie an extra-creative professional touch.
• Green Screen: Change the background of your scene to make the figures you capture fly or appear anywhere you can imagine.
• Rotoscoping: Import video clips and create stunning animations by painting over it.

• Add movie titles and credits using eight different themes. Or choose from 28 amazing theme and text cards.
• Choose from more than 30 different front- and background images.

Image Editor*
• Colorize your movie with different paint tools and paint directly onto the image.
• Crop, rotate or flip an image the way you like it.
• Use the magic eraser to magically erase unwanted parts of the image.
• Merge frames together to simulate fast movement.

Full Camera Control
• 4K Ultra High Definition, 1080p and 720p.*
• Camera zoom
• Automatic or manual white balance, focus and exposure control
• Cinema Mode (2.35:1)

Record Audio or Add Music
• Bring it all to life using sound effects at virtually any position in your movie. Choose from more than 80 music and sound samples*
• Add music from your own song library to your movie
• Record audio or voiceover directly to your movie
• Adjust the volume of any sound track
• Import audio from Dropbox or any other app.

• Export your movie in up 4K UHDTV quality
• Export as animated GIF
• Export in square format for Facebook or Instagram
• Export all images
• Project Import and Export

Share Your Movie on the Web and in Your Home
• Publish directly to YouTube, Facebook, DropBox or iCloud
• Transfer your movies to your computer
• Built-in parental controls to manage access

* Optional feature. Requires in-app purchase. All features are already included in Pro version.

What's New

Version 9.0

We are proud to present Stop Motion Studio 9, a huge update, with lots of new features and great improvements.

•Undo frame edits in the Movie Editor.
•Support for iPhoneX added.
•Support for latest AppleWatch model added.
•New unified user interface design. All options and configurations are shown in simple, easy to use design.
•New help system to show how to use the app.
•New sample project to showcase some of the features.
•On iPhone you can tap the preview within the Movie Editor to zoom in.
•On iPhone you can playback the last frames while in capture mode.
•You can switch/scrub frames while in Painter.
•Select the project quality up to 4K to change between less memory or higher quality
•New and better capture with program mode to change between more control or easier to use camera.
•Improved project import.
•Improved Music/Audio import options.
•Add text, shapes and background layer in Painter.
•Add text to any frame added. Select font, color, style and alignment.
•New, fully customizable, title and credits added.
•New Backgrounds added.
•New movies filter effects added.
•The audio editor shows the play head during playback for better editing control.
•Option to disable red curtains within the settings.
•We added onion skinning to the Painter so you have a reference while drawing.
•New image import option. Drag and drop the order to import the images.
•Improved Youtube share.
•Improved project export.
•Improved All Images export.
•Remote camera supports up to 4K resolution.

Thank you for using Stop Motion Studio.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Make beautiful animated movies.

Best app for stop motion but has some issues

Whatever works 234

This is by far the greatest app for stop motion in my opinion, BUT the new update now won't let me upload my pics. All I get is a question mark and this is on my iPad but on my iPhone it works. Also it has an issue when recording sound to sometimes save it somewhere else on your project which can be a bit annoying. They also took away being able to put past recording within your project and place them elsewhere, this helped when it moves your recording somewhere else on the project. These are some minor to major issues as it's hard to move forward on projects but still the best stop motion app out there!

This "Free" app delivered more than expected!


I have two grandkids (8&4) and wanted an app we could animation and is easy to work with.

I decided to use iOS iMovie which is good but felt it was a very cumbersome editing process.
Finally I found Stop Motion Studio app and glad I did!

1st. It's a quick app to learn.
2nd. Oldest grandkid very interesting in how it works and can use it on her own.
3rd and most important, I sent support an email and received a very quick response! They provided and answer I soon discovered on my own but they responded quickly.
I found a work-around since it may not be a SMStudio but a net provider issue.

I'm now contemplating getting the Pro version but until I'm sure/it's-clear-to-me that a single purchase ($4.99) will be accessible on both my iPhone and iPad, I will not move forward.

The free version is fun and serves our purpose and if the Pro version is not in my future, I can always save the file to Camera and add audio using iMovie which I've done! It's a work-around!
True that some features will not be available but we're taking One Frame At A Time 😆😆‼️

In-App Purchases

Feature Pack

Get all features at one low price.


Sound Effects

Add amazing sound effects to your movie.


Green Screen

Replace the background of your scene.



Draw or Erase onto images in your movie.


Movie Effects

Add incredible visual effects to your movie.


4K Ultra HD

Create movies in Ultra High Definition.



98.3 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Feature Pack $4.99
  2. Import Images $0.99
  3. Sound Effects $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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