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Movie making application like iMovie for Windows

iMovie is the component of iLife application suite. iLife, as well as iMovie, comes with every new Mac purchase. However, iMovie is technically not free. You may need to upgrade iLife to get iMovie installed on your Mac. iMovie is very easy to use and make incredible home movies with your photos and videos. With the built-in themes, you can easily make funny and interesting movies for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, iPod, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. But iMovie only runs on a Mac.

I have found that many people are search internet for iMovie alternative for Windows:

Is there anything similar to iMovie, but for Windows platform?
iMovie like program for Windows?
What is the Windows equivalent of iMovie?

This article will introduce several iMovie for Windows alternatives.

Why DVD Slideshow Builder is the best alternative like iMovie for Windows

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder is one of the best movie making software on Windows. It provides so-called Styles, similar to iMovie's themes, to instantly bring photos and videos to life. Then you can share movies anywhere:

On TV: Directly burn to DVD with professional DVD menus for watching on TV.

Online: Share videos on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Myspace and more with friends faraway.

On PC: Output slideshow in HD formats to enjoy high quality videos. SD formats are fully supported.

On Devices: all regular portable mobile devices are supported, such as iPad, iPhone, iPod, Xbox, PSP...

Easier to make home movies to share on YouTube and TV

You may know that iMovie is easy to use, but DVD Slideshow Builder is even easier. Drag and drop your photos and videos, and the movie is ready to export. DVD Slideshow Builder supports Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

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As you could see from the screenshot on the left, the program has a wizard like interface. Therefore, you could make home movies step by step.

Over 100 animated styles are included in this iMovie alternative app for Windows. You could use unlimited different styles in the same movie to make it more personalized.

Unlike iMovie's dependence on iDVD to burn DVD for watching on TV, DVD Slideshow Builder comes with a built-in feature to burn movies to DVD.

More movie making equivalent to iMovie on Windows

Windows Movie Maker Software

Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker - Both of them are developed by Microsoft, and may be already in your Windows system. Windows Live Movie Maker is part of the Windows Live Essentials suite. With Windows Live Movie Maker, you can quickly turn your photos and videos into high quality movies.

Note that Windows Movie Maker is designed for Windows 2000, XP and Vista, while Windows Live Movie Maker for Windows Vista and 7.

DVDSlideshowGUI

DVDslideshowGUI is a lightweight slideshow movie making program like iMovie on PC. Compared to DVD Slideshow Builder, it only allows you to make simple slideshows with general transitions. But it's a free alternative to iMovie for Windows. Download easy iMovie for Windows - DVDslideshowGUI on VideoHelp website.

Key Features of DVDslideshowGUI (Free iMovie alternative for Windows)

1. A variety of transitions - over 240 transitions and 100 effects.

2. Easily add zoom, pan and rotate effect.

3. Support PowerPoint(ppt) and Impress (odp) files.

4. Add and edit music, motion backgrounds, borders and subtitles.

5. Customize your own transitions, effects and motion backgrounds.

6. Export to DVD video(PAL/NTSC 4:3 16:9), HD videos, and Blu-ray.

7. Share videos on YouTube.