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.
Recently added new features: Unlock private albums with FaceID/TouchID/Passcode; Camera count down timer; Taking photos with volume button; 3D touch shortcut.
See what our long-time users say about us:
"I’ve been using TimeShutter for over four years now, it’s probably my favorite iPhone App." Sebastian K.
"I was using [redacted] to take in process pictures of my art, but yours is wayyy better. And the simple clean design just tops it off." Steve T, Artist .
"Love your app. Been looking for such apps for taking site photos at the same spot for a long time. " Jeffrey Y, Architect.
"I love the app. It is much better than the alternatives!" Jon L.
"Great app for pregnant womens!"
"I used this to document the first year of my son’s life and the video turned out beautifully. I’m continuing to use it for year two. Simple, intuitive, works as it should. " RiskVsReward
"My daily photo project is easier than ever with the alignment guide overlay while taking the photo, plus adjustment feature, multiple albums, and gif and video exports at three speeds."
"This is one of the best time lapse apps I could find, and does everything I needed to do in a very simple way."
"Any sort of transition or passage of time you want to document quickly and conveniently on your device is a good candidate for TimeShutter. "
"I used this app to make a time lapse animation of myself between haircuts, and am thinking of other uses. This app makes it super easy with a guide from the first frame and recurring reminders. Very well made."
- Capture changes over time with guideline overlay assistance.
- Set any specific reference photo, or always use the previous one.
- Time-lapse preview with drag gesture.
- Precise adjustment & crop anytime with two-finger gestures.
- Multiple album support, capture yourself, babies, puppies, blooming flowers, and anything interesting in one place.
- Customizable daily, weekly, or monthly reminders.
- Export & share in video or GIF format.
We fixed a tricky memory leak bug.
Ratings and Reviews
Great, free app for timelapse documenting
Any sort of transition or passage of time you want to document quickly and conveniently on your device is a good candidate for TimeShutter. This app has worked flawlessly since I first started it three months ago, and for my purposes-- documenting my HRT transition-- it's a fantastic motivator when progress seems slow. I also love the date-stamps it puts when you scroll through pictures (these are only in edit mode; your rendered videos and GIFs are clean) along with the ability to adjust the rotation, scale and position of each individual frame any time you wish.
I would love it if this app were more versatile, like aspect ratio options (currently square format), the ability to adjust color and contrast, and more speeds (I exclusively use Fast mode, around 10 pictures per second, fine for portraits but other things I'd want even faster), but being a completely free app I can't really complain. Most casual users will likely be very happy with TimeShutter!
Developer Response ,
We hear you Eric! Even this was a free app, your feedback is still something we consider for improve. We will add free aspect ratios in the future versions, and you'll be able to adjust frame rate to any exact number you wish. We will also bring much more features in 2018.
Great app! Used for a year now.
I just finished a year of daily photos of my daughter since birth and I'm really happy with this app. I don't take photos using this app because my daughter doesn't stay still. I take photos or even my wife will take photos on her phone, send them to me, then I imported into app. Only issue with this was if I didn't save photo on same date it would set the file creation date to the day I saved the file and not when it was taken. You don't have to import day of and I would do a week of photos to catch up and the app would set the days perfectly each time.
This app does exactly what it advertises!
I started with an iPhone 5 then upgraded to iPhone 6S Plus and did not have any issues when restoring this app to my new phone and continuing the photos. I've recommended this app to many of my friends and would highly recommend to anyone.
Photos do come out square which would be cool if it could be more.
I LOVE THIS APP!
This little app is amazing and can be used for all kinds of photo manipulation and I wouldn’t mind paying something for it to help the developers out. I personally use it for manually stabilizing frames of video. I do this by splitting a video into frames using a different app. I then import the frames and, after selecting my point of reference that will remain stationary, I align all the frames.
I have three suggestions that would make this app the absolute best in its class:
1) Allow the selection and import of multiple photos at the same time. I often have 30-40 frames to align, and selecting each individually from the Photo Roll is difficult when they all look very similar.
2) Allow the import of short video clips and create images that can be aligned.
3) Allow the selection of some object in the reference photo and then locate and align subsequent photos to this selected object. This feature would be very powerful. Imagine if you could select the right eye in a series of selfies and the app could locate and align the right eye in all of the photos.
This app is great as it is, and these features would make it even better. I think the first move should be to allow multiple photos import and then charge to cover future development costs.
Developer Response ,
It's great to see some creative usage of TimeShutter! We recently added "Bath Export", "Batch Import" will be worked on very soon. We will be looking at adding landmarks automatically with the computer vision frameworks available. (We're working out a way to charge with freemium ads and subscription model for extra features.) Stay tuned!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.