How to Convert JPG to AVI

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

The JPEG picture format is very commonly used on computers, digital cameras and mobile devices. But to make it usable on animation and video programs that have motion, it must be converted into a video file, such as an .AVI file, instead. Converting a JPEG picture into an AVI file is a straightforward process that can be done using the Quicktime Pro program on a Mac or PC. The JPEG file being converted will not be damaged in any way.

Things You'll Need

  • Quicktime Pro for the Mac or PC

Step 1

Download and install the Quicktime player program from the Apple website (see link in Resources). Return to the Apple website, pay and download the text containing the serial key for Quicktime Pro (see link in Resources).

Step 2

Click on the Quicktime Player icon to run the program. Go to File>Registration at the top of the screen and write in the serial key in the space for it in the Registration window to activate Quicktime Pro. Quit the Quicktime player program.

Step 3

Run Quicktime Pro. Go to File>Open File and navigate to the JPEG file that is to be converted. Highlight the JPEG file and click on the "Open" button at the lower right side of the window to close the window and load the JPEG file into the Quicktime Pro program.

Step 4

Go to File>Export File and enter in a new name for the file in the open column at the top of the window that has now appeared. Go to the drop-down menu by the Export tab and select "Movie to AVI". Go to the drop-down menu by the Use tab and select "JPEG, 29.97 fps."

Step 5

Press the "Save" button at the lower right of the window to close the window and save the file. Quit the Quicktime Pro program and archive or delete the JPEG file.

Tips & Warnings

  • Quicktime Pro should be the only program running when it is converting the JPEG file into an AVI. This provides Quicktime Pro with enough memory to do the job it needs to do, and also prevents the possibility of another program interfering with Quicktime Pro as it runs.
  • Make a copy of the JPEG file that is to be copied and use this for the conversion, not the original file. This protects the original file should there be a corruption or some other problem that affects the JPEG file during the conversion process.