How Windows 10’s “Choose a Star” Helps You Make Special Videos

Saikat Basu 15-02-2018

The Photos app was refreshed with the arrival of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 9 New Settings Features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Does the Settings app seem to change every time you use it? We'll show you the most important features you may have missed since the last Windows 10 update! Read More . One of the updates will catch your eye if you like sharing photos and videos. Windows calls it Choose a Star and it can turn you into an impromptu filmmaker within a few minutes.


With the help of “Choose a Star”, you can build a video around the person you choose. And you don’t need any special video making skills at all.

How “Choose a Star” Works in Windows 10

In the new Windows 10 Photos app, you can pick someone and make them the center of a video montage. Just gather all the right photos first. Photos will ask you to select more than two photos to automatically create the video. When you choose someone as a “Star”, the video makes them the center of attention. Here are the steps in more detail:

  1. Launch the new Photos app. Select the Create button on the top toolbar. Now, choose Automatic video with music and select content.
    How Windows 10's "Choose a Star" Helps You Make Special Videos Windows 10 Photos App
  2. Click the Create button on the top toolbar again and title your video. Then select Create video.
  3. Photos goes to work and creates the video. Click the Remix it for me button to enhance it with different visual styles and transitions.
  4. Once you decide on the right look after the remix, use the Choose a star feature and the video will highlight that special person in each frame.
    Windows 10 Choose a Star
  5. Download the video file or upload it to social media and share with your friends.

The “Choose a Star” feature helps you create sophisticated videos in a fraction of the time it would take with a more powerful video editor. There’s no learning involved at all. Just five simple steps.

Related topics: Video Editor, Windows 10.

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  1. Garry B
    February 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Followed these steps and it wiped my whole hard drive. I didn't format it.