- Kidlapse App
- Create or Edit Project
- Edit Years and Start Timelapse
- Edit Monthly Photos
- Add Face Manually
- Create Timelapse Movie
- Your Profile
- Delete Account
Welcome to kidlapse. The main app page lists all of your kidlapse projects.
To add photos to a project or to create a timelapse movie click the project name.
Click the new project link to start a new project.
Create or Edit Project
Enter a project name (i.e. the name of the child you’re creating a timelapse for) and their birthday (or other start date for the project, in MM/DD/YYYY format). Kidlapse will automatically add months from the birthday / start date until today, and will add additional months as needed while you work on the project.
Edit Years and Start Timelapse
Click a year to start adding photos. This page shows how many photos have already been added to each year. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a photo for every month, kidlapse will just skip empty months.
Once you have added at least two photos you can click the Create Timelapse Movie link below the list of years to start rendering a timelapse. If a timelapse has been created then it will be available to download below the Create Timelapse Movie link.
If you need to change the project name or start date click the edit link next to the birthday at the top of the page.
Edit Monthly Photos
To add a photo click either drag and drop to the area below the month (dotted rectangle) or click the area to browse for a file to upload.
Kidlapse will attempt to detect faces in the uploaded photo. After upload the selected face is shown with a pink border. For photos where more than one face is detected you can change the selection by clicking any face preview. If kidlapse cannot detect a face click Add Face to select one manually.
Click Remove Current Photo to delete the uploaded photo and thumbnails for a month.
The previews on this page are low resolution thumbnails of the faces found in each uploaded photo. Kidlapse stores the original full resolution version of each upload which is used when you create a timelapse movie.
For the best results, you should pick photos where your child is looking forward as directly as possible and is not too small or too large in the frame. During rendering kidlapse rotates each photo and zooms in or out as needed so the eyes are aligned between each photo.
Add Face Manually
In most cases Kidlapse will automatically recognize any faces in uploaded photos. Use Add Face to manually tag a face in the event that facial recognition fails.
Kidlapse needs to know where each eye is in the photo. Click the center of each pupil as accurately as possible and then click Save Face (or Cancel to make no changes).
You can click as many times as you need to mark each pupil. It’s easier to do this on a laptop or desktop but you can also tap as accurately as you can on a mobile device. If you need to correct the location you might find it helpful to click a different part of the image to move the eye markers out of the way before trying again.
As you click two eye markers are placed on the photo — small red and green rectangles. It doesn’t matter which color marker is used for each eye, Kidlapse will automatically figure out the left and right eyes when you click Save Face.
Create Timelapse Movie
It can take a few minutes to render a kidlapse movie, especially if you have added a lot of photos to the project. We’ll send you an email when the movie is complete with a link to download it. You can also check the project page — the movie will be available to download below the list of years once rendering is finished.
Kidlapse will only work on one movie at a time for each project. If a render is in progress you’ll see an error on this page. Please wait for the previous movie to complete before starting a new one.
Enter your first and last name and click Update.
Click Delete Account if you want to close you Kidlapse account.
Enter your card number, expiry date and card security code (three digits on the signature strip for most cards, four digits on the front for American Express) and click Submit Payment. You may also be prompted for your ZIP or postal code. The charge will appear as KIDLAPSE on your statement.
Kidlapse uses Stripe for payment processing and all transactions are securely encrypted.
To delete your account check both boxes to confirm that you understand the process and click Delete. You will be logged out of your account and will receive an email when the process is complete. This may take several minutes.
If you want to keep your account click Cancel.
Browse frequently asked questions to learn more.