Produce Slideshows For Any Special Occasion
Birthday, engagement, rehearsal dinner, anniversary or holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving – there are so many reasons to congratulate your loved one, family, friends or colleagues. If you’ve run out of gift ideas, here’s a new one: express your feelings in a personalized slideshow instead of just another greetings card!
Read the tutorial below and learn how to make a wedding slideshow or create a birthday video using Movavi Slideshow Maker. This multi-faceted software application can become a wedding slideshow maker or happy birthday video maker and will help you create a gift for your friends or relatives that they will treasure.
Here are a few ideas for creative video greetings:
- A birthday celebration: surprise the star of the party
- A wedding to remember: create a gift for a newly married couple with our wedding video maker
- A New Year movie
- A baby slideshow for a newborn
- Valentine’s Day – a romantic declaration of love
- A montage of your company and colleagues for a corporate event
- A vacation album to relive an unforgettable trip
- Photo slideshows of your children for family reunions
- Retirement slideshow: celebrating the next stage of life
Download Movavi Slideshow Maker with its intuitive interface and customized settings and create your first photography slideshow right now!
1. Install Movavi Slideshow Maker
Double-click the setup file and install the program following the on-screen instructions.
2. Select Mode
You can work on your project in either of two modes. Click Create slideshow in easy mode if you are new to video-making and just want to make a simple slideshow quickly and easily. Click Create project in full feature mode to take advantage of additional features and options. No matter which mode you choose, you’ll find instructions for both in Step 3 below.
3.1. Add Images
In the first tab, click +Files or +Folders, respectively, to upload individual photos or entire folders to the program. Change the order of slides by dragging and dropping photos in the working area. Adjust the Slide duration in the appropriate field.
3.2. Add Transitions
In the second tab, choose the desired transition style (Crossfade, Simple, Geometric, Artistic or Random transitions) and adjust the Maximum transition duration. If you don’t want transitions in your slideshow, choose No transitions.
3.3. Add Music
In the third tab, click +Audio to upload your own soundtrack. Open Add one of our tracks to choose one of the built-in pieces of music. To automatically sync slide duration to the beat of the music, click the Yes button and then adjust the Minimum slide duration. Finally, hit Finish.
To learn how to export your slideshow, check Step 4 below.
3.1. Choose Photos, Clips, and Music for Your Slideshow
Choose your favorite photos, music, and/or videos from your collection - these will become the main material for your video project. Movavi Slideshow Maker supports almost all multimedia formats, so you can use any images, video, and audio files for your project. Launch the program, click Add Media Files, and select the files you plan to work with. Your videos and photos will be added to the Video Track on the timeline; audio files will appear on the Audio Track. You can also drag and drop your files to the working area and place them in the order you want.
3.2. Join Slides with Transitions
To really make your slideshow come together, add animated transitions between images. To do this, just open the transitions library by clicking the Transitions tab and drag your preferred transition style between adjacent images or clips on the timeline.
3.3. Edit Audio Track
If you need to shorten the added music track, select an audio segment on the Audio Track, place the red marker where you want to cut your audio and click the scissors button on the toolbar. Now your track is split into two parts, so just select and delete the part you don't need.
3.4. Add Titles
Go to the Titles tab to review the available title styles. Once you decide which style you like best, drag and drop it onto the timeline – it will be added to the Titles Track and the text will be overlaid on the video. If you want to insert text between clips, or add opening and closing titles, just drop the selected captions onto the Video Track and place them where you want.
To enter your text, double-click the title on the timeline. It will appear in the preview window, where you can type in the text, set the font and color properties, and more. Click Apply to save changes.
To learn how to export your slideshow, see Step 4 below.
4. Save Your Slideshow
All that's left to do now is to export the finished slideshow to a video file. Click the Export button and select the Save as Video tab; this is where you can specify the filename, destination folder, and the video format you want to use. If you want to watch your video on a mobile device, open the appropriate tab to save it for Apple, Android, or other device. Use the special For Uploading Online tab to find optimized presets for YouTube upload and online sharing. Finally, click Start.
Now you know how to make a wedding video from photos or create a slideshow for any other special occasion with Movavi Slideshow Maker!
Movavi Slideshow Maker
An easy-to-use, yet efficient slideshow making program
- Create a slideshow with music in 3 simple steps
- Join slides with dynamic transitions
- Add stylish animated titles
- Adjust color, enhance picture quality