How to Create a Slideshow
Edited by Pat Bitton
February 12, 2020
Movavi Slideshow Maker is a handy program that enables you to turn your photo albums into stunning movies. It’s a powerful and easy-to-use tool for making and editing your own slideshows in no time. With Movavi Slideshow Maker, you can easily make a slideshow today – just download the program and follow the simple steps below.
Install the Software
Open the executable file and install Movavi Slideshow Maker, following the on-screen instructions.
Choose your Working Mode
There are two ways to work with Movavi Slideshow Maker. Choose Slideshow Wizard and the program will guide you through making a photo movie in a few easy steps. Choose Create a movie in manual mode to take control of the creative process with lots of adjustable settings and options. Make your selection and proceed to the next step.
In the Files tab, click the +Files button and choose the images to include in your slideshow. You can also click +Folders to add entire folders of photos. Once you’ve added the images, you can change the order in which they appear by dragging them around; you can also remove slides by clicking the appropriate icon on each image.
Choose a Theme (optional)
To save time when creating your slideshow, you can choose a ready-made theme (for example, Family, Love Story, etc.). Each theme includes custom transitions, captions and music track – you don’t need to select them manually. You can preview each theme just by clicking on it. To continue on with your chosen theme, click Next аnd move to step 3.3. To make your own choice of music, caption, and transition style, choose No Theme, click Next, and go the the next step.
Open the Music tab. Click +Music to upload the music of your choice. You can also use one of the built-in audio files.
Preview Your Slideshow
Open the Preview tab. Here, in the corresponding drop-down tabs, you can add opening and end titles, adjust your video to the duration of the music, and remove unwanted black sidebars from your video. Play your slideshow in the preview window by clicking the appropriate icon.
When you're ready to save your photo movie, go to the Export tab, click Save the video and go to step 4 below.
Click Add Media Files and select the pictures you want to use in your slideshow. You can add not only photos, but also any video fragments that you find useful. All the clips you add will be automatically transferred to the timeline. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop your files into the working area.
Continue creating your slideshow by adding stylish transitions between the frames to create a flow for your movie – there are dozens to choose from. Go to the Transitions tab shown in the screen image, find the styles you like, and drag-and-drop them onto the working area between the slides. You can also click on the little icon shown in the screen image to automatically add transitions to all the clips at once.
Add Music and Titles
Once you’ve added and adjusted your transitions, it’s time to upload some music. Return to the Import tab, click Add Media Files, and choose the desired music file. It will be transferred to the Audio Track on the timeline automatically.
Finally, add captions and credits to your movie. Click the Titles tab on the left to open the title collection, then drag and drop the one you want onto the timeline.
To edit a title, double-click it on the timeline or in the Preview Area. Then double-click the text box in the Preview Area and enter the text you want to include in your photo slideshow. To change title settings, double-click the title on the timeline and then specify text parameters like font, size, and color in the preview window. To save the changes, click Apply.
4. Save Your Slideshow as a Video
In the export window, select the appropriate option from the tabs at the top of the window. Choose Save Video File or, for example, Save for Devices, depending on how you plan to use the video. If you want to upload your video to YouTube, click the Upload to YouTube tab. You can also prepare your slideshow for online sharing by saving it as WebM, MP4 or OGV, since these formats are compatible with HTML5. Once you’ve specified the save parameters, click Start.
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