How to Create a Slideshow
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.
1. Install the Software
Open the executable file and install Movavi Slideshow Maker, following the on-screen instructions.
2. Choose your Working Mode
There are two ways to work with Movavi Slideshow Maker. Choose Create slideshow in easy mode and the program will guide you through making a photo movie in three easy steps. Choose Create project in full feature mode to take control of the creative process with lots of adjustable settings and options. Make your selection and proceed to the next step.
3.1. Upload Photos
In the first 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 rotate and remove slides by clicking the appropriate icons on each image. Set the Slide duration in the field below the images.
3.2. Join Slides with Transitions
Open the second tab. Select the transition style that you like the best, or click No transitions. Set Maximum transition duration in the relevant field.
3.3. Add Music
Open the third tab. Click +Audio to upload the music of your choice. You can also use one of the built-in audio files – to do this, click Add one of our tracks and choose the track you prefer. You can also automatically sync photos with the music - to do this, click the Yes button and adjust the Minimum slide duration. Finally, click Finish.
Your slideshow is almost ready to share! To learn how to export your photo movie, go to Step 4 below.
3.1. Import Files
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.
3.2. Add Transitions
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.
3.3. 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, 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.
Now you need to save your movie. To learn how to do it, check Step 4 below!
4. Save Your Slideshow as a Video
To save your slideshow as a video, click Export and select the appropriate option from the tabs at the top of the export window. Choose Save as video or, for example, Save for Android Devices, depending on how you plan to use the video. If you want to upload your video to social networks such as YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo, click the For Uploading Online tab and choose the appropriate preset. 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 parameters for saving, click Start.
To create a DVD slideshow, use Movavi Video Suite for Windows. This software package includes an application for burning DVD and Blu-ray discs, a powerful video and audio converter, a screen capture app, and more.
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