Creating a slideshow from your photo collection is a great way of sharing your life and experiences with your friends and family. There are many ways this can be done. In this article, i’ll be going over two methods, both from Movavi, that can help you turn your images into wonderful slideshow videos in Windows 10.
Using Movavi Slideshow Maker
The Movavi Slideshow Maker is widely considered one of the best applications on Windows 10 for making interesting and memorable slideshows. Extremely easy to learn and known for its user friendly interface; it only takes five quick steps to complete. Movavi offers you a great selection of transitions and effects to make your slideshows even more special. Adding audio to your slideshow is also simple. Choose your favourite tracks or even a voiceover to bring an even more personal touch to your video. The Movavi Slideshow Maker also has the ability to save your videos in almost any format you could want. If you are looking for a way of turning your photos into amazing slideshows on Windows 10, Movavi Slideshow Maker is one of the best on the market.
How to use the Movavi Slideshow Maker
Step 1:The first step is to download the program. This is simple and quick. Just install the software and run once it is complete. You’ll be automatically taken through the setup process with on-screen instructions.
Step 2:Once you have finished installing the program, you will be asked which mode you wish to work in. You’ll have two options; “Easy Mode” will allow you the most basic features, but will allow you to make slideshows quickly. Choosing “Full Feature Mode”, will give you access to a lot more and will give you greater control over the finished product.
Step 3:The next step to take is to upload your photos. You can choose individual files using the “+files” option, whereas if you have an entire folder of photos, select “+folders”. Once this is done, you will be able to rearrange them into any order you want simply by dragging them. You can also rotate and remove your images if you wish. Remember to also set the slide duration to control how long the image will show for.
Step 4:Once you have gotten your images into the order you want them, it is now a good time to look at transitions and effects. Transitions go in-between your images, making them flow together, whilst effects can bring a whole new dimension to your photos. Movavi has an impressive selection of these for you to go through and use. You can also add music now to your slideshow, as well as text. Click the “+audio” button to upload any audio tracks you wish to use.
Step 5:Once you are completely happy with your slideshow, click “Export” and choose which format you wish to save your video in. You can choose options that will be best suited to Youtube or other online uploading, such as WebM, MP4 or OGV. Whichever format you require, your slideshow is now ready.
Using Movavi Video Suite
The Movavi Video Suite is an all-in-one program that allows you to create videos from the comfort of your home. On top of its excellent slideshow making features, you are also able to edit videos, as well as burn DVDs and Blu Ray discs. It also comes with an impressive video and audio converter, as well as much more. If you are looking for a program to create amazing slideshows, as well as edit videos yourself through Windows 10, this is an excellent option.
Here’s how to use the Movavi Edit Suite for making a slideshow:
Step 1:Like the Movavi Slideshow Maker, the first step to take is to install the program. You can download the Edit Suite from the Movavi website, where you’ll find a free trial version of the program. Follow the on-screen instructions for setup and you’ll be ready to roll.
Step 2:Once you have opened the software, you’ll see a window with a few options. On the side tabs, choose “Photos” and then “Create Slideshow”. You’ll be prompted with two more options after this. To make a slideshow simply and quickly, choose the “Slideshow Wizard” option.
Step 3:After you have chosen this, you’ll see another pop-up window. Here’s where you can add your photos. Select either “+Files” or “+Folders” at the top of the window, depending if you are selecting individual files or an entire folder. Once you have chosen your photos, you’ll see they have appeared in the same pop-up window. Here you can rearrange your images, as well as change the slide duration.
Step 4:The next step is to choose your transitions. In the same window, click the second tab down on the left. Here you’ll find access to many transitions and effects that will help you bring out the best in your images. The next tab down from this will be the audio options. Press “+Audio” to upload any audio tracks you wish to include in your slideshow; music or voiceover. There are also a number of built-in tracks you can choose if you prefer. You will also be able to change the default slide duration here, so you can better synch your music and images together. Now click “Finish”.
Step 5:Your slideshow has been created and will appear in the main application. Here you’re still able to make any changes if you are unhappy with how the slideshow is looking. Always preview before saving. If you are happy, it is now time to export your slideshow. This is where your video will be created. Click “Export” and you’ll see another pop-up window. This will give you options on which format you wish your video to be in. Choose the format you require and press “Start”. You’re slideshow will be exported and saved.