We live in an age now where images are everywhere. We carry cameras with us almost all the time, so the ability to capture images is easy. This means that our devices are often filled with many pictures that are disorganised and scattered. One fun way that is possible to organise these photos is with a slideshow.
By having a slideshow, much like a playlist of music, you can create a single location for looking at your photos. You create slideshows with specific themes, like the holiday you went on or the day out you had with your friends. Since a slideshow is essentially a video made from your photos, you can also put your favourite music over the images, making it even more special. If this sounds like something you would like to do, but are unsure of how to do it, here are three of the easiest ways you can turn your photos into a video.
Using the Movavi SlideShow Maker
By far the best option for making easy slideshows from your photos. Movavi have created a dedicated app just for this purpose. There is a free trial version that you can download, but remember if you want all the features this oﬀers, you will have to pay for it. The Movavi Slideshow Maker has some great features and is extremely simple to use. If you regularly make slideshows from your photos, this is an excellent option for you to take. Here’s how you can use it to make a slideshow.
Step 1:The first step is to add your files to the program. You can add as many photos or videos as you want and will handle an impressive range of formats, including, BMP, GIF, PNG for images; 3GP, MP4, MKV for video; and AAC, FLAC, MP3 for audio.
Step 2:After you have successfully added your media to the Slideshow Maker, the next step is to add transitions. Using transitions well, will help your slideshow to flow. There are over 90 options for you to choose from in three categories; Simple, Geometric, and Artistic.
Step 3:The next step is to add music to your slideshow. This will heighten the entire video. You can choose from Movavi’s default tracks they provide or choose your own. You can even change the tempo of the slideshow to match the music.
Step 4:If you want, you can now add titles to your photos, as well as over 160 different provided filters. This can add even more class to your slideshow and is also fun to play with.
Step 5:You can save your slideshow in almost any video format, including MP4, AVI, MPG, MOV. There are also options when saving, so you can optimise your slideshow for the device you are playing it with. Once you have successfully saved, well done! You have now made a slideshow.
Using the AVS Video Editor
The AVS video editor is a free to download editing tool that has excellent premium features and will allow you to make excellent slideshows with your photos. With AVS, you will able to add transitions between the photos; you will also be able to include subtitles or other text and will also be able to include audio onto your slideshow. So if you wish to have music or even voice over, with AVS it is simple and easy to do. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1:Once you have added your photos to the AVS editor, press the “Storyboard” button, which is found on the timeline toolbar.
Step 2:Reorder your images by right-clicking on the image and choosing the “Move Left” or “Move Right” options on the menu.
Step 3:To change the duration of each image, simply click the “Duration” button. Here you’ll be able to input how long you want the image to show.
Step 4:If you want, you can now use transitions, add music or voiceover to the slideshow.
Step 5:You can also create a disc menu if your slideshow is being saved to a DVD or Blu Ray.
Step 6:Save your slideshow in which ever format you require. Your slideshow is done!
Using Windows Movie Maker (Easy Movie Maker):
This may not be the newest or the best program that has ever been created, but Windows Movie Maker is a solid and eﬀective editing tool that can be used for variety of reasons. Found on Windows 10 through the app store and now called Easy Movie Maker; if you are looking to perform basic editing on videos, then you could do a lot worse than this. For turning your photos into a slideshow, it is also a great option. With many features that will turn your slideshow into a slick and impressive video, the Easy Movie Maker will do the job for you well. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1:You can find Easy Movie Maker through the Windows 10 app store. It is Microsofts newest version of Windows Movie Maker, which you can also still get if you desire, but should be noted is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Step 2:For ease of location later on, it is a good idea at this stage to locate all the media you want; meaning the photos and music you want to turn into a slideshow. Place it into a new easily created folder on your desktop. This way you do not need to search through all your photos when you are looking for the ones you want.
Step 3:Once you have organised all your media, open the Easy Movie Maker app and choose the “New Project” option. This will take you to a window where you can choose which photos you wish to use. Locate the folder you made and click on the files.
If you realise half way through, you’ve forgotten a photo, no worries; you can press the plus sign at the lower right-hand corner of the application to add more.
Step 4:Once the photos are loaded into the Movie Maker, press the button with two arrows pointing up and down. This will allow you to drag your photos into an order you want. Next, by clicking the boxes either side of the photos, you can add transitions to your images.
Step 5:All you need do now is save your slide show from the selection of presets and now your done!