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How to Show a Slideshow or Video on a Projector

Posted May 24th, 2012 by Chris

Showing a slideshow to an audience on a projector can be a daunting task. We give you some tips to make things easier. Planning, composition, and equipment will make things go smoothly.

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The Best Websites for Sharing Your Slideshow

Posted April 30th, 2012 by Chris

You've just created your perfect slideshow.

You've gathered your photos, arranged them in the timeline, adjusted motion effects, backgrounds, and layouts, added titles, music, transition effects, and opening and closing credits. Perfect!

Now what? How will you share it with others?

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Five Ways to Make Your Slideshow Better

Posted April 3rd, 2012 by Chris

Here are some general tips that can help you build a better slideshow.

Download Photo to Movie and try out these techniques.

Read more to find out about narrative/plot, music and sound, effective effects, titles, and pacing.

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Make a Timelapse Using Photo to Movie Slideshow Software

Posted February 6th, 2012 by Chris

You already know that Photo to Movie can be used for slideshows. Did you also know you can use it to assemble your timelapse sequences into a video that you can put on DVD or upload to YouTube?

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How Long Should My Slideshow Be?

Posted January 26th, 2012 by Chris

We frequently get questions from Photo to Movie users asking how to better manage a slideshow with hundreds of photos and dozens of songs. So how long should your slideshow be?

Photo to Movie has the capability of making a slideshow that is very short or very long. Your specific use of your slideshow will be the ultimate determinant of your slideshow length — but we offer some simple rules for determine how long to make your slideshow:

  • Make your slideshow the length of one song
  • Remove low quality photos to shorten the slideshow
  • Split longer slideshows into individual, shorter parts
  • Guide the viewer to a new subject every 6-12 seconds
  • Minimize opening/closing credit sequences

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Photo to Movie 5.0.7 Slide Show Software Released

Posted January 11th, 2012 by Chris

New release adds Check Media feature and makes reliability improvements.

Since our last newsletter, we updated Photo to Movie 5.0.7 slide show software for both Mac OS and Windows. This release adds an easy way to check for missing photos, music, and other media in your slide show. Use the menu item File > Check Media… This release also fixes a few intermittent crash bugs that we tracked down this month.

If you haven't updated Photo to Movie to 5.0.7 yet, use the menu item Photo to Movie > Check for Updates… (Mac OS) or Help > Check for Updates… (Windows). You can also download directly from our website. And if you have trouble with the automatic update, remember that you can download the latest version directly from our website.

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Motion Pictures Renamed to Photo to Movie Express

Posted January 10th, 2012 by Chris

In December we introduced you to Motion Pictures 3. Based on feedback from you, we decided to rename Motion Pictures 3 to Photo to Movie Express, an easy step-by-step way to quickly produce a slide show. Renaming the product allows us to represent the tight integration with Photo to Movie.

Photo to Movie Express is a user friendly application to create slide shows from your photos. Photo to Movie Express will accept just about any type of photo, add motion and captions to your photos, add a soundtrack, and share your slide show directly to Facebook, YouTube, or to a video file that can be used on a website or burned to DVD.

Photo to Movie Express can help you get a great looking slide show, fast. Using a step-by-step user interface, it guides you through the process of making a great looking slide show. You can either render your slide show directly to an HD slide show, or save it to a Photo to Movie document and use Photo to Movie 5 to customize further.

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Introducing Motion Pictures 3.0 (Beta)

Posted December 10th, 2011 by Chris

Today we released Motion Pictures 3.0 for public testing. The new version is a re-envisioning of Motion Pictures to make it easier to use and more powerful at the same time. Produce stylish HD slide shows in minutes with step-by-step interface. Fast and astonishingly easy!

You can read more about the new version, including a quick step-by-step tutorial on the main page for the product.

Click here to learn about Motion Pictures 3

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Easy Steps to Add Frame and Shadow Effects

Posted October 21st, 2011 by Chris

Photo to Movie 5 gives you an easy way to make great looking slide shows. Within just a few minutes, you can add a color texture background for your slide show, a light frame, and a shadow behind your photos. Combined with a layout such as the Collage layout, you can have a great looking slide show.

Background, Frame, Shadow

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Controlling Aspect Ratio in Photo to Movie 5

Posted August 26th, 2011 by Chris

Photo to Movie 5 gives you new capabilities to control how your photos are displayed. One of these capabilities is the ability to precisely control the aspect ratio of the key frames on your photo. This allows you to display portrait photos in a way that lets you see the entire photo. Used in conjunction with the layouts provided by Photo to Movie 5, such as the grid layout, you can create some outstanding slide show presentations.

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