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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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