1. Create simple project
Select "New simple project" to create slideshow from your photos complete with effects, background music and slide transitions.
2. Pick theme
If you like, you can pick a theme for your slideshow overlays here. You can always change your setting later. Click "Next" to proceed.
3. Select mode
"Freestyle" allows you the most creative freedom. You can also auto-adapt your slideshow to the length of the background music or a set time period.
4. Select energy level
Use the slider to adjust the pacing of your slides (1). Below that, you can customize the set of transitions that will be used (2). You can also select a Ken-Burns effect to auto-apply camera pans and zooms (3). If you like, you can furthermore add several audio tracks that will be used a background music (4). When you're done, click "Next" to proceed (5).
5. Add images
Use the plus button to add images to the project.
6. Select images
Select single or multiple image files and click "OK" to add them to your project.
7. Image preview
You can now preview the images you selected. Use the plus button to add additional images and the trash can button to delete them. The order in which the images appear in the preview is also the order in which they will be added to the slideshow. Click "Next" to proceed.
8. Slideshow preview
You can preview your slideshow here. Click "New project" to create a slideshow from your selection.
9. Edit slideshow
The editor includes everything you need to customize your slideshow. It only takes a few clicks to add opening / closing credits, transitions and music (2). The preview area provides you with instant visual feedback. (1). Click "Produce slideshow" to render your slideshow to a video file.
Select your desired media target here.
11. Select file format and quality
You can go with the default setting or select your own file format and output quality here.
12. Set file size constraints
The file size of the slideshow varies depending on the level of compression. You can adjust the compression / quality ratio here. Click "Next" to proceed.
13. Select name and output location
You can name your file and select the location for the finished video here (1). Click "Produce" to start the rendering process.
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