Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wish Your Easter Joy

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The most popular way to hold your memory

Nowadays, it is very popular and fun to memorize your family stories and to share them with family members, friends, or just strangers. In order to let you enjoy more from precious memory, I will share some information about the most popular way to hold your memory which is to turn your family photos and videos into slideshows with music and other special effects. The following words contain three parts which are the reasons, the ways and some tips to create slideshows.

The reasons to create slideshows:
You can save them on DVD, Disk or online space for a long time as you want.
You can take your favorite photos from simple to superb a real cinch.
You can perfect your memory with numerous transition effects, texture, and music, not just photos or videos.
You can share your memory, from burning it to a DVD to watching it on iPod, Zune and online sharing.
With today’s slideshow software, everyone can make the professional-grade slideshows easily.

The ways to create slideshows:
There are many ways to create slideshows from your photos and videos. First, you can go to the traditional digital photograph shop to make your slideshows by the professional photograph edit worker. Second, you can make the order from some online photograph service providers. But they are very expensive and inconvenient. Third, you can make some simple slideshows in some sites such as for free. Fourth, there are more and more people to create slideshows with some slideshow software by themselves. Many programs can help you get the job done. Here's a look at three slideshow programs for Windows. If you're using a Mac, you can produce slide shows with iPhoto, which comes free with all Macs sold in the past few years.

If you have a legal version of windows XP, you can get a free program, Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP. Photo Story makes it easy to add special effects such as transitions, panning and sounds. It saves your slide show as a Windows Media video file, which you can play back using Windows Media Player that comes bundled with the XP operating system.

And Picasa is also free software download from Google that helps you organize all the photos on your computer; edit your photos with a few simple clicks and share your photos with others through email, prints and on the web. Picasa 2 works with Windows 98 or later.

And Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder is the most powerful and popular slideshow software now. It's very easy to create a customized DVD slide show with photos and videos, and you can add music, transitions, and motion effects and make beautiful DVD menus. To be important, it has great video editing function that can meet all your needs. Also, it creates .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .3gp slideshows for iPod, Zune and 3GP Cell Phones, YouTube .etc.

You can use iPhoto to create slide shows if you have a Mac. It allows you add music, transitions, and motion effects transitions. You can turn your slide show into a QuickTime movie. The QuickTime movie can then be burned to CD.

Tips to make slideshows awesome:
It is very easy to create slideshows from your photos and videos with slideshow software yourself, but it is not easy to create some awesome slideshows. The key to make your slideshows awesome is simple: wow them with originality. So, regardless of whether you’re doing a slideshow on a birthday party, a wedding or on a great trip, keeping it creative is just a matter of detail. Here are some tips on the popular topics of slideshows such as wedding, anniversaries, birthdays, babies, etc.

Make sure the slideshow is personalized and interesting to watch with every couple’s unique story.
Use the proper photos, music and information to illustrate how perfectly they compliment each other.
Make sure to share facts about the couple that others don’t know.
To ask family members and friends to find out the info that’ll make your show a smash.
Get copies of long lost photos, pictures of once treasured items and music to fit both the mood and the era.
Use proper music, slideshow effects and as many pieces of unique information about the baby as possible.
Use some fun facts which are available on numerous websites on the Internet.
Remember to share funny or unique events that occurred on the travel in your slideshow.
Illustrate the distinct historical facts about the places you visited.

Also, holidays, family reunions, religious celebrations, class reunions and business parties are all excellent topics for interesting and creative slideshows. Remember to keep it creative so as to get the perfect slideshow.
There are the links to the software in the article:
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows XP Photostory
Wondershare DVD SlideShow Builder
Apple iPhoto

Friday, March 09, 2007

Bring Your Still Pictures to Life

You may have taken a lot of digital photos of different occasions with your digital camera. Looking at the still photos is fun already, why don't you add more fun to them by turning them into stunning slideshows? Each slideshow can tell a full story!
So, in this article, I’d like to introduce the greatest methods to start your slideshows. Feel curious? Read on please!

Idea 1. Make It Online
It becomes popular in recent years to create slideshow online. Bloggers or Myspacers love this way most. All websites, which provide online slideshow making, is largely identical but with minor differences. You need to sign up a free account, upload the digital photos, choose a template and publish. Distinguishes are they offer different decoration, themes and somesuch. In the nature of things, you could pay to get better service, more abilities and larger website space.

I usually recommend or to my friends, since it brings good experience even for a FREE user. BTW, not all sites for making slideshow allow importing images directly from Flikr or adding background music.

Idea 2. Design a Flash Picture Movie
Register is a must to make a website slideshow, likewise, download the right software before creating the slideshow is important, and of course prepare digital picture in PC / Camera.

You could follow the same steps to design a flash picture slideshow.
First, create a project and import digital images.
Second, apply transition effects and photo motions.
Third, add soundtrack and other decorations, such as text caption, clipart, etc.
Last, publish in a certain format – swf flash movie or online album.

A cool program of this kind is Wondershare Flash SlideShow Suite. Besides the basic abilities mentioned above, you could do more with it, for example, make a slideshow screensaver and share with friends.

Idea 3. Show Your Story on TV
Just put together the photos and videos on the journey and make a DVD video - It cannot be any better to show your story for families on TV again and again. Yep, don’t forget to apply more creative to that video slideshow, such as adding pieces of sweet music, funny quotes, and stunning transitions effects, and so on.

Last but not least, with feature-rich DVD SlideShow Builder, you could also export the movie to pop mobile device – iPod, Zune, PSP, etc. So you won’t be boring when your next trip in the air or on the train.

As you can see, there are even more funny ways to deal with your digital pictures. Just think more and do more! Sooner or later, you would find it an interesting thing that all your still images become life.