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Anyone know how to make my own slideshow?

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#1 erikanwalter

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    Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

    Okay, I'm no Juan Carlos and I know it won't be nearly as nice, but I want to create my own wedding slideshow WITH music? I want to be able to upload it or post it to a website so that my family out of town can view it? If anyone knows of software, etc. that they could recommend, I'd really appreciate it :-) Thanks guys!
    Erika and Walter Gallipeau
    June 12, 2007
    Pedregal Beach-Cabo San Lucas

    #2 dragonfly

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      Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:06 PM

      I am of no help, I can't even figure out how to post pictures. LOL
      Can't wait to see it though!!!


      #3 erikanwalter

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        Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

        I actually bought software online but it can't be uploaded even though it reads you can. Everytime I try to send it either in a zipped file or other, the recipents tell me they can't open it...argh! I wish I had whatever Juan Carlos uses! I have already used a slideshow that's viewable on 'myspace' but you can't include your own music to the slideshow portion. If I can get it to work, I'll definitely post it here.
        Erika and Walter Gallipeau
        June 12, 2007
        Pedregal Beach-Cabo San Lucas

        #4 DEE1978

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          Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:28 PM

          Hey Erika,

          Mark and I had our AHR on Sunday and wanted to show our slideshow and of course we do not own a mac which is what photographers use nowadays so the night before we spent 3/4 hours putting together a powerpoint presentation with about 100 slides. If you have a friend that owns a mac, ask them if you could borrow it cause it is soooo easy on a mac! Mark and I could not cue our song to end with the slideshow and did not have nice fade out transitions but on a mac-it is amazing! Did Juan send you images in a jpeg?

          #5 erikanwalter

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            Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

            Thanks for the advice, unfortunately everyone I know has windows :-(.
            I didn't use Juan, my WC, Baja Weddings, had me with Francisco Estrada. He took AMAZING pictures as well but I never thought of asking him to do a slideshow. I have all the negatives burned to a disk that he gave me along with all my photos so I thought I'd put together my own. Oh well, I might just have to settle for burning it onto a CD and mailling it out if I can't find software....or maybe I'll run into someone with a mac down the road. Thanks for the advice though!
            Erika and Walter Gallipeau
            June 12, 2007
            Pedregal Beach-Cabo San Lucas

            #6 Sarah


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              Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:16 PM

              Do you have Windows Movie Maker? i've made a couple slideshows with that program (it came with my new computer that has Windows Vista). I then upload them to photobucket...hosted free.

              #7 StephanieMN

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                Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:26 PM

                I am using this software...DVD Photo Slideshow Professional 7.61 - Free Download DVD Photo Slideshow Professional by ANVSOFT Inc.
                I used the demo version at first and then really liked it so I bought the package ($60). You just drag the photos down and time the music. The trial version only lets you do like 30 photos then the last side says thanks for using the trial. From what I can remember we can make it into an MP4 or something like that and e-mail it. You may also be able to have photobucket.com host it. It is worth a shot since you can try it for free...good luck!

                #8 erikanwalter

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                  Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:30 PM

                  Thanks Sarah and Stephanie! I will try photobucket and see what happens. I paid $30 for ANVSOFT's 'slideshow' and it worked only 2 times...but now it stopped working. The tech support told me to uninstall and reinstall, still nothing :-(. I might have to try the DVD photo slideshow though! Thanks guys!
                  Erika and Walter Gallipeau
                  June 12, 2007
                  Pedregal Beach-Cabo San Lucas

                  #9 TammyWright


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                  Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:39 PM

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                  and i am going to move this thread to the DIY folder.

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                  #10 Trista

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                    Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:14 PM

                    My photos and the slideshow are quite important to me...as I am a photographer and although there are many softwares to make a slideshows for anybody to use (the ones below are quite easy):

                    Microsoft Photostory Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again

                    Picasa (is free) Picasa

                    Jet Photo: JetPhoto - digital photo organizing, creating, sharing and publishing software

                    Adobe Photoshop Elements : Adobe - Adobe Photoshop Elements for Windows

                    Windows Movie Maker 2 (free): Windows Movie Maker - Reviews and free downloads at Download.com

                    and Microsoft Powerpoint as already suggested

                    I use what most professional photographers use to create professional slideshows:Photodex - Photo Slide Show and Presentation Software - Create Photo DVD Slide Shows.....I wouldn't recommend buying it for one slideshow

                    ...but the other ones above should work fine and are not that complicated (depending on your computer skills)..

                    Good Luck

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