Software For Photo Slideshow


davidrobinson

Link Posted 07/04/2017 - 23:56
Hi
I create quite a few slideshows from photos for friends parties etc. Up until recently I very successfully used Windows Live Movie Maker, it did all I wanted very easily. My new W10 PC however wont accept the Windows Movie Maker installation because Microsoft have left the initial link but I believe taken away the main download files to install it. I have searched the net for inexpensive and free software but cant find anything anywhere near as good as Live Movie Maker. They either fall short of what I require and/or are laden with adverts and links asking for payments. PSE 13 has reasonable slideshow software but like many apps and programs I've tried only 1 audio track can be added.
Like I could with Live Movie Maker, I need to be able to add up to 250 photos, add title pages and text in slides, plus the odd video file or two, arrange them chronologically, add several music tracks and if required fade them in/out and trim. Easily preview the project and when its OK export to various formats and DVD. Has anyone any clues where I should be looking I don't mind paying but not more than 25 if possible.

SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 01:02
Shotcut. Free, cross platform, open source. Monthly updates. No ads, no money required. Lot's of video tutorials on Youtube, and their forum is helpful.
Plus, it's not a steep learning curve.

royd63uk

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 08:28
fastone
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

my pbase gallery

SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 08:44
royd63uk wrote:
fastone

So much of what the OP wants to do cannot be done in Faststone (as good a program it is mind you)

royd63uk

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 09:05
Sorry miss read the post
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

my pbase gallery

davidrobinson

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 10:17
SteveLedger wrote:
Shotcut. Free, cross platform, open source. Monthly updates. No ads, no money required. Lot's of video tutorials on Youtube, and their forum is helpful.
Plus, it's not a steep learning curve.

Hi Thanks for that I have installed and tried Shotcut but found it a bit daunting, perhaps I need to spend a bit/lot more time understanding how to use it. I will give it another try. If anyone who's used it has any tips on how to begin with it I would much appreciate it. Regards David

cabstar

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 10:30
Do use Lightroom this is a function within it
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 10:57
davidrobinson wrote:
SteveLedger wrote:
Shotcut. Free, cross platform, open source. Monthly updates. No ads, no money required. Lot's of video tutorials on Youtube, and their forum is helpful.
Plus, it's not a steep learning curve.

Hi Thanks for that I have installed and tried Shotcut but found it a bit daunting, perhaps I need to spend a bit/lot more time understanding how to use it. I will give it another try. If anyone who's used it has any tips on how to begin with it I would much appreciate it. Regards David

Like I said, there are lots of tutorials on Youtube as well as the Shotcut site.
I use it all the time and am quite active on the Shotcut forums, which is where you should be asking your questions about it.
Be patient with yourself, you've only just installed it for heaven's sake

SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 11:04
cabstar wrote:
Do use Lightroom this is a function within it

For one thing, there is no facility to add and edit audio tracks in LR slideshows.

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Mag07

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 12:48
Or just try the steps here - link to get it installed again. It's still available to all Windows users. I have it on my win10 PC.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 12:58
You'll find the link to the Windows Essentials site results in the notice that it's finished and unavailable. All that site is trying to do is sell you their Filmora Video Editor alternative.
Microsoft ended support for Essentials 2012 on Jan 10, 2017. It is no longer available for download from the MS site.

johnriley

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 14:40
Although we have to pay for it, our favourite slide program is Pictures2Exe, from www.wnsoft.com
Best regards, John

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SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 21:26
Looks good, John - but not cheap.

davidrobinson

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 21:56
johnriley wrote:
Although we have to pay for it, our favourite slide program is Pictures2Exe, from www.wnsoft.com

I like the sound of Pictures2Exe I think the Essentials version at $69 might do me it looks to have most of what I might need. What version do you use John. Regards David
Oops just found out $69 converts today to 58, this might be a bit too rich for me for the occasional slideshow for friends.
Last Edited by davidrobinson on 08/04/2017 - 22:04

JAK

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 22:31
I don't use these but this one's free or 15 for the full version:
http://icecreamapps.com/Slideshow-Maker/
Reviewed here:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/download/audio-video-photo/icecream-slideshow-maker-2...
Seems you can try before you buy!
See it in use on YouTube here.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 08/04/2017 - 22:36
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