I often receive requests from family and friends of create videos with photos. A sort of video memory, to be played on special occasions such as an eighteenth, a friend's degree or a family event. I have often used automated software such as iMovie to get a good result with minimum effort. The problem that, after a series of films made, the results obtained are very similar to each other.
As you well know, iMovie is a software only available for Mac. For those who asked me for a similar program for Windows, I have always had difficulty recommending one. To stay up-to-date with the latest news in this area, I started looking for the best programs to make photo videos. Today I would like to talk to you about Fotophire Slideshow Maker, a software made by Wondershare and available for both Windows and Mac.
Such software to be used for family occasions must be simple to use and quick to execute. Those who want to make more complex videos generally use professional software. For this reason, my final judgment will be influenced by the speed and simplicity of anyone who uses this program to create a memory movie.
Create a video with photos in a few simple steps
One of the strengths that characterizes iMovie is its speed in creating a new movie. You choose a template, import the photos and the game done. Fotophire Slideshow Maker moves along the lines of Apple's software, bringing this simplicity even into the Windows world. Available to the user are different templates, all different from each other and each with a well-defined theme. For example, you can choose the theme holiday, child or family. On the official website of the producer you can have a preview of the six most popular templates.
After choosing the theme you need to import all the photos we want to use to make the movie. The software automatically starts to process all this information until the final movie is made. At this point it is possible to scroll through the composition, change the order of the photos and also add background music.
Customize your movie
To make the movie more personal, you can add a background music track. Fotophire Slideshow Maker provides a list of 75 music tracks that can be used freely within the movie. However, it is possible to import other tracks by uploading them directly from your computer.
If the importation of some photos does not satisfy you, a series of tools is available to apply effects or make adjustments on each photo. For example, if an image does not fill the screen well, you can cut it or rotate it. Furthermore, the user can decide how long a photo must remain in the foreground. Each image, therefore, can have a different time on the screen, so as to be able to emphasize one click than another.
Obviously there is no lack of the possibility of adding effects to the photos to make them more pleasant or amusing. In addition to photos, you can also import movies. Through the integrated editor you can decide which part of the video you can view, being able to cut it or start it from a specific point.
Export the movie with a click
After completing the movie you can export it easily. If the goal is to show the video at an event, you can save the video in the PC's internal disk and then transfer it to an external drive or disk. Those who need to share it on social media, Fotophire Slideshow Maker allows you to upload the photo film directly to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other services. All in just a few clicks.
I always had a lot of difficulty recommending a software to make photographic movies on Windows. This is no longer the case today. I think that Fotophire Slideshow Maker of Wondershare is the prefect program for this need. Mac owners, instead, finally have a concrete alternative to the most famous iMovie.
Fotophire Slideshow Maker the ideal solution suitable for all those people who want to create a photo gallery in just a few steps and want a great result. Just add the photos, select the template and the game made. Moreover, thanks to the integrated photo editor, improving the end result is child's play.
Perhaps the first impact with software learning is not immediate, especially for those people who have never used such a program in the past. But past the learning curve, even the least accustomed to the technology can make his movie without the help of other people.
Fotophire Slideshow Maker a program to create videos with photos available for both Windows and Mac. You can download the free trial from the developers website. If the software satisfies you, then you can buy a license for $ 19.99 for an annual subscription or $ 29.99 for a lifetime license.