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How to add text on photos for your slideshow

Nowadays, more and more people like to take photos about daily life, and share it with family, friends or people around the world through internet. Sometimes people like to share the memory as well as photos, and there are also times people want to make photos with more fun. It can simply be done by just add some text into the photos. Like this one as below:

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It really very easy to do thing like this, so here I will show you how I add text into photos, and make them into slideshow. The software I am using is Slideshow DVD Creator. Using this soft, you can both make photos into stunning slideshow easily, and add text into the photos.

So please follow me to see how we add text into the photos. First, of course, we download the free slideshow dvd creator from its website :

After you install and launch the software, click “Images” icon in the left panel, then select the folder which contains the photos you want to use. You can drag & drop the photos to add them into the soft. Click the photo you want to add text to, then it will appears in the right panel as below:


Click “Slideshow – Add Text” in the Mac menu bar as below, then the “Edit Text’ box will appear:


Shown as below, you can enter the text into the box, then it will appear on the photos. After you finish the text, you can adjust its font, color, size and the rotation.


After finish the adjustment, drag the text to the place where you’d like. And you can also rotate the text a little to make it have more fun.



Now, it’s almost done. After you are done with the photos, you can add music into the slideshow, and pick some DVD menu for it, so you can burn it into DVD. Or you can encode it to mov/ mp4 video, so you can enjoy it on your mobile phone device.



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How to make mov photo slideshow on Mac

Yesterday we took out dog to play in the park, and we have took many amazing photos of him. When we back home, we’d like to make them into a slideshow and want to play it on our iPad for sharing with families. How to do it? To achieve our goal, first we have to make the photos into slideshow, then we have to convert it to the video formats which supported by the iOS device, such as .mov or .mp4. So we can sync it to iPad through iTunes and enjoy it.

So, here comes the first problem –  how to make photos into slideshow on Mac. If you use the keywords – slideshow mac – to search in google, you will find many freeware or shareware, I finally picked Slideshow DVD Creator. Because it is really easy to use, even fully amateur such as me, can easily make a beautiful slideshow within minutes. And the soft can not only encode the slideshow to mov/ mp4 video, it also can burn the slideshow into DVD by using the built-in DVD burner.

After you get the mov slideshow video, then you can sync it to your iPad through iTunes. Let’s go directly into the steps:

The website is : First download and install the free trial version of the software. Then you can drag & drop the photos you took into the software as below :

add images
Of course, you can rearrange the order of the photos:

arrange photos on mac

Second, if you would like more fun, you can also add some music into the slideshow as background music.

add song to slideshow

Third, you can select transition effect for each photos, and set play time for the photo and the transition effect.

transition effect:

set time:

change slide time
Now, you can click the “Play” button to see the slideshows. If you want, you can also set theme for you slideshow, add text to the photos, sync the music and photo, set pan & zoom effect or manage the musics you added.

If you are satisfied with the slideshow you made, you can encode it to mov video now.

First, click “Slideshow DVD Creator’ in the left top of your mac, you can set ouput folder or the format there.

video setting

Finally, follow steps as below, you can encode the slideshow now.

create video slideshow

After you got the mov slideshow video. Connect your iPad with your mac by using the USB cable. Open itunes, sync the mov to the device and enjoy.

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How to add DVD menu for DVD slideshow

Make you favorite photos and songs into slideshow and then burn it into DVD is very simple. Slideshow DVD Creator can help you create a professional-looking slideshow within minutes. Drag & Drop your songs and images directly into the soft, then add transition effect, theme, text or others you want to be showed on the photos by just clicking the icons, then you can have your own slideshow.

Before burn it into DVD, you can also add DVD title, Menu or even background music for your DVD slideshow. Let’s see how to do it.

Of course, you have to download and install the Slideshow DVD Creator software. Although it is a shareware, but the download is free. And because the only difference between the full and the trial version is the limitation on photo number. You can have a full try before purchase the software.

The Website is : .

After you install the Slideshow DVD Creator, you can see the software screenshot as below. In the left panel, it has “Images, Music, Theme, DVD menu, options” for you. First you can add the photos and songs you liked to the software.

Welcome screen:

run mac slideshow dvd creaot
Add photos:

add images
Add songs:

add song to slideshow
Now you can have a simple slideshow with background music.  Then you can select transition effect for each photos. Of course, you can apply the same effect to all the photos as well. The transition effect will help show photos in different ways. Just click the icon between the photos.

so far, you can click the play button below the preview box to play your slideshow. Then you can adjust it according to your needs.

In many conditions, you may like the song and the photos and end at the same time. Slideshow DVD Creator also has the “Sync the images and music” function. Click the “Options”, then go to “Music” tab. By click the “Sync Music & Slideshow“, you can have them synchronized.

sync slideshow and music
Until now, you already have a stunning slideshow. Then you can set the DVD menu for your DVD now. Click the “DVD Menu” in the left panel, there pops up the DVD menu dialogue. You can enter DVD title and subtitle. And select Theme from “DVD Menu Theme“. Also you can add background music for the DVD as below:

set dvd menu
Last, set DVD video Aspect and TV system as below. Then you can insert the DVD disc into your computer, and click “Burn DVD” to make your own DVD.

dvd for tv setting



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