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How to make birthday slideshow for your family or friends

Every year we grow older, and things just keep changing around. So although we have birthday every year, each birthday is just different, and each one is important. Photo is a good tool for me to keep the memories ,growth experience or just happy times. It’s also a good idea to make the photos into beautiful birthday slideshows for birthday party. Good birthday songs is also indispensable. I have found some : .

So here let’s go into the main topic about – How to make a birthday slideshow for your family or friends. It’s very simple. First, there are somethings we should prepare in advance: photos of course, songs, a slideshow software. We will use Slideshow DVD Creator, for it is the simplest software I’d ever used.

1. Download the software and install.

The software can be downloaded for free from : This free version has the 36 photos limitation, so please notice.

2. Add Photos and songs into software.

In the left panel of the software, there are “Images” and “Music” button on it. Click the two button to go to the folders which contains the photos and songs. Just drag & drop them, you can have them added.

If you’d like to change the order of the photos, drag them in the photos list directly. If you’d like to change the order of the songs, click the name of the songs, then change them in the pop-up dialogue.

3. Insert a blank image into the beginning and add some text into it.

Click “Slideshow – Insert blank image” from the menu bar of your Mac, then you can select a blank image from the “Add a Blank Image” dialogue . Drag it to the beginning.



Next you can add transition effect for your photos. Then set time for them to make the slideshow more desirable.

After you finished the slideshow, you can click the “Play” to preview it. Then you can encode it into mov/ mp4 video format, or burn it into DVD by using the built-in DVD player.



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How to make slideshow in mp4 format on Mac

You may like to make your photos into slideshow and enjoy it. But you may be headache when you want to upload the slideshow to, such as Youtube or Facebook, or when you want to sync the slideshow to your mobile phones so you enjoy it on trip and so on. There are many slideshow software you can find online, free or paid. And there are some which can encode slideshow to video format. But which one is the best. I recommend MP4 since it is the most widely supported.

So here I want to show you how to make your own slideshow  and encode it to the MP4 format. So you can enjoy as you like. The software I chose to use is Slideshow DVD Creator.  According to its name, you can know that it is a dvd photo slideshow software. But it can not only burn slideshow to DVD, but also can encode slideshow to MOV/ MP4. Of course, it is convenient if you also want to burn your slideshow to DVD, for it has the built-in DVD burner.

OK, back to our topic, Let’s see how to make slideshow in mp4 format.

First, download the soft from, and the download is free. After you install the soft on your Mac, you can see the interface like below:

run mac slideshow dvd creaot
You can add both photos and songs into the software by just drag & drop. Of course, you will have no limitation on number of songs. And after you added them, you can change their orders. Just click the name of songs you can have a dialogue pop-up where you can set order of songs. For photos, please see screenshot as below:

arrange photos on mac
Next, decorate your slideshow by using the transition effects and themes which the software provides. There are many other functions you can search by yourself. It’s very simple to find out. Such as: add empty images; add text into photos, sync the slideshow & music; Pan & Zoom effect; set play time for each of your photos and transition effects and so on.

After you finish your slideshow, click “play” button to see it. If you are satisfied with it, click “Slideshow DVD Creator” in left top corner of your Mac screen, to specify video output format(MP4) and video format.

video setting
Click “Share -> Encode to Movie” from top menu bar, in “Share Video” window, enter title and description, select Video size(such as 1080p). Finally click “OK” , the program will begin to encode the slideshow to a video file.

create video slideshow

You now have your MP4 slideshow video.



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How to make your baby slideshow to share on Facebook

It’s popular to share your photos or videos on Facebook with your Facebook friends. Compared with uploading loads of photos, I’d like to make photos into a slideshow, and use many beautiful effects to make it more beautiful. Also to mothers or fathers, babies are the most important in their lives. Here I want to show you how to make your baby’s photos into slideshow, then upload it to Facebook.

As a amateur, I’ve tried several different kinds of software to help me. And the simplest one I’m now using is Slideshow DVD Creator. From the name of the software, you can know that the software can help you burn your slideshow into DVD. But also, it can help you  encode the slideshow you made into mov/ mp4 video format.

First, we have to download the software from its website :

Then we can open the software to start our project. Steps as below :

  • Only by dragging & dropping we can add our baby photos into the software. And here is a “music” option of us to add our favorite song as background music, of course, you can have more than one music as background music.
  • Then we can manage the photos and music, such as change the order, remove the one that we’ve added by mistake or others.
  • Next, click the button between photos to select transition effect for our photos. For the most time, I will just find one transition effect, and click  “Apply to All” to make all the photos have the same transition effect. Of course, you can set different one for different photo.
  • After the transition effect, Let’s set photo play time and transition time. There are default time for your photos. In general, the play time is the same for all your photos, you can set them to make them different.
  • Of course, we would like the music ends just the same as the photos ended. Here you can use “Sync Music & Slideshow” to achieve the goal.
  • Last, you can encode it to mov or mp4 now.

Let’s see some screenshot:

add song to slideshow
sync slideshow and music
create video slideshow
From the help page of Facebook, we can know that Facebook supports all video types, but MP4 will be the best. So we will choose to encode the slideshow to mp4 format.



Now, please go to facebook, and upload your slideshow to enjoy your baby slideshow with your friends.

For step-by-step tutorial, please go to




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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.

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Slideshow DVD Creator User Manual

Slideshow DVD Creator can help you create professional-looking slideshows in minutes. And can export the slideshows to mov/ mp4, burn it to DVD or upload it to Facebook/ Youtube for sharing. Also you can enjoy the mov/ mp4 slideshow files on your iPad/ iPhone or other mobile photos.

1. Launch Slideshow DVD Creator

Download and install Slideshow DVD Creator on your Mac computer. When you run it, you can see the following main sreen.

run mac slideshow dvd creaot

2. Add Images

Click the “Images” icon on left top side, you can select photos from iPhoto and listed Folders. If you have just put photos in a new folder that is not listed, drag the folder from your computer to “FOLDERS” list. Click the folder and you will see photos displayed under folder area. Select photos and drag them into the software.

add images

3. Organize photos

Arrange Photo Order: You can arrange photo order by dragging and dropping. Also you can arrange photos by clicking this icon, and arrange photos in “Arrange Photo Order” window by dragging. To delete photos, you just need to select them and press “DEL” key.

arrange photos on mac
Delete Photos: You have two ways to delete photos. Way 1, slect photos from the photo list at bottom of the screen, and click the trash candelete slides. Way 2, read Arrange Photo Order guide above to delete photos.

Set Time For Slides and Transitions: The default time for all slides is 4 second, and 2 second for transitions. However, according to needs, you can set different time for each slide / transition, or set same time for all slides / transitions.

    • Set time for each slide / transition: Select the photo / transition that you want to set time, and double-click the time below. Set time by dragging “Photo Show Duration” and “Transition Duration” timeline.

change slide time

  • Set time for all slides / transitions: Click “Options” icon, then drag “Time for each photo” and “Time for transition effect” timeline to set time duration for all slides and transitions.

set slides transition time

4. Add and Organize background music

You can add multiple songs as background music. It allows you to organize music and sync slideshow to music.

Add Songs: Click the Music iconmusicto add music from iTunes or folders on your Mac. If the folder that contains songs does not appear in the “FOLDERS” list, you can drag the folder to “FOLDERS” area. Click the folder name from “FOLDERS” list and drag songs into the software. After adding songs, you can see the music listed at the bottom of the sreen(below photo thumbnails).

Organize Songs: Click the added music name to bring up “Background music” window. You can play, delete, add and arrange music.

add song to slideshow
Sync Slideshow To Music: To make slideshow time match music time, you may need to sync slideshow to music. You have two ways to do this. Way1. Click the “Options”, in “Slideshow Settings” area, Click “Sync Music & Slideshow” button. Way2. Click the clock icon sync, then click “Sync Music and Slideshow” button.

sync slideshow and music

5. Choose Themes

The program provides kinds of themes for choosing to customize your slideshow. Click the “Theme” icon and select a theme for your slideshow. You can also customize it with a beautiful background image.


6. Change Transitions

The software can apply random transitions between slides. However you can change them. Click the dice icondicebetween two photos and select transition effects. You can change transitions one by one. Also you can set the same transitions to all slides.

Apply one transition to all slides: Selct a transition, check “Apply to All Photos” and click “Set” button,


7. Add Text

It will be fun to tell your photo stories by adding text. Click “Slideshow -> Add Text” from the top menu bar, enter text in “Edit Text” window, then you can customize font, color, size and roation for text. You just need to click and drag the text to the place where you want to put it.

add text on slideshow

8. Design pan & zoom effects

Click “Slideshow -> Add Text” from the top menu bar, you will see Pan & zoom window. Scale and rotate a photo to set the start and end frame. Preview the effect by clicking “Play” button.

customize pan and zoom

9. Set DVD Menu

Click “DVD Menu” from the left panel, you will see DVD Menu window. There you can enter DVD Title, subtitle into the DVD menu, and you can also select theme from “DVD Menu Theme”, we have prepared some for you. Also you can set background music by clicking the “Select Music” button.

set dvd menu

10. Preview the slideshow

Before outputing the slideshow, you can preview it. Click the “Play” button to preview the slideshow.

11. Set TV system and DVD Video Aspect

You need to select TV system and DVD video aspect before burning a slideshow to DVD for playing on TV. Click “Options”, in “Slideshow Setting” window, slect TV System from NTSC and PAL, and select DVD Video Aspect from 16:9 and 4:3.

dvd for tv setting

12. Burn a slideshow to DVD

Insert a DVD disc into Mac. Click the “Burn DVD” button, in “Burn Disc” window, click “Burn” button to begin burning the slideshow to DVD. After the burning is finished, you can play it on TV or DVD player.

burn slideshow to dvd

13. Output the slideshow to a video file

Besides burning slideshow to DVD, you can output it to a mp4 or mov video.

Video Output Setting:To specify video output format and video format, click “Slideshow DVD Creator” in left top corner of your Mac screen,

Create A Video: Click “Share -> Encode to Movie” from top menu bar, in “Share Video” window, enter title and description, select Video size(such as 1080p). Finally click “OK” , the program will begin to encode the slideshow to a video file.

video setting create video slideshow

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