Video:Create a Slideshow in Windows Movie Makerwith Don Schechter
Transform your static photos and images into an entertaining show with the slideshow feature in Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker.See Transcript
Transcript:Create a Slideshow in Windows Movie MakerHi. I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to create a photo slideshow in Windows Movie Maker.
Import Slideshow PicturesI've already got Movie Maker open and I'll start by importing photos to create a slideshow with. I'll go to File, Import into Collections. This brings up the Import File window. Under file types click the dropdown menu and select Picture files. I'll select some of my pictures. I'll hold down the shift key and select all of them.
If you want to choose several pictures individually, hold down the Ctrl key and click on them. Now I'll hit import.
Our pictures show up in the Collections folder. Click on the collections button and right click on collections and click new collection. I'll rename this collection pictures. Now I'll click and drag the pictures into this new folder.
Slideshow TimelineNow I'll put some pictures on my timeline. If you can't see the timeline click on the Show Timeline button option. You can drag photos one by one to order them on the timeline, but I'll just highlight them all and drag them to the timeline.
Slideshow EffectsNow I'll add effects to the pictures. I'll click on the collections dropdown menu and select video effects. I'll put an ease in effect on every clip by clicking the effect and dragging it.
Slideshow TransitionsNext I'll select video transitions under the collections dropdown menu. I'll scroll down and choose Wipe, Wide Right and drag it between each picture in my timeline.
PreviewNow I'll drag the play head to the beginning of the timeline and hit the spacebar to watch my slideshow.
There are many transitions and effects you could use for your photo slideshow to make it more interesting and fun.
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