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Getting Started with ProShow Producer

Getting Started in ProShow Producer 7

New to ProShow Producer 7? Check out this quick run-through of the software that will get you up and running with your first slideshow in just a few minutes. Learn how to add photos and videos, choose music and FX and output your finished show. Continue reading

Getting Started with ProShow Gold 7

Getting Started with ProShow Gold 7

New to ProShow Gold? Check out this quick run-through of the software that will get you up and running with your first slideshow in just a few minutes. Learn how to add photos and videos, choose music and FX and output your finished show. Continue reading

5 Right-Click Gems in ProShow 6

5 Right Click Gems in ProShow

The right-click menus in ProShow have some really useful features that can speed up your workflow and get you to features and options quicker than other methods. Here’s a round up of 5 great right-click options that we think you’ll find very useful! Continue reading

Improve Your Slideshow’s Flow with Montages & Videos

Use a photo montage or video to help with the flow of your slideshow.

Flow — in terms of a slideshow, song or movie (anything that changes over time) is somewhat tricky to describe but you can feel it. It’s about energy and its relationship with the structure of the work. Most people can tell if the flow of a slideshow feels good (even if they don’t know why), because there is a feeling of momentum and new things around the corner and because… Continue reading

7 Tips for Making Any Slideshow Better (in Less Time)

7 Tips for Making Any Slideshow Better

Anyone who makes photo slideshows as a hobby or professionally knows that the quality of the presentations can vary quite a bit — we’ve seen videos range from tacky & over-the-top ridiculous, to stunningly gorgeous. Thankfully, you do not need to be a grand master of slideshows (or have tons of spare time) to turn out beautiful videos with ProShow.

The core principles for making any slideshow better can easily be learned and applied by anyone at any level, amateur or pro. Read on to see what tips our design team has to offer for different aspects of the slideshow creation ‘process’, from content prep to adding finishing touches.

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Creating a Slideshow for Instagram using ProShow

Make a video for Instagram using ProShow

From time to time we get questions about how to create slideshows in ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer and upload them to Instagram.

On the surface, this seems a bit like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.  Firstly, there is a very short 15-second limit for videos on Instagram, and secondly, Instagram does not support uploading videos directly from your computer to their website.  These roadblocks are not show-stoppers though. With a little creativity on your side, you can create a succinct and captivating slideshow.

PART 1: Creating your slideshow in ProShow

To start off, open ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer and click the “Blank Show” button on the New Slide Show window, then change the Aspect Ratio to Custom and choose 1 x 1. This will cause your show to be the square shape that Instragram requires. Enter your desired Show Title and click Create.

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Webinar: Making Reunion Slideshows for Fun and Profit

Learn how to make a reunion slideshow with ProShow

Join us on August 6th and 7th for a live Google+ Hangout and webinar about making reunion slideshows with ProShow! Photo organizing expert, Jenny Larson of Forever Digital Memories, will share insider tips for making memorable reunion video slideshows with ProShow.

Whether you’re making a show for fun or profit, Jenny will teach you how to turn your memories into a beautiful video slideshow, with neat tips and tricks along the way. Learn best practices for scanning photos and other non-digital materials, working with sound and motion to tell a story, show pacing and timing and output and sharing.

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If you can’t make the live event, we’ll be posting an archived video here on the blog and on YouTube shortly after the broadcast.

Hope to see you on August 6th + 7th!