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A Year in Review with Jeff Cable

Award-winning photographer Jeff Cable has made it a tradition to create a year end slideshow highlighting his favorite images in the past year. From shooting in Tanzania during an African Safari workshop to capturing the world’s greatest athletes in action at the Rio Summer Olympics, Jeff’s had a jam packed year of exciting experiences. Watch his video above full of incredible moments.

Get started on your best of slideshow for 2016 and collect your favorite photos and videos then drop them into ProShow. With ProShow’s easy-to-use creative tools you can customize and share your videos. Use songs from the built-in music library in ProShow 8, add some lights and shapes from the new FX Pack 7, or the wizard to achieve the perfect look faster. Check out the tips below.

5 Quick Tips for Creating Your Year in Review Slideshow

1) Choose your best images/videos and sort before you launch ProShow
When you drop your photos and videos into ProShow, they’ll be in order and ready to go! Use the wizard to get a show quickly made and make tweaks to timing and FX to customize the look.

2) Add an intro slide with the year you’re re-capping
Include your name or business logo into your intro and outro as well.

3) Estimate your show length
Check out our handy slideshow calculator tool to gauge how many images to use in your show to match up to your music.

4) Pick the right song
ProShow 8 and ProShow Web’s music library has hundreds of great tracks to pick from. Choose a song with a nice beginning, middle and end to help tell your story.

5) Use consistent effects
Just because ProShow has hundreds of effects available doesn’t mean you should use them all in one show! Pick a handful of your favorites and repeat throughout the show to keep your audience engaged and the show flowing. You can also use the built-in wizard themes for ProShow Gold, ProShow Producer, and ProShow Web and this will automate the process for you.

Have you made a Year in Review slideshow? Share a link in the comments below or by submitting it to be a spotlighted show on our blog. Select the Blog Submission option.

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Kathy is the Marketing Coordinator at Photodex. She likes to be creative with photography and programs like Photoshop. What she thought was a hobby growing up became a career. She enjoys living in Austin, but also loves to adventure to new places.