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4 Tips for Making a Halloween Slideshow

Happy Halloween! This time of year is full of fun activities and a lot of creativity. Make sure you snap plenty of pictures of all those Halloween and Fall themed festivities because you’ll want to use them to make a memorable Halloween ProShow slideshow.

Below are some fun ideas of photos you can capture and helpful tips on putting together your slideshow. It’s also a great way to share those moments with friends and family.

1. Halloween/Fall Photo Ideas

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • DIY Costumes + Props
  • Kids in Costume – Ready to Trick-or-Trick
  • Fall Foliage
  • Pumpkin Carving Process + Final Results

2. Halloween Music + Sound FX

Bring your slideshows to life by adding a little spooky music from our selection of songs in the built-in royalty-free music library. From Bach’s famous piece featured in dozens of Hollywood movies, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, to a playful melody with sinister harmonies, Mischievous Ghosts, there’s something to match everyone’s video.

Check out a quick preview of our favorite Halloween themed songs + sound FX below.

ProShow Music Library is available for ProShow 7 and up. You can find these tracks under the following categories: Cinematic, Piano Solo, Sound FX, Chill Lounge, Jazz/Swing, Ambient/New Age, Classical, and Traditional.

3. Halloween FX

Add a little trick-or-treat surprise to your slideshows with some of our Halloween themed FX including flying bats, spiderwebs, and jack-o-lantern transitions. Plus, there’s also some fall themed slide styles/borders that are perfect for those pumpkin patch photos. You can download them all directly from ProShow for easier access and workflow.

You can also create your own special effect…like the lightning effect in ProShow Producer. It gives your photos a flickering candlelight vibe that’s perfect to include for this time of year.

Learn how to create the lightning effect step-by-step here: Create a Spooky Lightning Effect in Producer for Halloween Slideshows

Watch the FX in action below.

This slideshow was made in ProShow Producer 9.

4. Outputs

So, you’ve added all the finishing touches to your slideshow, now it’s time to share it with your friends and family. ProShow makes it super easy with over 50 publishing formats for watching on TV, online, and devices. Easily post shows on social media, even share through a USB flash drive, or burn directly to DVD, Blu-ray, and AVCHD. With ProShow 9 now you can output to 4K for ultra-high quality slideshows.

Share your Halloween ProShow slideshows with us too! Submit your video to be a spotlight on our blog. Be sure to select the blog submission option.


Got the Right Tool to Build Your Slideshow?

With all of ProShow’s built-in creative tools like the automated wizard, instant effects, and the royalty-free music library you can make an awesome video slideshow in minutes. Get started with ProShow Gold 9 or ProShow Producer 9.

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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.