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Spotlighted Show: Savvy Slideshows

Photo By: Sarnia Minnicks of SBM Portraits

This week’s spotlighted shows come from Tina Pecht at Savvy Slideshows. Tina initially used ProShow for personal, family, and friends videos to document special occasions. This grew into a business when she began to offer multimedia Christmas Cards. Her concentration now is on small business promotional videos. She also creates videos to promote her photography and slideshow videos.Continue reading

How to Make a Quick Instagram Teaser Video with ProShow

Love our fun freebie effects teaser videos for Instagram? You can make your own teasers too because ProShow makes it easy for you to make videos specifically for Instagram. If you’re looking to promote your new product or service, creating a quick teaser video is the way to go.

Instagram now lets you upload up to 60 seconds worth of video instead of the short 15 second limit they used to allow. What hasn’t changed is that they don’t support uploading videos directly from your computer or website. That won’t stop us from making videos we want to share. Continue reading

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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Instagram Rolling Out New Profile Pages

Today, Instagram announced that they will be rolling out new profile pages for all users this week. Profile pages are a collection of a user’s shared Instagram photos in a web page. The new profile pages will allow users to comment, like and follow users on the web.

From the Instagram blog:

To see your profile, or to explore a friend’s profile, simply navigate to[username]. For example, in order to view Nike’s profile, @nike, you’d navigate to on the web. If you don’t see your profile yet, be assured that you’ll see it in the next few days. We’re rolling out profiles to everyone on Instagram over the course of this week. You can find more information on Instagram profiles below the photos in this post, as well as in our help center.

What do you think about the new Instagram profile pages? Also, be sure and follow us @photodex on Instagram and we’ll follow you back!


Instagram 2.0 Features High-Res Photos and New Filters

Fans of the camera-friendly app, Instagram, can rejoice with the news of version 2.0 being recently released. The new version boasts higher-resolution photos, new filters and the ability to turn on and off borders on photos.

By far, the most requested features from both pros and amateurs alike has been higher resolution photos. Instagram increased their photo size from 612×612 to 1936×1936 on the iPhone 4. Read more about all the new features in version 2.0 on their website.

Here’s a collection of cool Instagram photos snapped by Photodex’ers in our Austin office!

‘Birds Barbershop’ by Brandon

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