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7 Reunion Slideshow FX Round-Up

Page Curl – Glossy Opaque – Bottom Right (Built-in Transition)

Summer is a popular time for reunions. Whether it be family, friends, an organization, or another kind of special gathering. One thing is for sure is there are lots of photos. It’s always nice to share some photos from the past to look back on or more current photos during the reunion. You can also take some photos during the current reunion to prepare for the next one. Continue reading

Summer Photo Checklist

Summertime is full of fun activities! From travel to a day at the pool. Make sure you document what you did this summer…including the little things like a melting ice cream treat or tan lines.

Save this cute Summer Photo Checklist PDF to print or pin it and start marking them off one by one!Continue reading

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.

Download the Handout >>

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!


How to Prep Your Photos for Great Slideshows

how to prep photos for use in slideshows

Today’s guest post comes Jenny Larson, owner of Forever Digital Memories.

If you are reading this blog, you know how great slideshows can be. When the right photos are set to the right music, something magical happens. People cry, people laugh, and the show becomes a treasured family keepsake. Continue reading

Top 5 Effects for Reunion Slideshows

We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite effects for reunion and family history slideshows. These will help turn your ProShow slideshows into timeless keepsakes for years to come!

The Page Curl
One of our most popular transitions is the Page Curl. It simulates the look of a page turning to reveal the slide underneath. This transition is built-into ProShow Gold and Producer.

Old Film Projector
This slide style adds projection flicker, dust and scratches to your photo for a cool old-timey look. Old Film Projector is available in StylePack 2.

Vintage 09
Found in the Vintage StylePack, this slide style simulates the look of having your photo or video projected on a movie screen.

This transition simulates clouds sweeping over your previous slide, revealing the next one. Available in Transition Pack 1.

Photo Mobile
This slide style uses 18 images to create a unique photo mobile effect. Three columns of images swing into view, each frame turns revealing a new image until the center tumbles out of view and a caption appears. Available in StylePack 3.

What are some of your favorite slide styles and transitions in ProShow?


Tips for Projecting Slideshows

A common scenario for reunions and events is to project slideshows on a large screen. Before you debut your masterpiece, here are some tips to ensure that your show plays without a hitch.

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How to Create & Share Reunion Slideshows

Summer is reunion time for many of us. Whether you’re meeting up at a casual retreat or a fancy reception hall, there’s no better way to take a stroll down memory lane than with a reunion slideshow.

To help you get started, check out our complete how-to guide, featuring tips, tools, downloadable goodies and inspiring sample videos. You’ll be amazed by how quick and easy it is to create a reunion show everyone will remember.

1) Plan, Prep and Get Inspired
Is your slideshow for a family reunion or genealogy tour? Class reunion? Military homecoming or unit reunion? Whatever the occasion, a good reunion show must begin with a plan.

Many people find it helpful to “storyboard” their shows.
This is just a simple tool for getting your plans on paper. Just sketch or list out the sequence of events in your show, and you’ll be less likely to omit things or go off on tangents.

Download a free printable storyboard PDF here.

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