Do you get a huge collection of Christmas photos and videos? It is the season for family reunion and gatherings. People use their phones to shoot photos and record videos to cherish the happy moments. However with so many pictures it could be tedious work to sort and save them. Some photos may need to be edited, duplicate or similar ones can be deleted, you may want to get rid of those blurred pictures and videos. I would select some of the photos and videos and make a story-telling movie with them. It is a good idea to add text, narrations, animation effects and background music to the Christmas photo shows and save them as video clips. There are many video editors and slideshow makers can help. There can be no learning curve at all as long as the slideshow tool is designed with easy to understand interface and workflow. Filmora fits my needs well and is the best slideshow video maker I have ever seen. It didn’t take long before I got familiar with it. With this photo slider builder I made many stunning Christmas photo slideshows for archive and sharing with my family. HD Christmas photo shows worked beautifully on HDTV as well. I was terribly proud of them when watching these high quality slideshow videos on big TV screen with my family and friends. If anyone who also have the problem of organizing his or her huge photo album or want a creative way to share the happiness with family and friends I would suggest this slideshow movie maker.
Note that you can also use it to edit or enhance videos, merge two or more video clips into one, rotate videos, convert black & white videos, overlay multiple videos & pictures, and many more. Check out some of its amazing features below.
Filmora slideshow maker & video editor features
- 1. Convert photos to videos with music and dynamic transition effects;
- 2. Edit, rotate, trim, crop, merge videos;
- 3. Mix photos, videos, music in one video;
- 4. Optimize video output for all kinds of devices like iPhones, Android, TV sets, DVD players, and more;
- 5. Directly upload videos to your YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, account without leaving the video maker program;
- 6. A lot of transition effects, text styles, filters, icons, clip arts and more.
I also found the pictures slider creator makes better slideshow videos and were much easier to handle. According to my experience, I would firstly gather all the photos and video clips into a new folder on the desktop. Use descriptive names to rename them and include number in the beginning of their names. By doing so, I can easily recognize and choose the media files without preview image thumbnails and the numbers help sort them in the sequence. Some slideshow editors don’t provide tools to edit source images, thus you need a professional image editor, like Photoshop, for this part of work. Filmora video maker however comes with powerful image editing and video editing tools. This saves a lot of work. After a few tries, it never disappointed me.
For example, it can edit photo white balance, temperature, tint, exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, vibrance, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, hue, saturation, luminance, vignette, etc.
Steps to make Christmas photo slideshow videos
It is a lot of fun to turn static photos to dynamic movies using this easy slide show maker.
To do that, simply follow these easy steps.
1. Prepare source photos, videos
You can take my advice as specified in the last paragraph to rename and sort photos and videos. It was my personal experience and I think it might be helpful to you as well.
2. Load media files to the video maker
Click File >> Import Media >> Import Media Files or Import a Media Folder to add photos and videos to the movie maker. After that you can find them in the media library of the video maker.
Press CRTL+A on your keyboard to select them all in the media library at the top left section and then drag and drop them from the Media box to the timeline or story-board at the lower section of the slideshow video creator.
Since the source files are already well sorted in sequence, you do not need to manually rearrange them in the timeline. If you need to change the order of photos and videos in the timeline, you can click on image thumb of the picture or video clip and hold, then drag and drop it to a new place in the timeline.
3. Edit slideshow movie
This is the most interesting part of the whole work. You can add all kinds of elements to enhance the slide show and make it alive, like Hollywood movies. For example, you can customize transition effects between slides, set slide display time, fade in/fade out, add music, record voiceover, record PC screen, record video using your computer’s camera, add filters to photos and videos, overlay special effects on the footage, pick and apply various shapes, clip arts, and so on. You can find more details from this guide to Christmas slideshow video.
4. Save, publish and share your Christmas slideshow
You can export a copy of the HD photo slideshow movie to your computer, burn slideshows to DVD disc, make and play the HD photo slideshow on TV and share your happiness with family and friends. These high quality Christmas photo show movie fit big TV screen well. They will look wonderful on big TV screens.
If you want to save a copy of the Christmas photo show video to mobile phone or send them to friends’ mobile phone, you can firstly go to export the video to mobile phone optimized format from Export >> Phone, then choose your target devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy phones, smart phones, Android generic, Nexus, and so on; Then find the Christmas slideshow video from the output folder of the video maker and copy the Christmas photo slideshow from PC to your mobile via USB; finally transfer slideshow to others using a chat app like WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype, WeChat, Line, Viber, etc.
Publishing slideshow videos to websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter is also a great way to share the videos with friends and family. As we mentioned above, this tool can help you directly upload videos to your YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook account without leaving the video maker program. From the output screen, you can find options for YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. Sign in these accounts from the video maker program, customize the video settings then upload. When done, you have the best quality stunning Christmas slideshow videos on the web. They are optimized for fast transfer on the internet and compatible with desktop and all major mobile devices.