It’s that time of year again, when thousands of students say goodbye to tests and books and hello to the real world. I remember my graduation; my dad balancing on a folding chair with his Sony shaky-cam, trying to capture every moment while risking serious injury. No matter what you go through to get graduation photos, you’ll probably want to show them off on Facebook—it’s the quickest way to reach everybody, after all.
Now, you could just do what’s popular—most people simply upload all their photos to Facebook in one unorganized album and let their confused friends and family pick through them at will. If you’re looking for a more creative solution though, you could compose a touching and impressive slideshow combining your favorite music along with photos and video clips. It’s fun, fast and best of all—easy. Here’s how to do it, using our signature slideshow tool, Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe.
To better follow along with the tutorial below, I recommend you download this free trial version. This tutorial is based on the Windows version, but you can find a quick and easy tutorial for Mac at the download page below.
How to Create Facebook-Ready Slideshow with DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe
Ok, let’s get started. After you download and install, run the program when prompted by the pop up window, then follow these easy steps:
1. Organize: Add your Photos/Video Clips
Click the “Add Files” button to bring up the Browse window, and then select Photos/Videos. When you import your video, transition slides will be inserted between photos/video clips automatically.
2. Personalize: Customize Your Slides with Themes, Effects & More
Once you’ve uploaded and ordered your slides, click the Personalize tab to make it your own. Here you can click once to apply transition effects like fade, slide, 3D cube and more. Explore the other menus in this tab to really make your show pop:
- Motion: Add animations to your slides to add excitement
- Clipart: Celebrate your theme by adding art to your slides
- Intro/Credit: Add text captions, credits and more in tons of different fonts and styles
- Effect: Add filters and frames to each slide to make it unique
- Pre-Audio: Add voiceovers, or your favorite music with this tool
3. Create: Preview and Post Your Show
When you’re happy with your slideshow, click the Create tab output the video to a Facebook-friendly format, or Youtube, Android, iPhone, PSP and, of course, DVD. Press “Start” to render your slideshow to fit Facebook.
When the conversion is complete, just go to www.Facebook.com, click Add Photo/Video > Upload Photo/Video > Choose File, browse your computer for the video (the default should be C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe) and you’re done. Your video should finish uploading in a few seconds and you’ve shared your masterpiece with all your friends—it’s that simple.