It feels quite fresh to view your great photos in a slideshow way. A slideshow helps to turn your still photos into dynamic movie with music, transitions, effects, and more. With so many photo slideshow programs available on the Internet, creating slideshow is just a piece of cake. However, regarding various factors you may take into consideration, like reliability, speed, output options, theme templates, sharing options, photo editing features, etc., it is no easy task to create a satisfying slideshow. In this post, I’d like to share the best photo slideshow software for Windows 8 – DVD photo slideshow professional developed by Socusoft.
This Windows 8 slideshow software covers almost all features of its competitors. It lets you make a slideshow of your favorite photos in several simple steps. You just add and organize photos, add background music, apply transitions, choose album theme, select DVD menu template, specify output format, then an exquisite slideshow with your favorite style will be created within minutes.
Now let me show how you can easily and quickly make a photo slideshow movie or burn a photo slideshow DVD using this slideshow software for Windows 8.
Create Photo Slideshow on Windows 8
1. Download and install DVD Photo Slideshow Professional onto your Windows 8 computer
DVD Photo Slideshow Professional is fully compatible with Windows 8.
In the main interface, you will see there are 3 main steps to create photo slideshow using this Windows 8 Slideshow Maker: Organize Photos, Choose Menus, and Burn Disc.
2. Add and organize photos
Click File -> New Project to create a new slideshow project. Then you can drag and drop photos from your computer hard drive to the project.
When the photos are imported, you can rotate, add blank images, adjust exposure, arrange slide order, set album thumbnail, etc.
Double click the single photo, and you will go to the Photo Configuration window. There, you can apply transition effect, specify transition duration and photo duration, set Pan & Zoom, add text, insert ArtClips, add subtitle, adjust brightness and contrast, etc. for each photo.
3. Add background music
Go to the Transition & Music tab, and you will be able to apply transitions and add background music.
Learn how to make a slideshow with music.
4. Select album theme
In the Album Theme tab, you can choose a theme template for the current album. There are dozens of templates for you to choose from. You can easily find one to create birthday slideshow, Christmas slideshow, Thanksgiving slideshow, wedding slideshow, valentine slideshow, vacation slideshow, and more.
Switch to the Album Preview tab, click the Play button, and you will check out the real effects of your slideshow.
5. Choose DVD menu (for DVD burning purpose)
If you have built more than one album, and you are going to burn your slideshow to DVD, it is strongly suggested that you select a menu for your slideshow DVD for better playback control. There are also a great numbers of menu templates of choice, like for wedding, memorial, scenery, collage, Christmas, Easter, vacation, sports, party, etc.
You can also customize background music, background images, menu navigator, font, etc. for the menu.
6. Output slideshow
When your slideshow is ready, you can choose to either burn the slideshow to DVD/Blu-ray discs or encode the slideshow into video files. This Windows 8 Slideshow Maker offers a list of optimized output profiles for your choice. You can easily create slideshow for playing on popular mobile devices like iPhone 5S/5C, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, Android, Archos, PSP or for uploading to YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, etc.
DVD Photo Slideshow is also available for Mac OS X users.
Learn more about DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac.