How to Make YouTube Photo Slideshow Online

By | September 26, 2013

If you’d like to make a slide show with your photos and share it online, you do not need any third-party application to help you. You can create vivid photo slideshow video on YouTube directly. The Upload page of YouTube allows you to create online photo slideshows easily. Just select pictures from Picasa album or upload photos from your computer folders, and you will get an online YouTube slideshow after clicking several Next buttons. The slideshow movie will be published to your YouTube channel and pushed to your subscribers. You will also be able to embed the slideshow video into your blog or website and share the slideshow video to a lot more social websites.

Now let me show how you can create a YouTube photo slide show online:

1. Visit YouTube website and log in to your account.

2. Click The Upload button at the top of the web page.

3. In the Upload page, choose to Create Photo Slideshow in the sidebar.

create youtube photo slideshow

4. Then you can start to select photos for your slideshow.

select photos for youtube slideshow

When the photos are added, you can rearrange them.

5. Then you have the options to add background music, select slide duration (from 1 second to 10 seconds), set slide effect (Pan & Zoom or not), and apply transition effects (14 transition types in total). You can also set the slide duration to Fit to Music so that your slideshow matches the music perfectly.

edit youtube slideshow settings

6. Click the Upload button to start to upload your slideshow to YouTube.

The process is easy and fast. However, the slideshow created with this online method is just far from attractive. First, you cannot customize the photo duration for each slide. That’s to say, if you choose 2 seconds as the duration, then the duration for all the photos is 2 seconds. Then, though you can apply transitions for the slideshow, you also have only one single choice for all. It is that inflexible that the created slideshow can be never professional. To make a YouTube slideshow movie with your desired style, it is recommended using this Photo Slideshow Maker instead. It has enough features to help you make a satisfying slideshow and create your own masterpiece.