Preserve the Magic of the Winter Holidays

By: Lookaa

Are you faced with the question again: "What to get your favorite memories for the holidays?" Well, an idea that inspires - make a show-n-tell cool flash photo movie, your friends, relatives and neighbors will experience their photos in a new light as slideshows full of movie magic on TV! The following article contains three parts: why you create photo movie, which software can realize it, and what're the skills to make your movie more magic.
Why you create Xmas photos movie:
1.Perfect Xmas memory with numerous transition effects, text, and music, not just photos.
2.Share joy on TV by burning it to a DVD, or enjoy it on iPod, Zune and website with friends during the carnival party.
3.Save Xmas story on DVDs, hard disk, or online space for a long time as you want.
4.Present the unique story DVDs as Xmas gift to each you care.
5.Take your favorite Xmas photos from simple to marvelous riches.
6.The ideal holiday gift for all photo fans.
Which software helps you create photos movie:
With today's photo album maker software, everyone can make the professional-grade photo movie easily. Many software like below can help you get the job done.
If you have a legal version of windows XP, you can get a free program, Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP. And Picasa is also free software download from Google that helps you organize all the photos on your computer; edit your photos with a few simple clicks, but Picasa 2 works with Windows 98 or later.


Wondershare Photo Story Platinum is the most innovative and powerful slideshow software now. It is available for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. It's different from Microsoft Photo Story software. What's the secret? --- Animated Styles. 100+ elaborate effects templates to satisfy all your demands for any special occasion. Besides that,?It' s very easy to create a customized DVD photo movie with photos, and you can add music, transitions, and dazzling effects and make beautiful DVD menus. During my using this program, I find it is powerful in outputting result. It creates .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .3gp, .flv video for iPod, Zune and 3GP Cell Phones, YouTube, etc.
You can use iPhoto to create slide shows if you have a Mac. It allows you add music, transitions, and motion effects transitions. You can turn your slide show into a QuickTime movie. The QuickTime movie can then be burned to CD.
What're the skills to make Xmas movie more magic:
It is very easy to create photo movie from your photos with photo album software yourself, but it is not easy to create some magic movie. According to my experience for using these three album programs about Microsoft Photo Story 3, Picasa, and Wondershare Photo Story Platinum, The key to make your Xmas photo movie awesome like these flash samples is simple: making good use of the software. Take Photo Story Platinum as an example, the skills as below are very useful.
Apply the dazzling templates subtly: when you select the templates, you can do it as one template to one photo, but if you choose the "advanced template" to match four or five relative group photos, it will combine your photos to a serial segment to make your Xmas movie more professional.
Select the decorative elements for winter holiday: Remember to choose the suitable decorative elements for winter holiday. For example, among the "effect" element list, fire cracker effect and slip effect are all good spice to display your Xmas atmosphere.
Use the animated intro/end effects: It gives you "FULL movie" with intro, movie scene, and end parts. During your movie intro and end setting, the "scroll" text effect and "snow "intro/end styles are very suitable to Xmas movie.
Take full advantage of this software and keep eyes on the animated templates so as to get your perfect Xmas photos movie. If you want to know about the basic operation, you can click the demo tour here. A good news is that in this special Xmas season, many companies provide the special offer like Wondershare Photo Story Platinum, Microsoft Photo Story 3 and Picasa, don't miss it.

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