How to Make a Slideshow

The following guide will show you how to make a slideshow using Fotophire Slideshow Maker on your Mac computer in detail.

Step 1. Start Program

Go to Finder > Applications and find Fotophire Slideshow Maker, and double-click the icon to start the program. Or you can right-click the program and start it.

How to Make a Slideshow - Start Slideshow Make on Your Mac

Step 2. Select Template for Your Slideshow

The first step is selecting a template for your slideshow from the menu bar at the left side of the program window.

How to Make a Slideshow - Select a Template for Your Slideshow

Step 3. Personalize Your Slideshow

3.1 Add & Edit Photos or Vidoes

Add Photos & Videos: Scan the folders at the lef side of the program window to select photos and videos, or you can drag and drop the files into the program directly. After adding the photos or videos, you can do:

How to Make a Slideshow - Add Photos or Videos to Your Slideshow

Add a New Style: Besides the main style you use, you’re also allowed to add a new style to your slideshow. You can call up the panel at the bottom of the program window, and click the Add Style button to add a new template to your slideshow.

How to Make a Slideshow - Add a New Style to Your Slideshow

Add Intro: You can add text to your slideshow to express yourself. You’ll only need to click the Add Intro button below the Add Style button. Then you can add text into the slideshow.

How to Make a Slideshow - Add Intro to Your Slideshow

Arrange Order of Your Photos/Videos: You can arrange the order that the photos or videos show in your slideshow. You only need to call up the panel at the bottom of the program window, and drag the thumbnail of your photos or videos to the position you want.

How to Make a Slideshow - Arrange the Order of Your Photos & Videos

Edit Photos or Videos: You can edit your photos or videos in the program as well. You only need to move your mouse onto the thumbnail of the picture, and click the Edit icon at the lower-right bottom, then you can enter the editing window.

How to Make a Slideshow - Edit Photos or Videos
  • Crop: You’re allowed to crop the photos to make it match your slideshow.
  • Effects: You can add different kinds of photo effects to your photos.
  • Duration: Besides the default displaying time, you’re allowed to add the extended time to display a specific photo.
How to Make a Slideshow - Edit Photos or Videos

Change Style: If you’re not satisfied with the current style you’re using, you can change another style by clicking the Switch button at the left side of the panel.

How to Make a Slideshow - Change Style of Your Slideshow

3.2 Add & Edit Background Music

Add Music as Background Music: In the left sidebar of the program window, you can choose the Music tab, and add music from your computer. Or you can select the Fantashow Music folder and select the preset music files.

How to Make a Slideshow - Add Music as Background Music

Edit Music: Move your mouse to the name of the music file, and you’ll see the Edit button at the right side. Click the button to call up the editing dialog.

How to Make a Slideshow - Click Edit Button to Edit Music

Trim Music: You can trim the music files by setting the Trim Start and Trim End time. Then click the Play Trim Music to check whether the music is OK. Or you can use the full music track for your slideshow.

Audio Settings: You can make settings for your slideshow music.

  • Volume: Adjust the volume of your music track by dragging the slider below Volume option.
  • Fade In: Set up the location where the music files starts playing.
  • Fade out: Set up the location where the music files finishes playing.
How to Make a Slideshow - Edit Music Settings

Step 4. Save or Share Your Slideshow

Now it’s time to save or share your slideshow. You’re allowed to do make following choices:

Computer: Select a video format for output, and then choose the video quality of your slideshow. After that, you can name your slideshow and choose a location to save it. Then you’ll need to click the Create button to create your slideshow.

How to Make a Slideshow - Save Slideshow to Computer

Device: Select the device you want to create your slideshow for, and then select the quality of the slideshow. After that, select a target folder to save your video, and click the Create button to making a slideshow for your device.

How to Make a Slideshow - Save Slideshow for Your Device

DVD: Name your DVD, select quality and TV standard, then check Burn to DVD, and select the Burning Device you want to use. After that, check whether you want to create DVD folder or ISO files, and select a target folder to save your files. Then click the Create button to create the slideshow.

How to Make a Slideshow - Burn Your Slideshow to DVD

Social: Select a social sharing site you’d like to share the video, and click the Share button to share the videos to the social sharing site.

How to Make a Slideshow - Share Your Slideshow to Social Sharing Sites