When you've just visited the kids or grandkids (or both), you return home with tons of cute pictures to share with friends or other relatives. The same thing goes with weddings, vacations, pics of the new puppy, etc. Instead of posting them to your Facebook page, try this super-cute program to make customized, animated slideshows, complete with music and sound effects.
The program is called AlbumMe, and it's a very easy-to-use slideshow editing tool that comes with more than 70 animated templates and an array of visual and sound effects. When you're finished creating your unique slideshow, you can embed it into a website or export it to a shareable format.
AlbumMe allows up to 500 photos per slideshow, so you can get every shot of the vacation or wedding into your customized animated album. It can even import short video segments. Here's how it works.
Once you open the program on your PC, click 'New' and import your photos. After that, you can edit them individually by cropping them or changing the contrast or colors. Once you're done there, you choose a template, perhaps for a holiday. There are plenty of options. You can add in music during this step as well, or sound effects in the next step.
This step is called 'Decorate,' and here you can choose frames, various clipart, add text or sound effects to your slideshow. This part is the most fun to personalize for yourself or the intended recipient of the slideshow.
Once you're done, you simply publish the slideshow and you can send it in an email or export it to various file types. The trial version is free, and if you like the program, the full package is $39.99. Just click the blue download button below to get started!