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Author: Stacy | Website: http://www.ourpix.com
This tutorial is copied from http://www.ourpix.com. For reading whole tutorial included the generated Youtube slideshow and photos, please visit http://www.ourpix.com/tutorial/make_photo_slideshow_for_youtube.html

Many photo fans have upload DIY photos movie onto YouTube. Making your own movie to share with other YouTube members isn't as complicated as you may think. This tutorial explains how to do that with photo album maker in simple steps.

All you need are list below:

Things you'll need:
1. Your digital photos;
2. Digital photo album maker (Wondershare Photo Story Platinum is recommended);
3. YouTube ID (Free to register);
4. Your favorite music (Optional, as backgroud music for movie).

Let's begin now ! Step 1. Start the program to add your favorite photos and music
Run Photo Story Platinum(Get free trial here), you will see the interface as below. Create your own album, and import your digital photos and background music. Besides drag and drop to add photos to story board, you can also realize it by double click.

Step 2. Apply the animated styles
The big deal of Photo Story Platinum is “styles". It offers 200+ animated effects styles to satisfy all your demands for any special occasion. In order to create a stunning flash slideshow, you can choose the dazzling styles to apply flash effects. When you select one style, drag it to the timeline, then double click it to preview the real-time effect in corresponding region below. Watch more free styles now!

Step 3. Set Intro/ End animation
Gorgeous Intro/End animation effects can give people profound first impression. This software offers different excellent Intro/End effects to choose from, just preview and pick your favorite. You can also add your album information, such as title, director, cast, etc, and set the text effects like movie style.

Step 4. Select the decorative elements
To make your flash photo album more funny and lively, adding some adorable elements is absolutely necessary. Here you can add your customized text caption with different text effects, stunning scene effect, animated clipart and sound in flexible timeline.

Step 5. Publish
After you preview the whole photo slideshow and feel satisfied with the effect, select "Publish" tab and click "Create Video". And then select the right output format like "MPGE-4”, “AVI-Audio-video Interleaved" or "WMV-Windows Media Video" format, all these format are supported on YouTube.

Tips: YouTube Upload Tips ( Videos saved with the following settings convert the best ):
Output Format: MPEG4-4 Movie(*mp4)
Resolution: 320x240
Audio: MP3 audio
Video Frame Rate: 3frames per second frame rate (30fps)

Step 6. Upload video to YouTube
After you generating the MPEG4 file, login your Youtube ID, choose " Account" and click "Upload " button, and then select "Upload a video", write down your video title and description. It's better to enter tag for easily searched by others.
http://www.youtube.com/my_account

Step 7. Finish !
Now your YouTube video is ready to share with the world! Show your creativity and happiness in Spring travel right now. Would you like to see my production on Youtube?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCYqnF00jjU

» Level Basic

Added: 2008-04-11
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