Category: Tips & Tricks

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All about Aspect Ratio: 16:9 or 4:3?

It’s all about the aspect ratio Aspect ratio, black bars, and distortion, are all topics that come up often in customer questions. Especially since the first decision you have to make when starting up the program is whether to create your project in 16:9 or 4:3 format. For those who...

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7 Photography Ideas & tips to inspire your inner shutterbug

Most of the photography ideas in this post require nothing more than an amateur’s camera, a tripod, and a pinch of creativity. It’s all about choosing the right timing, the right angles, and interesting subjects for your shots. Reflections Reflection photos can be as simple as taking a photo of...

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How to: making photos with Selective Coloring

Selective color photos make for stand out shots, focusing the viewers eyes on a particular focal point in the photograph. So it’s no wonder that they’re popular! They’re also quite easy to make; we’ll show you three ways to make them using two programs, Photoshop and GIMP (freeware). I’m going...

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12 Halloween ideas for adult sized fun

Make a Halloween video 1. Halloween video greeting card: One of my favorite childhood memories is of Halloween cards from my aunt. They always had a funny quote or joke on them and included $5, which of course was spent on pre-trick or treat candy. This Halloween why not send...

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More than just snapshots—photography tips

Many camera owners tend to quickly grab their cameras at the sight of an interesting subject and – click – to pull the trigger. But what comes out is often nothing more than a snapshot.   4 tips for taking better pictures Tip 1: Stabilize your camera Nothing is more...

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Sample slideshow: Retro Stripes

This template allows you to create a cool and quick show with stripes as the fade in and fade out. Just replace all the place holder photos with your own as well as the place holder music. If you would like to use the song that’s in the preview, “Discotek”...

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Quick Tip: How to add effects and filters to images

With Facebook and Instagram the competition is high for creating amazing photos to share. But with Slideshow 9 you can easily add effects and filters to images to create the perfect shot. Whether you want to show off the sunset, add life to your food photos, or just spice up some oldies...