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Please note: You want to download SlideShow Ultimate? Then you are in the right place!
SlideShow Ultimate is now called Video Vision and SlideShow Premium has become Photo Vision. More information is available on the new product page.

Add photos and video

With just a few clicks, you can create your first slideshow. Click the large plus (+) icon on the toolbar and select your images and videos. You can repeat this step at any time to add more images.

Alternatively, you can drag an image from the toolbox directly to the timeline.

You can move images in the timeline around by clicking on them with your mouse and dragging them to the desired space.
Use the storyboard, with its clear overview, if you want to sort your images.

Add images
Adding captions/titles to images

Adding captions/titles to images

Captions may be easily added to one or more images. Select the image in the timeline and click the "Text" tab in the "Object settings" window. Now, you are able to enter your image caption, change the font style and color, and select special effects and animation.
To position text, simply move it with the mouse within the layout designer.

Note: you can set your own default font under Extras -> Program settings -> Default image settings.

Adding sound

Click the music note icon (♪) to open the background music list. Next, click the plus (+) icon to select the desired music files. You can change the order of the list by using your mouse to drag and drop the files.

The order and length of the songs will be displayed as a wave along the bottom track of the timeline. Here, the songs can be rearranged, shortened, and overlapped, and you can adjust the volume by using the volume rubberband.

Pro tip: if you want to add multiple sounds/music at the same time, instead of putting them in the soundtrack bar you should use multiple sound objects, and that way you can have more tracks.

Adding sound
The Chapter - working with multiple tracks and animations

Multiple tracks and animations

For those who want more, AquaSoft Vision and Stages offer a wide range of animation and design capabilities. The software offers an unlimited number of image and sound tracks. The tracks are not immediately visible, but are realized by using Chapter objects. Drag a chapter from the toolbox to the timeline and add images or other objects from the toolbox to the chapter. In its expanded state, you will see the field where you can create new tracks. Chapters can also be nested.

Ken Burns Effect and Zooming/panning

Select an image you want to zoom into and activate the "Edit zoom & camera pan" function in the Layout Designer by clicking the camera icon. The dashed selection frame marks the visible area at the start of your motion.
Add another time marker with the plus symbol. Resize the dashed frame and move it to the detail of the image that should be zoomed in. If you increase the value of the second time marker, the duration of the zoom will increase.
Run this action in the Layout Designer to check the result.

To pan across an image, for example, to create a panorama or a portrait, you also have to enable the "Edit zoom & camera pan" in the Layout Designer. For a left-to-right pan, resize the selection frame and move it to the left edge of the image. Add another marker and select the section at the right edge of the image. Increase the second marker's timer to make the pan run slower.

Tip: Combine zooms and pans subtly to slowly draw the viewer's eye across your scene.

Cool effects with camera pans and zoom
Inspiration

Looking for even more inspiration and ideas?

The creative possibilities in Vision and Stages are endless.

Stay up to date on the blog with the latest tutorials, example slideshows, and photography tips. On Facebook we have lots of good articles and shareable quotes and photos. Finally on YouTube we have quick tips and extended tutorials. Whether you are interested in HD/Blu-ray, for travel route animation, cinematic effects or universal aperture, it's always well worth a visit.