PhotoStage 7.44 is a perfect program that allows you to create a slideshow from your favorite photos using a number of built-in easy-to-use tools.
Besides that, Photo Stage also possesses an intuitive and simple interface. You can launch the program quickly by importing images and media files through the “Drap & Drop” method or using the file browser. At the same time, you can insert a blank slide.
However, the program also supports the user to add effects (such as brightness, saturation, etc.) and transition effects.
In addition, you can preview slideshow, save the current frame as an image format, apply various clip effects, and so on. As soon as you are satisfied with the output, you can save your slide show to disc, hard drive, or mobile device as a Flash file. Or, you can upload it or create a DVD movie disc.
In the area “Options“, You can set the default cache directory, enabled PhotoStage to get rid of cache files at exit and automatically add transitions, set formats and specify the folder where the slide show is saved.
Some key features of the software PhotoStage
- Adjust brightness, hue and saturation
- Crop, rotate and flip photos easily
- Add text captions for slideshows
- Add video clips for a complete slideshow
- Preview any changes made in real time
Refine the effects of the photo
- Choose from a range of transitions available
- Added support for size and Zoom mode
- Fade Effect will give your slide show a professional look
- Preview effects in real time
- Customize the duration of the effect
Offers many effective sound tools
- Add multiple audio tracks to your slide show
- Record dialogue with the press of a button
- Enter recorded dialogue
- Combine multiple audio tracks together
Share slideshows with family and friends
- Burn slideshows to DVD and watch them on your TV
- Upload directly to YouTube or Facebook and share online
- Save to PSP, iPod, iPhone or 3GP
- Export video slideshows as flash files
- Full HD support
Outstanding advantages of the program PhotoStage
Easy to use
You can drag and drop images to arrange slides. Or, convert entire folders of photos to slide show with function Quick Create.
Provides many effects
Includes: Fade, Zoom, Crop, Panning, Zooming and more to make your photos come alive.
Refine and enhance your photos or videos with optimization tools.
Add thousands of photos and video clips, and add captions, sounds, and dialogue.
Easy to share
Burn slideshows to DVD, save as video file or optimized for mobile and web devices.
Instructions for installing and using Photo Stage
The installation will take place very quickly. After clicking Accept in the first dialog box, in the following dialog box, the software will ask if you want to install additional software from the same manufacturer or not. Here, you remove all checkmarks (leave no settings attached), and then press the button finish to complete the installation.
Create the Slide as you like
Using the software is fairly simple. From the main interface, press select Add Photos and Media files to add image files and music files to the software library.
Then, use the right mouse button, drag and localize to select all the files you have added to the software library, then click the ‘Add to show’ button to make these image files ready for slide content.
After putting the entire file on the slide, you select any image file on the slide to add motion effects to that image. After selecting this image file, the above dialog box will appear, providing a list of effects that you can choose from to apply to the image.
You can select multiple effects simultaneously with 1 image. Once selected, you can press the Play button in the right dialog to preview the selected effect.
Note: if you click multiple effects, the effects will overlap, this sometimes makes the slide become messy. The list of effects selected will be listed by the software. Any effect is not needed, you can press the X button to remove.
Select each slide in turn to add effects to the image.
After adding all the effects, you select ‘Add transitions’ and then select the effects to convert images between slides. This is an intermediate effect, when finishing a slide and moving on to a new slide.
Here, you can choose a suitable effect and then press the button Play in the video viewer on the right to preview the effect. Continue to do each slide in turn.
Item Record Narration allows users to record their own voice, in case you want to send a message, or show it yourself to insert the slide.
Normally, when adding Media files (in step 1), you will add music files as background for the slide. However, by default, users will have to manually adjust the length of each slide to match the length of the music file. This can sometimes take a long time.
To fix this and to have the music file length match the slide show length, right click on the sound item on the slide (with the note icon), select Fit slides to the audio track duration, then press the button Change lengths in the dialog box that appears.
The length of the slide show files on the slide will now be automatically adjusted to fit the length of the music file used as the background.
After performing the editing steps, adding effects to the slide … click the button Save Slideshow on the menu. The outstanding feature of the software is that it supports saving slides in many formats, especially the support for exporting slides in 1080p HD format. This is an advantage that not all slide creation software can do.
At the dialog box Video output setup appears, you choose to save the slide file: burn directly to disk, save it as a file on your hard drive, save the file for mobile devices, or save it as a file to upload to online services (Facebook and Youtube) …
Here, choose Computer / Data to save slides as regular video files. Press Browse to choose where to save the file. Section Preset, you can choose the standard size of the slide file, here, we can choose the 1080p HD standard to get the best video quality. Then select the file format in the section File Format.
Finally, press OK to output to a video slideshow file. The image quality, sound, resolution of the video file are all very good and depend on the above settings of the user.
Automatically create Slideshow
In case you feel the steps above are too complicated and time-consuming, the software also provides the ability to create slideshow automatically, including visual effects, transition effects. picture, sound …
To use this function, press the button Quick Creat on the software menu.
From the dialog box Quick Creat Slideshow appears, press the B buttonrowser to select the folder containing the images to include on the slide. So, you should first put all the images you need to use into one folder.
Section Sound, Press the button Add, then find the music file you want to use as the slide background. After adding music to the slide, check the option Ignore default time and fit all images to sound track to match the slide show time to the length of the music file.
Below, you check the option Randomize transition type so that the software automatically creates transition effects between slides.
Finally, press Export Now. Wait a moment, the file save dialog as mentioned above will appear. You follow the instructions above to choose the appropriate video file format to save.