Creating and Customizing Slideshows

CyberLink MediaShow lets you create and customize a slideshow that includes both your photos and videos. You can select from a number of styles, and then add background music, text and color boards.

To create and customize a slideshow, do this:

  1. Select an album, folder, search tag, people or select and hold all of the photos you want to include on the tray.
  2. Click the Create Slideshow button on the Home tab. CyberLink MediaShow displays all the selected photos in the slideshow and in the thumbnail panel along the bottom.
  3. Edit the slideshow as follows:
    • use the rotate buttons to orientate the photos as required.
    • select Add/Arrange to add and arrange the media in your slideshow as follows:
      • select the Videos tab to browse to and add video clips into the slideshow.
      • select the Photos tab to browse to and add more photos into the slideshow.
      • select the Color Boards tab to add a new slide with a custom background color. Color boards let you insert a break into your slideshow, or you can use them for titles and credits. Select the color of the color board from the color panel, and then click Add Color Board.
      • once you are done adding all of your media, arrange the order of all the slideshow’s slides by dragging them to a new position. You can also auto arrange the media by date or name by selecting MediaShow arrang14 Creating and Customizing Slideshows .
    • select Design and then the Slideshow Style tab to set the slideshow’s style as follows:
      • select the Slideshow style and transitions used between the slides in the slideshow from the list.
      • select the Aspect ratio of your slideshow. It is recommended that it is set to the same aspect ratio as the majority of the media in the slideshow.
    • the Enable slideshow opening page option adds an opening page and text at the beginning of the slideshow.
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Note: if the slideshow opening page was previously disabled, to enable it you must select Enable slideshow opening page, back out of the slideshow editor, and then reenter to add the slideshow opening page.

  • select Use description as default text for CyberLink MediaShow to use the media file’s description when adding text to a slide.
  • enter in the Display duration of each slide or photo. This does not alter the length of any video clips included in the slideshow.
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Note: you can customize the transition used on each slide, and its duration, by selecting a slide and then clicking the Properties button in the slideshow editor.

    • select Design and then the Slideshow Music tab to set background music for the slideshow. See Slideshow Music Settings for detailed information.
    • select Add Text to include a text description on a slide. Use the keyboard to enter or modify the default text on all of the slides in your slideshow.
      • To modify the text font properties select MediaShow textfont Creating and Customizing Slideshows .
      • To modify the effect the text uses during the slideshow, select MediaShow texteff2 Creating and Customizing Slideshows .
      • Select MediaShow textpre9 Creating and Customizing Slideshows to preview all of the text on the slide or MediaShow textre10 Creating and Customizing Slideshows to remove it.
    • select Properties to customize the transition used and the duration of the selected slide, which can differ from those set for the entire slideshow. For videos in the slideshow, use the slider to adjust the level of the background music and the video’s audio when the video is displayed. Drag the slider all the way to the Music side if you want to completely mute the video’s audio in the slideshow.
  1. While editing the slideshow, use the playback controls to continually preview your slideshow. Select Save to save it and work on it later.

Creating and Customizing Slideshows