Video Editing Tutorials

Create a Slideshow Video with Your Travel Photos

By CyberLink Learning Center

In most cases, people take more photos than videos on their trips. Photos can be taken with smartphone, camera or DSLR. PowerDirector provides an easy way to create multimedia slideshows using your photos.

Upon launching PowerDirector, you will see 3 different modes – Full Feature Editor, Easy Editor and Slideshow Creator. If you want to create a photo slideshow, click on Slideshow Creator.

Step 1: Import your photos

You can either click on and select the files or folder you would like to import, or simply drag and drop the desired photos or folders into the media window.

If you would like to delete a photo, simply select the photo and click on to delete it.

If you wish to change the sequence of photos, click on a photo thumbnail and drag it to the location in the window where you want it.

When all settings are done, click on Next.

Step 2: Select a Slideshow Template

PowerDirector includes several photo slideshow templates for you to choose from. Here we select Cell template.

To add background music, click .

Click on for detail configurations.

In Slideshow Preferences, you can set:

Duration: Either have the photo slideshow length fit the music, or have the music length fit the slideshow.
Sequence: Timeline order means that the photos will be arranged in the slideshow by their order in the "Source" window. You can also choose to have the photos appear in the slideshow in order based on date & time taken.
Detect Face: When there are faces in the photo, slideshow can automatically zoom or crop the photo to emphasize the face.


If you wish to crop music, click on , and use and to crop the music to the desired length.

Click Next.

Step 3: Preview Your Video

You can preview your video by clicking

If you wish to change the sequence of photos in your slideshow, click on

To swap the sequence of photos in same template, click on an image and drag it to the block you would like to replace.

To change the cropped area of a photo, click on to re-select the focus area.

Click on Next.

Step 4: Export Your Video

When everything is done, you can produce your slideshow video. PowerDirector provides 3 production options:

Produce Video: Output your video to a file, device or upload it to the internet.
Create Disc: Create and burn to DVD, Blu-ray or AVCHD discs.
Advanced Editing: Continue editing with PowerDirector's Timeline interface.

You can select Advanced Editing if you wish to do further editing in PowerDirector, for example, adding a stylish title, overlaying some PiP animation or Particle Effects.

Now, let's take a look at the video finally produced!

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