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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:56 pm
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Hi, I have 70 or so photos (tweaked in Lightroom) which I want to turn into a simple video / slide show, as one file, to share; ideally I want to add some music and text. Each photo is between 1 and 2mb in size -- I don't want to maintain that resolution, but equally I don't want any degradation that'd be visible on a 15" monitor.

I've looked at a couple of available on-line programs, but none's quite doing it for me. Both Movavi and Animoto chop off the top / bottom of portrait photos (or, if I chose portrait mode, leave landscape ones too small), and Adobe's Spark is rather clunky (could be my awfully slow internet connection) and has similar problems with portrait / landscape display (basically I want each photo to be as big as possible on the screen).

Any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation.

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Do you have access to an iPad or Mac? There are standard apps on there that will allow you to do this. In addition there is a nice app QUIK, made by GoPro that can also do this kind of stuff..
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Do you have access to an iPad or Mac? There are standard apps on there that will allow you to do this. In addition there is a nice app QUIK, made by GoPro that can also do this kind of stuff..
I ended up doing it in Adobe's Spark. Doesn't allow much customisation, but it worked ok. I've got a couple of other projects to do, so I'll try QUIK on my iPad.

I reduced the photo files to under 2mb -- what size would you recommend for QUIK?

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Just let the app handle it all for best results.
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Agree with Bahtatboy!
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Either Lightroom's been updated since I last posted, or I've discovered the Slideshow function (almost certainly the latter). Last week made some .mpv slideshows of around 100 photos each, together with a soundtrack (Van the Man for the trip to Ireland). Works well once you get the hang of it.
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I ended up doing it in Adobe's Spark. Doesn't allow much customisation, but it worked ok. I've got a couple of other projects to do, so I'll try QUIK on my iPad.

I reduced the photo files to under 2mb -- what size would you recommend for QUIK?

Thanks for your input.
You could use iTunes to create a simple slideshow and add music from you playlist, with very little effort.
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You could use iTunes to create a simple slideshow and add music from you playlist, with very little effort.
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