For most newlyweds, wedding photos or videos could be the best way to memorize the happy wedding moments. Slideshow is the best way to recall these happy moments. Some people may wonder how to make wedding photo slideshows with wedding photos on Macbook or iMac. This guide offers the detailed solution by using Leawo’s professional photo slideshow maker software.
Part 1: How to Make a Wedding Slideshow on Mac with Wedding Slideshow Maker
Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, also acting as an expert wedding photo slideshow maker for Mac users, could help people easily create slideshows from photos and music on Mac (including Mac OS X 10.6 and later). With this photo slideshow maker software, people could freely make use of their wedding photos to create wedding photo slideshow videos for convenient playback or online sharing, even allowing you to add your favorite music as backgroud music.
On your Mac computer, free download and install this photo slideshow maker software. It has its Windows counterpart, therefore Windows users can download and install Leawo Video Converter Ultimate to create wedding slideshows on Windows.
As the main interfaces of these two programs look like exactly the same, the step-by-step methods of creating photo slideshow are the same as well. The following tutorial is based on Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Check it out!
Guide on how to make a wedding slideshow on Mac:
Step 1: Import source photos
Switch to “Convert” module on the submenu after you enter the main interface of the program. Click the “Add Photo” button to browse and import source photos you want to turn into photo slideshows into this photo slideshow maker. Selected photos would be automatically generated into a photo slideshow upon loading. You could click the thumbnail icon to play back generated photo slideshow.
Step 2: Edit photo slideshows
Click the “Edit” icon on the preview panel to enter the “Slideshow Editor” interface, where you need to open “Video” panel to adjust Video Settings (photo duration, transition duration, transition effect). You could adjust photo position via drag-and-drop, and insert other photos into the created photo slideshow on the photo timeline.
Open the “Audio” panel on the editing panel. You could click the “Add Music” button or directly drag wedding music/song from your computer into generated photo slideshow. You could drag one or several songs as background music, change music position and adjust output audio effect.
Step 3: Set output format
Next to the “Add Photo” button, click the drop-down box (named “MP4 Video” by default) and select “Change” option to enter the Profile panel, on which you could select profile as output format.
Note: If needed, you could reopen the drop-down box and then select “Edit” option to enter the Profile Settings panel to adjust video and audio parameters of output profile, including: Video Codec, Bit Rate, Aspect Ratio, Resolution, Frame Rate, Audio Codec, Audio Bit Rate, Channel, etc.
Step 4: Output wedding photo slideshow
On the main interface, click the big green “Convert” button, set the output directory in the “Save to” box and then click the bottom “Convert” button to start converting generated photo slideshows to desired format.
In addition to outputing common wedding photo slideshows, Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac also supports wedding photo Blu-ray or DVD slideshows output. The following step-by-step guide will show you how to burn wedding photos into wedding photo Blu-ray or DVD slideshows.
Detailed steps to create a photo Blu-ray/DVD slideshow with Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac:
Step 1: Import source photos
Open the “Burn” module and then click the “Add Photo” button to browse and add photos you want to turn into slideshow and burn to Blu-ray/DVD. Selected photos would be automatically generated into a photo slideshow upon loading. You could click the thumbnail icon to play back generated photo slideshow. Set output disc type, quality and aspect ratio at the bottom.
Step 2: Disc menu setting
Select a disc menu template from the right sidebar and preview it by clicking the middle of selected disc menu.
You could design disc menu by clicking the pencil icon on the preview panel. You could add personal image, video and music as background, reposition titles, change title content, adjust text color, size, font, etc. After designing, click the “Save” button to save designed menu into Custom group.
Step 3: Start to burn photos Blu-ray or DVD slideshows
Click the green “Burn” button. On the popup sidebar, set “Burn to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. After doing these, click the bottom “Burn” button to start burning generated photo slideshows to Blu-ray/DVD.
Part 2: Tips for an Amazing Wedding Slideshow
With program like Leawo Video Converter Ultimate, it is very easy to make a wedding slideshow. Before you start to make your own wedding slideshows or make wedding slideshows for your family and friends, you can follow some tips in order to create an amazing wedding slideshow.
To ensure the wedding slideshow is something that your guests look back on fondly, follow these tips:
- 1. Keep it short and sweet.
- Two songs will be enough, definitely no more than 10 minutes: one song to highlight the bride and groom’s pre-relationship lives, and a second song for pictures of the two of them together.
- 2. Keep everything in order.
- College! Nursery school! Prom! Girl Scouts! As a baby in the bathtub! High school graduation! No, no, no! Organize photos in chronological order as best as you can.
- 3. Use the same number of photos of the Bride and Groom.
- Nothing’s more awkward than a slideshow that plays like a promotional reel for half of the couple. Bride! Bride! Bride! (Fuzzy picture of the groom.) Bride! Bride! Bride! Bride! (The groom’s dog.) Find enough pictures so that each person is represented equally.
- 4. Go easy on the friend shots.
- Of course the slideshow is about the people who surround you as a couple, too. But one group shot of your sorority sisters is plenty.
- 5. Use high-quality photos.
- If you find yourself squinting to bring a picture into focus, don’t use it..
- 6. Play it a few times before your big day.
- Remember the substitute teacher who could never get the VCR to work? Don’t be that guy. Have your electronics in order well in advance. And do a couple dry runs, just in case.