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How to Make MP4 Photo Slideshow on Mac
If you have lots of photos taken with your digital cameras, cell phones, or other mobile devices, most probably you'd transfer them to your computer for backup, management or enjoyment. However, the still pictures may look a little bit monotonous. Why not make a dynamic slideshow of your favorite photos with music, theme, transitions, effects, text, and more? Why not turn the still photos into moving slideshow videos and bring them to life?
As to the output video format, I believe MP4 is the best choice. It is due that MP4 is compatible with most modern mobile devices and it allows streaming over the Internet. If you choose to output your photo slideshow as an MP4 video file, you will be able to easily get it transferred to portable devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Xbox, and more for playback. You can also upload the video file to video streaming websites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. for sharing with your online friends. Moreover, you can copy the video to a USB drive for playing on the big screen of HDTV.
A pretty good Mac app that creates MP4 photo slideshow with ease is DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac. With this slideshow maker, you can turn photos and music into a vivid slideshow movie in no time. There are various transitions, themes, Pan & Zoom effects, etc. to choose from. Beside, you have the choices to set photo duration and transition duration, crop the images, add text, rotate the photos, arrange the photo order, and more.
Now let me show how you can create MP4 photo slideshow video on Mac using DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac.
1. Download and install DVD Photo Slideshow onto your Mac
DVD Photo Slideshow works with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later. Below is the download link:
2. Add photos and music
In the Images tab, you will be able to browse all the photos in your Mac. You can drag photos from iPhoto library or other folders in your Mac hard drive to the timeline.
Switch to the Music tab, and you will be able to add music from GarageBand or iTunes library to the timeline. You can load songs from other folders in your Mac hard drive as well.
3. Set theme and transition
Click the Theme tab, and you can select a theme for your slideshow. You can also click the Customize button and select a background image for the theme.
By default, the transition effects will be applied randomly and marked as dice icons. You can click the dice icon and select the transition effect you like. You can also choose to apply the transition to all photos.
4. Preview your slideshow
In the process of creating your slideshow, you can click the Play button to preview the real time effects.
5. Encode slideshow to MP4 video
Click menu DVD Photo Slideshow Professional -> Preferences... to go to the Options window. There you can specify the path and format (MP4 or MOV) for the output file.
Here, just choose MP4 as the output format.
Then click menu Share and choose Encode to Movie.
In the Share Video window, you can write title and description and set Video Size (Medium - 360, Large - 540p, HD - 720p or HD - 1080p) for the output video.
Note: DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac offers a lot more options to make a perfect slide show. Click to learn more about how to use DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac. It can also be used to burn photo slideshow to DVD on Mac.comments powered by Disqus