Take your Dad on a trip down memory lane by creating him a personalized photo and video slide show. It’s easy to do and will be a huge hit with the entire family.
Here’s what you need to get started!
- Gather old photos and video clips to include in your father’s day slide show. Dig up old photos from the past, holiday photos or anything you find that would make a great addition to your slide show. Search online for pictures of shows you used to watch together or places you visited as a child for that extra special touch.
- Import your photos into slide show software to create your show. You’ll want to choose a slide show tool that’s easy to use and gives you the flexibility to output to multiple formats. Windows Movie Maker is programmed into my computer so I have made one from that, but for extra jazz SmileBox is an excellent tool for creating slide shows for any occasion! see the details below
Smilebox is a simple application for PC or Mac lets you quickly and easily create slideshows, invitations, greetings, collages, scrapbooksand photo albums right on your computer. With more than 1000 customizable templates to choose from, you’ll find inspiration around every corner. With their new iPhone app you can share your moments on the go as well.
And Smilebox gives you more ways to share: Facebook, email, blog, printing at home or to a store, and burning to DVD. Smilebox makes sharing photos with your family and friends easy, unique and memorable.
- Create your slideshow. With most Slide show making apps you can quickly get started by using the built-in wizards. Just click-through the steps to add your photos and any video clips you have, import a soundtrack, add effects and you’re done! Go back and add fun title slides or captions to any photo!
- Decide how you’d like to output your slide show. DVD for playing back in the living room, Email for playing back on a laptop or to project during a dinner or event, you may even want to output to YouTube or Facebook so friends and family from far away can enjoy the slide show you’ve put together for Father’s Day.
Never under-estimate the power of a Father’s Day slide show. You’ve created a special keepsake and touching tribute that everyone will love watching. Photos from the past are always fun to look back at. With the addition of a touching favourite song of his, you’ve got a recipe for success! (just don’t forget to bring the box of tissues – there won’t be a dry eye in the room!)