SLIDESHOW CREATION FAQs How does the process work?
It starts with the submission of a slideshow order form to determine your goals for your project. You will then be contacted with access to a dropbox folder for you to upload your images to and an email invoice for payment. The slideshow will then be created. A draft of the completed slideshow will be posted to a private YouTube channel for you to view. Any changes necessary will then be discussed and completed. The completed project will then be uploaded to the dropbox folder in an MP4 format for you to download.
What if my images are not all digital?
You can choose to scan them at 300dpi minimum resolution and upload or arrange for drop off/shipping with us. If you require photo organizing assistance prior to submitting photos, view our photo organizing page for more information.
Can I choose whatever music I want?
Any music used must legally be licensed for commercial use, not purchased through Itunes. We have access to a large database of great, licensed music with many up to date songs. We do our best to find great music to suit your project needs.
Do I get to choose the order the images show in the slideshow?
Absolutely! If there is a preferred order, please number each picture in the preferred order. This is your story after all. (filename with a number after it) We suggest ordering them chronologically or by theme.
HOW DO I SUBMIT PRINT PHOTOS? 1. Please place any print photos in order they will appear in the show and place in a ziploc bag, envelope or folder. If you are breaking your show into sections (e.g. Early Years, College, Wedding, Kids Growing Up, Travels) please put each section in a separate envelope. Email us to arrange for transfer of photos. 2. Number print photos on the back using pencil or sharpie marker. Avoid ball point pen as the ink can rub off on other photos. Post it notes are a great way to number photos too. Email us to arrange for transfer of photos. 3. If you are scanning your own photos, please scan at a minimum of 300 dpi and save as file names in the order they will appear in the show (e.g. 001.jpg, 002.jpg and so forth).
HOW DO SUBMIT DIGITAL PHOTOS ?
1. Contact me by email with the email address you would like the Dropbox Folder shared to. Upload any digital pics to the Dropbox folder upon receiving access. Please organize images into labeled subfolders in order they will appear in the show. If you are breaking your show into sections (e.g. Early Years, College, Wedding, Kids Growing Up, Travels) please label each section in a separate subfolders. *File Backup: ensure all files backed up in case you need extra copies years from now! How long should my show be? It depends on your audience. Who is your audience? A small group of close family and friends? Or a large wedding reception? A good rule of thumb is keep it short & sweet for larger gatherings – 8-12 minutes or so. For close friends and family, there is no limit.
How many photos should I pick? 50 photos – 4-8 minutes (1-2 songs) 100 photos – 8-9 minutes (approx. 3 songs) 150 photos – 12-14 minutes (4-5 songs) 200 photos -- 17-18 minutes (6-7 songs)
How should I organize my slideshow? You are telling a story…with a beginning, middle and end. Most people organize things chronologically, but dividing into themed sections can work well too. Some popular theme sections are: Grandkids, travels, Holidays.