Friday, September 5, 2014

Introducing Slideshow! by Fotor

There is a fun new slideshow maker from Fotor, called (and appropriately so), Slideshow. You may or may not remember me writing about Fotor awhile back. It is a free, easy to navigate photo editor, and it is awesome. If you haven't seen it, or want a refresher, you can find that post here.

Now Fotor has come out with a way to make a photo slideshow in a matter of minutes. Again the service is free, and it is easy to navigate and use. Right now there are 9 themes to choose from on the slideshow creator including Vignette, Classic, Snapshot, and Shades. You can have different music set to the background, and each option offers something new to the slide (like squares fading in, color & black and white mixures, etc.). 

I have to admit, it was fun to play around with for a bit, and I intend to go back and do some more later. For the purposes of this post, I wanted to see how quickly I could put together a slideshow. You can upload photos from your computer or from your Instagram, Facebook and/or Dropbox accounts. I decided to put together some pictures of my daughter and her ever changing hairstyles.

My daughter loves to experiment with her look (vegan hair dye, different lengths, styles, etc.)
The first left picture is her natural color, the next three pics are different styles/colors
she's had in the last couple of years, & the last right pic is how she has her hair right now.

My daughter is very  brave with her hair. She likes to experiment with it using vegan hair dye, different styles, different lengths, and even different hair accessories. I admire how much of a free spirit she is with her hair.

Blonde is her natural color, as you can see from the early pictures in the slide show, but she's had it brown, red, dark blonde, light blonde, blue (hair chalk), and right now it's black. To demonstrate how to use the slideshow, I thought I'd pull a few pictures off of my computer that show some of her different hairstyles, just for fun, and put them on Fotor Slideshow. I put a selfie I came across of her and her youngest brother too because the squished ears on the little guy crack me up.

Click HERE to see example I made on Fotor Slideshow.
This was put together in less than 3 minutes, with randomly selected music.
You can play around and make yours in so many different ways!
Then sharing, with the link instantly provided, is oh so easy!

The slideshow took less than three minutes to make . It was simply a matter of uploading a handful of pictures (that was what took the longest in the process, and even that didn't take long), putting them in the order I wanted, and selecting one of the themes.


This slideshow was from the 'Classics Theme,' and the music accompanying it was their choice.

Check out the Fotor Slideshow Maker to see what other themes, music, and ideas there are for creating a slideshow of your own.  It's a fun tool, and once you've made your Slideshow, you can easily share it on social media with the instant link they provide for you (like mine above).

You can learn more about Fotor's Slideshow by visiting their website. You can also find their app on Facebook, and/or follow them on Twitter.

91 comments:

  1. I am going to have to get over there and check it out. I can see myself playing around for hours on there :)

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    1. Me too! It looks really cool. I've got a zillion pictures I need to do something creative with.

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  2. She sure goes all colors of the rainbow haha looks like a great slideshow

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  3. Thats such a cool slideshow with your daughter! I feel like I need to do that for myself- I've only ever been DARK brunette, and LIGHT blonde. It'd be good to see the differences!

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  4. This is cool. I'm going to check it out.

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  5. How fun. How fun and then some.

    Have a great day Rosey and a fabulous weekend too. :)

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  6. Totally have to check this out and love Fotor for their easy social media cover photo makers, too :)

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  7. I am so going to check this out - How fun!

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  8. This is so cool. I like how quick and easy it sounds. I can't wait to try it out.

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  9. How fun will have to check them out son would love doing something like this with his friends.

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  10. Great slideshow - and LOVE your daughter's incredible eyes.

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  11. That slideshow is really pretty cool! Your daughter is too for trying so many different things. She is fun!

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  12. So much fun! I love all the great editing software that's available now.

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  13. Well, that looks like fun! I'll have to check it out!

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  14. That is such a fun way to share pictures!! I love sharing family memories like this.

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  15. Wow, this is great to know. Love the slideshow you made - your daughter is adorable!

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  16. How fun! I always experiment with my hair color, like your daughter. In June my hair was blue!

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  17. Too cute. I'm always thumbs and trips on things like this. I don't know if my brain gets in the way of my understanding or what. Lately I just cannot figure things out :( So I guess I'll have to enjoy things like this through you my friend if you don't mind! hehehe You're daughter is a Peach for sure! HUGS!

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  18. I like those slideshows. I take a lot of pictures so I would definitely use that.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this post. I have been looking for something like that to use my pictures with. Checking it out right now. =)

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  20. Thank you for adding instructions. I've got to check it out!

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  21. I will have to look into the vegan hair dye. In retesting. Back to the slideshows, seems easy to use and I like the final look

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  22. Your post could not have come at a perfect time. I have been needing a photo editor.

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  23. I love using photo apps and editors. There is something so much fun about redesigning a photo.

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  24. I really need to check this out. I have been looking for a simple way to do slideshows!

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  25. This is so cool! I have some great pictures that would be perfect for this.

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  26. I love learning about a new way to share photos. It's cool that your daughter isn't afraid to try new things with her hair. I've had the same hair color all my life and the one time I tried to dye it, the dye wouldn't take. LOL

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  27. That looks like a great photo app. I'm an app fan so I will take a look at that.

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  28. Oh fun! I know I will enjoy playing around with this.

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  29. I love this! What a clever idea---I'm going to check it out!

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  30. Wow, that seems super simple. Nice that it took so little time. The grands would love to get a Baby Mashed-themed one of these!

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  31. This does seem like a really fun service for photos! I am going to have to check it out. I do think your daughter and mine would get along so well, also ;)

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  32. Sounds like a great way to enjoy your pictures. Going to check it out, thanks for sharing.

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  33. Ooh that looks fun, have to check it out.

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  34. wow she has such bright blue eyes in that last picture....
    ha fun to see the hairstyles change as well over time....cool

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  35. I am a photo app junky! I've got to give Slideshow a try! Thanks!

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  36. I'll have to check this out! I use Fotor quite a bit, it's a great editing program!

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  37. Looks like a nice app to make a quick and dirty slideshow. It can't compete with more professional software but will find a much larger audience!

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  38. Thanks for sharing! I have been searching for a great slideshow program! :) Also, I am going to email you. :)

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  39. I love the slide show you made. I will have to give it a try. Your daughter is brave to try all those different colors. She wears them all well!!

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  40. I love using Fotor for putting colleges together I am going to have to try it out for making a slideshow :) x

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  41. I love Fotor, I use it all the time. I didnt know however you could do slide shows...

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  42. I've actually tried this and really liked it too

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  43. I love any app that enables me to play around with pictures I have taken. I had never heard of this app before now, but I am totally downloading it!

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  44. I am so glad you made this post because this weekend is going to be when I meet my lil nephew for the very first time. He was born about a month ago. This is perfect for this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Great!
    Another time sucker for me ;)

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  46. I'm going to have to check this out. It looks like a lot of fun. Amber N

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  47. Looks like fun! I have a ton of pics of my boys that I need to do something with :)

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  48. This is such a fun way to showcase your favorite pictures. Going to have to try this feature in Fotor. I want to dye my hair now lol

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  49. I have to make a lot of random slideshows for work events. I'll have to check out Slideshow by Fotor. It looks pretty fun!

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  50. I love making slideshows! It's a great way to show a lot of pictures with little effort. Thanks for sharing this service!

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  51. I have the Fotor app on my iMac and love it! So easy to edit and make cool pics. I'll have to check the slideshow out.

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  52. That is awesome she is so adventurous with her hair! I am quite the opposite, wish I was braver! Fotor app looks fun to play with!

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  53. Looks like a lot of fun! Gotta check this out. Thanks, Rosey.

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  54. Wow this looks really easy to use. Would be fun to make too!

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  55. This is a new company to me - checking them out. I love to change my photos! Thanks

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  56. i love slideshow! its a breezy and easy way to look at the photos specially if have tons of them!

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  57. I'll have to check this out. Looks like fun! I love anything from Fotor.

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  58. I'll have to check this out for sure. I always see other people photo slideshows & wonder how on earth they did that. Now I know! :-)

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  59. I love creating slideshows for my family, friends and even for my class. It's a great way to preserve those special moments and memories. I'll definitely check this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Very cool! I'm always looking for the newest cool tricks and tips when it comes to displaying my photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  61. What a great way to show off all the pictures we accumulate on our phones. I love slideshows. Such a great way to show off your daughters ever changing hair.

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  62. I love Slideshows! Gonna have to shoot over there and check it out. I have way too many pictures from this past summer that I could have so much fun with!

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  63. Slides a great way to show off pics especially when you have plenty to share.

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  64. I love how easy and quick it is to use. I have a lot of photos on my phone this will be fun to do.

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  65. Wow this looks neat! I love slides I will have to check it out - I have so many photos this would be a great idea!

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    1. Me too. I've got photos coming out of my ears. I need to do something with them.

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  66. Very cool! I would love to put together my own little slide show. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I thought those were five different girls. I wish I was brave enough to change my looks like that. I tried to dye my hair red tinted like the color red. I was scared to death while it was in my hair. Luckily it didn't take. I was definitely feeling brave. I'll check out the slideshow maker.

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  68. I love this. I can see how it could come in handy for doing fun things on Facebook or a blog.

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  69. That's super cute! She has so much fun with her hair! I wish I did something with my hair half as often as she did.

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  70. This is cool, I love make slideshows and video clips out of all my pictures.

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  71. That red color on the lower left is EVERYTHING!!! What brand was that one? I haven't even seen a custom salon red that gets it that right! I haven't heard of fotor but will check it out, I have been using Flickr's sideshow feature, although I haven't done very many yet for my blog.

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  72. I love Fotor! It is so much fun to create slideshows!

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  73. Looks like fun, I will check it out!

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  74. That definitely seems like an easy slideshow to use. I love all of her hair colors!

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  75. I have heard of it but have never checked it out. I'll have to see if it works with a Mac.

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  76. Slideshows are a lot of fun. Fotor makes it sounds easy to do.

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  77. That would be fun to put together (and for FREE!)

    slehan at juno dot com

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  78. I love this! I want to send one to my parents in Florida :)

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  79. I have heard of Fotor, but have never used it. I am curious now to check it out in further details, I take a lot of photos so a slideshow would be the best presentation for them. Thanks for sharing this information!

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  80. Ooooh fun! I can see myself using this for a ton of projects. Woohoo!

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  81. Thanks for sharing that looks like a lot of fun. I am going to have to go an check that out! Yeah, something new!

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  82. Perfect timing! I have started teaching step by step art journaling and scrapbooking tutorials and slideshows make things more fun for the last recap. :)

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  83. I wish I was that brave with my hair. Have always wanted to have more fun with mine but I am such a big baby when it comes to my hair.

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  84. I might try using this for one of my future gigs.. :)

    Love the hair colors by the way! :)

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  85. I'm going to check it out. I use a variety of photo editors and love testing new ones.

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  86. This looks like a fun tool. I would totally make myself some slide shows of the kiddos for while I am away - my hubby is terrible about sending me pics.

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  87. It would be nice to try a new photo tool.
    Thanks.

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  88. What a great way to do photos. I like it. Speaking of your Daughter and her changing hair. I have a granddaughter who does all kinds of crazy things to hers.

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