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How to Make a Slideshow with Smilebox

Slideshows are one of the most popular design options available in Smilebox with their delightful animation and music options. Smilebox slideshows provide you with the ability to share hundreds of photos (and even some videos) with family and friends.

What you'll need:

  • If you haven't already installed Smilebox, click here to download the free application to your desktop or laptop.

  • Photos you'd like to include in your slideshow, saved in a folder on your computer or on an external storage device.

  • If you'd like to add personal music (available for Club Smilebox members), you'll need to own the song(s) and they should be in one of the following formats: *.mp3, *.wma, *.m4a, and *.wav.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make a slideshow:

Step 1: Open the Smilebox application and add photos to your photo well. We suggest you load them in the order you wish them to appear in the slideshow (you can always move them around later). Click the "Get Photos and Videos" button and select your photo(s).

Step 2: View slideshow design options. From the home page, click on "Browse by Format" and select "Slideshows." From here you can search for designs by occasion, or view all of the slideshow designs (the default sorting is by "Most Popular" but can be changed to your preference). Click on a design to see a sample playback.

Step 3: Select your slideshow design. Once you find a slideshow design you like, click "Personalize" to load the design.

Step 4: Add photos (slides). Adding photos to a slideshow design can happen two ways: "auto-fill" will load photos automatically from your photo well or you can add photos individually. Add and delete slides as needed.

Step 5: Select the music. Click on the radio button next to the selection you wish to use. You can play or stop the music to hear a sample. If you are a Club Smilebox subscriber, you have the option of using your own music or selecting from the Premium Music Catalog by using the "More Music" option.

Step 6: Preview your slideshow, make any changes, then share your slideshow!


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What is Smilebox?

With cameras now a built-in feature on nearly every phone, taking photographs is more popular than ever. Rather than having your pictures gather digital dust on your hard drives, Smilebox wants to make sure they get the attention they deserve by giving you the tools to make and share customizable slideshows with family and friends.

Making a slideshow with Smilebox is a great way to share your favorite pictures with friends and loved ones. Relive your most cherished memories, from favorite vacation moments to your wedding vows. Smilebox slideshows are meant to be personal treasures, and now you can share your happiest moments with everyone you love.

And Smilebox gives you more ways to share: Facebook, email, post to a blog, and burning to DVD. Smilebox makes sharing photos with your family and friends easy, unique and memorable.

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