Jan
30

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FAQ Friday: Top ProShow Questions and Answers

ProShow Frequently Asked Questions

The top 5 most buzzed about topics and questions about making video slideshows with ProShow. These come directly from ProShow users just like you and are collected by our customer service team every other week! Read the round-up below to see what people are curious about this week.

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Jan
28

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Creative Tip: Colorize Your Photos with Slide Transitions

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When it comes to slideshow creation, it seems that there are two distinct schools of thought: a) visual effects can be used to spice up your shows and maintain viewer interest for a longer period of time, or b) your images should be the focus of the show and effects should be used sparingly, if at all.  But there’s nothing preventing you from getting the best of both worlds, so long as you choose your effects wisely. Today I’m going to show you a simple type of effect for ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer that can keep your slideshow visually interesting without detracting from the imagery.

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Jan
26

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Photodex Customer Service Team Nominated as Best in Industry

We are so proud to announce that our customer service team has been nominated for a 4th year in a row in the annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted prizes. Other notable nominated companies this year include Adobe Systems, Microsoft, GoDaddy.com and Cisco systems.

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Jan
22

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The Only Conference in the World focused on turning Memories into Money

APPO Conference

If you enjoy making video slideshows, designing photobooks for family or friends or just love photos and stories then I would like to personally invite you to join us at the APPO conference in Orlando April 9th -11th, 2015. Picture Perfect Profits, APPO’s annual conference is the only educational conference and expo for photo organizers and photo enthusiasts in the world and you do not need to be a member of APPO to attend. The conference features 15 breakout sessions, 6 pre-conference intensives, 8 plus main stage sessions, a photo safari with professional photographer Nick Kelsh and an impressive lineup of exhibitors including Photodex excited to connect with you!

You will learn tips on marketing, branding, pricing and ways to earn more money while connecting with a warm and welcoming community of photo enthusiasts! Watch the video below for an overview of what you can expect.

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Jan
21

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Which Video Streaming Service Is Best For You?

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ProShow has built-in support for uploading your slideshows to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Smugmug. YouTube and Facebook are household names at this point, but Vimeo and Smugmug are two services you may want to look into if you’re not already familiar with them. Today I’m going to give you a rundown of the pros and cons of each service so that you know which one is right for you.

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Jan
15

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Facebook Launches Featured Videos and Video Playlists for Pages

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Facebook has rolled out two great new features for page owners that offer you more ways to showcase your videos to clients. The two new features are:

  1. Featured Videos
  2. Video Playlists

A Featured Video is a video you select to feature on your Facebook page. It will appear in an extra large format on top of the video section and will appear on the front of your Facebook page, under the ‘About’ section. You can see an example of this on the Photodex facebook page. Video Playlists allow you to create custom playlists of videos you’ve uploaded to Facebook.

To access these new features follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the video link on your Facebook page.
  2. Then click the button to add a featured video.
  3. You’ll be able to choose from all the videos you’ve uploaded to Facebook to use as your Featured Video.
  4. To change the featured video, click the edit button and select a new one.
  5. Below the featured video settings you’ll see a second option to add a playlist.
  6. Click that button to create a new playlist. You can add a description and choose which videos to add to your playlist.

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These new video features are incredibly useful if you use video slideshows on Facebook to promote your business. For example, set your featured video to be one of your latest and greatest video slideshows and create playlists for the different types of products or services you offer. Make a wedding photography playlist, high school seniors playlist, family portraits playlist, etc..

Learn how to upload a ProShow video slideshow to Facebook here.

Have you checked out the new Featured Video and Video Playlist features for your page yet? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

 

Jan
13

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7 Tips for Making Any Slideshow Better (in Less Time)

7 Tips for Making Any Slideshow Better

Anyone who makes photo slideshows as a hobby or professionally knows that the quality of the presentations can vary quite a bit — we’ve seen videos range from tacky & over-the-top ridiculous, to stunningly gorgeous. Thankfully, you do not need to be a grand master of slideshows (or have tons of spare time) to turn out beautiful videos with ProShow.

The core principles for making any slideshow better can easily be learned and applied by anyone at any level, amateur or pro. Read on to see what tips our design team has to offer for different aspects of the slideshow creation ‘process’, from content prep to adding finishing touches.

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FAQ Friday: Top ProShow Questions and Answers

Friday, January 30, 2015

The top 5 most buzzed about topics and questions about making video slideshows with ProShow. These come directly from ProShow users just like you and are collected by our customer service…

Creative Tip: Colorize Your Photos with Slide Transitions

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When it comes to slideshow creation, it seems that there are two distinct schools of thought: a) visual effects can be used to spice up your shows and maintain viewer interest…

Which Video Streaming Service Is Best For You?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ProShow has built-in support for uploading your slideshows to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Smugmug. YouTube and Facebook are household names at this point, but Vimeo and Smugmug are two services…

Facebook Launches Featured Videos and Video Playlists for Pages

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Facebook has rolled out two great new features for page owners that offer you more ways to showcase your videos to clients. The two new features are: Featured…