How to Make a Flash Photo Slideshow in SWF Format

Turn your photos into stunning Flash slideshow in SWF output

The SWF file is designed to be an efficient binary delivery format to deliver vector graphics, text, video, and sound over the Internet. Nowadays you can see also kinds of Flash banners, Flash ads, Flash games or even Flash movies in SWF format.

A SWF file is made up of a header, followed by a number of tags. The two types of tags are definition tags and control tags. Definition tags define the objects known as characters, which are stored in the dictionary. Control tags manipulate characters, and control the flow of the file.

The official method for creating a SWF file is using Adobe Flash, which is very difficult to use and expensive. The most convenient way to create a Flash SWF slideshow using your photos is using the Photo Flash Maker, which helps to create stunning photo Flash slideshow with SWF file output.

How to create SWF Flash slideshow using photos with stunning movie style and effects

This tutorial is mainly about how to make a SWF photo slideshow complete with photos, music and movie styles for uploading to your website using DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe. You can also choose to burn the photo slideshow to DVD disc with beautiful menu, or save as videos for playing on multimedia devices like PS3, PSP, iPhone, and iPad at home or on the go, or directly upload to YouTube to share with your friends.

photo to swf: 3 steps
Really easy, just 3 steps : Organize-Personalize-Create

Photo to SWF slideshow: Step 1

Click Add Files to import the photos you prepared. In Advanced Mode, you can also add videos to make a personalized photo slideshow.

photo to swf: add photos

Supported input formats:

Photo: *bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, * .jpeg, * .png, * .tif, *.tiff etc.

Video:*avi,*.wmv,*.mpg, *.mpeg, *.mp4, *.mov, *.flv, *.swf, *.3gp, 3gp2,*.3gpp,* .3g2,* .qt, * .fli, * .flc, *.asf, *.ts, *.ogm, * .mkv, *.m4v, * .m1v

If necessary, you can click Edit to adjust relative photo parameters, like Adjust brightness, contrast, crop the photo size, add Filter effect and Repair red-eye.

photo to swf: edit photos

Photo to SWF slideshow: Step 2

Personalize your photo slideshow with decorations. Preview the animated styles like transitions, motion, clipart, etc. first and then double click to apply it, or drop your selected styles to the Storyboard.

photo to swf: choose movie style

Here you can add background music, customize subtitle with different text effects, record your own voice and edit the animated styles you have selected to make your SWF photo slideshow livelier.

photo to swf: music, subtile, voice over, edit

Photo to SWF slideshow: Step 3

At last, you are just required to select an output format. Here click Save to Computer and select SWF Format as output.

photo to swf: select output format

Then you can adjust the SWF video parameters like resolution, frame rate, encoder, bit rate, etc. After all the settings are ready, click Save to export the photo slideshow as SWF format.

photo to swf: edit swf parameters

Besides converting photo to SWF, you can also burn it to DVD to watch on TV or converting it to other video formats for playing on portable devices or sharing on YouTube.

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