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I have a bunch of pictures I'd like to make into a basic slideshow, as a video (e.g. mpeg/avi). What software is available to do this?

I started using PiTiVi based on recommendation in another question, which seemed nice at first. However, it's very unstable - just crashed my whole system! Regardless, it won't let me do anything over 10 seconds because the timeline keeps jumping back to the start any time I try and move/resize a clip.

All I need is to fade between some images. Anything out there?

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You can try imagination Install imagination from the repository.

Imagination is a lightweight and user-friendly DVD slide show maker with a clean interface and few dependencies. It only requires the ffmpeg encoder to produce a movie to be burned with another application.

It currently features over 50 transition effects. Exporting of the slideshow in FLV format is supported as well.

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Gave it a try. It seems to have every wipe transition under the sun, except for the ubiquitous star-wipe ;) Nonetheless, it does exactly what I want - thanks! –  DisgruntledGoat Jan 17 '11 at 13:27
    
It's a pity that this program does not support HD resolutions out of the box. It seems to work OK overall except for this detail. –  Jorge Suárez de Lis Oct 27 at 16:26

kdenlive Install kdenlive works for me. good from repo, but you can compile more codecs in with ffmpeg from source and kdenlive from source.

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I for one really like Videoporama. The latest version comes with many effects, allows you to insert videos (or only parts of a video) too as well as audio (and edit audio).

Another similar tool is PhotoFilmStrip. It uses the "Ken Burns" effect for the pictures transitions and you can also add music and captions to your photos.

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imagination works well and also kdenlive works well. Its also a good idea to have a trans coder such as OGG converter to convert your audio files

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ffmpeg -f image2 -i image%d.jpg video.mpg

This command will transform all the images from the current directory (named image1.jpg, image2.jpg, etc…) to a video file named video.mpg.

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He said, he also wanted to have some fade effects. –  Anwar Shah Jul 16 '12 at 17:26

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