0

I am migrating from Windows to Linux and have a question about post-processing software.

I already use GIMP / G'MIC.

Creating a Slideshow To Music

On Windows I use pictures2exe, a rather neat bit of software for producing slick Audio Visual Slideshows to music.

What do you advise as a Linux / Open Source alternative?

I'm not that geeky with Linux i.e I use a Ubuntu GUI desktop interface and don't do any command line scripts etc.

0
2

I use Kdenlive as a video editing program and also use it for timelapses. I think it will probably suit you quite well. It is open source and not that hard to use. You may find the official manual helpful.

To create a slideshow all you have to do is

  • Import a folder or pictures where all your photos are in as a slideshow clip (click on the arrow next to the import clip button and select slideshow clip)
  • Choose how long the pictures should be shown for and other settings. It automatically cuts them to a clip.
  • Put the music in one channel add the clip in another and you're done!
3
  • thanks , i downloaded kdenlive yesterday , i didn't realise you could do slideshows too. I assume you can have different transitions per slide and add text to slides too ? – Phil Howcroft Aug 21 '14 at 20:33
  • Well not the way I described. You could also import the pictures one by one (just drag and drop) and add transitions (and titles) individually. I guess it is quite a bit more work but the final show is definitly more interesting. – MalteK Aug 22 '14 at 9:28
  • I will give your recommendations a try this weekend. I was always aware that pictures2exe created 'executable' files on windows, which was not the ideal way to share our slideshows with your friends and family. Kdenlive looks really good , I will compare the features with pictures2exe and reply with my findings, btw pictures2exe is not open source or free, it is a paid for solution. – Phil Howcroft Aug 22 '14 at 12:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.