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A Complete Guide: Making A Free Professional Photo/Video Slideshow For YouTube

Do you become jealous after checking out some professionally made slideshows on YouTube? Well, now it’s your turn to make other users jealous. AquaSoft Slideshow For YouTube is a free professional slideshow maker through which you can make photo/video slideshows either for personal use or for uploading it to YouTube. What it actually does is first convert the slideshow into video format and then upload it to YouTube. Below I will explain in details how to use this tool to create and upload professionally made slideshows to YouTube.

In the Program Wizard next to Create Empty Slideshow there are two options given: 4:3 ratio slideshow or 16:9 ratio slideshow, choose any one that suits you best.

create  a new slideshow

You will now see the main window with four sub-windows by default: Toolbox on the left, Object settings on the right, Layout designer in the middle, Timeline/Storyboard on the bottom. In the toolbox window select which Slideshow object you would like to add, you can add images, videos, audio, text, etc.

I will create a photo slideshow of the few Firefox wallpapers I downloaded recently. To create a photo slideshow, click Image and add as many images as you want.

slideshow objects

You will notice that all photos will be added in the timeline box in the bottom, click any image and you will see it’s preview instantly in the Layout Designer toolbox.

aquasoft slideshow for youtube Click the image above to enlarge.

You can change any settings in the Object settings toolbox and the change will appear instantly. By default the time limit for each photo is 5 seconds, you can always change it manually, also there are tabs for adding Text and Sound to this slideshow and many other options which you can play with.

object settings

Once you have applied changes to all photos click Play(or press F9) to preview your slideshow.

preview slideshow

When you think that your slideshow is complete, you can either save it by using the default Save button or upload it directly to YouTube. To upload it to YouTube click the YouTube button which is situated almost next to Play(Preview) button.

youtube button

It will start a wizard instantly, enter your YouTube username and password, fill in some details, click Start and it will convert your slideshow into a video and upload it automatically.

That’s it. Now share this YouTube slideshow video with family and friends. Below I have embedded the Firefox wallpapers slideshow I made while writing this tutorial.

This software works in Windows XP or higher only. Enjoy!


  1. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!


  2. Hi
    I download and started using this program and no doubt, it is a beautiful tool to create professionally looking slideshows, multimedia presentations etc..


    The plugins installed with this tool to Export your productions to other formats doesn’t work. Mostly are commercial and so they won’t work with it. So you are bounded to only save your presentations in this software format or upload to YouTube.

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