At the end of each year I like to create a family gift that helps us remember the year we had, and the memories we made. Unfortunately, I do not enjoy scrapbooking, like seriously, who has the time? 🙂
But because of the hundreds of images on our phones (which need to be cleaned off), videos and other digital stuff we have from the year, I never knew quite what to do with it all… until this year. :::insert joyous evil laugh here:::
So I started looking around for some software. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for but I wanted something that was easy to use, affordable, and diverse. I wanted software to help me create multiple projects without making it difficult. And that is when I found Photodex.
Before I get into Photodex, I want to explain my project.
With all of these files, I decided that I wanted to create a video similar to our wedding slideshow that we received after our wedding was over. We had all of the images compiled from our 5, yes 5, ceremonies/receptions/open houses into one disk so we could remember all of the wonderful moments.
But instead of our wedding, it would be an annual video summarizing our year in the making. And being OCD, it would go in order of dates and holidays. Organizing my photos would go much further than a filing system.
Because I decided to categories everything into a slideshow format I also wanted music. So I researched the top songs of that year and downloaded them to create a soundtrack. Now when I look back at 2008, I know that Flo Rida, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Sara Bareilles were IN. 🙂
The best part about slideshows is that they can be as long as I want, I can add video, and it is completely customizable. But…the best part about Photodex is that you can decide how much you want control over the content and details you want. If you want Photodex software to automatically time and create transitions for your slides…it will, but you also have the choice to do it yourself.
My project wasn’t just over with the slideshow, my organization got the best of me. I checked out Amazon and found some amazing dual dvd cases at a great price. On one side of my handy dandy dvd case is my awesome slideshow from the year, on the other…a cd with all of the images and music files from the slideshow in folder format so that I can upload, download, and print any image at any time because they are organized just like I talked about in Part 1!
Photodex can be used for several projects professional or ameteur, but one feature that I love is that I don’t have to pay a huge sum for this software. They offer various packages depending on your need, and they are all at very reasonable prices.
Packages include monthly or annual packages, or just software price. You can even buy add-ons to help boost your image and slideshow quality with various effects and features! What does that mean? It means you don’t have to be a photographer or designer to make a quality show. 🙂
I am looking forward to some projects in the future that will involve videos for each of my children! I think this will be coming in the summer so watch for that post. In the meantime, my shopping list for this project is down below.
Check out the dvd/blue ray discs I placed on the shopping list for Part 1
And then you will want to order some double/triple dvd cases like these from Amazon.