Photo Slideshow Tips - Reposition Pictures

Posted at 2016/10/19

One of Pholody’s key concepts is to fully utilize every single pixel to show more details for your pictures. Based on this concept, when allocating pictures, if a picture's aspect ratio does not match Video Window, Pholody will scale picture so that the shorter side fulfills Video Window, and longer side gets cropped.

This approach helps to avoid leaving large black bars on screen, as illustrated below.

Comparison of Pholody and other photo slideshow maker

Sometimes, especially when try to fill a portrait picture in landscape window, the main object of your picture may go out of Video Window. In that case you need manually reposition the picture to bring it back.

  • Pholody has a simple function to detect faces in your picture and position them appropriately. However this function is only enabled when your device is fast enough, and the accuracy is limited.
  • If you don't like the crop, you can select a different layout anyway.

To reposition a picture is simple. After select the picture on timeline, you can play with the following operations.

  • Move mouse cursor to Video Window and drag the picture around to find best position.
  • Use the plus or minus button that shows up at top-right corner of Video Window to zoom in/out, then drag around.
  • Use the reset button as a shortcut to return to default state.

Below is a video clip as a simple tutorial.

To make a perfect photo slideshow, we strongly suggest you explore the whole timeline and check positions of each picture before publishing.

For any question or advice, please feel free to leave a message here.

Last update: 2018/10/19