PhotoStage is a very useful tool for anyone who creates presentations with images on a regular basis. This tool will convert your entire picture folder into a dynamic video where you can insert animations in the transitions between pictures.
With a very clean and intuitive interface, this application imports your files into the window on the left so you can arrange them however you like in the bar at the bottom. Basically, PhotoStage works as a video editor: in one section you place your images and in the other the audio tracks to accompany them. It also includes a bar to add voice recordings in case you need to add commentary to your film.
This tool offers a great feature that should be highlighted: if you don’t have enough time to edit your presentation manually, PhotoStage creates one with automatic effects and animations. Once it’s ready, you can use the program to share your creations to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google, or LinkedIn; burn it to DVD; or simply save it to your hard drive.
Using PhotoStage is very simple: just drag the elements that will make up your video (images, music, and recordings) and drop them onto the interface. Once you’ve organized the slides, you can add a huge range of effects – zoom; saturation; sepia, black and white, or colored tones; and transitions.