Creating a show with 4K Slideshow Maker

Slashdot it! Delicious Share on Facebook Tweet! Digg!


Your vacation snapshots can come to life with a cool-looking slideshow, and you can easily create that digital masterpiece with 4K Slideshow Maker.

Who wants to watch a slideshow on your computer? That would mean crowding around a small screen on your laptop. A slideshow on CD or DVD on your TV in the comfort of your living room, however, is a much more pleasant proposition. With 4K Slideshow Maker, you can show off your multimedia material with just a few clicks. The software is a no-brainer with its simple operation, but creating a video CD/DVD does require an additional tool.

Installing the software is easy, at least under Ubuntu. The 4K Slideshow Maker homepage [1] already has the link to the program package. 4K Slideshow Maker is available for Linux as well as Windows and Mac. After downloading, simply clicking the Debian package normally opens the package manager ready for installation.


The program interface is initially simple and tidy, with the few menu options creating no mysteries (Figure 1). The user instructions [2] and the homepage itself are currently in six languages apart from English.

Figure 1: The newly started program is simple: The few menu options are easy to grasp without much explanation.

There are no special hoops to jump through; simply use Add Photos to bring in photos from your hard disk or other media. The resulting dialog lets you choose from multiple files.

The same goes for Add Instagram. After you enter account data, a public offering of pictures appears (Figure 2). All you need is background music. With Change Music, you can pull in music off your PC. After loading, the program shows the filename at the bottom of the window.

Figure 2: After entering user data for an Instagram account, the associated public photo library is ready for integration.


Once you've loaded pictures and background music, 4K Slideshow Maker requires just a few corrections, essentially limited to rotating and moving images (Figure 3).

Figure 3: If an image is positioned incorrectly, use a click to set it right.

That's the long and short of it. You can now create a slideshow from the files. Before you begin correcting, however, it's recommended that you first preview your collection by clicking on Show Preview.

The slideshow then appears in reduced video quality, but it's a good touch. You may find errors in your slideshow that you can quickly correct.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF

Pages: 3

Price $0.99
(incl. VAT)

Buy Ubuntu User

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content