Calling all computer savvy peeps....It's Christmas Eve and I failed, again, to send out any cards. I thought I'd do a slideshow for my family and post it as a private youtube video or something. I have NO idea how to do this.
I googled and found something called "video....something" that was a freebie and supposed to work with youtube. Downloaded it and it freaked my computer out (majorly slowed it down and tried to install all sorts of crap). I uninstalled it and ran a full virus scan (clean).
Next I tried the Windows 7 DVD maker. Looked like it might work but didn't seem to have a way to add music or post to the web.
Then I found something called "muvee" on my machine. Found a video online that said you can post it to youtube and add music but I can't figure out how. I added a bunch of photos (easy!) but when I preview "Olympus Camera" (my dSLR) pops across the screen on half the photos.
Eek! Sorry this is so long. Does anyone have any advice? Should I keep going with Muvee? Can it be posted to youtube? I've about given up on having music. Is there some free photo site I can use instead? My family is even less tech savvy than me so I want to just say "click on this link".
Other tech stuff.....should I be resizing my photos? Currently I'm using full size files (6-7 mb each). I can downsize them if I need to. I'm good at photo stuff. If I downsize, should I go to 72 dpi like I would for an email or keep at 300 dpi and try for a 4x6 size photo?
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The Windows product will likely be all you need, but if you have any troubles with it, then Freemake is another excellent option. I use it because Windows Movie Maker is quite temperamental on this particular machine.