ScatterShow is a free image slideshow maker where you can create attractive slideshows based on a movement path through scattered or piled images. You can easily deduce by the name that it moves the frame, focusing on scattered images one after another. You have the ability to fine-tune the focus of the frame and picture orientation. You can also edit the queue in the order you want the images to be shown in. You can even add images from Instagram, Flickr and QuickLink Hotspot on your Android.
ScatterShow also lets you add a custom background or a solid color. It lets you add a background audio to make the slideshow even more interesting. To label the slideshow, you can also enter text. You can choose a total of 7 slideshow templates. ScatterShow supports 4 basic image formats, namely: JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF. If you think one of the images doesn’t look good with the whole bunch, then you can add image filters and edit its individual properties too.
So without further ado, lets make awesome slideshows using ScatterShow. If you want more, you can also check out these 5 Best Slideshow Maker Software For Windows 10.
How To Make a Slideshow using ScatterShow
When you open ScatterShow for the first time, you’ll be provided with an empty project. The templates will be on the right side and the image queue will be populated on the bottom. To add images, click on Add Images on the bottom right corner. you can choose the source of images from your hard drive, QuickLink Hotspot, Instagram, Flickr.
If you choose Instagram or Flickr, then you’ll need to authorize ScatterShow to fetch the pictures on the internet browser. If you choose QuickLink Hotspot, then you’ll need to enter the right HotSpot address as mentioned on your phone’s QuickLink Hotspot.
So once you have a queue of your images, you can change the order of them from the bottom by dragging and dropping before or after one another. Templates can be chosen from the panel at the right. You’ll have templates such as basic grid, scatter, fade, etc.
The templates can still be edited to change the frame path by dragging and dropping the images on the required spots on the canvas. You can also tilt/turn the picture by holding left click on the corner of the picture and moving your mouse clockwise or counter-clockwise.
You can further change the image properties and add various image filters by double clicking the image. You can change the opacity, add sepia filter, add black and white filter, etc. Project settings can be edited by clicking the
How to Add Audio, Text and Background to a Slideshow on ScatterShow
to add an audio in your slideshow, click on Add Audio and select an audio file from your computer. Although in my case, it didn’t work as I couldn’t hear the music being played back when I played the slideshow preview. To add a custom image background, click on Add Background below Add Audio and select the desired image you want to set as the background. To add text, click on Text in the menu ribbon and select Add Text. Choose the font and scaling and hit enter to add text on the canvas.
How to Export and Share Slideshow on ScatterShare
You can export the slideshow in HTML as well as a Movie. Go to File>Export and choose any one of the two. You can export the slideshow as as a video in 12 different video formats like WMV, iPhone Movie, Android Movie, etc. When you have exported the video, you can select them to be shared on Facebook and YouTube. To do that, select Project> Share With and select any of the two to browse out the exported video and share it on the desired platform on your browser. While Testing, I found the rendering process to be really slow.
I tested ScatterShow and I found it to be a bit laggy and a bit buggy. Though I admit it does do what it claims but the whole process with lags can be frustrating. I give ScatterShow 3.5 stars for it’s overall effectiveness.
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