Using OpenShot is very easy, and this tutorial will take you through the basics in under 5 minutes. After this tutorial, you will be able to make a simple photo slide-show with music.
Before we can begin making a video, we need to images (*.JPG, *.PNG, etc...) and a music file (most formats will work) from your Desktop to OpenShot Video Editor. Be sure to drop the files where the arrow in the illustration is pointing to.into OpenShot. Drag and drop a few
After you have imported some files, the next step is adding them to the timeline and arranging them. Click on each photo (one at a time), and drag them ontoon the timeline. Drag and drop the photos (also known as clips) to arrange them.
To make our photo slide-show more interesting, we need to add some music. You should have imported a music file in step 1. Click on the music file, and drag it ontoon the timeline.
To preview what our video looks & sounds like, click theunder the preview window. Click the again to pause your video. Remember, if you need to re-arrange any clips, just drag and drop the clips to move them.
Once you are happy with your photo slide-show video, the next step is to export your video. This will convert your OpenShot project into a single video file, which should work on any Linux media player (such as Totem, VLC, etc...) or websites (such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc...).
Click on theicon at the top of the screen (or use the > menu). Choose from one of the many preset export options, and click the .
You should now have a basic understanding of how OpenShot works. Importing, Arranging, Previewing, and Exporting. Hopefully this tutorial took less than 5 minutes for you to complete. Please read the rest of this manual for a more detailed understanding of OpenShot, and it's advanced features. Enjoy!