Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing your slideshow to YouTube, part of Learning FotoMagico.
- Another popular way to share a presentation is to put it on YouTube. FotoMagico makes this process very easy, here's how. To export, make sure your slideshow is open. Then choose Share, YouTube. This brings up a similar wizard that you might have seen if you watched our earlier movie on making a stand-alone player. Make sure you choose a resolution. You'll notice that depending upon your source file, you may actually have the ability to publish in 4K.
This creates a movie that will look great on just about every device that's currently being sold. If you're looking for something that's a little more optimized for Web delivery, then 1080 or 720 works well, but do keep in mind that YouTube is smart enough to offer different sizes or even auto-adjust its playback settings based upon the connection speed and the device. When you pick the size, it gives you an idea on the total file size. Now, if you want to make sure you have the right presentation, you can click these forward and backward buttons to step through your slideshow and make sure that all the images are online and that this is indeed the correct show.
And I've already checked this earlier. Once you give this first page a look-over, click Continue when you're ready. You now need to pick a place to store the file. So I'm going to call this Slideshow CR_YT, for YouTube, and click Choose, to store it in my Exports folder. I made this Exports folder earlier, just to save all of the exports from these exercises. Looking it over, it tells me that that file is going to be pretty big.
I need 2.9 gigabytes of space in order to capture the temporary files. What happens is it's going to need two gigs of space to capture the initial files, and then it re-compresses it and optimizes it for YouTube, which drops it down a little. It tells me how much space I have on my hard drive and lets me know that it's okay to go forward. So I'll click Continue. Now, you need to sign in to your YouTube account, enter your Gmail or YouTube address, choose the account that you want to use.
You might have more than one YouTube account, or you might be dealing with the fact that you want to post this to a particular page. I'll put this in my personal account and then give it permission to allow access. Now the account is connected. You can choose a category for the movie. Let's do Travel & Events. And I'll rename this A Tour of Costa Rica, by Richard Harrington.
If you want to keep this video private so other people can't see it, only people you share the link with, check the Options box here for, the video is private. It's logged in, and it tells me it's ready to go. So I'll click Start. Now, it's going to take a little while to prepare the video and optimize it, but we'll let this run. And when it's all done, after repairing the video, rendering it, and the audio, it will compress it and complete the upload process to YouTube. You won't need to log in to your YouTube account or separately upload the video.
This will take care of everything. Now, it says it's going to take about five to six minutes, so let's let that finish and then I'll show you what happens next. Once the video is rendered, then it will render audio. But rendering audio is a much faster pass, as it doesn't have to optimize all of those frames. It then finishes and muxes the files together, which is the process of combining the video and audio streams into one file. And we'll begin the upload process to YouTube. Keep in mind that it may take a little bit of time for this upload to complete.
This can be affected by the amount of bandwidth being used at your computer, as well as how busy YouTube is as a website.
- Installing FotoMagico
- Setting up a new slideshow
- Building an initial slideshow
- Adding watermarks
- Enhancing a slideshow with text, music, and narration
- Playing a slideshow
- Publishing a slideshow to YouTube, iOS, or a standalone player