Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..., about a new free web 2.0 application for creating slideshows. For registration Slide.ly requires you are 18 years of age or older, (or) have your parent's or guardian's permission to enter into this agreement. To register enter in your first and last name, email address and a password. A confirmation email is sent immediately.
On the left of the screen is a list of sites from which to obtain images, Facebook, Google Images, Flickr, Instagram, Picplz, Picasa and your computer. As you toggle through each the access options appear on the screen. For example, if you choose to bring pictures from Facebook, it asks you to connect. Then you are asked who on Facebook can see your slidelys (privacy) and whether you allow Slide.ly to access your basic information, email address, profile information, your stories, friends' birthdays and photos shared with you. I tend to err on the side of caution; uploading images from my computer.
To continue move down the page to choose the music. Selections can be taken from YouTube or Soundcloud under the categories of popular music, movies & TV, all time classics, beautiful or thanks. Suggestions are shown or a search can be conducted. When you mouse over a selection you can play it or add it to your slidely.
When your music is determined another screen overlays allowing you to add an effect (normal, spots, orange glow, colors, dots, dust, a birthday clipart, seventies or old film) to your slideshow as well as play it to figure out the timing with your images and the music. You can adjust the slideshow speed which for me was a tad bit tricky.
Your finished slidely can always be edited by selecting My Slidelys beneath your name. Off to the left of your completed slidely it can be liked on Facebook, tweeted on Twitter, made public on Google +, pinned on Pinterest or submitted to StumbleUpon. Beneath are more options: share on Facebook, send an email, copy a URL or embed the HTML (four sizes are offered) code in a website or blog.
Slide.ly offers many options for getting images, a variety of music choices and special effects. The ease of use and seamless results make it a good application to use for creating slideshows. My slidely is shown below.