Soundslides saves your project in a folder. You need the whole folder to work on the project. When you create a new project, Soundslides will generate a “project” folder. This is what you’ll need when you want to open it again. Choose “OLD: Load a project” and select the project folder.
Remember to edit your audio first to the length and content you want to use. If you use Audacity to edit, make sure you export as an MP3 before trying to load it into Soundslides. You should upload your audio file to Soundslides before your images because it determines the length of the slideshow. It’s not required that you load the audio first, but it is recommended.
If you decide to change your audio after you’ve loaded it into Soundslides, go to the audio tab and click the “Discard Audio” button to get rid of it. If you want to add a different audio file, choose “Import Audio.” You can import audio if you decide to use audio at any time. Just remember it will affect the timing of your slideshow.
You should time it so that each image displays for about 5 seconds. Make sure your captions/text are concise so viewers have enough time to read them.
Remember to select “Export and Zip” from the File menu when you’re done. This process generates the content for the publish_to_web folder and creates a .zip file that you will upload to the video conversion site to create your mp4. You will upload this video file to YouTube or Vimeo.
If you can’t remember how to do something, refer to the tutorial.