Simple Viewer: an Awseome Photo Slideshow Program

It’s a miracle! I’ve finally managed to make my own photo slideshow. Not an app or a plugin. A real folder on my website own gallery.

No big deal you say? Well maybe I’m a little slow… I’ve looked at several applications that make them but many seemed too complicated. Scripts, text editors, PHP, Flash, needing to use a photo editor you already had. Blah, blah. Too time consuming. I’ve tried some of the wordpress plugins too. They never seemed to work right.

Then I found Simple Viewer. It is intuitive, has a slick interface, and is FREE. (Well if you don’t mine a tiny link at the bottom of your slideshow to their webpage or want to upgrade to Pro). It worked on my Mac like a dream.

Thought I’d write a review and little “how to” create your own photo slideshow using SimpleViewer and your own website on bluehost or whatever webhost you may use.

How it works:

1. Download the Simple Viewer application from their website & Install on your computer.

2. Open program svBuilder, click New Gallery and drag & drop photos you want.

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3. Add captions or drag to rearrange photo order.

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4. Click Customize make any changes you want or click photo to preview your slideshow.

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5. Click Publish which saves the slideshow, scripts and copies of your photos on a local folder to your Desktop.

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6. Click Save and it will save everything to a folder on your computer a well as open a browser with a Preview of how your slideshow will look online.

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7. Wait! You aren’t done yet! Notice the address bar of your browser. Still need to upload folder from your computer to your website. Your folder contents will look like this. I use an FTP program to login to my site and drag & drop the folder to my site. If you use a web based file manager for your site just upload and remember to maintain the file structure of the folder .

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Now let’s see how my photo slideshow looks online.

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