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ffDiaporama is a multi-platform application for creating videos from photos or movie clips. It supports various transition effects, titles/annotations, music and more.

The application has been created by one of the Videoporama developers (by the way, the Videoporama development has stopped), but unlike Videoporama, ffDiaporama is written in C++ instead of Python.

ffDiaporama features:
  • supports images, videos and music (wav, mp3 or ogg)
  • animations such as zoom, rotation or Ken Burns Effect
  • configurable transition time
  • titles (text) / annotations
  • cut video clips
  • preview video before rendering
  • filters for images and videos (conversion into black and white, etc)
  • image and video correction (luminosity, contrast, colors, etc)
  • presets for the video output
ffDiaporama suppors various resolutions: from QVGA (320×240) to Full HD (1920×1080) with 4:3, 16:9 or 2.35:1 aspect ratios. The available rendering video formats are: avi, mpg, mp4 and mkv.

The application is great for creating videos from your holiday pictures or even advanced presentations, but it's a bit confusing because it comes with a huge list of options (for ffDiaporama online help, click here). You don't have to use all the available options obviously, so you can create a video with effects between each photo, titles and music in just a few clicks, but something like a basic video wizard would be nice.

Here is a video created using ffDiaporama by its developer:

ffDiaporama 1.1 has been released recently, bringing various improvements to the video rendering process or image quality, as well as new features such as keyboard and mouse shortcuts, option to select multiple files when inserting a new object, drag and drop support for the timeline, option to only render part of the slideshow, new transitions and more. Click HERE for a full changelog.

Download ffDiaporama (packages available for Ubuntu, Fedora, ArchLinux, OpenSuse, Mageia, Mandriva, Gentoo and Windows).