• Your photos should be .jpg files; your audio should be an .mp3 file.
• For best results, shoot your photos as horizontals, not verticals.
• You can definitely use your smartphone to shoot your photos. Really.
• You can do a slideshow in Soundslides without audio.
• The length of an audio slideshow is the length of your audio track.
• The audio track you will use in the Soundslides project is a single audio track.
• Soundslides is not an audio editing program; you have to edit your audio in a different program. Audacity is a cross-platform program that can be download on your computer at home or you can find it in
Finder > Applications on the computer in the lab. You can also edit your audio in Avid, you can IMPORT your audio files.
Example Student Soundslide Projects
• Weisman Art Museum Expansion by Jeff Swiontkowski
• Graffiti: Both Weapons and Art by Mark Sheely
• Local Designer by Shannon Lee
• Potholes in Minnesota by Chris Cooper
• Folwell Hall Renovation by Ben Corey
• Light Rail Construction by Jake Wallace
Links to Useful Websites
• Wikipedia: Audacity (Digital Audio Editor)
• Teaching Online Journalism: Audacity
• Using iTunes to Convert and Audio File to an MP3 File
• Free Play Music Website
• Audacity Tutorials - Audacity Website
• Audacity User Manual