First, resize all your photos to no larger than 1000x750 pixels. This is the optimal size for photos for video, and it will give you the best performance and best results.
Next, make sure, before you import the photos into your Premiere Elements project, that you go to Edit/Preferences and uncheck the option to Scale to Frame Size.
Place your photos manually on the timeline and add your transitions manually between them.
Then download my Pan & Zoom pack from the Muvipix.com site. This is a pack of 10 slow pans and zooms that are designed for 1000x750 pixel images.
This file also includes instructions for how to use these custom presets. It's important that you add the transitions to your slideshow BEFORE you add these pans & zooms!
I also recommend that, before you output your slideshow, you right-click on each photo on the timeline and select Field Options/Flicker Removal.
Then render your slideshow by pressing Enter.
This should give you an excellent, smooth, slow slideshow!
I did not know of your Pan & Zoom Pack. I'll bookmark that for inclusion in other SlideShow threads, as it's a fairly common request.
Thanks for pointing that out to me,
Thanks Mr.Grisetti for the help. Your plug-in seems great but I was looking for something free. Does anyone have an alternative?
They are free... they are in the Complimentary section of the Products page.
I'm pretty sure it's subscribers only..
I try to log in with my free account, but it tells me its for subscribers only. The only place I can go to with my free account is the forums. But the plugin is located here
It's free all right, Satir. I know because I created it!
Then why can't I download it? I've got genuine software and all.
I don't know. If you're logged in (and it costs nothing to register or log in, and you won't get put on any spam lists) it should be a free download.