I cannot figure out how to get pics from my 'My Pictures' folder in my windows. I want to do a slide show type of video.
Where are you trying to get them from and to?
To import photos into your project click on Get Media/From Files and Folders and browse to your My Pictures folder.
Don't forget to ensure that all photos in your project are no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size to get the best performance and quality slideshow!