Slideshow & Music Help

Photo tribute slideshows and music are important parts of a funeral ceremony. Here’s how to make it all happen….

How many photos and songs do we need?

Start by choosing the music you’d like. Two songs or pieces of music of average length, or one longer song, is typical. Aim for the slideshow to be between 5 to 8 minutes long.

A good number of photos to pick for the slideshow tribute is between 60 and 80. You can work out how many photos you’ll need by adding up the duration of the two songs. Allow 5 seconds per photo.

For example: if you have two songs totalling 8 minutes, you’ll need 96 photos.

If you have 6 minutes of music in total, you’ll need 72 photos.

And if you have one song lasting 3 minutes, you’ll need 36 photos.

If you have any short video clips, add them in too!

If you are creating the slideshow

If you are creating the photo slideshow, please export the finished presentation into a video format. We prefer .mp4 files. Check your creation software for instructions. For example, if you are using Powerpoint on either Mac or PC, you can save the slideshow as a video from the FILE > EXPORT menu.

Ensure the music is embedded into the slideshow and save it in good quality. The finished file can usually be 250 to 500MB.

Click the button to send us your files.

Please do not send these files to us by email as we cannot accept them this way. Often media files are too big to email, or they are automatically sent in a reduced file size or low resolution which means the quality is too low.


If we are creating the slideshow

If we are producing the slideshow for you, pick the photos and two songs to accompany them as above.

We’ll source the music. Just tell us the songs you’d like and leave the rest to us. You can tell us the music choices by email. We need artist and title, or a YouTube link. If there’s a particular version of the song, let us know too.

If you can, please name the photo files clearly, eg:Terry Brown Slideshow 01.jpg Terry Brown Slideshow 02.jpg

Click the button to send us your files.

Please do not send these files to us by email as we cannot accept them this way. Often media files are too big to email, or they are automatically sent in a reduced file size or low resolution which means the quality is too low.


In either case: Favourite Photo

Please pick your favourite photo so we can use it to open and close the ceremony, and have it on the screens in the venue too.

Name this file something like JOHN SMITH – FAVOURITE PHOTO so we can spot it easily.

Click the button to send us your files.


Ceremony Music

Finally, you can upload your music tracks for the ceremony here too. This music is different to the slideshow music. For example, there is usually Opening Music and Closing Music.

Please label the files clearly, eg John Smith Funeral Opening Music – Canon in D – Pachabel.mp3

Click the button to send us your files.


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