How do I create a photo-video for YouTube?

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If you’ve been a PreviewFirst customer for a long time, you may remember the days when we turned your photos into a little video. That was pretty slick back in the day.  In 2011 we evolved to the HD Motion Picture player and no longer rely on video to display slide shows.  Nowadays, there are so many options to create your own slideshow videos.  You can even upload your photos direct to YouTube…

  1. Upload your photos to YouTube (Free) – That’s right.  YouTube makes it easy.  Just login to your Google account, go to YouTube.  Click Upload, and select (Photo Slideshow) and follow the instructions.
  2. We can create a video for you ($25).  Using our own video applications, we can create a video for you.  The video will be uploaded for you to download and upload to your own YouTube channel.

Not So Fine Print

  • If we create the video for you, it’s $25 every time edits are requested.
  • We used to upload directly to your YouTube account for you, but due to privacy concerns, we stopped doing that.  Giving anyone access to your YouTube account, also gives access to your Gmail, and Drive accounts… and that’s just not a smart thing to do. 🙂

Please send your video request to

6 Responses to “How do I create a photo-video for YouTube?”

  1. Alice Baker
    June 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    I asked about having my VT on YouTube and was given this link:

    What I want is to be able to have anyone go to YouTube, type in an address, and the address, photo and VT are accessible. Is this possible, for a charge. I have seen other listings on youtube just by typing in the address.

    • June 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Hi Alice, Thanks for your question. The answer is “yes”. When we upload your tour to YouTube, it is *usually indexed by YouTube and will come up in both YouTube searches and Google searches. I add an asterisks because we can’t guarantee what Google and YouTube do with the videos, but that’s how it works.

      If you’d like us to add the video to YouTube, just send us an email request to

  2. DaveAnderson
    July 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I would like the same you tube post as Alice. when someone types in 14 Malea ( the address) or marina Hills ( the builder tract ) or any other type of info , my VT will show up to view, and then I can tell how many hits it is getting… great for the seller. Can you do this? I dont have a channel.
    Dave Anderson

    • July 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      Dave, When you upload a video to YouTube, and use certain keywords in the title, description and tags, it is likely that YouTube and Google will index the video to appear, based on those keyword searches. So, while we can’t guarantee what Google/YouTube will do, that’s the main idea. 🙂

  3. Drew
    July 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    How do I save a Preview First VT to YouTube?

    • July 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

      Drew, When we think of a “virtual tour”, we think of a virtual presentation of a home, which includes video, photo (slideshow), 3D Models, etc.

      When you refer to the PreviewFirst VT, I think you’re asking about the Photo Slideshow, so I’ll respond that way. The slide show is not a video, so therefore there’s no video to download or upload to YouTube.

      If PreviewFirst produced a video for you, you’re provided with the download link so you can upload it to YouTube and other video websites.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

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