3 Easy and Free Ways to Make Photo Slideshow

Technology has made it very easy and fun for people to take photos. However, as easy as it is to stack up photos, it is not easy to keep them well organized. A great way to keep your images in a convenient place for days when you want to go down memory lane is to create a slideshow.

Below are 3 easy and free ways to make photo slideshow.

Method 1: Use Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is all-in-one video software that you can use to edit and convert videos, make photo slideshows, burn DVDs and so much more.

This software supports rare and popular video formats including: QT, RM, MOV, HD, FLV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, MP3, WMV, MKV, AVI and MP4.

Freemake Video Converter is free software that is easy to use, very fast and properly updated to work under different operating systems.

How to Use It

Step 1: Launch the software

Step 2: Click on ‘+ photos’ to import images from your PC

Step 3: Click on ‘sideshow’ in order to open the editor. When the editor opens, add an audio file from your computer that you would like to use for the slideshow. Next, add different panorama effects and shuffle your images in the order you would like them to appear in the slideshow. When you are done with the editing, click ‘ok’.

Step 4: Select your gadget or the output format you would like your slideshow to have. For example, Android, iPad, WMV, MKV, MPEG, MP4, or AVI. Once this is done, you will have the option of either uploading your images to YouTube or burning the slideshow on DVD. You also have the option of embedding the slideshow into your WordPress blog using the Freemake Slider Plugin.


Method 2: Use Online photo slideshow maker-Animoto

Animoto is a fantastic online tool that makes it very easy for you to make photo slideshows. It has a very user-friendly and intuitive interface, has numerous edit tools and effects and it is very fast.

How to make photo slideshow using Animoto


Step 1: The first thing you need to do is log into your Animoto. If you do not have an account, all you need to do is go to the website and sign up using your email address.

Step 2: When you log in, start by clicking on ‘create’ to start. Next, select a suitable video style to use. The video styles are grouped into different categories. These include: Photography, Education, Business and Personal. If you are not sure which style to choose it is okay. You have the option of changing the style when you are done by clicking on ‘Style’ at the top of the page. Therefore, you can choose any style and proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Once you are done selecting the video style, you can proceed to add videos and pictures to your slideshow.

To do this, all you need to do is click on ‘Add pics and vids’ on the left-hand side. This will give you the option of importing pictures from different sources.

You can import pictures and videos from your PC, Facebook, SmugMug, Flickr, Dropbox or Instagram. If it is your first time using Animoto, it is advisable to import pictures from one album. This is easier and takes a shorter time.

Apart from this, images from a single event make a more interesting slideshow. However, you can also mix up the images however you want depending on what kind of slideshow you’d like to create.

Step 4: When you have imported all the images you would like to have in the slideshow, it is time to organize your images so that they can tell a great story. To organize the images, just click and drag them into position. When you are done organizing, you can add captions or text to the image. To add captions all you need to do is hover over the image and click on it. To add text, click on ‘add text’.

Step 5: Preview the slideshow and make all necessary changes. When everything is how you want it, click on ‘produce’ to produce your slideshow.

Step 6: Share your video by clicking the ‘share’ button on the right-hand side of your page.


Method 3: Create a Photo Slideshow with PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a Microsoft application that can be used to create amazing photo slideshows and presentations. It is a great way to store your pictures and create beautiful memories. The best thing about PowerPoint is the fact that you will not have to download any software and it is readily available in your PC applications.

How to Make Image Slideshow Using PowerPoint

Step 1: Open your PowerPoint application. Next click on ‘file’ on the top left side and select ‘New’ under file. Next, select ‘new Presentation’. This will open a new slide where you can add new images.

Step 2: Save your PowerPoint presentation. You can do this by pressing ‘ctrl and A’ keys at the same time. Make sure you save the presentation using a name that you will easily remember when you are looking for it.

Step 3: Next, add a title to the title page. You can also add an image to this page if you wish.

Step 4: Add slides to your presentation. There are numerous slide styles to choose from. You can choose one a title and image box, one with an image box only or a blank slide. To do this, simply go to ‘Home’, then click on ‘Insert’ and select ‘New Slide’.

Step 5: Import desired pictures to the presentation. Click ‘Insert’, the select ‘Picture’ and choose ‘File’ to import the image from your files. When you select your image, click ‘Okay’ to import it to the presentation. If you do not like how it looks, select the image and press ‘delete’ button on your keyboard and choose another image.

Step 6: Rearrange the images using the ‘Slide sorter’ located close to the bottom of the image pane.

Step 7: Add transitions to your slide by clicking on ‘transitions’ at the top of the page.

Step 8: Add an image background. To do this, right-click on the slide and select’ Format Background’. Modify the background as you desire.

Step 9: Add music to your slideshow: Click on the audio and movies icon located just below the insert tab. Go to ‘Audio from file’ to select an audio from your files. When you get the song you want, click on it and then click on ‘Link to File’ then ‘Insert’. To make the song play on all slides, click on ‘Format Audio’ which is next to the home button then select ‘Play Across Slides’.

Step 10: Save the slideshow.

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