How to Add Music to a Slideshow

Add Music to a SlideshowMaking a slideshow from your photos is a great way of sharing your experiences with your friends and family. A great way of improving your slideshows is to also add music. A great audio track can take your slideshow to an entirely new level, bringing emotion to the images that may not have been there before. In this article, i’ll be going over the simple steps you’ll need to know in order to add music to a slideshow. Here’s how.

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Using the Movavi Video Editor


This excellent video editing tool allows you to include music files in MP3, WMA, OGG, or FLAC to almost any video format type. It also has a number of other features which will allow you to create slideshows, edit videos and a whole lot more. It is also available for Windows and Mac. By following the below instructions, you will easily be able to add music to your slideshow using the Movavi video Editor.

Step 1:

The first step to adding music is to install the program. Download the program from the Movavi website ad follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 2:

Once you have launched the program after the installation is complete; in the welcome window choose the “Create Project in Full Feature Mode” option. This will give you access to all the features the video editor offers. Once done, click “Add Media Files” and choose the video and audio files you wish to combine. Your files will appear in the main timeline on two separate tracks, one for video and one for audio.

Step 3:

Now you have your video and audio files on the timeline, it is time to adjust the audio so it fits with the video. If you have a song that is too long for the video, you can trim this by placing the red marker on the audio track where the video ends. Press “Split” and you’ll have cut the unwanted audio away. You can also double the audio if you have a video that is longer than the audio track.

Adjust the Audio File

Step 4:

Once you are happy with your slideshow, press “Export” and choose which format you wish to save the file in. You also have the option of choosing a preset format that will optimise the file for mobile devices or uploading to the internet. After this, choose the name of the your file and where you want to save it and press “Start”. You have now added music to your slideshow.

Using the Movavi Slideshow Maker


One of the best slideshow makers on the market, here’s how you can add music to a slideshow in a few easy steps.

Step 1:

To begin with, download the Slideshow Maker from the Movavi website and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 2:

The next step is to choose which working mode to use. Within a welcome window you will be presented with two options, “Easy Mode” and “Full Feature Mode”. With easy mode,

you’ll be able to quickly create a slideshow with music, images and transitions, while Full Feature Mode gives you access to the programs full capabilities.Select the Working Mode

Step 3:

You will be now introduced to the Slideshow Wizard. A pop-up window in which a slideshow can be quickly made. The first tab in this window will allow you to upload your images. Click either “+Files” or “+Folders” depending if you need to upload individual files or an entire folder of images. Once done, drag them into the order you wish them to play and set the slide duration.

Step 4:

The second tab will take you to the transitions section. Here you can choose the style of transitions, or if you do not want any, click “No Transitions”. You can also set the duration of the transitions here.

Add Transitions

Step 5:

It is now time to add music. Still using the slideshow wizard, go to the third tab and click “+Audio”. Here you can choose which audio files to use over your slideshow. Alternatively, you can also pick from the selection of built-in audio tracks available. Once chosen, synch you music with the video by clicking “Yes” and adjusting the “Minimum Slide Duration”. Once you are happy, click the “Finish” button.

Step 6:

Once you are completely happy with your slideshow, click “Export” and choose which format you wish your video to be saved to. You can also select preset formats which will optimise your video for either mobile devices or for uploading to the internet. Now simply choose the location to save your slideshow in, name the file, and click “start”. You’re slideshow will be created and saved. Well done! You have just added music to a slideshow.

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