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Free Slideshow Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    158,615
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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You don't have to buy expensive software or be an editing guru to create photo slideshows. Free Slideshow Maker pieces together multiple pictures and you can add audio files to make your slideshow more appealing. It's not as feature-packed as some similar programs, but it works just fine for showing off pictures to friends, and it's easy enough for rookie users.

Free Slideshow Maker supports most picture and audio formats, so there's no need to convert anything. As for outputting the final product, only the AVI extension is supported. While most computers will be able to play these files with no trouble, it would be nice to have a few more options. The main limitation of this program is that you can't choose your own transitions between pictures. However, people who just want to make a simple slideshow may prefer that simplicity, and should appreciate how easy it is to change the slideshow's timing and frame rate. There's even an option to change the frame size to work with larger monitors or HDTVs.

For a simple, no-frills download, the Free Slideshow Maker is fine for producing simple slideshows for showing off photos or making a photo screensaver. However, professional photographers and businesspeople won't be able to do much with Free Slideshow Maker as the output wouldn't be polished enough. They should look for more advanced slideshow-creating software like Picasa and IrfanView.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great product, fast and easy"

August 23, 2015  |  By CorkerVerfaillie

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 8.8.4

Pros

I think it is well worth a try. It makes photo slideshow creation a pleasant experience for those who are considerably less tech-savvy. I can easily import pictures, add animated transitions, apply voice narration and change the frame size in a straightforward sequence. It includes timing control so you can determine how long to display each picture. This is just the start and what this software can do is a lot of fun and I look forward to learning more as I go

Cons

Can't think of any Cons.

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1 stars

"Pushes useless software at you and infects your comput"

August 23, 2015  |  By Eurodolphin

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 8.8.4

Pros

None. This product cannot be installed

Cons

Pushes a lot of useless software at you during the installation process. Then offers a "free upgrade" which Avast reports as containing malware

Summary

Difficult to know who is more at fault here, the software producer or Cnet.

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5 stars

"An easy slideshow maker program."

August 13, 2015  |  By KnepperSladek

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 8.8.4

Pros

Found Free Slideshow Maker really easy to use when creating a slide show for a recent wedding photography of my friends. This software's ease of use is augmented by its well-organized user interface. It was so simple just to input the photos and check the transition box. It walks me through a logical series of steps while creating a photo slideshow.

Cons

The transitions are random and I hope you can provide some customization for each transition. Also, it would be great if the text caption can be added in next version.

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1 stars

"AVOID! Piece of MAL-JUNK"

August 02, 2015  |  By cactigal

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 8.8.4

Pros

Easy to load all your pictures in. Can't see them or choose what order or decide how they pan and zoom.

Cons

As soon as I installed, it wanted me to upgrade and I got a MALWARE message.
Tried to use initial program without the mal-upgrade and found you can only put in one audio file.

Summary

This isn't even worth free.

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5 stars

"I just love this program"

January 22, 2015  |  By CondonAuber

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 5.2.2

Pros

I am highly impressed with this product,it works !!
Free Slideshow Maker is friendly,not complicated even with all of it's features.
you don't need to be a rocket fuel scientist to enjoy it.

Cons

I haven't found any about this software.

Summary

It has no limitations during the trial,and also no bells and rings. If I would buy one program in this category it would be this one.

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2 stars

"Lacks flexibility"

January 22, 2015  |  By chuckellerslie

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 5.2.2

Pros

Reasonable straightforward to use, but I've only checked the basic functionality because of the cons.

Cons

As mentioned in CNET's review it only creates AVI files, and you cannot choose the transitions, even having unchecked the "random effects2 box. These are OK for a slide show which is left to run automatically, but are not easy to control if you want to go back and forth, as you might if you're talking to the slides. If you want pictures to appear in a sequence which cannot be achieved by sorting them on filename or date, etc, then you have to import them one by one in the sequence you want, which is a pain (especially if you realise you've missed one - you can't insert it in the right place).

Summary

For setting up a basic slide show I didn't find it as friendly as others. Irfan view and Faststone both allow you to sort pictures, which is what I wanted, and both allow you to control the resultant show (which I wanted) with the spacebar and arrow keys

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5 stars

"Bring my happy holiday memories back to life"

January 07, 2015  |  By ClauseRoh

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 5.2.2

Pros

This slideshow maker is an easy and convenient one for me.

Cons

Nothing to blame

Summary

It brings my happy holiday memories back to life in a minute.

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5 stars

"Great Program for my needs!"

January 05, 2015  |  By RastYa5

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 5.2.2

Pros

It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

Cons

I can't think of one bad thing.

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5 stars

"Easy to create wonderful photo slideshow"

January 03, 2015  |  By CelisDenmark

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 5.2.2

Pros

It indeed is a good choice for me to create photo slideshow presentation with this product.

Cons

Very satisfied

Summary

It has never been so easy for me to create wonderful photo slideshow video from photo album and to enjoy on any mobile devices or share online.

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1 stars

"Lots of Adware"

January 02, 2015  |  By djww92583

 |  Version: Free Slideshow Maker 5.2.2

Pros

Simple to use

Cons

After downloading and being very careful on declining "add-ons"... I began to experience excessive pop ups during normal browsing on the internet. I did a system restore to a point prior to my download and the pop ups went away.

Summary

Do NOT download!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.8.4
Version 8.8.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher VisionGem Tech
Publisher web site http://www.free-slideshow-maker.com/
Release Date July 29, 2015
Date Added July 29, 2015
Version 8.8.4
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Sharing & Publishing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.79MB
File Name FreeSlideshowMaker-CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 158,615
Downloads Last Week 1,235
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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