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Free Slideshow Maker

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like this software!"

    April 4, 2014  |   By geoffreybede

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    I think this software is really gut. It is very easy to use. I can create a slideshow within three steps.

    Cons

    Not much to say.

    Summary

    Generally speaking, it works really gut.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free, no logo nor watermarks"

    April 3, 2014  |   By Turner148632

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    I am using the latest version. I made a slideshow just now, and did not get any watermarks or logo.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I'm very impressed with this slideshow program. It has all I need. Really no watermarks or logo.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Practical software, and I like it!"

    March 31, 2014  |   By willa_wharton

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    Anyway I like this program, and as freeware it already meets my needs to make some simple slideshow and flash banners for building my website.

    Cons

    More optimization on the slideshow will be better.

    Summary

    Thanks for the programmers' contribution.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Amazing-share's Free Slideshow Maker is much better!"

    March 4, 2014  |   By Terider

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    Amazing-share's Free Slideshow Maker can turn digital photos and video clips into flash slideshow,thumbnail gallery,flash album and flash presentation with professional designed templates, transition effects, text captions, background music, etc. It enables you to output SWF movie, HTML file, Executable File and screen saver or upload to our server for sharing online directly.

    Where you can find it:
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    http://free-slideshow-maker.en.softonic.com/

    Cons

    Won't play back with Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, or Quicktime.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wonderful app that is easy to create slideshow"

    December 5, 2013  |   By smithson426

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    Thanks to your program that helped me create a great slideshow as my best friend's birthday present. I picked some pictures taken in her different ages and added my personal touch as the background music. She was really moved. Thank you again.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing.

    Summary

    It is such a fun to make slideshow with our photos and music. It's quick, easy and addictive!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice program to have and simple to use"

    November 4, 2013  |   By justuswoolworth76

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    Free, easy to work with. Your free slideshow maker helps me create unique image slideshow without hassle with flexibility and options and DVD picture quality.

    Cons

    Cannot find one so far.

    Summary

    Great options, great results with accompanied music and various transition effects.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Reliable and fast!"

    October 23, 2013  |   By rhys7229

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    Very fast, simple and easy to create stylish slideshows so that I can add them to my presentation to make it more attractive.

    Cons

    Hope it will support more languages. Come on!

    Summary

    I use it to make slideshows using photos of my vacation on Philips. Meanwhile, it allows me to add unique music to the slideshow. Very powerful. Keep good work.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't play on my PC (Windows XP)"

    October 5, 2013  |   By randalia

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    Easy to create slideshow.

    Cons

    Won't play back with Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, or Quicktime.

    Summary

    Useless.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic and amazing photo slideshow software!"

    September 14, 2013  |   By rgreenough85

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    This program is fantastic - great options, great results with accompanied music and various transition effects. Even when one isn't yet familiar with it, he could create unique image slideshow without hassle. Your free slideshow maker is light years ahead in flexibility and options and DVD picture quality. Plus, when I asked a question, I had a result in mere minutes. All in all, thank you for your amazing photo slideshow software, I made a great slideshow DVD for my sister and she is moving while watching the video on TV.

    Cons

    Not yet, everything's great for me and my friends!

    Summary

    This software helps me as much as I want. I create a lot amazing slideshows from photos to use as a showy presentation or even an advertising banner for my business and get a high promotion. Really helpful!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good but caution with entrust toolbar install"

    August 29, 2013  |   By bigbear1950

    Version: Free Slideshow Maker 4.3.1

    Pros

    The slideshow creator worked just fine for my basic needs.

    Cons

    During the install you will get asked to install the entrust toolbar. No matter what you answer (yes or no) it gets installed. This toolbar is considered by many to be malware.

    Summary

    go the the avast site for removal instructions for the entrust toolbar.

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