Magix Slideshow Maker

Magix Slideshow Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    396,100
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Magix Slideshow Maker provides users with a fantastic tool for quickly creating a slideshow of photos and music. With a simple layout and excellent results, this is a great choice for computer users of all skill level.

The program's interface is delightfully simple thanks to the step-by-step instructions. By breaking the process down into easy steps and shepherding users through their photos and music, novice users and experts alike will get the job done quickly. If any questions arise, there is also a great Help file available. Creating a slideshow begins with choosing photos and videos in the first step. Users pull shots from their folders and can click and drag them into their preferred order. Next, users choose what style they want their slideshow to have by selecting one of the many options in the pull-down menu ranging from simple camera movement to themes like birthday and vacation. Next users pull a song from their collection of music to choose as their background. The program smartly provides a preview button and compares the song clip's length to the actual length of the slideshow. Finally, users preview the finished product before saving it. The program's best special feature is its ability to transfer the video directly to YouTube with the click of a button. Users simply click the icon after the movie is saved and they are taken to the site.

With a simple layout and quick results, this freeware program is great for slideshow makers of all skill levels.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Misleading program, Not Freeware At All!"

February 26, 2014  |  By Puler_lee

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

I think Free Slideshow Maker developed by Amazing-Share Studio is the idea Flash slideshow creator to create flash slideshow from your digital photos and video clips with its ready-to-use animated templates, stunning transition effect, text captions, background music etc. You can publish your slideshows as SWF movie, Executable, Screen Saver, Video Files or share it via Internet without any limitation.

The real freeware slideshow maker i've found here:
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Slideshow-Maker/3000-13455_4-76028643.html

Cons

Not freeware, a highly limited trial. 70+ MB download. Doesn't save descriptions for youtube. Dishonest and unethical use of free section.

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3 stars

"Very User Friendly"

January 03, 2014  |  By Taurin

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

It's very easy to use. One thing I especially liked was the option of looping through the pictures until the end of the music, or cutting the music at one run through of the picture set. It was compatible with the files I wanted to use, so there was no problem there.

Cons

It's not FREE as listed, but a 7 day trial, and that 7 days start counting down from the first moment you open it whether you actually use it or not. You set the time for how long you want each picture to show (natch), but some pictures would linger for triple my set 4sec. while others would flash through at 2 seconds or even 1.

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1 stars

"This is a seven day trial"

January 13, 2013  |  By whatapainintheass

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Its perfect if you plan to buy slideshow software in the next seven days.

Cons

After you install the software you will discover that its not free so thats cool.

Summary

It is possible to get less than you pay for.

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1 stars

"Not Freeware At All - Just A Trial"

October 24, 2012  |  By samuk1000

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Quick, good slideshow, good music.

Cons

Not freeware, a highly limited trial. 70+ MB download. Doesn't save descriptions for youtube. Dishonest and unethical use of free section.

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5 stars

"Easy to use.It is a excellent application."

October 13, 2012  |  By yuniolanz

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Easy.It has few steps for getting excellent results.

Cons

Not acept all the audio formats.It has few optios for enhancing the images.

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3 stars

"Clear and friendly interface."

September 11, 2012  |  By PMc-1

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Everything you need to create a free and simple slideshow.

Cons

Lacks the finer tweeking possibilities for individual slides.

Summary

This program will produce very good slideshows with good audio in easy-to-follow stages. Excellent for beginners. For slideshows with that extra 'wow' effect, the Magix Slideshow Maker doesn't have that extra level of choices, which most users are now demanding as standard, for example the control over individual frame-timings and delays. But all in all, a very decent freebie slideshow from Magix.

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1 stars

"Misleading file size info, watch out for add-on"

August 26, 2012  |  By kimada17

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Nothing to report here - I cancelled the installation

Cons

The file is a *lot* bigger than it says here

Summary

First, the installation process has one of those toolbar add-ons (for Amazon this time) that show up so frequently these days - but this one looked like it didn't have an opt-out. I was ready to cancel then and there, but finally discovered if I clicked "Advanced Installation" I could then un-click all the boxes under that to stop the toolbar.

Second - the file size info here is misleading. Yes, the initial file *is* 3.65 mb, but once I started the installation it started downloading another 79mb! At first I thought I was reading that wrong because it was using a comma instead of a period for the decimal point but when it estimated the download time at 10 minutes, which I know from experience is about right for that size file on my wireless connection, I decided it really was 79 megs and cancelled. I think it must just be using the European format for decimal points.

If you have something other than a wireless connection with a monthly bandwidth limit this might be worth trying, especially if you don't mind having the Amazon toolbar (or can turn it off). For me - that's too much bandwidth for something I'm not even sure is going to work for me. I'll keep looking.

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3 stars

"A simple stupid program for creating a slide show"

May 30, 2012  |  By iturnwoodpens

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

I have a older version of Photo shop Premier Elements. And while PPE
does offer many more sophisticated bells and whistles, I was intrigued and downloaded this trial version of Magix slide show maker. It is easy to use very straight forward. Puts out a good product production without much effort. For a novice I rate this as excellent. The tutorials have much to be desired. You need to play around and experiment with the settings, sometimes several times deleting the files several times before you come up with an acceptable project. Importing music can be a pain and especially melding them together leaving small gaps in the footage. Perhaps somewhere there is a toggle to accomplish this but haven't found it yet.

Cons

Poor tutorial, not enough fine tuning and preview.

Summary

All in all this is a great program tool for the newby, myself included. You can put out quite a respectable project in a short amount of time.

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1 stars

"This is trialware"

May 20, 2012  |  By dario.narducci

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Easy install

Cons

Can't (easily) change the order of your slides

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5 stars

"Great Program"

January 18, 2012  |  By GraydonJ

 |  Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

Pros

Love the results it provides

Cons

So far I have found no downside

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Optimized user interface; 8 style templates with zooms, collages, and effects; 3 new songs; automatic pans for panoramas and photos in portrait format. Frequency of effects and fades can be adjusted. Save user-defined style templates. Supports Microsoft Windows 7.
General
Publisher Magix
Publisher web site http://www.magix.com
Release Date January 27, 2011
Date Added January 27, 2011
Version 2.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Sharing & Publishing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.65MB
File Name slideshow_maker_2_4mb.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 396,100
Downloads Last Week 285
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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