Here are 5 of the best free slideshow makers. All these slideshow makers are completely free, and make it extremely easy to create your own slideshows for free.
Now that almost every single one of us has a huge collection of digital photos stored on our computer and also up on various corners of the internet, we are left wondering what to do with them.
This has led to a massive rise in the availability of the free slideshow makers, bits of software that allow you to put a selection of photos together along with effects and music in order to have a more interesting way of viewing your pictures and also an exciting way of showing them to others.
As they are such an intriguing and often used bit of software, it is important that you find the best one for you. We have reviewed five of the best free slideshow makers for you.
ImageLoop – Attractive Uploading and Social Network Integration
ImageLoop was by far the best slidehow maker of the three we tested. It combined a series of features with a very clean and simple interface that also managed to be more visually appealing than that of Moblyng, its closest rival. We also really liked how cleverly it integrated with social networking websites to allow you to grab your photos from albums on these sites and add them to your slideshow.
The free slideshow maker basics were all there too and very well done indeed. There was an excellent series of transitions and effects to choose from as well as links provided after creation for easy social network sharing.
Perhaps the only thing standing in the way of this being a perfect free slideshow maker is the inability to add music to the background. However, the excellent interface and integration outweigh this issue.
Microsoft Photostory 3: Free Slideshows with your Own Voice
Microsoft Photostory 3 is probably the most popular free slideshow maker out there. You can add your digital photos, add nice effects to them, and add background music. Micorosoft Photostory 3 also lets you record your own voice with your slideshows. That’s really cool.
Moblyng – Simple Slideshow Creation
Moblyng is a simpler free slideshow maker that, whilst also being easy to use like ImageLoop has a less attractive interface and doesn’t perform as well overall. It does have background music available, a feature that ImageLoop neglected to include.
Aside from this good feature though, it is mostly a very similar, yet slightly weaker version of ImageLoop. For this reason, it is still a strong free slideshow maker, but not the best by any stretch.
Update (28-Aug-2012): Moblyng has shut down now.
Flash Slideshow Maker – Create Flash Slideshows from your Photos
Flash Slideshow Maker is another free slideshow maker. Flash Slideshow Maker takes your digital photos, and converts them to a nice Flash slideshow. The output is a swf file. You can add nice transitions to your photos, and even add background music. You can publish the Flash slideshows even to your website, or share with your friends.
Only thing we didn’t like about this: It adds a slide at the end which says the slideshow was created by this software.
Kizoa – Heavily Featured Slideshow Maker and Image Package
Kizoa makes the fatal error of trying to branch out from being a free slideshow maker and focus on other areas as well. This detracts from the user friendliness. Although, it does have an excellent level of social integration, but this cannot save it from being a victim of its own ambition.
So, all five are good if you are looking for a free slideshow maker, but we would rank the attractive and simple interface of ImageLoop as being the best one out there, closely followed by Microsoft Photostory 3.
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