"A photograph is usually looked at―seldom looked into."Photos speak more than words. But, what about professional slideshows and movies? They convey more than what still images can. Making professional-looking video clips is not an easy task, but you can create a great photo slideshow if you have some good quality images.
― Ansel Adams
Slideshows are basically similar to slow motion videos, but can convey more emotions than videos. Check out our list of some of the best photo slideshow software available, and breathe new life into your old and memorable photos.
Photodex ProShowPhotodex is a known name in the field of digital imaging. Their ProShow line consists of three paid software products―ProShow Gold, ProShow Producer, and ProShow Web. ProShow Web lets you create slideshows out of your photos, videos, and music, online. You can then share these slideshows on your social networks. ProShow Gold lets you do much more than the Web version of Proshow. It not only lets you create basic photo slideshows, but also spice them up with transition effects. It can also write the slideshows to optical discs and convert them to various popular video formats. ProShow Producer is a professional photo slideshow software that supports all the features of the Gold version, plus a few more functionalities like keyframing, masking, etc.
MAGIX PhotostoryPhotostory, as the name suggests, allows the user to create a story out of the photos by transforming them into a movie. Its includes a wide variety of features ranging from making slideshows for TV, PC, and Blu-Ray, HDR effects, support for 3D and up to 4K resolution to automatic image optimization, and graphic designing. It has everything that you will ever need in a photo slideshow software.
Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder DeluxeThis software too lets you create awesome-looking slideshows out of photos, music, and video clips, and then burn them to a DVD, and other portable storage media. Slideshow Builder Deluxe is very easy to use and automatically applies 100 random transition effects to the added photos. The user can then change/edit these effects as per his/her liking, or leave them as they are. You can add several audio tracks in the background, and even add a voice over to the slideshow. Slideshow Builder Deluxe also comes with some basic photo-editing capabilities like cropping, red-eye removal, adding captions, etc.
Cyberlink MediaShowJust like other photo slideshow software, MediaShow lets you create great-looking movies and slideshows from your photos. Other features include Instant View, photo tagging using FaceMe, photo editing, social network uploading, etc.
Microsoft PowerPointPowerPoint is very easy to use and offers good amount of features for office and college presentations, and photo slideshows. So, if you are not interested in fancy animation and want to create a professional-looking slideshow, then PowerPoint won't disappoint you.
These are some of the best paid photo slideshow software available for desktop and notebook computers. You can also check out other slideshow software like PicturesToExe, PhotoStage Slideshow Pro, PhotoLapse, Picasa, etc. If you own an Android device, then you should check out Free Slideshow Maker on Google Play Store.