How to Make a Slideshow with Photos and Music with Ease

You took a bunch of photos on your travels and want to share them with your friends. In this case, you can create a travel slideshow compiled from your favorite vacation photos. How to create a travel slideshow? What is the best free photo, slideshow maker? In this article, I’ll show you how to make a slideshow with the 4 best slideshow makers.

1. MiniTool MovieMaker

2. Microsoft Photos

3. iMovie

4. Clideo

1. MiniTool MovieMaker

MiniTool MovieMaker is a free slideshow maker for Windows that allows you to create a video from photos without a watermark. It’s easy to use and perfect for beginners. This software comes with basic and advanced features. With it, you can edit your slideshow video by trimming, reversing, adding music, applying the Ken Burns effect, add animated text, etc.

Here’s how to make a slideshow with music and photos.

Step 1. Launch MiniTool MovieMaker after downloading and installing it on your computer.

Step 2. Click on Import Media Files to select the wanted photos and click the Open button to import photos to MiniTool MovieMaker.

Step 3. Choose a photo, press the “Shift” key and click the last photo to select all the imported photos. Then drag and drop them to the timeline.

Step 4. Now, you can rearrange the photos and change their durations. Then click Motion or Effect to apply effects to photos.

Step 5. Tap on Import Media Files to import the music you want to use and click the + to add the music track.


Step 6. Click the Export button and change the output settings. After that, export your travel slideshow with music.

2. Microsoft Photos

Microsoft Photos, a built-in Windows photo viewer and video editor with basic editing features, can also be used as a photo slideshow maker to turn photos into a video.

Here’s how to create a slideshow on Windows 10.

Step 1. Tap on the search icon, type “video editor” and open the Video Editor app.

Step 2. Click on New video project, name the video and click OK.

Step 3. Choose Add > From this PC to add the needed photos from your computer and drag and drop these photos to the timeline.

Step 4. Click on Duration to set duration for the selected photos and enhance these photos by applying filters, adding text, and more.

Step 5. Choose Custom audio to add the desired audio file and click Done.

Step 6. When you are done, Tap on Finish video in the top-right corner of the window and choose the desired video quality. Press the Export button to export the slideshow video.

3. iMovie

iMovie is a video editor included with Mac computer, iPhone, and iPad. It includes options to create a slideshow with photos and music, crop videos, change video speed, rotate videos, create a split-screen effect, and so on.

Take the following steps to learn how to make a slideshow on macOS.

Step 1. Open the iMovie app and create a new project by clicking on Project > Create New > Movie.

Step 2. Click on My Media > Import to import your photos and music and press “Command + A” to select all photos. Drag and drop them to the timeline.

Step 3. Rearrange the photos on the timeline and add background music, transitions, effects to photos.

Step 4. Preview the slideshow video and go to File > Sharing > File to save the video.

4. Clideo

The last photo slideshow maker I’d like to recommend to you is Clideo. It’s an online slideshow maker supporting all the popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and more.

Below are the steps on how to make a slideshow online using Clideo.

Step 1. Visit the Clideo website.

Step 2. Click on All tools, find and choose Slideshow Maker.

Step 3. Click on Choose files to upload the photos you want to use from your device.

Step 4. After uploading the photos, you can rearrange the photos, change the duration of all the photos, crop photos and add background music.

Step 5. In the end, click on Export and download the slideshow video.


This post teaches you how to make a slideshow with the 4 best slideshow makers. Now, choose one of them and create a cool slideshow!

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