Best 11 Free Slideshow Maker for Windows

A slideshow software is used to create a continuous slideshow like a story or movie from available images. One can merge all the photos to create a digital album by adding music and additional effects to it(depends on what type of software you use). I have listed several best and free Slideshow Maker for Windows 10/8/7 that can be used to create basic to advance level slideshows.

11 Best Free Photo Slideshow Makers for Windows PC
These freeware software can be used to create Slideshow in .mov, .avi, .mpeg etc formats. Additionally few of them can be used on Windows, Mac and even online.

Windows Movie Maker

Making movies or stories from images as well as videos has become much easier now. This movie maker can be use to build slideshow video on Windows PC and it’s free.

Windows Movie Maker is a free software


  • It has adequate effects and transitions.
  • Animation and visual effects to create a cool slideshow.
  • As per Wikipedia, the product is discontinued by Microsoft but still available in official Microsoft store.

File Size : 233 MB


Whats the better than having free online editor (smiling). You don’t need to install any software to build custom photo sliders, everything is online, just go to and start using it.

Pholody is an online free slideshow maker tool


  • No sign up, sing in or download hassle. Just start work with one click.
  • Easy and cool user interface.
  • mp4 download option available.

File Size: Online tool

Adobe Spark

Developed by Adobe Systems, supports windows as well as iOS. Basic version is free (can’t believe).

 Spark software for slideshow maker from Adobe


  • User-friendly for first-time users.
  • Supports 40 types of video formats.
  • A lot of transitions and special effects.

PhotoStage Slideshow Software

This software is one of the easiest of its kind to create a vibrant slideshow. Easy to use and comes with Animation, Audio background and Text features.

PhotoStage Slideshow is a free software


  • Free version is available for non-commercial use only
  • Own music and pre-recorded narration can be added.
  • Photo editing texts like cropping, flipping, and rotation is available.
  • Basic transitions like cross-fade, zoom, and panning are present.

The free version does not have additional photo editing or video editing facility.

File Size: 5 MB

Microsoft PowerPoint

By default product of Microsoft in every Personal computer with Windows OS, so no need to look around internet now.


  • Photos are presented in a neat and legibly:
  • It encourages the overall organization.
  • Features like animations, slide transitions, inserting shapes, adding smart art is available.

Freemake Video Converter

It is one of the fastest photo slideshow software developed by ‘Ellora Assets Corporation’. All in one software allows slideshows along with video conversions (as the name suggests)

Freemake Video Converter is also a good slides


  • Quickly arranges all the photos and videos in the slideshow irrespective of the size of the file.
  • Directly allows uploading on YouTube, Vimeo and Dailytmotion.
  • 90+ Million user base
  • Once van cut rotate and join clips

File size: 988 KB

Movavi Slideshow Maker

Founded in 2004  and millions of happy users, Movovi has its different features.

Movavi Slideshow Maker Free


  • Easy to work with even for beginners
  • Supports multiple video formats with 100+ filters.
  • Any song of your choice can be added
  • Features like crop and zoom, enhance quality and microphone recording are available.

File size:  51.4 MB

Support :


Founded by Tome More, Slidely is Israel based company, EasyHi Ltd.



  • No downloading hassle. Just sing up and start making slide.
  • You can sing up with Facebook also.
  • Helps businesses and individual users create gallery
  • You can add music of your choice
  • Easy social share feature

Photo Story

Much to everybody’s surprise, Photo Story is also developed by Microsoft.

photostory by windows


  • It is one of the Microsoft Garage project.
  • Create beautiful stories using existing photos with the help of Microsoft.
  • Available for mobile device also and can be played on Windows Media Player.
  • Easy customization. Product is available on Microsoft store.

File size:  45 MB

Discussion Forum :

Icecream Slideshow Maker

Developed by Icecream Apps. It has a range of free software so website is worth a visit once atleast.

icecream slideshow maker


  • Free and Pro(Paid) version available.
  • Creating slideshow with music for no technical person has become easier.
  • Provides background effect.
  • Set up may ask for installing codec also along with software which is optional.

File size:  21 MB

Official Website :

11. Photo Movie Theater:

Build your movie , with simple drag and drop options with the help of Photo movie theater.

photo movie theater


  • User-friendly for first-time users.
  • You can add decoration and transitions to uploaded images and videos.
  • Supports 40 types of video formats.
  • A lot of transitions and special effects.

File Size: 28.2 MB

Official Website:


To conclude, we have given you the best of the best free slideshow makers by downloading all of them and using them. Let us know if you do not find any of the above to be called as a ‘Top Slideshow Software’. Also, let us know the names if we miss on any of them.


1 thought on “Best 11 Free Slideshow Maker for Windows”

  1. Md. Moshiur Rahman

    Great list, I have got the best experience using the following Photo Video Maker app name #VIMORY
    If you make a video on it, Hope you will not be disappointed.

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