Choosing the right Slideshow Software

Are you looking for a Photo Slideshow software? Do you want to use a professional online software that is easy to use and more importantly within your budget?


I use Proshow Gold because it is easy to use with the flexibility that allows you to be creative. There are many other slideshow softwares online that are free to use for a 30 day trial. These are some great ones that I have used.

  1. Animoto;
  2. Smilebox;
  3. Windows Movie Maker;
  4. Proshow Slideshow Tools (Proshow Gold highly recommended).

I have been using the same particular software for nearly 10 years now and I am really happy with the results. Choosing the right software really depends on what you prefer to use or whether it is easy to use.

When I first started preserving my photos, I did a lot of research to find the best way that would suit my needs. I am exhausted with using photo books and albums because I only looked at it once and it did not create excitement in me just looking at the photos. It was also during the early 2000s when the digital camera was introduced with a new video record feature. Wow! That meant you could take short video clips which is great to capture, then turn back the clocks to watch it in the future.

I came across Proshow Gold in 2005 which was so easy to use and it had the flexibility for you to create ideas and stories in your slideshow. The transitions are more than just your pans and zooms, the styles brought special effects and motions to your photos, it looked really professional. So no more plain static slideshows anymore, I have found that when you add texts, quotes, messages and mix it to music, you create a digital journal that tells a story, my history. The combination of all creates the Wow Factor and takes you on an emotional journey to experience your memories from within.

Things to consider when choosing a Slideshow Software

  • Must be easy to use;
  • Functions that allow you to choose transitions and styles;
  • The ability to mix photos and videos seamlessly;
  • The flexibility that allows editing of videos and sound.

You need to ask yourself, what tyope of slideshow you want to create. Would you like it to be simple or would you prefer to tell a story? You want the process to create with ease and no errors or complications. Either way, a good professional software is a good investment and it will only cost you USD70 but will serve you well into the future. Proshow online tools is one of the best softwares in the world and I highly recommend it. I am not an affiliate of the company and will not ease any money with my recommendation.

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About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".