Make stunning slideshow videos easy & fast

Whether you’re reminiscing about your vacation or creating a presentation, a simple slideshow makes a big difference. With features like keyframe animation, transitions, and Fancy Captions, Descript works wonderfully as an easy all-in-one slideshow maker, and it’s free to download.

Create fun & entertaining slideshows with Descript

Behind every great slideshow is a great slideshow creator. A discerning audience will appreciate a slideshow. Descript is the video maker with all the editing tools necessary to transcend any slideshow template. You can create a montage of image files (video files, too!) and customize Fancy Captions with your favorite fonts to make your narration part of the show.

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How to create a slideshow video

Step 2

Import files to your workstation with a simple drag and drop. Go ahead and include images (JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, TIFF) and video clips (MOV, AVI, MP4, WMV, etc.), as well as voiceover and background music.

Step 4

Hit the share button once your slideshow is ready to go on social media. You can export the file to your hard drive, website, or even straight to YouTube.

Create fun & entertaining slideshows with Descript

Behind every great slideshow is a great slideshow creator. A discerning audience will appreciate a slideshow. Descript is the video maker with all the editing tools necessary to transcend any slideshow template. You can create a montage of image files (video files, too!) and customize Fancy Captions with your favorite fonts to make your narration part of the show.

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Compile your favorite moments using Descript’s editor

Multitrack

Most people think of slideshows as sequential: One photo follows the next. With Descript, you can break that slideshow template by layering two pictures simultaneously. Play around with your elements. Drag them so that they’re next to each other or dial opacity so that two memories can blend into a single experience. Some call this a paradigm shift, but we think it’s makes slideshows more like real life.

Non-destructive

When you’re making slideshows, sometimes you’ll find a memory you’d rather forget, so you delete any reminder of it. Descript’s non-destructive editing allows you to retrieve that image from the cloud when you’re ready to relive that moment.

Transitions

Imagine an image of a beach with two palm trees. Slowly, you realize that it's actually three palm trees, yet, just as slowly, only one palm tree remains. Is it a mirage? A dream? With Descript's slideshow video maker capabilities, you can add crossfade transition effects between photos to create that kind of Vimeo-worthy poetic movie magic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Descript the best free slideshow maker?

While most video editing programs can easily work as photo slideshow creators, Descript’s script editing features are handy for creating and editing narrated slideshows. You can tell your story, transcribe it with Descript’s software, and edit the recording like a word document. Now you can perfectly sync your photos with your voice to make the effortless-seeming slideshows of your dreams.

Can I add music and effects to a slideshow?

Descript is an excellent photo slideshow maker with music mixing capabilities. You can make an easy slideshow with music just by dragging and dropping the track where you want it on the timeline. And you can find it on the timeline by searching the script. Mix voice dynamics or add filters to make it sound like where the photo was taken.

How can I make a photo slideshow online for free?

You can create and export as many photo and video slideshows as you want with Descript’s free version, including your first three hours of transcription. For 10 or 30 hours of transcription a month and watermark-free exports, you can subscribe to the $12/month Creator and $24/month Pro subscriptions, respectively. Please contact us for pricing details on the Enterprise package, which includes a dedicated account representative, onboarding, and training.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.