Creating video slideshows is a good way to turn your photos into video content. It’s easy to create a video slideshow with music using these apps.

Many of these apps are feature-packed with animated transitions, video filters, captions and the ability to combine photos and videos to show more than one photo/video at a time.

Best apps for video slideshows

Slide Show MakerSlideShow Maker With Music & Slide Show Creator

Available for free on iPhone/iPad

I was pleasantly surprised by this app! This slideshow app is feature-packed:

 

  • Select multiple photos at once and reorder photos by dragging and dropping
  • Control the length that each photo is displayed
  • Different transitions available for free, with other transitions available for purchase
  • Add your own music from your library or choose from the free inbuilt loops. You can even choose the starting point of the song.
  • Add text to photos in the in-built editor.

The app also allows you to share your HD video direct to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. If you have a couple of dollars, remove the watermark and annoying ads. I wouldn’t recommend the tacky themes: they distract from the photos and don’t look good.

Slideshow Maker by Scoompa

Available for free on Google Play for Android, paid upgrades available.

Slideshow Maker by Scoompa is comparable to the Apple app mentioned above. If you have an Android phone, this one is just as good. Add your photos, select from a range of transition effects, crop images and add text.

SlideShow Maker studio & Video Editor with MusicSlideShow Maker studio & Video Editor with Music

Available for free on iPhone/iPad from the App Store

This app is good because it allows you to add photos and videos to your slideshow. You can also trim and edit your photos and videos, right within the app. Like the other apps, share directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. Highly recommended.

PixGramPixgram – video photo slideshow

Available for free on Google Play for Android phones

If you’re on Android and want to add photos and videos to one slideshow, look no further than Pixgram. It comes with a large music library and a bunch of Instagram-style photo filters.

Why use video?

It’s no secret that Facebook ranks videos highly in its newsfeed in comparison to other content. BuzzSumo has determined from 800 million Facebook posts that “videos were most likely to be shared”. UNILAD, popular online magazine, enjoyed nearly 3 billion Facebook video views in April 2017 alone.

Tips for good slideshow/photo videos

  1. Try not to show each photo for too long: any longer than a second for each photo is likely to bore your audience.
  2. Keep transition times to a minimum. Your viewers won’t wait around to see photos
  3. Stick to a single theme, such as a holiday or an event that you attended. Trying to cram too many different things into one video will confuse your viewers.

Try experimenting with video slideshows

Videos are great for both brands and personal pages alike. There are apps available to make it easy and fast to create photo slideshows. With minimal effort, you can create something much more engaging than a boring photo album.

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