Video Editing

How to create video slideshows

Updated January 29, 2023
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    Video slideshows are a great way to quickly combine photos and videos to convey your point in the most efficient way possible. Whether you’re showcasing new products, enhancing study materials, or curating favorite memories, turn any topic of interest into an engaging slideshow to present or for social media and blogs.

    Ready to get started? Read on to learn how to create video slideshow presentations in a few minutes for free with Clipchamp’s online video editor.

    Step 1.  Upload your media assets

    To get started, import your media to the editor. Either drag and drop your media from your device to import, click on the import media button, or upload using our importing integrations.

    Step 2. Drag and drop your media onto the timeline

    Drag and drop your media files from the your media tab onto the timeline. You can easily rearrange the timeline if you place media in the incorrect order.

    Step 3. Add text and music

    Personalize your slideshow video with unique titles and background music. 

    Click on the text tab on the left toolbar and scroll through our title options to find the perfect text. Drag and drop your chosen title onto the timeline above the video media.

    Customize your text and font by clicking on the text tab on the property panel.

    To add background music, click on the music & SFX and search through the stock library. Drag and drop your chosen track onto the timeline below your media.

    Step 4. Insert special effects and stickers

    Place transitions between your slideshow clips. Click on the transitions tab on the toolbar. Drag and drop a transition onto the timeline between two media assets.

    To add special effects like stickers, shapes, and annotations, click on the graphics tab on the toolbar. Drag and drop an asset from our carefully curated categories onto the timeline above video media.

    Step 5. Export your slideshow video

    When you’re happy with your slideshow video, click on the export button and select a video resolution to save your video. We recommend saving your slideshow video in 1080p video resolution for the best quality video.

    Frequently asked questions

    Is Clipchamp’s slideshow maker free?

    Yes. Clipchamp video editor is free for all users to create a slideshow and export it in 1080p video resolution.

    Can I use a template for my slideshow?

    Yes. If you’re low on time or inspiration, just use one of our designer, ready-to-use templates. All you have to do is replace the media inside the template with your own in a few clicks. You can even add your personal brand colors and logo to make your slideshow professional.

    Is there a time limit on slideshow videos?

    No. There is no limit on how long you can make your Clipchamp video slideshow, but we recommend limiting slideshows to 10 minutes or less.

    Easily combine images, videos, and text to immerse your viewers no matter what genre with Clipchamp. If you want to take your slideshows to the next level, head to our webcam recorder tutorial and learn how to narrate your slideshow for better virtual connections.

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