Let’s be honest - people respond to visual content better than to text, and they respond strongly. Marketers know that, which is why they use images, videos, and infographics online.

Today, slideshows are one of the most popular and trendy visual content used in web design. We bet, you probably watch sliders several times during your daily online activity.

Let us define, what exactly slideshows are. Slideshows are dynamic content, which displays collections of images on one page. Check out this photo slideshow maker for more inspiration.

The first thing that makes these galleries so trendy is the sense of action that keeps your site visitors engaged and active. 



Besides, sliders allow web designers to showcase a collection of images in a one field, which reserves your page for other content. They know - for sharing several visuals it is a great way to use slideshows. In short, slideshow galleries showcase grand visual information in dynamic and engaging way.

RenderForest slideshow maker offers a wide range of Slideshow templates from Parallax Circles to Baby Birth Timeline, from Cinematic Photo Slideshow to Digital Hi-Tech Presentation. Our catalog is huge enough to meet all your expectations when making your slideshows. They are designed for providing an attractive visualization to your photos, increasing your web site's reach and engage your audience.

 In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a great slideshow presentation video with RenderForest.

Choose "Slideshow" category from Video Templates tab. This category consists of thematic subcategories, which can be picked up from dropdown list.

slideshow trending template

There are subcategories in Slideshow templates – Corporate, Personal, Happy Birthday video, Wedding, Love, Holiday, Baby and Real Estate templates. Slideshow category is about creative freedom. Whatever you are up to make, these templates will allow you to get a result beyond your expectation. The only limit there is your imagination.

Pick one of our amazing Slideshow templates, Dreamers Minimalistic Slideshow, for example. This template can be used as a personal slideshow, birthday surprise, for wedding videos,  graduation videos and a lot more. It gives you a great opportunity to gather together all your happy and unforgettable moments in one slideshow and share it with people who care for you. In this tutorial we will make a Christmas video though you can very well use it for the purposes mentioned above. 

Dreamers Minimalistic Slideshow

Click on CREATE button to start the process. You will see this image in front of you: 

Renderforest Edit Panel


Now, when you are in your video editing page, there are lots of options to make it engaging, beautifully designed with chosen photos and music, of course. Upload your photos, write the text you want to be displayed. Choose style as well.

 Renderforest Style Editor



What a slideshow without music? Choose one of our tracks from large catalog or simply upload your own music – it’s up to your taste and mood. We uploaded a nice Christmas track which gives us the Christmas mood :) 

Renderforest Music Editor


When you have finished all the phases of Slideshow video production, simply click on PREVIEW to see how it looks.

Renderforest Preview Editor


Your video is saved in your RenderForest account. You can reach it any time by going to My Videos page: click on your name and choose “My Videos” from dropdown list for re-editing or extracting. But there are several options for exporting your creation. The first one is free option and we recommend to export free version first before processing paid rendering. Free videos have SD 360 quality and you’re able to edit, download and publish this videos any time you wish, but this videos will have a RenderForest watermark. If you want your videos without it, click on “BUY HIGH QUALITY” button and choose one of our paid subscription plans. All the details regarding our pricing you can find here.

Hope our tutorial was helpful. Start your slideshow journey today with us. RenderForest. Create. Export. Inspire.

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