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How to make a slideshow with our simple video editor

How to make a slideshow with our simple video editor

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22 Dec 2017


Slideshows are a great way to collect our memories and experiences in one place and share with our family and friends. But, it might be very time-consuming to find the right frames and scenes. Also, try not to get lost in all the photos and mix everything up.

This is when Renderforest comes to help. With our simple editor, making slideshows is getting a hundred times easier and faster. You can even create a really nice slideshow only in one minute.

If you need to make a quick slideshow for your friend or are short of time, use this simple video editor. It allows you to skip the step of choosing scenes and photo holders. All you need to do is to upload your photos altogether, just for your convenience (later you can reorder them, of course), and choose the ideal piece of music. As a result, you get a lovely slideshow without much effort.

Now, it’s the high time to show you step by step how it works.

First, go to and sign up or sign in, if you already have an account.

Click "Video Templates" on the top menu.

Video Templates


You landed on our library of ready-made customizable video templates. Click on the “Slideshow” category and see the wide range of templates ready to be used for your slideshow.

Slideshow Templates

Now, choose one of the templates and click on the "Create now" button.

Diamond Slideshow Pack

Here you can see our simple editor. You can add your images/videos by choosing one of the following options:

  • Browse from your computer;
  • Choose from your Media Library files;
  • Add from Facebook; or
  • Import from Google Drive and Dropbox.

All your uploaded photos/videos will be saved in your Media Library.

Renderforest Slideshow Editor


Make sure that the first holder contains a photo, not a video, as the intro text can only be placed on photos.
Video Editor Error Message


When your files are uploaded, click on the "Next step" or choose the "Add title" from the bar. You can write your name, or some nice words to your friend, your company name, the name of an event, or a motivational quote, it’s up to you to decide.

Video Title

Then, add your favorite piece of music to make your video more impressive. You can either pick a track from our Music Library or upload a track we don’t have in our list. There’s also an option of adding your voiceover. Great right?

Or, simply mute your video.

Add Music to Video


You can also switch to the advanced editor and use more tools if you have enough time and want to have a more enhanced video. But, note that you can’t switch the same project back to the simple editor.

Renderforest Slideshow Editor


So, when your slideshow is ready, it’s time to preview your masterpiece. Click on "Preview" next to the "Add Music" section. Always preview your project before purchasing, as you might have missed a step or forgot to add something.

Renderforest Preview Project

Preparing your video for the preview may take up to 1-2 minutes. When it’s ready, you’ll be notified about it via email, and your video will be available in “My Videos” section.

You can watch this video tutorial to see all the mentioned steps in action.


In case you need some examples of slideshows created with Renderforest, you can go to our Inspiration Gallery. Here’s a nice video slideshow which was created with our Diamond Slideshow Pack.

As you can see, it’s very simple, doesn’t take much time from you, and you even enjoy the process of creation. So, what are you waiting for? Choose your slideshow template and start creating.


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