Free slideshow maker

Canva is a design tool that allows you to make stunning slideshows in seconds. Simply open our editor, pick a slideshow template, then add your photos and videos. Next, select a soundtrack and download your video. It’s that easy!

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Turn photos into impressive slideshows

With Canva, you can create photo and video slideshows with music to impress your followers, friends, or family. On Canva, you’ll find slideshow templates for all kinds of occasions including weddings, work events, graduations, birthdays, holidays, and more.

How to make a video slideshow

  1. Search for ‘Slideshow Video’ to see hundreds of designer-made slideshow templates in varying sizes such as square or 9:16, or start from scratch
  2. Upload your own photos, videos, and GIFs online, or choose videos from our free stock video library
  3. Drag and drop them into your template
  4. Trim, edit and add filters to your video clips with a few clicks
  5. Choose from thousands of fonts to add titles and text into your slideshow
  6. Add background music from our music library
  7. Make it your own with icons and illustrations
  8. Apply animations to each screen and animated sticker GIFs
  9. Preview your slideshow, then download. You can even share a link to view your slideshow online.

No design skills needed

Canva’s slideshow maker is built for everyone. No experience needed. You can create free slideshows from templates themed for vacations, business, family, or for fun. Our library is always updated with fresh template styles and layouts.

Choose from our library of free music tracks, photography and videos

Canva has thousands of free stock videos, millions of free stock photos, and hundreds of free music tracks. We also have a range of premium images, music tracks and video footage that can be purchased at an affordable price.

Make slideshows for free, online, on every device

Creating a slideshow with Canva is free. There’s no limit to how many times you can make or download slideshows and no watermarks will be added to your design. You can also create a slideshow on every device. Simply download the Canva app for iOS or Android.


To add music to your video slideshow, simply choose the function to insert audio, either for one slide or across multiple slides, and select “play in background.” You can use a third party audio editing tool to combine multiple songs into one file to be played nonstop throughout the presentation.

Simply choose a slideshow maker tool and upload your photos or use pre-designed pictures to create your slideshow. You can begin by storyboarding out your presentation, choosing a template or layout, then adding the media. For each slide you can choose a background photo, featured photo or collage.

Most slideshow maker tools allow you to add text wherever you need to on each slide. Simply hover your cursor over the area you want to include text and click to add it in, or add a text box on top of your background.

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