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!

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.


What types of slideshows can I make with Canva?

You can create a slideshow for every need. Motivate those around you with inspiring quotes and images, generate new leads and customers with a business video slideshow, show off your most recent holiday with a photo and video slideshow montage of your vacation. If you can imagine it, you can create it.

Can I add text to my slideshows?

Yes. To add text, simply add a text box and lay it out anywhere you’d like. Choose from our library of beautiful fonts to make your slideshow stand out.

Can I add animations to my slideshows?

Yes. Simply choose from our library of free animation styles. You can also choose from a buffet of stickers to add animated graphics & flair to your video.

Is it legal to use Canva’s music tracks on my slideshows?

Yes, as long as you are using the right license. The Canva library has CC0 music tracks that are in the public domain and royalty-free premium music which requires payment.

Can I share my slideshow on social media?

Yes. Simply download your slideshow video then upload it to Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

How do I export my slideshow as a video?

Go to the publish menu and simply choose video (MP4) as a dropdown option.

What they say about Canva

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  • Canva is easy to use, never thought myself to be creative but with Canva I'm discovering a whole new side to myself. You can create posters, images for social media and book covers. Saves me a lot of time and more flexibility by not having to wait on an external designer.