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Slideshow Makers

Slideshow presentations can prove to be invaluable visual aids for people attempting to convey complex and nuanced ideas to a large group of people. Scenarios like teaching a class or presenting a business idea or proposal are prime examples of this. From the most used slideshow creators like PowerPoint and Keynote, to freely accessible alternatives such as LibreOffice Impress and Prezi, there are many different software solutions to help you make the best presentation you possibly can for whatever reason you can think of.

  1. Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Does linear or non-linear presentations with the included Presenter Console extension.

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  2. Microsoft PowerPoint, part of the Microsoft Office Suite , enables users to create high-impact, dynamic presentations, while integrating workflow and ways to easily share information.

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  3. Prezi allows anyone who can sketch an idea on a napkin to create and perform stunning non-linear presentations with relations, zooming into details, and adjusting to the time left without the need to skip slides.

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    Add backgrounds
  4. Google Slides, part of Google Drive , is an online presentations app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way. Here's what you can do with Google Slides:

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    Reveal.js is a modern open-source non-linear presentation framework based on HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, with cool 3D transition effects, cross-browser support, PDF export, and a WYSIWYG editor.

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  6. Sozi is an open-source browser-based presentation software using SVG and JavaScript to play animated presentations.

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  7. Easily create gorgeous presentations with Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

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  8. ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.

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  9. PowToon is a presentation software that has themes of animated characters, props and cool transitions, that allows you to drag and drop your way to an animated presentation to present your product or service in an eye-catching and fun way.

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    • Write your presentations in a text markup language. No slow, limiting GUI, no annoying HTML!
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  10. Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. Its fast, easy, and fun.

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    Discontinued

    Picnik was closed on April 19, 2012.

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  11. Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 4 turns your images into vibrant slideshows with cool effects. Numerous templates, transitions and effects allow you to work creatively and achieve fast results.

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  12. Image management, gallery and some editing capabilities.

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  13. Create a slideshow from your digital photos and videos and apply effects such as fade, cross-fade, zoom and much more. Burn your slideshow to DVD for playback on TV, or as a standalone video file for enjoying on web and portable devices.

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  14. Movavi Video Suite is an all-in-one solution for managing your files the way you want: edit videos, convert multimedia, record screen, rip and burn discs, and so much more.

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