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    Photostage Alternatives

    Photostage is described as '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' and is a Slideshow Maker in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Photostage for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Animation Desk, which is free. Other great apps like Photostage are LightMV (Freemium), Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD (Paid), Imagination (Free, Open Source) and Animoto (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    Create a slideshow from your digital photos and videos and apply effects such as fade, cross-fade, zoom and much more. Burn...
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    1. Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers.
    2. LightMV is the best free online service for you to make a video using photos and music.

    3. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Imagination is a lightweight and simple DVD slide show maker for GNU/Linux. Imagination has been designed from the ground up to be fast, light and easy-to-use. It requires the ffmpeg encoder to produce the movie file and libsox to handle the audio.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Animoto videos - music videos for your images, video clips and pictures.

    4. Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube.


      The site has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at


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      Ezvid vs Photostage opinions
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      DXMYNAME Poor functionality. Absence of the following features: - Adding effects to slides. - Adding transitions between the slides. - Burning Slideshow to DVD-, BD-Disc. - Exporting slideshow to various file formats.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    5. 4K Slideshow Maker is a straightforward and easy-to-use app to create slideshows. Just add your favourite photos from Instagram or from your own computer, select the music and then apply gorgeous effects and transitions.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OggConvert is a small Gnome utility that uses GStreamer to convert media files to the licence-free Theora, Dirac and Vorbis formats.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.3, released on 24 May 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine and Launchpad.

    6. ApowerShow is the best program for making fantastic video using photos, themes, filters, styles, etc.
    7. Free video slideshow creator application for Windows. Can save the slideshow with music in AVI, MKV, or WMV formats in up to FullHD resolution. Many transition effects are available.
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