Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 4.0

Creates slideshows from your images complete with transitions and effects

Turning your best photos into a pro-looking slideshow complete with effects, transitions, and even your favorite soundtrack is an easy and rewarding task with Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD. It offers you all the tools you need to create and customize your slideshows or presentations, regardless of your skills or any previous experience.

Novice users can use the program’s wizard-driven interface to produce a stunning slideshow in barely a few steps. Just follow the clearly-explained instructions that appear on each window and you’ll end up with an HD movie of your best pictures. You can select one of the various themes provided, add a soundtrack and adapt the duration of the movie to the duration of the audio track or to a given time, define the transitions, adjust some basic settings, and preview your work of art before saving it to file or burning it to disc. The list of output video formats supported, if not exhaustive, covers all the most popular codecs, such as AVI, MP4, M2TS, MKV, MPEG, WMV, or WebM. You can choose among various output quality profiles for each of these codecs, from standard (mobile phone, TV, or DVD quality, for instance) to HD quality, including 720p, 1080p, and even 4K 2160p.

Those a bit more experienced or users wanting to experience the thrill of editing and customizing their own videos can move to the program’s video editor. Here you will find a convenient preview window and a timeline where you can add more images, remove them, or rearrange them in whatever way fits your preferences.

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD is an excellent tool for creating all kinds of slideshows and presentations using your favorite digital photos, background music, or even your own narration. Its wizard-driven interface makes it suitable for all types of users, while its editing features and output options are intuitive enough to be of use for novice and more experience users alike.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Wizard-based intuitive interface
  • Excellent choice of templates, effects, and transitions
  • Allows you to add your own soundtrack
  • Suitable for all users

Cons

  • No drawbacks found during the review
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