Who Uses This Software?

Professional Photographers


Average Ratings

32 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Pixellu
  • pixellu.com
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About SmartSlides

Pixellu SmartSlides is a modern slideshow maker that produces a captivating and impressive photo presentation for your clients. The app interface is beautiful and easy to use, and the smart features allow you to make a slideshow in just 3 simple steps: Select music, Add photos, and Customize.


SmartSlides Features

  • 3D Objects
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Content
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Content

SmartSlides Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Game Changer

Jun 28, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The software is super easy to use and you can make a slide show in minutes that is also rendered and ready for sharing in minutes...You can easily edit it too once it has been sent out which is great. Sharing a wedding story via a slide show is the perfect way to present photographs in a curated and thoughtful sequence.. Wedding photography is so much more than just photography these days ...it's capturing the story and every little detail of their day and as a photographer I want to invoke all the feelings and emotions in my images and for my clients to see the full story of their day, even , shoot etc. So, by delivering a slide show you are guiding your client to look at the photographs in the order you have curated them into ..thus ensuring they experience what you have created

Cons: That you cannot edit on mobile or tablets and I would also like to have more control over changing the pace of the transitions for different sections of each song even. (it does do beat matching)

Overall: I can deliver a slide show in minutes, whereas publishing an entire gallery can take several hours. This means when I have promised to deliver the wedding I can easily do so without relying so much on my computer power and smart slides does not tie up Lightroom ..so I can continue to work on other projects

It just works, and I love it.

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The amount of hours it has saved me compared to other similar software is a huge bonus. A slideshow is the final stage in a long edit, and while it is one of the most important parts of delivering photographs, once you get around to it you are exhausted. SmartSlides has turned this part of the process into something effortless. I can find the music I need, make a few easy edits if I choose to re-arrange or delete/add images, and publish the slideshow in very little time. It's integration with my gallery system (Pic-Time) has been a total game-changer as well. SmartSlides generates a link which Pic-Time recognizes, and a simple copy+paste later, my gallery has a gorgeous slideshow for my clients to start their journey through hundreds of photos with. Years ago, this process took me 3 hours. I'd be hard-pressed to take longer then 30 minutes.

Cons: Any cons I had about the software has all been updated over the years.

SmartSlides is my favorite piece of my workflow

Aug 05, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: SmartSlides is the answer to the complaints of literally every wedding photographer I know about how hard slideshows are to put together and deliver to clients. They make it so easy, so smooth, and so fun to create slideshows. Most photographers understand that showing your favorite images to the client before giving them their full gallery is an amazing way to make their experience so much better than just delivering a gallery of images. I give a slideshow to every single client and I don't know how I would do it if I didn't have SmartSlides. I love that they have built-in music to choose from, and they let you save your favorite songs which makes the whole process so much faster.

Cons: No cons that I can think of. Please keep it up, I love this product!

Overall: Great customer service, amazing software, please never stop, guys!

The proper way to deliver your work

Jul 13, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: SmartSlides itself it's pretty straight forward: an easy way to build your Slides. The positive thing about it: they look incredibly good. Not only well-designed, but easy for clients to access, play and download. One of the coolest features is that you can edit as many times you want. So if there's a photo you want to take out, you can do it anytime and as many times you'd like.

Cons: The music list provided and free of rights is still very poor. Not in quantity, but in quality. They're mostly just...meh. We often have to use music of our choice, which can be tricky since it's subject to the artist's label rights. We understand though it's a working progress, so since they're always improving, we can expect this list to get better and better overtime.

Overall: We love that we can deliver our clients their wedding as an experience. They're not just scrolling over hundreds of photos, they're seeing a selection of the very best ones we chose, with music, rythm and pace. They're enjoying at it's best.

INCREDIBLE Slideshows!!!

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Love the ease of use, the stylish design the playback options and the beat-matching ability.

Cons: The music expires sometimes as the music is rights-managed.

Overall: My clients love the slideshows and I love making them! I also make them for local vendors with their own logos as a slide to use a vendor gift.

SmartSlides is hands down my FAV way to show off images to my clients!

Jul 09, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is SO quick and easy to make amazing slideshow presentations. The ability to Beat Match is also fantastic! I use this for every single client, and it's such a great way to share and show off images. In fact, this is the first thing clients will see when they receive their images, and I couldn't be happier with it!

Cons: Honestly, nothing! Sometimes the music will change from time to time as agreements with artists expire or change. But they keep adding new music, and there are loads of options to select from. Or, you can always upload your own music too.

Overall: Overall - I have not found a better or easier to use slideshow program...and I've looked! Truly, I love what SmartSlides has done for my business.

Make slideshows real fast

Aug 02, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Fast and intuitive software

Beat matching

Cons: Music license of some songs in the collection expired and they were replaced with new ones.

Overall: It's a fast and intuitive software to design slideshows. You can make one in less than 10 minutes. In our case, limited music options works for us as we prefer speed (making minimal choices).

Our clients love these when they receive it. For prospective clients, the slideshows make a huge impact.

Easy Slideshow Software!

Jun 28, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use - drag and drop the images, choose your music, and you're ready to go!

Cons: Re-organizing images can be a bit of a pain, but I'm sure that's the same with any other slideshow software. The beat-matching of the music isn't always great for what I want - I prefer to have a reasonably long time per image, and the beat matching shortens that sometimes.

Overall: I provide a slideshow for each of my wedding clients following their wedding - it's the first time that they see a lot of their wedding images. I love that the slideshow is shareable and downloadable, and that it's so easy for me to use! I enjoy the ability to 'heart' my favourite songs to use at a later time, and I find the song selection reasonable.

Makes creating albums so easy and fast forward!

Jun 28, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We love everything about Pixellu! Their software and services are fantastic and super simple to use. It improves our daily work a lot!

Cons: There is really nothing to complain about!

Overall: It's fantastic and our costumer love the simple feedback option. It makes it so fast forward!

I use smartslides for every WEDDING

Jul 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to add my photos to the slideshow and how easy it is to choose a song so that the photo transition would match with the beat.

It is so easy to use. It is so good looking. And my clients love it

Cons: I would love to see more music and maybe the ability to add GIFs as well instead of only jpegs

Overall: I use Smart Slides for every single wedding and elopement I photograph. The ability to add music to these beautiful photos bring the whole event to life. My clients love the feelings of being able to re-live their special day in a whole different way.

I also want to give a big shoutout to the team behind these amazing products from Pixellu. Either email or facebook group, there's always someone there to answer everything I asked. Thank you so much

Whether you're a wedding photographer or newborn photographer, I 100% recommend you looking into Smartslides :)

Easy and quick

Jul 03, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like how easy and quick it is to use. When I'm getting ready to make slideshows for my clients, it's almost the last step in my long workflow and I don't want to get slowed down with glitchy software or a slow process. Smartslides is super easy to use and I can build my slideshows quickly and efficiently.

Cons: I personally sometimes wish they had more intrumental-only music to choose from, but I'm a weirdo who prefers no lyrics in slideshow music. They add new stuff all the time though, so it's not really a big issue for me.

Amazing Slides

Jul 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I really like that it is super easy to use and that in 30 minutes or less you are finished and can send it to your clients. Your clients can then download the slideshow and I think that's a great feature.

Cons: Perhaps the grid of the images is quite small, If the images shown on the slideshow was larger it would be much greater.

Overall: I've had a great experience! It reduced the time I had to put in to make slideshows drastically by half or more.

Smartslides has helped increase our client experience. We surprise our clients with slideshows and t

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Fantastic slideshow maker that contains professional features and good usability.

Cons: Impressive photo presentation for my clients.

Engaging slideshows - fast!

Jun 28, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We use SmartSlides to create engaging slideshows to share our selected 'artists favorites' with our wedding couples before we deliver them the full wedding gallery.

Cons: Nothing. Works perfectly, haven't found a bug and use it weekly.

Overall: Benefit wise, we're providing engaging and creative slideshows of our favorite wedding images to our clients *before* they see the entire wedding gallery which tends to be overwhelming. We're finding we have more overall control of the client experience when we share our favorites first.

Clean beautiful slideshows

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Simple, clean, intuitive. Most slideshow software wh

Cons: My only con would have been maybe a variety of music, but they do seem to address that and to be improving things along the way.

Overall: 've worked with lots of slideshow software and web-based services. Most seemed to be bloated with so many fancy transitions and when you produce work and look back at it after a few years they all look amateurish. Simple clean cuts and transitions are the way to go and just let your photography shine rather than show off the cutesy tumbling image transition. Since I switched to Smartslides, my slideshows are more focused on showing off my images beautifully, simply and in 4k! What more can you ask?

Bang on software

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and awesome result. Love it all.

Cons: Not much. I like to use Dark Mode for the black framing, but the featured image is normally too dark. Maybe a blend of dark and light contemporary modes would be great.

Overall: Providing a slideshow is an amazing emotional way of telling your couples story. It combines great music with your moments to really deliver those happy tears. I fully recommend this software and making slideshow as part of your work process.

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SLIDESHOWS FOR GENIUSES

Jul 10, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I have been making slideshows for the last 10 years and Smart Slides is the best solution by far. It is incredibly simple to use, music choices galore, great image quality, beat sync, etc. My clients love them!!!!!!

Cons: I can't think of anything I don't like because it looks like they were thinking about what photographers really need.

Overall: Time, time and time!!

Business Growth 101

Jul 15, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: My favorite thing about SmartSlides is that it allows me to showcase my work the way I want it to be seen and is an exciting way to introduce the story to our couples. Beyond that, it gets passed around and shared very quickly, which has been one of the absolute best marketing techniques we've been able to add into our workflow.

Cons: That some of my favorite songs are disappearing, though I understand that is entirely out of Pixellu's control and know they'll be adding more to hopefully become new favorites.

The best Slideshow maker

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to work with Smartslides, very intuitive.

The beat-matching works perfectly.

Custom links + 4k download, oh yeah!

Cons: Would love to adjust the size of the thumbnails

Overall: If you like to add slideshows or presentations to your workflow, Smartslides is a must, the best in the market! I'm using it since the launch :-)

Best software for slideshows!

Jul 04, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, great features, beautifully designed, great customer service, good music choices, regularly updating the product.

Cons: Rearranging images is the only thing I find painful.

Overall: I absolutely love SmartSlides for delivering slideshows to my clients. I'd highly recommend this product to everyone!

Slideshows made easy!

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Beat matching, ease of use, our clients love the slideshows!!

Cons: Could use a bit more music options but they are always adding more so can't really say anything bad about it.

Overall: Smartslides has helped increase our client experience. We surprise our clients with slideshows and they love them!

I can make slides in a few minutes

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I can make the slideshows really fast and share my work in a beautiful way. I love the option to sincronize the images with beats

Cons: I would love if they have a bigger music catalogue.

Overall: Always an excellent experience using the pixellu software, it makes me save a lot of time.

The perfect tool for visual storytelling!

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: SmartSlides enhances the photography experience for my clients - they can view the photos how I intended them to be viewed and makes great visual storytelling!

Cons: This software is fantastic, I like all parts of it!

Super helpful & fast!

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's never been easier to create slideshows for our clients. Super easy to use, very fast and great music libery. It saves us a lot of time and our clients love their slideshows.

Cons: Can't tell, I'm very happy with it as it is.

Overall: It's never been easier to create slideshows for our clients. Super easy to use, very fast and great music libery. It saves us a lot of time and our clients love their slideshows.

Smart Slides takes my clients on an emotional ride through their wedding day memories!

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: With hundreds of images to look through, sometimes a wedding gallery can be a little overwhelming to our clients and their loved ones. Being able to first share a "storytelling" slideshow with our clients has helped us put all their memories back in perspective. And our clients agree!

SmartSlides videos are easy to embed into our galleries and website.

Cons: I'm always looking for more emotive music choices...however, SmartSlides is doing a great job at adding music batches throughout the year.

The best way to showcase and deliver your photographs

Jul 02, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: So intuitive and user friendly, amazing compatibility across devices, licensed music is so convenient. Amazing.

Cons: None. It does everything I want it do to (and more!)

Great Tool for Slideshows

Jun 27, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Beat Matching Mode

Fast Way to create Slideshows

Clients love the results

Cons: sometimes not so fast, because of onlineSoftware

not for mobile Tablets (yout have to use a PC / MAC)

You can make perfect slide show!

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Most perfect things is songs and music license including this software.

These songs and music is best match for wedding photo slide show.

Cons: Good music and songs.

Easy to make slide show.

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Great option for same day slide shows

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The easy of use and accessibility to music is really cool

Cons: A wider variety of music would be cool, but not essential

Overall: I often do same day slide shows for clients as well as sneak peek slide shows. Smartslides is the easiest, fatses and most effective way to deliver that service to my clients

Intuitive Design

Jul 03, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Hands down the most easy to use slideshow creating software I've ever used. The UI is very intuitive and my images are displayed in the best possible way.

Cons: I honestly can't think of anything bad to say

Great product

Jul 25, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Links to pic-time for beautiful slideshows when I deliver a wedding gallery. Adds a special touch that my clients love.

Cons: Wish there was beat matching for all songs.

Smart Slides is the best!

Jul 10, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to just upload photos and then drag and drop them into place. Plus its so easy to download the videos and embed them into my website.

Cons: The music choices could be better, but I don't think anyone notices that.

Overall: Smart Slides has really been making me step up my client experience game. My clients love getting a slideshow as a preview vs. only a couple of photos. Also, embedding this into my website and having my clients share it with their family and friends has driven so much traffic to the rest of my website.