Add music to a photo slideshow on Mac, Windows or another device

Not everyone knows how to do it, it’s fine, we’re not all professional photographers with great editing skills. But in fact, it’s not that difficult – you can easily do it right now in the comfort of your web browser using our tool. It’s online and compatible with any device.

Follow three simple steps to create a slideshow from scratch.

By the way, if you want to just add audio to a slideshow that you have already created, you can also do it easily with another special tool.

  1. Upload files

    Open Clideo’s Slideshow Maker. Click on the “Choose files” button and pick them from your device. If you’re using a computer, you can just drag and drop the necessary photos and recordings.

    Upload files for slideshow with music

    There’s an option to upload files directly from Google Drive or Dropbox, if you have them stored there – just hover over the arrow on the right side and pick the cloud storage.

    Each file can be up to 500 MB if you’re using the free version of our service.

  2. Create a video and picture slideshow

    Here on the top right, you can add more files using the same ways from the first step. Then change their order according to your needs.

    On the right side there are “Crop options”. If you pick “Zoom & Crop”, it will crop the image to fit one of the four aspect ratios depending on the one you chose. Picking “Fit with border” will not change the image itself, it will just add bars on sides.

    Edit slideshow with added music

    Next, you can set image duration – simply pick one of the wide range, and it will apply to all the images.

    Below that setting there is a “Crossfade” option. If you tick it, the transition between pictures or videos will become smoother.

    To add a song to the slideshow, use the “Add audio” option. It again allows adding from the device, cloud storage or via a link.

    Add music to slideshow with Clideo

    When added, click on “Trim audio”, if you want to use just a part of the song. Here, drag the yellow markers on both sides to cut the fragment you need or put time stamps in the fields below. Volume bars icon allows adjusting the volume of both video and audio tracks.

    Edit music added to slideshow

    The slideshow will be saved as a video, and you can choose the format for it below the timeline – there are MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV and many others available.

    Change format of slideshow with music

    When you’re done with editing, click on “Export”.

  3. Download the result

    On this page you can watch the preview. If you want to add some changes, click on the “Edit” button to return to the previous step without losing progress.

    Download slideshow with music

    Otherwise, save the slideshow to your device or cloud storage using the “Download” button.

We are regularly improving our tools to add new features or enhance your experience. Check our Help Center for the most recent instructions.