Who Uses This Software?

Professional Photographers

Average Ratings

36 reviews
  • Overall 4.9 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.9 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.9 / 5
  • Features 4.8 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.8 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Pixellu
  • http://pixellu.com
  • Founded 2010

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
  • Customisable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Content

SmartSlides Most Helpful Reviews

Game Changer

Reviewed on 28/06/2019
Heather S.
Photographer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: 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

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)

It just works, and I love it.

Reviewed on 27/06/2019
Brian V.
Photographer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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

Reviewed on 06/08/2019
Elicia B.
Photographer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Great customer service, amazing software, please never stop, guys!

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!

The proper way to deliver your work

Reviewed on 13/07/2019
Nathan and flora T.
Photographers
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: 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.

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.

INCREDIBLE Slideshows!!!

Reviewed on 02/07/2019
Jessica H.
Owner
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: 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.

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.

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