SmartSlides

SmartSlides

by Pixellu

Who Uses SmartSlides?

Professional Photographers

What Is 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 Details

Pixellu

http://pixellu.com

Founded 2010

SmartSlides Pricing Overview

SmartSlides does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

SmartSlides Features

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

SmartSlides Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 40 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
Verified Reviewer
Director of Photography
Marketing & Advertising, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/09/2019

"The easiest way to blow your clients away "

Comments: Love it! Had animoto for a while but I like this much better as a platform. My client love it!

Pros: I love how simple and quick it was to get a slideshow up and running! The price was a huge selling point too. Nothing else out there can compete with what this does.

Cons: Some of the templates don't fit my style right out of the box. With that said, It's incredibly easy to make them work

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/09/2019
Venkata rajesh P.
Photographer
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/08/2019

"Make slideshows real fast"

Comments: 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.

Pros: Fast and intuitive software
Beat matching

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/08/2019
Kimberly G.
Owner
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/10/2019

"Neat Idea but Lacks Functionality"

Comments: I was initially making these for brides but am switching as there are only a few songs worth using.

Pros: I purchased because I loved the idea of beat matching slideshows.

Cons: Limited music, functionality, and locked in contracts.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/10/2019
Heather S.
Photographer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2019

"Game Changer"

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)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2019
Brian V.
Photographer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/06/2019

"It just works, and I love it. "

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/06/2019