What’s new in Movavi Slideshow Maker

We constantly improve and provide additional features of our program. With each new release, Movavi Slideshow Maker gets smarter, faster, and more functional.

Version 24

Major update


  • New free media and effects. We've added cool transitions and expanded our collections of effects, backgrounds, intros, titles, and stickers.
  • Revamped timeline. The new timeline is now clearer and more streamlined. Get your projects done faster and have more fun with any types of videos.
  • Frame-precise cuts in a click. Give your videos a sharper look with the new video-cutting tool Blade. Easily make precise cuts and create eye-catching montages.
  • Perfect-match overlay effects. Now each overlay effect has 13 blending modes to choose from. Try each of them and pick the one that fits your video perfectly.
  • New keyboard shortcuts and touchpad zooming are now available, which makes working with the program easier and more convenient.
  • Improvements

  • Our best effects – at your fingertips. Create awesome videos in any style with our huge collection of professionally designed effects. Now you can try them all right away, right in the app.
  • Even more powerful motion tracking. Enhance reality in your videos with additional moving graphics. Attach any photos, videos, emojis, or memes to objects in your footage.

Version 23.3


  • New project format – .mepjs. Projects open and save faster. Your old projects also open with no problems.
  • New colorful icon for the Effects Store. It’s hiding thousands of awesome effects – check them out!
  • New way of sorting packs. Now, the icons for the most-recently installed packs will always be at the top of the list.
  • Tracks are no longer linked by default. To link clips on different tracks, click the “Link track” button at the left edge of the timeline.
  • Gaps between clips are now enabled by default. To disable them, click the crossed-out arrow icon at the left edge of the timeline.
  • Improvements

  • You can now download all intros at once. No more one-by-one downloading!
  • Video Editor no longer freezes during autosave. Edit videos at your own pace while all the changes are saved in the background.
  • The program opens up to 30% faster.
  • We’ve brought back the “Apply” button for cropping and rotating videos. No more worrying that your changes won’t be saved!
  • Only the second segment will be highlighted after splitting a clip. Deleting extra segments is now easier.
  • Installed packs no longer disappear from “All”. Now you for sure won’t lose them.
  • Only the second segment will be highlighted after splitting a clip. Deleting extra segments is now easier.
  • Fixed issues

  • The program no longer shuts down while opening large projects.
  • Reduced RAM usage while adding files on the timeline and exporting.
  • What's new in Movavi Effects Store

  • Effects packs no longer disappear after reinstalling Video Editor.
  • Packs elements are displayed correctly, so creating videos is even easier!

Version 23

Major update
  • Reverberation. Use our new audio tool to make your sound bigger.
  • New overlay effects with the ability to apply blended modes. Set the tone for your story in just a couple of minutes!
  • Movavi Effects Store trial. Try out titles, transitions, stickers, and other effects before you buy – just like shopping offline!
  • A new collection of tracks from Jamendo. Choose from an infinite variety of music for your creative videos.
  • Direct upload to TikTok. Get on the For You page this fall with direct sharing to TikTok. Upload your sunny vids straight from the app and collect tons of views and likes much faster!
  • Categories redesigned. The new minimalist design of categories makes access to frequently-used effects faster and more intuitive.
  • A small but important UX improvement: we’ve moved the transition properties from the awkward modal window overlapping the preview to the panel on the left of the preview.
  • Slideshow projects now open much faster.
  • Windows users can now transfer MES content from one disk drive to another.

Version 8.0

Major update
  • The awesome audio enhance button will make your audio crisp in no time – automatically! No need to look for additional audio software to make it perfect. Now you can shoot video even in a noisy or windy environment and be sure that the output audio will still be great.
  • There’s no cool update without cool new effects! Meet the new Flanger and Distortion audio effects. Try them now and enjoy new ways to modify voice, music, and other sounds.
  • Working with audio effects is now a lot easier – all thanks to the fresh new look of the audio effects window. Each effect is now a separate tile with its own corresponding icon. To add an effect, just drag it to the clip on the timeline.
  • This new panel on the right-hand part of the timeline will let you ensure the overall sound in your project is neither too quiet nor too loud.
  • Additional export settings. Now you can ensure optimum export results.
  • Tooltips. All features include tips for ease of use.
  • Motion tracking for titles and stickers. More elements now sync with your footage as it moves on.
  • 8 transitions with sound for creative videos.
  • Change the speed of your video without audio distortion.
  • Adding a vertical file to a project. If the project’s settings don’t match the aspect ratio of the file, change the project’s settings in one click.
  • Hotkeys for audio recording. Press CTRL + R/Cmd + R to start audio recording.

Version 7.2.1

  • Motion tracking. Place a mask on the object to highlight or conceal it in motion.
  • The editor now fits 720-pixel-high screens.

Version 7.0.1

  • Fixed some issues of the last update.

Version 7.0

Major update
  • Add transitions to the clips on the overlay track, not just on the main video track.
  • You can open the last project that was edited in manual mode when you launch the program.
  • In the Slideshow Wizard, you can choose a theme that includes only your favorite transitions.
  • 10 color adjustment effects. Turn your video into a Hollywood movie with new color templates.
  • Add transitions to all clips or set the duration of all photo clips in the new Transition Wizard window.
  • When you crop a video, the quality is no longer impacted.

Version 6.7.0

  • You can group files by type in the Media bin.
  • Editing text in titles is now clearer and more friendly.
  • The Preview tab in the Slideshow Wizard is a bit more compact.
  • The program used to sometimes crash, when you tried to add a video in Slideshow Wizard.

Version 6.6.1

  • Fixed some issues of the last update.

Version 6.6.0

  • Updates will now be downloaded and installed within the program without the need to open the browser.
  • You can now select and export just a part of a project to test its quality or to share a segment with someone.
  • Sorting the files in the Media bin helps you quickly find a photo or a video.
  • The font list shows how fonts look, so you don't need to select each font just to see it anymore.
  • A highlight shows where to place a title clip when you add it in manual mode.
  • Sleep mode is disabled during audio recording. It will no longer interrupt the process.
  • Improvements in optimization of HD clips.

Version 6.4.0

  • Adding a background will help to hide black bars at the sides of images that don't fit the aspect ratio.
  • Sort your files by name.
  • The order in which you add files will remain the same.

Version 6.5.0

  • Control the pace of the video: change the speed of the slides in the Slideshow Wizard.
  • Apply a logo to your video in one click with the new Logo tool.
  • Small improvements in the Crop and Rotate tool.
  • The picture-in-picture and the split-screen effects moved to the Tools tab.
  • New color picker. Grab the color for the titles right from the player.
  • Add files from the Media bin and media collections not only by dragging, but also by double-clicking them.

Version 6.3.0

  • The Slideshow Wizard can now assemble a slideshow more effectively.
  • Save your videos with no watermark right after you activate the program – no restart required.
  • We found as many as six instances in which the program did not work correctly or may crash.

Version 6.2.0

  • Sort photos and videos by date or shuffle them on the Files tab.
  • The player on the Preview tab is now a bit more prominently displayed, so you won’t miss it.
  • The likelihood of the program crashing while you’re creating a slideshow has been minimized.

Version 6.1.0

  • An icon on the Media bin previews now indicates a format of a file.
  • All the files you add to the Timeline will have a tick on them in the Media bin library.
  • The program will not shut down anymore while browsing files in the Media bin, dropping files on the Timeline and downloading the collection elements.
  • The program will not shut down anymore because of an insufficient OpenGL version. However, you still need an actual OpenGL version for proper work.
  • Images that were constantly loading in the Notification Center are now displayed correctly.
  • A video compression standard H265 (HEVC) is no longer supported.

Version 6.0

Major update
  • Modern and stylish design with more intuitive navigation.
  • New Media bin for your personal files. You can browse, sort and select your files right in the editor and add them anywhere on the Timeline so they’re easily available for the future montage.
  • New parallax transitions, glitch, and retro effects.
  • Transitions and themes have been grouped together on the Templates tab.
  • Change the music in a selected theme, if you don’t like the default track.
  • Even more presets for the Pan and zoom controls.
  • Transitions can now be applied to intro videos.
  • The program fits 1366x768 monitors correctly.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes.

Version 5.4.0

  • Don't miss out on fresh packs in Movavi Effects Store, helpful tutorials and other news. Click Notifications at the bottom of the Timeline to see what you can find!
  • Now, when you click on the star icon to look through the effects applied to a clip, it will open a tab where you can remove the effects.
  • Automatically cut long video fragments into shorter scenes with the Scene Detection tool.
  • Have fun with the new animations presets! You can now choose from almost 30 of them.
  • Convey the right mood of your slideshow with 5 new themes.
  • To remove black bars from several clips at once, select the clips you need and crop only one of them.
  • Apply noise reduction, audio effects or equalizer presets to several clips at once.
  • Other small enhancements.

Version 5.3.0

  • Change the clip order in the automatically compiled video by clicking the Shuffle button on the Preview tab of the Slideshow Wizard.
  • Enhanced color adjustment tool.
  • In callouts, you can now change the style of arrows, set their custom length and direction. And they look much better than the arrows we used to have.
  • Drag and drop filters from the Filters collection to several selected clips at once.
  • Eliminated the most common cause for the program to unexpectedly shut down.

Version 5.3.1

  • Fixed some issues of the last update.

Version 5.2.0

  • Combining two or more projects in one is not a dream any more. It's here! Go to “File” – “Append Project” to try it out.
  • Now you can have Pan&Zoom effect added to all clips in both video making modes.
  • Sharing to Vimeo is now also available.
  • Add animation presets as you would add any other file – drag-and-drop them onto the Timeline.
  • Small interface improvements and enhancements to some tools.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes.

Version 5.1.0

  • Make objects move on the screen with the new Animation feature.
  • More love and travel themed stickers.
  • The difference between the original image and the image with an applied effect is more noticeable with the new preview picture.
  • General improvements for a better performance.

Version 5.0.1

  • Minor bug fixes and other improvements.

Version 5.0

Major update
  • Create slideshows even faster with Themes: Family, Birthday, Love Story, Action, and Travel. Each theme has its own transitions, titles, and background music. To create a slideshow, all you need to do is just upload photos and choose a theme – it’s that simple!
  • Extensive collection of intros and outros to make your slideshows really stand out.
  • 3 catchy music tracks: Love Nest, Make a Wish, and Seize the Day.
  • Revamped timeline. Every track is now clearly visible, which makes creating movies much simpler.
  • Thanks to the Fast Track HD technology, working with large files will now results in much fewer freezes and lags.
  • The preview screen now has handy guide lines to help you work with titles, stickers, and other tools more precisely.
  • Redesigned start screen.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes.

Version 4.2

  • Transfer your projects to other computers effortlessly! Simply choose the Save Portable Project option in the File menu.
  • More export options: adjust video codec settings, video bitrate type and quality.
  • The project settings window has been made into a nice and convenient button under the player, where you can change the aspect ratio in just two clicks.
  • Fixed an issue with a black bar on some images in the Crop tool.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements.

Version 4.1

  • Slideshow Maker now supports effects sets from the Movavi Effects Store.
  • Ability to upload slideshows to Google Drive.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements.

Version 4.0

Major update
  • Meet the all-new Montage Wizard! It has all the features of the ‘old’ Slideshow Wizard plus some cool new options.
  • More music. We’ve added 10 free music tracks: Bright Future, Discovery, Road Trip, and other themes.
  • Support for RAW images. Upload photos from digital cameras in RAW format.
  • Step-by-step tips to help you quickly master the main features.
  • You can now record audio from microphone even if there are no clips or images on the timeline.
  • Changes in working with titles.
  • New editing frames for the Pan and Zoom and Crop and Rotate tools.
  • Undo and Redo buttons are located on the toolbar to better help you avoid unplanned mistakes and misclicks while editing.
  • Context menu for effects collections. To add a filter, transition or title, just right-click it and choose the option you need.
  • Add titles and callouts by dragging and dropping them into the preview area.
  • Improved program menu.
  • A new, simpler export window has only the settings you need. To access additional parameters, click Advanced.
  • Changes in working with transitions.
  • Free media files in the program collections can now be downloaded on demand. Download individual videos, audio, or images that you like, or even whole collections, whenever you need them.
  • Sample audio tracks now have graphic covers.
  • GIF added to supported export formats.
  • Ability to create custom Equalizer presets.
  • Ability to separate audio from a video file using the context menu.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements.

Version 3.0.2

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Version 3.0.1

  • Minor functional and interface improvements.

Version 3.0

Major update
  • Auto Pan and Zoom function in the Slideshow wizard – make your slideshows more dynamic.
  • Ability to fix horizon levels on photos with precise angle rotation using the Crop and Rotate tool.
  • Vertical fill – easily remove black bars around videos and photos.
  • Revamped Pan and Zoom tool in full feature mode.
  • More cool stuff out of the box: new filters, transitions, titles and built-in fonts, and more.
  • New audio editing features.
  • More export options: YouTube sharing, 4K saving, and adaption for watching slideshows on TVs.
  • Some improvements for your comfort.
  • Ability to freely rotate clips on the overlay track.
  • Better background removal with the Chroma Key tool.
  • New interface language: traditional Chinese.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements.

Version 2.0

Major update
  • Slideshow wizard – create a slideshow with music and fades in just three steps.
  • Auto sync function – easily adjust slides to the music tempo.
  • Audio beat detection – automatically detect audio beats for easy tempo adjustments.
  • Ability to add customizable text titles to slides.
  • Collection of creative filters that can be applied to slides and videos.
  • The preview screen now has handy guide lines to help you work with titles, stickers, and other tools more precisely.
  • New convenient Timeline for organizing clips.
  • Improvements in transitions.
  • Improved audio editing.
  • New editing tools including zoom, crop, chroma key, highlight and conceal, video stabilization, slow motion.
  • Ability to capture video from cameras.
  • Sample video, audio, and backgrounds collections.
  • Chinese and Korean interface languages.