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What is good quality software that enables an individual to make a slideshow with photos

I am looking for good quality software in order to make a slide show.  I am using Windows 10 as my operating system
The features in Windows 10 photos appear to be very rudimentary and very confusing.
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What  about POWERPOINT?, I know this is more towards business presentations but has a lot more options than windows 10 photos,

In case you want something else I like the FREE software that NCH has for almost anything you want in this case:
https://www.nchsoftware.com/slideshow/index.html
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Regarding Powerpoint..

If you want "FREE" Libreoffice - https://www.libreoffice.org - has "Impress" - https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/impress/ - which is like Powerpoint
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Windows 10 photos appear to be very rudimentary and very confusing

not really:
  1. in the  EDIT: Collection pane, select photos by clicking the small box on upper right of photo (hover with mouse)
  2. once you have selected all your photos, click on New Video in top menu bar
  3. you can now add a Title Card, then choose background color and text
  4. click on Finish video...
  5. a title.mp4 file is created and YOU choose the quality AND the folder to save the video to
there are also options to add text ― motion ― 3-D effects ― Filter
in any case, you are going to learn whatever app you choose, unless you have already created videos from photos using some other video creation app

i made this rather quickly, first time using Windows 10 PhotosOld-Quebec.mp4
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i would try irfanview :  https://www.irfanview.com/
paul
i do not see the"in the photos pane, select photos by clicking the small box on upper right of photo (hover with mouse)" in explorer, even when i select "open with"
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i do not see the"in the photos pane, select photos by clicking the small box on upper right of photo (hover with mouse)"

i am referring to Windows 10 Photos app:Photos app
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if you are interested, here's how to do this using IrfanView
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Paul thanks for the feedback, but on my system it looks different ; see :
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btw " toevoegen aan" means  :add to
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go to Settings to check the versionPhotos ver
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Thanks to the experts for your assistance.  Much appreciated.  Once
I use something like irfan view or movie editor in windows 10 are those
photos that are assembled for the slide show deleted from my pictures folder
or is it just a copy and the the photos are still in the my pictures folder?
Thanks,
Capreol
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just a copy and the the photos are still in the pictures folder
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Thanks Paul.  Much appreciated.  I was kind of worried that the photos are deleted from the pictures folder.
That is good to know.
Capreol
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you can always test by copying a few photos to a temp folder
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That is wghat i do if i'm unsure : make a new test folder, and copy some pics to it, then run the software
but in all cases i've seen, the pics stay in the folder, and the slide show creates a new file