Make a Graduation Photo Slideshow

pink and black graduation cake with graduation cap on top

A graduation is a huge milestone in life. When planning a party to celebrate, consider making a graduation photo slideshow to make the day even more special. A slideshow will surprise and delight your graduate and be a fun part of your celebration. Making one is easy. Just follow a few simple steps and you’ll be done in no time.

  • Gather Your Pictures

    Gather all of the pictures of your graduate in one place. Ask family and friends for pictures as well. Choose ones that are tasteful, in focus, and have good lighting.

  • Choose a Slideshow Maker

    You have lots of choices when it comes to creating your graduation photo slideshow. Choose wisely based on your needs and time. We have a post that deep dives into the considerations when choosing a slideshow video maker.

  • Rearrange and Delete Photos

    Get your pictures in the order you’d like them to appear in your photo slideshow. Make sure to delete any duplicates. Rotate photos that aren’t right side up. Remove any that are low quality, in bad lighting, or out of focus. Aim for arranging the photos in chronological (date) order.

  • Choose the Right Length

    Aim for a slideshow that’s around 5 minutes. That’s a great starting point to keep your party-goers engaged and not too long that they get bored. Plan to show each slide for 3-5 seconds at a time. Your slideshow maker should show you the total time for your slideshow video.

  • Spice It Up with Transitions and Music

    Add music, customize the timing, and add zooming and transitions to make your photo slideshow even more engaging.

  • Create Your Masterpiece

    Nearly every high quality photo slideshow maker requires some processing time to assemble your finished video. Depending on the number of photos, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. Make sure to allow enough time for your video to be created, and some additional time for editing if required.

Happy Graduation from all of us at! is a cloud based photo slideshow maker that lets users create a free beautiful slideshow in minutes. No phone app or download is required, just a web browser on a phone or laptop. Watch us create a wedding photo slideshow in one minute in this video.

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