Pros / This software features unlimited audio track capabilities.

Cons / This photo slideshow software lacks clip art and illustrations.

 Verdict / Despite lacking just a few editing features, PicturesToExe has many standout tools, including password protection and dozens of transition effects and audio capabilities.

Editor's note: A new version of this software is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. We will evaluate, rank and review the new version when we next update the photo slideshow maker reviews. Meanwhile, enjoy our review below about Pictures ToExe Essentials 8.

PicturesToExe is a smart option for photo slideshow creation with its wide selection of features and tools to help you create a custom, professional and attractive project. There is no limit to the number of photos you can add with this slideshow software, and the overall quality of the photos and transitions score highly.

PicturesToExe is a good slideshow maker if you want to create picture slideshows with a professional touch. It offers more than 60 transition effects. You can control the length of time to display each slide and add video clips and text captions. You can also record a narration track and play it, along with multiple music tracks and sound effects, throughout your slideshow.

Strangely, this slideshow creator does not offer clip art or illustrations, which other programs offer. Clipart can be a way to experiment with decorating slideshows if you are just learning how to make one, but this software lacks this feature. If you want a program that provides more creative features and is easy to use, consider purchasing ProShow Gold 6.

This photo slideshow software excels in terms of input and output options. You have the option to share your slideshows online immediately using YouTube and Facebook. You can create DVDs and interactive CDs, and you can watch the slideshows on specific mobile devices.

This application features drag-and-drop capabilities, which make it easy to upload and begin creating your slideshows. However, it takes some time to understand the software and find many of the features.

If you make mistakes, you can easily undo your previous action. However, if you want an application that can guide you through the process of making slideshows, PicturesToExe lacks a step-by-step wizard, so it might not be the best choice.

If you have any questions or concerns while using this software, PicturesToExe is quick and detailed in its support. We sent two separate emails, and we received detailed replies within 24 hours. Support representatives are knowledgeable and respond quickly. However, the lack of telephone support is a drawback.

You can find answers yourself using several tutorials and articles available on the PicturesToExe website. There are also forums available online, and if you have any questions regarding tasks or features, a user guide is available with the software.

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  • Slideshow Quality
  • Transition Effects
  • Backgrounds & Themes
  • Ease of Use Score
  1. The software is scored according to how well its technical aspects performed during our tests.
    Higher is Better
  2. 7  PicturesToExe
    90.0 %
  3. 100.0 %
  4. 100.0 %
  5. 95.0 %
  6. Category Average
    89.5 %


PicturesToExe lacks embellishments and clip art, but it's a feature-filled application with many audio tools you don't find in lower-ranked slideshow applications. There is a wide selection of input and output options. PicturesToExe can help you create high-quality slideshows to help share your memories.

PicturesToExe Essentials 8 Visit Site

Specifications and Benchmarks

System Compatibility

Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista

Editing & Creative Tools

Ease of Use Score
Transition Effects
Backgrounds & Themes
Audio Track Limit
Import Wizard
Drag-and-Drop Positioning
Unlimited Images
Timing Control
Import Video Clips
Photo Editing
Add Text
Voice Narration
Embellishments & Clipart
Animation Options
Undo Tool

Sharing Capabilities

Mobile Devices

Output Formats

Slideshow Quality
Interactive CD
Windows Media

Help & Support

Email Support
Phone Support
User Guide
Video Tutorials
Free Downloadable Updates