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How to Add Audio Tracks to Slideshow Video?

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Mike added on September 8, 2020 to Fotosifter

Music and sound effects work magic on slideshow videos. An appropriate audio track can even render an insipid photo slideshow into an engaging one. If the majority of your slideshow videos are silent, then you should really consider adding some music or sound effects to them.

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The simplest software - Fotosifter

To add audio tracks, download Cgaga Fotosifter, in which the handy slideshow maker can do it for you. With this easy-to-use program, you are gonna be able to mix audio and video in just several clicks! Fotosifter prepares multiple built-in royalty-free music pieces for you, and enables you to add audio tracks in WMA, M4A, WAV, AAC, and MP3 format to your MPEG, MOV, SWF, and AVI format videos.

Adding a piece of music or sound effect to a video with Fotosifter built-in slideshow maker is quite easy. Read the instructions below and learn how to put music sounds over a video clip in several simple steps.

Step 1. Install Cgaga Fotosifter

Enter the Cgaga website to download Fotosifter, and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation of the program on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Import photos into Fotosifter

Upon successful installation, click 'Run' to launch the application. You'll immediately be presented with a large software interface. Click the 'Import' icon at the top tool bar. Select the pictures from which you want to generate a slideshow video. 

Step 3. Add audio in the built-in slideshow maker

Click the 'Slideshow' icon on the top tool bar. By this action, you are ready to use Fotosifter's built-in slideshow maker. By default, all the imported photos are the 'candidates' for the slideshow video, and they are presented in gallery appeared at the bottom of the slideshow making area. You are free to delete the unwanted ones from the bottom gallery. Also, the transition effects are randomly applied to each photo if you have not specified or to say customized the transition effect for each of them.

Now, it's time to add audio tracks to it! Click the icon that looks like a musical note from the left-side tool kit.

In the expanded panel, click 'Select Music' on the top. In the dropdown list, select the prepared music track you like. Then, click 'OK' to save.

To add external music or sound effects, click the icon circled by a dotted-line squared on the top of the panel near 'Select Music'. In the popup window, find and choose the audio file on your device. Click 'Open' to import.

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You can pre-listen the audio, make it fade in or fade out. After that, click the 'OK' button again to save it. Done!


Music or sound effect works magic on a silent photo slideshow video. Fotosifter, a quick photo slideshow video maker, helps you to add audio tracks in multiple file formats (including WMA, M4A, WAV, AAC, MP3, and so on) in a fast and simple way. Free download Fotosifter and try its buil-in photo slideshow video maker now.