Imagination – lightweight and easy to use slide show maker

Imagination is a lightweight and easy to use slide show maker for Linux and FreeBSD built with the GTK+2 toolkit.

Imagination has been designed from the ground up to be fast, light and easy-to-use. It requires the ffmpeg encoder to produce the movie file and libsox to handle the audio.

Imagination is published under an open source license.

Features include:

  • 69 transition effects such as clock wipe, box wipe, push wipe, rochade, wave, and many more.
  • Preview mode and overview mode.
    • Preview with music, without music, or in continuous playback.
  • Random function to automatically set a random transition on all the selected slide.
  • Cut/copy/paste ability on the slides.
  • Full-screen mode.
  • Text on the slides with some text animations.
  • Add an empty slide with a gradient editor.
  • Export slideshows to OGV Theora/Vorbis, widescreen FLV video, 3GP for mobile phones and H264 for HD slideshows.
  • Internationalization support – available in 9 languages.

Support: FAQ
Developer: Giuseppe Torelli, Tadej Borovšak, Robert Chéramy
License: GNU General Public License Version 3.0


Imagination is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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