Carousel Animated Slideshow in PowerPoint

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Learn to create animated slideshow with a carousel of photos in PowerPoint. Showcase your images in style to hold the attention of your business audience.

Here is the carousel animated slideshow in PowerPoint:

You can use the effect to showcase…

  • Products in your marketing presentations
  • Pictures of significant events along a timeline
  • Pictures of major attractions in a travel presentation etc.

Let us learn how to create the animation effect from scratch.

animated slideshow in PowerPoint

Understanding the animation events

Though the animation looks complex, it is fairly simple in its construction. To make it easy for you to follow, we recreated the animation with 4 colored boxes. Here is the reconstructed animation with boxes.

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Here is a snapshot of the animation that happens to the box:

Animated Slideshow Snapshot

  1. ‘Fly in’ Entrance effect
  2. Grow/ Shrink effect where the box grows to 190%. The box moves to the centre ‘with previous’ effect
  3. Grow/ Shrink effect where the box shrinks to 52%. The box moves to the edge ‘with previous’ effect
  4. ‘Fly out’ exit effect

Once you apply the sequence of animation to one box, you can make duplicates of the box and stack them up one over the other.

Related: How to create a stack of photos in PowerPoint

Understanding the start positions

There is a small trick we employ to make the carousel movement seamless. While one box shrinks to its original size and gets ready to leave we ensure that the next box enters the scene. So, there is a constant loop of boxes entering and exiting continuously.

Here is a screenshot of the animation pane. Since the boxes are named according to their colors, you can follow the sequence of events easily. We have included a commentary of the events to help you understand the sequence even better.

View of Animation pane for carousel
You can play with the sequence to suit your need. You can fill shape with pictures of your choice. You can add as many photos as the situation demands.

Thus, by combining multiple animation events you can create a lot of interesting animated slideshows for your business presentations.

Variations of animated slideshow in PowerPoint

Though the effects like the one you just saw can help you make a lasting impression on your audience, it takes a lot of time and effort to create such animation from scratch. As a busy business presenter, you may not have the time to create such elaborate animations yourself. That is why we came up with our ‘ 750+ Advanced Animations Pack for PowerPoint’.

We did all the hard work for you, so you can save time. Just choose the template that matches your thought and replace the sample text with your own text. Your business slides get ready in no time. You can alter the animation type and sequence to suit your needs. You can even copy and paste animated design elements from different slides to create your own animated slide template.

Here is a variation of the carousel from this pack, with 3 images and related text, coming up one after another on click.

There are times when you want to share one message with multiple images. This could be a conclusion or a quick review. Here is a template with circular movement for photos and a zoom-in zoom-out effect for text:

Source:  Graphics from Advance Animated Templates for PowerPoint

Why waste time creating your animations from scratch, when you have such useful solutions available off the shelf? Please browse through animated templates collection and see how the pack can change the way you create your business presentation forever.

Browse through the Advanced Animation Templates Pack here >>

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