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Free Effects for Family History Slideshows

Free family legacy effects for ProShow

Summer is a popular time for reunions and family get-togethers. In fact, August is officially reunion month! If you’re looking for the best way to share & preserve your family’s unique stories, look no further. ProShow makes it easy to create a beautiful family history slideshow for sharing on TV or online. To get started, here’s a handy style guide + free effects for giving your show a classic, history-inspired look.

Watch the Demo Video

See the Family History Style Guide + freebie effects in action. Created in ProShow 5, the family history video is animated with an assortment of instant effects that effortlessly transform photos (and videos) into gorgeous layouts & animations. Features the free ‘Legacy’ downloadable effects, plus samples from built-in effects and StylePack Vintage.

Download Free Effects: Legacy

The ‘Legacy’ freebie effects combine a rich, dark neutral color palette reminiscent of an earlier time, with traditional book-style type treatments. This collection is perfect for history, genealogy, memorial, and reunion shows. Also works well for family portrait or wedding shows. Compatible with ProShow Producer 5+, ProShow Gold 5+, and ProShow Web.

ProShow Web users, you’ll see these effects as part of the new theme ‘Family Legacy’ when you log in and create a slideshow.

Get it FREE

ProShow 7
and later

Use the Download Effects + Content
feature in ProShow’s Tools menu to
automatically download and install this
freebie. For help see this how-to article.


ProShow 6
and earlier

With older versions of ProShow,
download this ZIP file and use
ProShow to install the freebies.
For help see this how-to article.


Want More Vintage Effects?

Add variety to your family history slideshow with StylePack Vintage, a collection of beautiful layouts & instant effects with a look and feel inspired by the past. Get it for only $19.95 >

Need More Inspiration?

Check out our family history style guide on Pinterest. You’ll learn tips for scanning photos, great family tree photo layouts, craft ideas and more!

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As the head of the Creative team at Photodex, Leslie is involved in the design & production of ProShow demos, slideshows & special effects. She is a self-professed Crazy Cat Lady who is into horror movies, music, good food, and riding her bike around Austin.