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Free Animated Timeline Effects for ProShow

Free timeline effects for ProShow

Looking for an easy way to showcase important dates and events next to photos in your slideshow? Our new set of free slideshow effects for ProShow does just that. The new animated ‘Timeline’ effects are great for enhancing any type of retrospective slideshow, giving them a gorgeous, documentary-style feel. Perfect for family history slideshows, reunions, anniversaries, graduations and other milestone occasions. Tell the story of how your parents met. Share your family’s history in an animated video. Dive into old photos and bring them to life!

Watch the ‘Timeline‘ Effects in Action:

Download Free Effects: Timeline

Inspired by Ken Burns documentaries, these effects are the perfect supplement for any family history, reunion or anniversary slideshow. Compatible with ProShow Producer and ProShow Gold.

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.


Timeline Effects Sample

Design Tip — The Timeline Single styles can be used in isolation or repeated back-to-back (as shown above). Use the Timeline Push transition between the Timeline Single styles for optimal effect. The Timeline Multi style (in Producer) can also be repeated back-to-back for extended sequences.

Design Tip



More slideshow FX + more wow

Many of the beautiful effects featured in the Timeline demo were sampled from our Effects Packs. They’re super easy to use and offer an exciting variety of layouts and animations to enhance any slideshow. Just click and apply! Choose from 12 titles, available for only $19.95 >

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Got the right tool to build your slideshow?

Need to make a slideshow for a reunion or another special occasion? You’ll want a slideshow tool that helps you tell your story well without a lot of fuss. With ProShow, it literally takes just minutes to create a beautiful video using the automated wizard and built-in effects. To start using the new free Timeline effects in your slideshow, get ProShow. Upgrade or download a free trial today!

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Other Resources for Making Reunion Shows

Summer is reunion time for many of us. Whether you’re meeting up at a casual retreat or a fancy reception hall, there’s no better way to take a stroll down memory lane than with a reunion slideshow. To help you make it extra special, we’ve rounded up some additional resources to get you inspired:


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.