Trying to run a randomized photoshow on macOS?

Just use Slideshower - the simplest app to run photo slideshows on macOS.


The problem

Photo slideshows made easy on macOS. Finally.

Sometimes you just need to run a simple, randomized, full-screen photo slideshow on macOS. That is exactly why Slideshower was created.

Key features

Slideshower is a lightweight app with key functionalities. If you need more features, drop me a line, I’ll add them.

Full screen mode

View photo slideshows in full screen effortlessly.

Shuffle mode

Mix up slideshow order (not possible with macOS Photos app).

Smooth transitions

If you want, enable fade transition between photos.

Various slideshow views

Run slideshow in a single-photo view or a grid (3x3) view.

Easy navigation

You can easily pause the slideshow or go forward/backward if you want.

For free - up to 150 photos

Enjoy the app for free (max 150 files). If you need more, buy a one-time license key.


Free Version

  • Fully functional app
  • Max. 150 photos per slideshow
Download the app

Full Version

  • Unlimited number of photos per slideshow
  • One-time license fee ($14) - can be activated on 2 devices
  • Includes all future updates & feature requests
Purchase your license


What is Slideshower?

Slideshower is the simplest app to run photo slideshows on macOS. It's designed for ease of use and functionality.

Is Slideshower easy to use?

Yes, Slideshower is user-friendly, allowing for simple, randomized, full-screen photo shows on macOS.

Can I shuffle photos in my slideshow?

Absolutely, Slideshower includes a shuffle mode to mix up your slideshow order, a feature not available in the macOS Photos app.

How much does Slideshower cost?

It's free to use up to 150 files. If you need to run a bigger slideshow, you can buy a one-time license (I hate subscriptions) for $14 only.

How do I download Slideshower?

You can download Slideshower directly from this website.

How to install Slideshower?

Download a dmg installation file and open it. Drag & drop Slideshower icon into the Application folder icon. And it's done! If you have problems, contact me at

Which macOS versions are supported?

Slideshower runs on macOS Monterey (12.0) and up.

Can I request new features for Slideshower?

Yes! I am open to suggestions. If you need more features, reach out to me, and I'll consider adding them.

Download Slideshower

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ver. 1.17 (3.5 MB)

macOS: min 12.0

Release Notes

Jun 24, 2024 v1.17 App settings are automatically saved & restored. You can display file info during a slideshow.
Jun 12, 2024 v1.16 2x2 grid added. Additional sorting options. Min. mac OS required downgraded to 12.0
Jun 3, 2024 v1.15 Drag & drop is here! All files from subdirectories are automatically added to the app.
May 24, 2024 v1.14 Bug fix: corrected issue in delay input box. Max. delay increased to 9999 seconds. Improved UI.
Apr 17, 2024 v1.13 Improved shuffle mode.
Mar 29, 2024 v1.12 You can sort files (by name or creation date) before a slideshow. UI improvements.
Mar 21, 2024 v1.11 Grid view (3x3) added. Problem with photos being resized during a transition fixed.
Mar 14, 2024 v1.10 Animated GIFs are supported. Major loading speed improvement. Dark mode issues fixed.
Jan 24, 2024 v1.9 You can exit full-screen mode and run a slideshow in a window. Mouse cursor disapears after 1 sec of inactivity. Auto-update bug fix.
Jan 3, 2024 v1.8 App is now verified by Apple - easy installation. Auto-update functionality added.
Dec 13, 2023 v1.7 You can hide/show thumbnails. You can use arrow keys to go to next/previous photo. Dark mode fixed.
Dec 11, 2023 v1.6 You can remove added photos. Import of big number of photos is much faster now. UI improvements.
Dec 7, 2023 v1.5 You can pause & resume a slideshow by pressing a spacebar.
Dec 5, 2023 v1.4 You can stop a slideshow from the main window. Even more UI improvements & bug fixes.
Dec 1, 2023 v1.3 UI improved a bit and a bugfix arrived.
Nov 26, 2023 v1.2 You can enable a smooth fade transition.
Nov 22, 2023 v1.1 Full-screen mode bug fixed. ESC button quits the slideshow. You can select directories and all photos inside will be added.
Oct 25, 2023 v1.0 Slideshower for macOS released to the public 🎉

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