I’ve previously posted about Slide.ly, but it was then by invitation-only. Today, they opened it to the public. Here’s what I wrote about it in my first post:

Slide.ly is a brand new site that is still closed to the public (but you can find an invite if, as I did, you just search for “Slide.ly + invites” on the Web and you’ll find a number of tech blogs that have free invites), but it looks very good — and very similar to Animoto.

You can search for photos online or use your own, and easily combine them with music to create musical video-like slideshows. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content), and I also have a link to that list on The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows.

Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip, where you can also read more about Slide.ly.