Impressive: Make a Catchy Presentation with Style

Impressive: Make a Catchy Presentation with Style
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Impressive is a free open source presentation software that enables you to create a catchy beautiful presentation. In another work "Impressive".

It allows smooth alpha-blended slide translation, overview screen, and allows you to add a highlight for your boxes. Moreover, adding spotlight effect that you can browse or navigate through.

Smooth alpha-blended slide transitions are provided for the sake of eye candy, but in addition to this, Impressive offers some unique tools that are really useful for presentations.

Creating presentations for Impressive is very simple: You just need to export a PDF file from your presentation software. This means that you can create slides in the application of your choice and use Impressive for displaying them.

If your application does not support PDF output, you can alternatively use a set of pre-rendered image files – or you use Impressive to make a slideshow with your favorite photos.

The app is created with Python, and uses MuPDF for rendering PDF files, as it allows hardware acceleration support. It also runs on Raspberry Pi.


  1. Windows: Impressive runs smoothly on Windows.
  2. GNU/Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, and Arch Linux.
  3. macOS: macOS users can install it directly from MacPorts repositories.


The project is released under the GPL-2.0 License.


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  3. Source code

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