A slideshow is a very easy way of presenting images and on the homepage is a very good tactic of organizing and simplifying the information presented to the viewer. They can make a significant impact on the first impression of the viewer about your site. Sliders are found on almost all corporate websites. Also it is very easy for designers to incorporate their portfolios in a slideshow. Another popular trend is the carousel slideshow which very easy to create with a simple jQuery plugin and you can use to enhance your web pages presenting your images with a nice and stylish carousel effect. A good source for an infinite carousel.