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Software for Photo Slideshow on DVD?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by handles9, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. handles9

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    Guys, hoping you can help me - I'm looking for recommendations around software I can use to make a slideshow of photos to music that can then be burnt to DVD for playback from a DVD player, not PC. Ideally the software would be cheap as I'm only going to do this once....

    :D

    Any suggestions gratefully recieved...

    Oh yeah, it would be cool if the pictures were moving around as part of the slideshow...
     
  2. Johndm

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    Cyberlink Powerproducer worked fine for me. Used mp3's for the music.
    It came bundled on my PC, so don't know how much it is to buy
     
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    I use "Pictures to Exe". A superb pice of software only available on download from www.wnsoft.com. You can download a trial version. Cost of full version is around $24 and can be available immediately.

    It will prepare a self executing file to play your slideshow from PC but can be burnt onto CD or DVD using most DVD burning software. I use Ulead Movie Factory for this part. The programme is easy to use and the help files are good. There is also a good forum for the software with a section on creating DVD's at www.picturestoexe.com/forums/
     
  6. handles9

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    Thanks for the advice so far guys - I'll try them all... PauNewsom, I'm confused - it seems Movie Factory should do it all - what does PicturesToExe do that Movie Factory wont?
     
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    I use Proshow Gold as well :thumbsup:
     
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    Have a look at Magix photo and CD Deluxe 4 at PC world only £15 does the lot loads of effects sound and vision Better still have a look at their website www.magix.net plenty of info on there
     
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    I have tried other software that does slideshows and a host of other things. Pictures to exe simply creates a slideshow form which you can make an executable file which you can use on a PC, but you can also create an AVI file to save to DVD or CD and play on a DVD player. What it does, it does superbly and the timeline and waveform is a dream to use. I have tried Roxio, Microsoft and others. This stands ahead of them so I stuck with it see some shows here http://homepage.ntlworld.com/paul.newsom/html/slideshows.html
    I can send a tutorial if you are interested.
    Paul
     
  10. bodmin636

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    If you have win xp the built in movie maker can do that at no extra cost, quick and simple especially if its only a 1 off.
     
  11. RobertP

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    The program you have used may make an excellent job of presenting pictures but no one will ever see them if they are offered as an executable file. Even if I knew you personally I would never download a .exe file from a private website (apart from known software sites).
     
  12. paulnewsom

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    Thank you for your judgement.

    And I suppose that "endeth the first lesson" if you don't have the right protection.

    However, that was not the point of the question.
     
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    There is one piece of software that i would strongly reccomend that you avoid, that being Uleads DVD Pictureshow.

    Check out their support forums and you will see that there is no end of problems with this one.

    I can though vouch for ProShow Gold.
     

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