Monday, August 24, 2009

DVD Photo Slideshow Software Review

DVD slideshow software are more and more popular to be used for burning digital photos to DVD these days. Some of the DVD slideshow software provide many output choices such as AVI, MP4, WMV, 3GP, etc, which can be used for create DVD album or shared on blog,YouTube, MySpace and mobile phones easily. Now, I will introduce some of the DVD photo slideshow software to you and analyze their advantages and disadvantages for you so that you can make your best DVD slideshows.

Windows Movie Maker
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker is the best free DVD slideshow application that allows users to create a DVD photo slide show presentation from their digital photos. The software uses the Ken Burns Effect on digital photos and allows adding narration, effects, transitions and background music to create a Photo Movie file with pan and zoom effects. Once a photo movie has been made it can be played on Windows Media Player or burned to a DVD or CD. The last version is Photo Story 3.1, included with Microsoft Digital Image 2006 which brings back the ability to burn a Video CD/DVD slideshow with a third party DVD Burning software.

Advantage: absolutely free
Disadvantage: No movie styles, can’t burn to video formats

Download Microsoft Photo Story 3.1

Wondershare photo story platinum
Photo Story Platinum is a powerful DVD photo slideshow software and photo movie making software. You can input non-limited digital photos and hundreds of audio to it and convert the photos to various formats: DVD, CD, AVI, MP4, WMV, 3GP and MPEG-2, creating DVD slideshow and watching on tv, build photo DVD slideshow video ready for YouTube™, MySpace™. What’s more, it includes hundreds of picture in picture and Hollywood movie styles as well as occasional theme styles. Transition and motion effects, pan and zoom effects and polish and retouch photos are also available.

Advantage: Plenty of themes and movie styles,various output options, friendly user interface;
Disadvantage: Should purchase to get it but provide freeware.

Photodex ProShow Gold
Another powerful photo DVD slideshow maker for photography professional users. It includes more custom settings for retouching photos and audio.Create spectacular effects by adding a pan, zoom or rotate to any photo in your show. Choose from hundreds of transition styles including dissolves, fades, wipes, and shapes.Outputting your slide show to various formats including DVD,CD.

Advantage: More custom settings and output formats;
Disadvantage: More compliated and expensive for amateurs


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