Photo DVD Software

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Edward Holt, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    I'd like to make some DVDs with photos on them so people can view the
    photos - with maybe background music or captions on - their TVs.

    What's considered the best package to do this?
    Edward Holt, Oct 22, 2005
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  2. You nee to tell us more. What kind of computer do you use? On a Mac, the
    iLife package of applications work well to do this but are no help if you
    are using a Windows or Linux system.

    What do you mean by "best?" Is money no object? Do you want professional
    grade tools? Or do you want easy to use, inexpensive and reasonably
    effective tools?
    Robert L. Haar, Oct 22, 2005
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    dylan Guest

    If you don't need the music just copy the jpegs to a disk, CD or DVD, and
    see if the DVD players will show them. My philips will show them as a slide
    show, no other software required.
    dylan, Oct 22, 2005
  4. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    I've got Windows XP.
    I'm willing to spend up to about £1,000.
    I'm after something that is quite simple to use though - I had a look at
    Sonic My DVD and it didn't look powerful enough.
    Edward Holt, Oct 22, 2005
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    RandyL Guest

    I use Roxio EZ Media Creator for doing what you describe. It is a very
    versatile suite of applications that will do just about anything that you
    want to do.

    Randy L.
    RandyL, Oct 22, 2005
  6. From: "Edward Holt" <>

    | I'd like to make some DVDs with photos on them so people can view the
    | photos - with maybe background music or captions on - their TVs.
    | What's considered the best package to do this?

    I use ArcSoft ShowBiz 2. It allows you to mix al kinds of graphic and movie files as well
    as 2 tracks of audio to create a complete DVD. It also will allow you to capture graphics
    from a scanner or video source.
    David H. Lipman, Oct 23, 2005
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    mikel Guest

    I do some dvd yearbooks for schools, I use Adobe Premiere.

    it uses formats from PS, lots of presets for audio, and video.

    exportable to a variety of formats, avi, wmv, m2v, dvd, etc.

    I usually export to m2v, then import those to adobe encore if making a dvd.

    mikel, Oct 23, 2005
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    mtnbiker1096 Guest

    Whats the best? That will be a matter of opinion.

    I use and prefer ProShow Gold from Photodex.
    Very easy, unlimited photos and music as well as video can be added to
    shows. 280 different transitions as well as motion and zoom effects for

    My customers love the end result.
    mtnbiker1096, Oct 24, 2005
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    Eugene Guest

    That's a pretty decent budget you've got there. I expect that you
    shouldn't need to go anywhere near that to get what you want. £1,000
    would easily buy you a high-end video editing package, which sounds like
    it would be overkill for what you need. I would be very surprised if you
    couldn't get something really good for less than £20. Most DVD burning
    software would be able to do this kind of thing automatically.

    What about I haven't
    tried it, but I've always been very happy with Nero's CD burning
    software, so I would expect it should be fine. It's generally very
    reliable and easy to use.

    As another poster mentioned most DVD players will automatically play
    slide shows when given a DVD or CD of JPEG images.
    Eugene, Oct 24, 2005
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    jpmcw Guest

    For about twenny quid you could buy iLife. Use ca. 900 to get a
    Powerbook, and the balance for a nice dinner.
    jpmcw, Oct 24, 2005
  11. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    Thanks Guys - I've just bought Photo DVD and it's doing the job I'm after -
    and cheaply!
    Edward Holt, Oct 24, 2005
  12. Ah, I was just wondering about this myself. There was a photo montage
    created on DVD at a funeral I attended a few days ago. Someone there,
    knowing I toy with photography a bit, asked if I could create one for
    them. The show they created involved (a) panning & zooming, (b)
    transitions, (c) background images, and (d) musical theme. I don't see
    myself doing a lot of this so I was looking for a service, brick &
    mortar or internet; or a inexpensive software solution. Any
    recommendations in this direction?

    Randy W. Sims, Oct 31, 2005
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