Slide show program recommendations

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by L. Peter Stacey, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Having recently gone on a trip and with lots of pictures of same I want to
    burn CD / DVD to produce a 'slideshow'. Open to suggestions but seems like a
    good programme would need to set variable times (perhaps longer if title
    slide with some text) variable transitions, break up into sections
    (chapters) so can find items quickly and add music or sound even spoken
    descriptions etc. Obviously best if free but am prepared to pay for a good
    TIA. PS.
    L. Peter Stacey, Jul 11, 2006
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  2. Proshow Gold from comes well recommended, but having
    downloaded the trial I was very dissapointed to find the whole slideshow in
    the trial version was overlaid with a massive slogan. If suppliers don't
    trust me to delete the trial whem it has time-expired, I don't trust them,
    full stop, so I deleted it immediately.

    If you are not of the same frame of mind, try it.

    I currently use Adobe Photoshop Album and find it is a fairly user-friendly
    library/database designed specifically for beginner/intermediate digital
    photographers, and has CD-Burning facilities and e-mail built-in. Worth a
    try, from the Adobe site.

    Dennis Pogson, Jul 11, 2006
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  3. L. Peter Stacey

    John Guest

    I second Proshow Gold, an excellent program for the creation of slideshows.

    John, Jul 11, 2006
  4. L. Peter Stacey

    Tony Falla Guest

    I personally think that PTE (Pictures to Exe) is the best and will be even
    better in the Autumn when Version 5 is released.

    It is relatively cheap, $24, and that is for a lifetime licence, as with
    Proshow Gold you can download a trial version but you can only put a few
    slides into the show. For more details see

    and they have a very useful forum

    Finally to see examples of work in PTE go to

    Hope this helps

    Tony Falla
    Tony Falla, Jul 11, 2006
  5. I use Adobe Premiere Pro, actually a video editing program, but is very
    versatile with three video (slide) tracks and three audio tracks. Having
    paid a fortune for it I now know that Premiere Elements will do the same
    thing for me since I am not editing video and it sells for about $100.
    Frank Calidonna, Jul 12, 2006
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